Clijsters ‘improvement’ arrives in Monterrey for the next return stop


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Four-time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters will make her debut at the GNP Seguros Abierto this week in Monterrey for the second tournament of her return.

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MONTERREY, Mexico – Kim Clijsters’ last return tour is taking the Hall of Famer to places she has never been to.

Two weeks ago, the 36-year-old returned to competitive tennis after an almost seven-year absence from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in what was also her tournament debut, and the four-time Grand Slam champion will make another week. at the GNP Seguros Abierto.

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“From the moment we were picked up at the airport, people have been very friendly. It’s a very nice area. I’m excited to be here and to play here in Monterrey, and for the first time in South America,” Clijsters said to the media Sunday before the tournament.

“The other Belgians who played here in the past told me about it at the Fed Cup. [Victoria] Azarenka told me it was a great tournament to participate in. They were right. It’s nice to be here “.

A joker in this week’s draw in Mexico, the unregulated Belgian will face Britain’s number 2 seed Johanna Konta in the first round while his third bout on the WTA continues to find his feet.

The game will be Clijsters’ second game against a Top 20 in as many events after losing a 6-2, 7-6 (6) game against Garbiñe Muguruza in Dubai.

Two points from winning the second set against the Australian Open second place, the 36-year-old believes that her first month of returning to the professional circuit has been full of positive aspects.

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“I feel like I’m playing tennis, I’m improving. I still have a good level in me. I’m still on the stage where I feel like I need a race pace,” said Clijsters.

“So far I have played an official game and some sets of tests. I would like to have more games, and it’s the only way I can practice certain things that you can only learn from games.

“Basically, I’m moving better, I’m reacting better, I’m making better decisions. It has to happen in the game now. I think the more games I can play, the better it will get a little bit and we’ll see how far I can go.”

After finishing her 2019 season after the US Open due to a knee injury, British no. 1 Konta is also looking for a game of his own in Monterrey. The world no. 15 is 0-3 in singles to start the season, but reached the St. Petersburg Ladies’ Trophy double semifinal last month alongside Caroline Garcia.

Konta is also in a double draw this week with Elina Svitolina’s partner, who is the best seed of the tournament in singles.

The game against Konta will be another first time for the former Clijsters n. 1 of the world, since she and the British have never played.

“I haven’t seen so many players yet. I’ve played a tournament, and I’m really trying to focus on my tennis and fitness, so I’m not that much,” continued Clijsters.

“I saw many new faces, many girls that I don’t know, but that I’m starting to get to know a little bit. I practiced with different girls, and it was fun.

“There are also girls I know very well. Azarenka, I saw her yesterday or Simona Halep [a practice partner in Dubai], which I have seen for many years. “

Regardless of what comes to mind this week in Mexico, Clijsters’ return will continue to gain steam throughout the spring. Last week, it was awarded a joker for the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, where she is a two-time champion.

“It’s a process. It’s a process of ups and downs, and I think it’s something you need to understand. It comes with a failure, but I think it’s the way you deal with the moments when it’s most difficult,” he said.

“It is when you improve more, when you learn more about yourself and when you are able to improve. I think it was something that I have always been able to do well.

“When I lost in the past I was disappointed, but after a certain period of time, I was able to make this switch in my head and use it, and that’s how I managed to improve. I think it’s that kind of mentality. It’s important. don’t get discouraged about losses and use it to motivate you even more. “

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Buttigieg retires – The young star was still too young – News


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He had tried everything again: Buttigieg marched with striking McDonalds workers in South Carolina, shook countless hands and tried to change as many voters as possible – especially black people. But it was not enough. After the weak election result on Saturday, Buttigieg is now pulling the rip cord.

It had all started so well for the young star: his surprise win in the state of Iowa made him a favorite in the fight for the democratic presidential bid overnight in early February. Eloquent, calm, intellectual – Buttigieg looked in many ways like the opposite of the incumbent president. The previously little-known mayor of a medium-sized town in Indiana was able to build a considerable fan base.

But the majority of these fans were well educated and white. He did not reach the simpler people, especially the blacks and the Latinos. He was too young, too inexperienced. He lacked the awareness and network of a Joe Biden. That was his doom. In South Carolina, only about two to three percent of blacks voted for him. African Americans are an important, perhaps crucial part of the democratic base. Without their votes, Buttigieg had hardly a way to win.

A victim for Biden

But why is Buttigieg getting off even before the “Super Tuesday” starts on Tuesday? For one thing, the polls didn’t bode well for Tuesday. He would not have won in populous California or in southern states like Alabama or Tennessee, that seemed clear to South Carolina.

