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Rajiv Kumar Meena appointed as the new Police Commissioner of Vizag

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In a major shuffle of IPS officers in Andhra Pradesh by the State Government, Rajiv Kumar Meena (IPS) has been appointed as the new Police Commissioner of Vizag.Prior to the reshuffle, Meena had served as the Inspector General of Police South zone
'In a major shuffle of IPS officers in Andhra Pradesh by the State G overnment, Rajiv Kumar Meena (IPS) has been appointed as the new Police Commissioner of Vizag.Prior to the reshuffle, Meena had served as the Inspector General of Police South zone Guntur range.The 1995 batch IPS officer will be replacing Mahesh Chandra Laddha, who has now been appointed as Inspector General of Police in the State Headquarters.Meena also holds a degree in Public Administration from the University of Birmingham.Mahesh Chandra Laddha took charge as the Commissioner of Police, Visakhapatnam on 30 July 2018.He had placed a key focus on tackling drug mafia, installing CCTV surveillance throughout the city, traffic-related issues and even overlooked the general elections.Laddha had also formed the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the kidney racket case in the city that led to the closure of Shraddha Hospital.On the other hand, LKV Ranga Rao, Deputy Inspector General of Police, CID, has been posted as the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Visakha Range, Visakhapatnam.S Ranga Reddy has been appointed as DSP-1 of law and order in Vizag. . The post Rajiv Kumar Meena appointed as the new Police Commissioner of Vizag appeared first on Vizag - Latest News & Engaging Stories At Your Fingertips .'

Long may she reign: Australia praises new world number one Ashleigh Barty after Birmingham title

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Barty displaced Japan’s Naomi Osaka to reach number one after clinching the Birmingham WTA crown.
'Australia hailed “humble and inspirational” Ashleigh Barty as the new queen of tennis Monday after she joined Evonne Goolagong Cawley as the country’s second woman to reach world number one. The French Open champion claimed the top spot by beating Julia Goerges to win the Birmingham WTA title on Sunday, capping a remarkable rise by the 23-year-old who once quit tennis to play cricket. Along with Goolagong Cawley, who briefly held the top rank in 1976, she emulated John Newcombe, Pat Rafter and Lleyton Hewitt in the pantheon of Australians to reach world number one. Tennis Australia chief Craig Tiley commended a “remarkable historical accomplishment”. “It’s a really hard thing to do and to achieve, that is just fantastic,” he told the Channel Nine TV network. “I know her, she’s humble about it. She just wants to get back on the tennis court and have a good hit.” Goolagong Cawley, who like Barty has an indigenous heritage, said her rise had been “almost unstoppable”. “Ash is a very worthy number one and winning at the French will have given her even more confidence,” she told reporters. “I am so proud that another Aboriginal player sits on top of the rankings in women’s tennis, particularly a young lady who conveys such happiness in all she does.” ‘Put your hands.. Read more'

Barty replaces Osaka as World No.1 after winning Birmingham Classic

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London: Ashleigh Barty was crowned 2019 Birmingham Classic champion after defeating Julia Goerges in the final, to clinch the world ranking top spot from Naomi Osaka. The 23-year-old secured the Birmingham Classic title with a 6-3, 7-5 win over her
'London: Ashleigh Barty was crowned 2019 Birmingham Classic champion after defeating Julia Goerges in the final, to clinch the world ranking top spot from Naomi Osaka. The 23-year-old secured the Birmingham Classic title with a 6-3, 7-5 win over her German rival, after a match that lasted for an hour and 28 minutes, to secure the world No.1 spot. The Aussie player continued her brilliant streak to claim the 2019 Roland Garros crown a couple of weeks ago, which was her first ever Grand Slam career title. Barty is set to top the WTA ranking for professional women tennis players with 6,540 points, ahead of Osaka who is to fall to world number two with 6,377 points. “It’s an honor to be in this position, which has been held by the legends of our sport who I respect and admire greatly,” she added. Since the beginning of the WTA ranking in 1975, only one Australian player has held the top spot. That was Evonne Goolagong who was world No.1 for two weeks in 1976. Barty became the second Australian and the 27th player overall to top the classification, an achievement made all the more impressive after her 2014 decision to pause her tennis career and become a professional cricket player. She decided to return to tennis two years later and she is to be at the top of the sport Monday. Barty extended her winning streak to 12 in a row, “becoming the first player in 2019 to clinch three WTA singles titles,” according to the WTA website. IANS'

Roger Federer Supports Naomi Osaka Ahead Of Wimbledon Championships 2019

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After setting up a 9-0 head to head tally against Roberto Bautista Agut in Halle, Roger Federer articulated his thoughts about the World Number one, Naomi Osaka’s defeat at Birmingham Classic this week.      “There’s no need to explain why you lost,
'After setting up a 9-0 head to head tally against Roberto Bautista Agut in Halle, Roger Federer articulated his thoughts about the World Number one, Naomi Osaka ’s defeat at Birmingham Classic this week.       “There’s no need to explain why you lost, it just happens sometimes,” Roger Federer said.The 20-time Grand Slam champion won his first Slam at Wimbledon 2003 and he mentioned that his career was teetering after his premiere major title and it took time for him to put things in place.  “After that, I also didn’t win everything,” Roger Federer added. “From having nothing to lose it suddenly changes, everyone now feels like it’s an amazing win to beat you.You have a couple of Grand Slams and you are world number one, but at the end of the day, you are still the same person.You have to take the losses, shake them off and get on with it.” Roger Federer After her Australian Open 2019 title, Naomi Osaka’s consistency on the WTA tour has been miserable.She lost her first match after turning World Number one, and before that she concluded her thriving league with her coach, Sascha Bajin.At French Open 2019, she was top-seeded but she claimed her third round loss to be “the best thing that could have happened.” Despite her run going haywire on women’s tour, World Number three , Roger Federer assures that the Japanese, Naomi Osaka can continue to win on the WTA courts. “ She has a head start with her two Grand Slams,” Roger Federer continued. “Now she’s done it, she knows she can do it again.I think she’s doing pretty well.You can’t win every week, nobody does that.” Naomi Osaka Osaka suffered a straight-set defeat to Yulia Putintseva in the last 16 round in Birmingham.And Roger Federer will play Pierre-Hugues Herbert for a place in the finals of Halle Open 2019. . The post Roger Federer Supports Naomi Osaka Ahead Of Wimbledon Championships 2019 appeared first on Essentially Sports .'

Tennis: Ash Barty admits refusing to play with Andy Murray at Wimbledon was ‘the hardest decision’

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Murray had approached Barty to play mixed double at Wimbledon but she rejected.
'French Open champion Ashleigh Barty admitted Friday that her decision to reluctantly rebuff Andy Murray’s offer to play mixed doubles at Wimbledon was “the hardest decision” she has ever had to make. Murray revealed on Thursday that Barty was one of the players he had approached about playing mixed at Wimbledon but she rejected the opportunity as she is already playing singles and women’s doubles with Victoria Azarenka at the All England Club next month. “When Andy texted me asking me to play, I was a little bit shocked,” she said. “Obviously I would have loved to have grabbed the opportunity to play with Andy, and I think it was the hardest decision I have ever had to make as to whether I’m playing an event or not. “I took some time to think about it, and playing three events is just a little bit too much. I was very flattered but said to him, ‘I think there are some pretty good options out there for you’. I’m sure he’ll find someone.” Australian star Barty made the Birmingham semi-finals on Friday by beating Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3 and now stands just two wins from becoming the world number one. Barty will edge ahead of Naomi Osaka at the top of the rankings.. Read more'

No need to explain why you lost, it just happens: Federer's advice to struggling Osaka