On the other hand, Buttigieg kept an eye on the big picture. He could have stayed in the race to gain further popularity. But he would still have won important votes from the other moderate candidates, especially Joe Biden. Above all, the left-wing candidate Bernie Sanders hated in the establishment would have benefited from this. By getting out now, Buttigieg is helping the moderate camp to agree on a candidate. Biden against Bernie is now the race – unless Mike Bloomberg does surprisingly well on Tuesday.

Promise for the future

Despite the early end, Buttigieg has achieved a lot. As the first openly gay candidate, he won a state and made history. The moments after his appearances when his husband hugged him on stage caused a stir among the fans.

It is quite possible that some voters were not yet ready for a homosexual president. Buttigieg is only 38 years old. If he succeeds in raising his profile among blacks and Latinos in the next few years, he can remain in the top league of US politics for a long time. His emotional farewell speech on Sunday evening seemed like a promise for the future.

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Coronavirus updates and real-time news: the global death toll exceeds 3,000

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More than 3,000 people worldwide have been killed by the new coronavirus, according to the latest data published by the Chinese authorities.

The Chinese National Health Commission (NHC) reported that 42 people were killed by the coronavirus at the end of Sunday – all of them in the severely affected Hubei province – bringing the death toll in mainland China to 2,912.

129 deaths outside mainland China have been reported in the following locations:

  • Iran: 54 dead
  • Italy: 34 dead
  • South Korea: 20 dead,
  • Japan: 12 dead,
  • Hong Kong: 2 dead
  • France: 2 dead

The Philippines, Taiwan, Australia, Thailand and the United States reported 1 death.

The NHC also reported that the number of confirmed cases in mainland China rose to 80,026 by the end of Sunday, bringing the global total to 88,443.

Chinese authorities reported that 44,462 patients have recovered and been discharged from the hospital.

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Fallout 76: Wastelanders is much better with NPCs

BOSTON – Fallout 76 has had its ups and downs since its rocky launch, but one thing most players seemed to agree on is that the unplayable characters (NPCs) have been lost. These colorful humans, ghouls, supermutants and robots have been part of the Fallout series since its first installment, and something seemed to be missing without them. The expansion of Fallout 76: Wastelanders will be completed with a large list of NPCs and the game immediately feels much better for their inclusion.

I practiced Fallout 76: Wastelanders at PAX East 2020 and, from the start, it seemed more like a traditional Fallout experience than the base game of Fallout 76. The adventure started in the Appalachian mountains, a long time after a nuclear apocalypse. I played the role of a survivor whose family had spent generations in an underground vault. At the beginning of the demo, a robot companion exclaimed that there were people – people! – down the street, and I should go and see what they wanted.

A spider attacked a snake, killed it and the video went viral.

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The fight went viral on Facebook where the spider catches the snake in its web and ends up killing it after a fierce fight.


The least expected fight: A spider attacked a snake, killed it and the video went viral.
The least expected fight: A spider attacked a snake, killed it and the video went viral.

A red-backed spider faced a young snake Brown in the yard of a house. The video went viral on social networks and the followers quickly commented on the confrontation.

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In the fierce fight of life or death it can be seen as the snake gets caught in the web and tries to escape. The owner of the trap quickly climbs to where the helpless snake defends itself with its fangs.

The least expected fight: A spider attacked a snake, killed it and the video went viral.
The least expected fight: A spider attacked a snake, killed it and the video went viral.

Then, the snake’s head is also trapped in the web and is still unable to launch another attack. At that time, the spider surrounds the snake that can no longer defend itself and begins to wrap it in the web.

The Facebook video was published by Snake Catchers Adelaide and was quickly viralized by social networks. In addition several media around the world reproduced the intense fight.

“A red back spider faces a baby brown snake yesterday in a backyard in Burton, unfortunately for the little snake that the spider won this time, we tried to save her but it was too late unfortunately. I wondered if they could film it and were too scared to intervene before arriving. The snake was still alive upon arrival, but then died, ”says the message of the publication.

Snake Catchers Adelaide, Rolly Burrell, told Daily Mail Australia that the spider, one of the highly poisonous species found throughout the country, showed great “intelligence” fighting its opponent.