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Two-time Grand Slam winner Osaka has reached just one semi-final on the WTA Tour since winning Australian Open.
'Roger Federer insisted Friday that Japanese star Naomi Osaka will bounce back from a string of setbacks and thrive in the spotlight of being world number one and a double Grand Slam winner. Osaka, 21, won a second consecutive major at the Australian Open in January, but has since reached just one semi-final on the WTA Tour. At Roland Garros, where she was top seed, Osaka was defeated in the third round and claimed the loss was “the best thing that could have happened”. She also lost in straight sets to Yulia Putintseva in the last 16 in Birmingham on Thursday, but Federer said that the defeat was no cause for concern. “There’s no need to explain why you lost, it just happens sometimes,” he said, after beating Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the semi-finals of the ATP event in Halle. Federer, who has won a record 20 career majors, said that the same thing happened to him after he won his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2003. “After that I also didn’t win everything,” he added. “From having nothing to lose it suddenly changes, everyone now feels like it’s an amazing win to beat you. “You have a couple of Grand Slams and you are world number one, but at the.. Read more'

Tennis: Barty on roll in Birmingham, Kerber books Mallorca semi-final berth with win over Garcia

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Barty knocked off Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3 while Kerber got the better of Garcia 6-3, 7-6 (7/5)
'French Open champion Ashleigh Barty moved to within two wins of becoming world number one after seeing off Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the Birmingham Classic. Barty will edge ahead of Naomi Osaka at the top of the rankings before Wimbledon by taking the title and she extended her winning streak to 10 matches against the five-time Wimbledon champion. Williams made the better start as the 39-year-old took a 4-1 first-set lead. Barty, though, is also at ease on the grass and responded in style by romping through the next five games to take the set. The Australian had to stave off break points in her opening service game of the second set, but then took control with two breaks of the Williams serve to set up a meeting with Barbora Strycova in Saturday’s semi-finals. Strycova got the better of an all-Czech battle to beat Kristyna Pliskova 6-2, 6-4 to reach the last four in Birmingham for the fourth time in six appearances. In the other semi-final, German Julia Goerges takes on Petra Martic, who survived five match points to oust former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. Martic trailed 5-2 in the second set having lost the first on a tie-break, but rallied to win the next five games before.. Read more'

Venus Williams – “Age Is Just A Number”

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The 39-year-old tennis sensation, Venus Williams made her debut in the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham this week.The American lost her quarterfinal match to the reigning French Open champion, Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals.
'The 39-year-old tennis sensation, Venus Williams made  her debut in the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham this week.The American lost her quarterfinal match to the reigning French Open champion, Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals.Presently, Venus Williams is one of the oldest contestants on the WTA tour and the seven-time major champion is aspiring to dwell longer on the circuit. “Honestly, age is just a number and, as long as you are fit and doing the work, anything is possible,” Venus Williams said. “Honestly, it is just about wearing your sunscreen so that way you don’t look like a raisin.I put mine on.” Venus Williams “It’s heartwarming.It is exciting to see young people excited about tennis so that makes me excited,” s aid Venus Williams. “Since I have been here, I’ve been seeing a ton of young people here and there really into the game and they are really into the players, so I love this sport.It’s given so much to me and I like seeing young people having that opportunity to be able to grow from tennis.” In one of her on-court interviews in Birmingham, Venus Williams addressed her gratitude towards the crowds which turn up to see her play. “It’s great to see a packed crowd.Thank you for all the support and all the love.It’s nice to see all these smiling faces in tennis and it’s awesome,” she said.Venus Williams The World Number 55 , Venus Williams has been inspiring generations of people ever since she picked up a tennis racquet and on the courts of Birmingham, there were kids who are looking up to her and wanting to emulate at least half of what she is. “That’s beyond my dream.Honestly, as a kid, I just wanted to be here but I never knew there will be a rip on the face.So, I’m just grateful to god, that these moments are continuing and all these young people who have an opportunity to play this game and it gives you so much.All these you young people pick up your racquets and keep swinging,” Venus Williams said.Venus Williams She was asked about her inspirations in her life and who does she look up to. “My mom is the strongest lady on his planet,” she said. “She’s so strong and she’s so fun.I mean, you see her in the stand, she is so calm and she claps for my opponents and I’m like, ‘mom why are you clapping so them?’ and she said, ‘that was a good point!’ She is an awesome lady, a fun lady, she is a fair lady and I wish she was here but she is doing things in her own life or something, but she will be back!” . The post Venus Williams – “Age Is Just A Number” appeared first on Essentially Sports .'