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Meghan Markle had “trouble sleeping” from stress while living in the UK

Anyone with anxiety can attest that it is not a joke. What some people may not know about Meghan Markle is that she is suffering from anxiety. Terra lately, seems to have really reached it. Meghan has been under extreme stress for quite a while, even before her marriage to Prince Harry. British tabloids have been relentless; the news in both England and the United States gave the Duchess a difficult time for almost every possible reason. Recently, it was a huge shock when Meghan and Harry announced their decision to step down from royal royalty. Although all the details of their departure have not yet been finalized, there is much speculation about their plans. One thing we do know is that Meghan and Harry have been open about their unhappiness for real life in the past. They are a very private couple and life in the spotlight is overwhelming for both of them.

Abandon their real duties

The news on “Megxit” has dominated the headlines recently. Everyone wants to know where Meghan and Harry will live and how they intend to be “financially independent” now that they will no longer receive public funding from the Sovereign Grant. Meghan was particularly worried about the stress of living life in front of the world and being constantly criticized. According to Vanity Fair, it’s one of the reasons she and Harry decided to step back. Apparently, the pressure was causing a very negative toll on both Meghan and Harry. It was at the point where Harry felt compelled to make a statement in defense of his wife. It didn’t seem to make much difference, as the media still hasn’t retired as the couple hoped. Even after announcing the resignation, it seems that they are still regularly in the news.

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Much quieter in Canada

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Here we come to Düsseldorf! The new home for 2022 and the sixth Invictus Games. Previously held in London, Orlando, Toronto, Sydney and the next Hague this year in May – Düsseldorf will welcome over 500 competitors as they show their talents, determination and camaraderie around the world! #InvictusGames is an international adaptive multisport event, created by The Duke of Sussex, in which armed service staff and injured, injured or sick (WIS) veterans show the world what they are capable of in a series of adaptive sports, ranging from wheelchair basketball at indoor rowing. The duke, after working for 10 years in the armed forces, created @WeAreInvictusGames to celebrate the power of sports rehabilitation (both physically and mentally) and to generate wider appreciation for those who have served their country beyond their time in uniform. Participation in the Games plays a significant role in the recovery path of military and WIS women. It doesn’t just heal the individual, it heals the whole family. • “I hope everyone in Germany is ready for what will be an incredible week of sports! I have no doubt that the German public will come right behind these games and that every single competitor can expect a warm welcome and an extraordinary atmosphere. “- The Duke of Sussex For more information on the announcement, visit https://invictusgamesfoundation.org/ig2022-announcement/ Video © @WeAreInvictusGames

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Meghan spent years living in Canada during the filming of the show that allowed her to become famous, Suits. It wasn’t too surprising when she and Harry went there after separating from the royal family. Both are reportedly doing great, with Fox News stating that they are extremely happy in their new environment. They feel they are finally away from the circus that constantly surrounded them. Not only was it useful for both, but also for little Archie. Finally, they are able to live the quieter life they have longed for but were unable to have when they lived in the UK.

Meghan Markle had “trouble sleeping” from stress while living in the UK

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As we continue to reflect on some of the organizations supported by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, today we wanted to share more on @TheMayhew, an animal welfare charity organization of which The Duchess became patron earlier this year. . Mayhew believes in community power and the special bond between man and animal, which is why their programming does not focus simply on rescuing animals, but rather takes a more holistic approach to shaping the lives of pets and humans alike . Their TheraPaws dogs and volunteers now visit not only nursing homes and hospitals, but also mental health facilities and youth groups, expanding the benefits of animal assisted therapy in much needed areas. They also work with the homeless community helping with treatments and checks for their pets so that the most vulnerable can trust that their pet will stay by their side. This year, Mayhew continued his specialized work abroad, vaccinating over 30,000 dogs against rabies and other diseases and empowering the local population to improve animal welfare in a human and sustainable way. The Duchess is also proud to create opportunities for women, with the female-led veterinary team in Kabul sterilizing 2,500 dogs this year. As a longtime owner of rescue dogs, The Duchess of Sussex is proud to be Mayhew’s patron and applauds them for the vital work they do every day. Visit @TheMayhew to find out more, as Mayhew continues his very important contribution to the community for all of us and the pets we care about. Photo © PA / Ivan Flores / Tamara Yoxall

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While almost everyone knows that Meghan is notoriously early in the morning, what we were not aware of is the fact that she was losing a lot of sleep while living in England. Why is this? It is because of all the stress she experiences as a member of the royal family. He was so unhappy that Page Six can report that he actually says he will never return to the UK to live. She is so happy to have returned to a place where she is not constantly disturbed and can carry out her daily activities without worrying about the swirling voices.