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Top 7 Tennis Players who made India proud

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There’s something about Wimbledon! The beauty and majesty to Wimbledon is unique and described beautifully many times by the players. It is considered as the most prestigious among tennis Grand Slam events. To win here is every player’s most cherished dream. And those who have actually made it know what a unique feeling it is. There’s no better place to make a name for tennis players worldwide.

Originated in 1877, Indians have been participating at Wimbledon since the year 1908. Here is a list of players who made India proud by winning at Wimbledon:

Sardar Nihal Singh

Singh was the first to play Wimbledon Championship in India. This amazing and immensely skilled player played around 3 Wimbledon tournaments between the years 1908 and 1910. He won in both the singles and doubles category. Later in the year 1910, Singh reached the third round for the singles category of men. This was his best performance in three years. The tennis player played more than a decade prior to the establishment of the ‘All India Lawn Tennis Association’ or AILTA in 1920. In 1921, India made its debut at the Davis Cup and reached the semi-finals of the tournament.

Vijay Amritraj

Vijay had been one of the most popular faces of Indian tennis. He is widely revered and remembered for his excellent performance in at Wimbledon Championships in 1973. He reached the quarter-finals. He also made it to the quarters easily. He managed to give Jan Kodes a tough fight in the quarters. However, he lost narrowly in a 5-set thriller. Amritraj’s impressive performance in the striking tennis event won him accolades from all corners.

Amritraj proved his caliber as one of the greatest tennis players of India after making it to the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the second time. Once again, he was unseeded before the start. He challenged the iconic American tennis player, Jimmy Connors in the quarters (a 5-set encounter). This amazing player played over 90 games across categories in 18 consecutive Wimbledon tournaments held between years 1972 and 1990. Presently, he provides commentary for Wimbledon games shown on Indian television.

Mahesh Bhupathi

Of course, this list is incomplete without mentioning Mahesh Bhupathi, the first Indian to win a Grand Slam tournament for year 1997 at the Roland Garros (French Open). He won under the men’s doubles category. Later, he partnered with Leander Paes and made it to the doubles finals in all four Grand Slams. He won two of these – (Roland Garros and Wimbledon).

Leander Paes

The player became the third Indian to win the junior title for the year 1990. He was seeded 11 and Paes defeated South African Marcus Ondruska, seeded two. Paes also appeared in the men’s singles event for 1996 but failed to go past the first round. Mahesh Bhupati along Paes created history in 1999 by becoming the first Indians to win a major title at Wimbledon. Paes also won the mixed doubles title with American Lisa Raymond.

Sania Mirza

She is India’s first female tennis player who created a history in the year 2015 by becoming the first female player from India to win a women’s doubles Grand Slam trophy at Wimbledon. In this event, she partnered with the Swiss player Martina Hingis. In 2003, Sania had also won doubles junior Wimbledon championship in women’s category with Russian partner Alisa Kleybanova.

Sumit Nagal

This talented Indian tennis player made his entry in the year 2015. Nagpal is the sixth Indian to win a Grand Slam junior title. He played along with his partner Nam Hoang Ly for the boy’s doubles at Wimbledon.

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan

Born on 20 October 1988, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan is a professional Indian tennis player who won the doubles title with Rohan Bopanna at 2017 Aircel Chennai Open. As per the latest updates on tennis, he ranked 81 after breaking into the ATP top 100 doubles rankings in the year 2016.

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Four Indian police, two militants killed in Kashmir attack: police

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SRINAGAR (Reuters) – Four Indian paramilitary policemen and two militants were killed in a gunbattle that ensued after militants stormed into a police training center in Kashmir on Sunday, a police official said.

At least two militants entered the building at around 2:30 a.m. at Letpora, south of Srinagar, Rajesh Yadhav, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) spokesman told Reuters.

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The militants fired indiscriminately and lobbed grenades before heading into the center, Yadhav said.

He said two militants and four police were killed in the gunbattle.

SN Srinvastav, special director general of the CRPF, said that there could be one or more militants still hiding.

“We hope that we will conclude the operation as soon as possible”, he said.

S P Vaid, director general of Jammu and Kashmir police, said that a search operation was going on, adding that they had received tip-offs about an impending militant strike in the Kashmir for the past three days.

“They (militants) were trying. They probably could not get a place and time earlier. So, they struck last night,” Vaid said.

Militants have targeted police camps in Kashmir in recent months. Eight Indian police officials were killed when Jaish-e-Mohammad militants attacked a security camp in southern Kashmir in August.

Indian troops have killed 206 militants this year, Vaid said. Last year’s total was 150.

India accuses Pakistan of training and arming militants and helping them infiltrate across the Line of Control that divides Kashmir. Pakistan denies those allegations.

The South Asian neighbors have fought two of their three wars since independence in 1947 over Muslim-majority Kashmir, which they both claim in full but rule in part.

Writing by Sudarshan Varadhan; Editing by Alison Williams

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New year could bring record low temperatures to U.S. Midwest, East Coast

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(Reuters) – Bitterly cold weather will usher in the new year for much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains this weekend, bringing record low temperatures to the Midwest, making travel difficult and putting a chill on New Year’s Eve celebrations.

The mercury in New York City’s Times Square was expected to drop to about 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 12 Celsius) with a wind chill at nearly 0 F (minus 18C) during the final hours of 2017, the National Weather Service said, testing the willpower of hundreds of thousands of New Year’s Eve revelers.

In the heartland, next week could bring low temperatures last recorded 130 years ago to parts of Nebraska, said David Eastlack, a meteorologist with the weather service. That includes a record low for the date of minus 22F (minus 30C) for Tuesday.

“The bitter cold is going to be dangerous,” he said in a phone interview, warning residents of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa to avoid venturing outside or taking a car trip. He said that the wind chills will be near minus 35F (minus 37C), a level when frostbite could set in within 10 minutes.
People cross 6th Avenue and 42nd Street as a cold weather front hits the region, in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 30, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

The weather service predicted lows would hit minus 20F to minus 30F (minus 7C to -34C) from Montana into the Dakotas and Minnesota, well below average.

Temperatures could drop to around 0 F (minus 18C) as far south as the northern border of Oklahoma on New Year’s Day, and into the minus 30s near the Canadian border on Sunday and Monday, the service said.

The arctic air from Canada will also bring subfreezing temperatures to U.S. Gulf Coast cities such as Biloxi, Mississippi.

 Icy roads will make travel difficult over much of the United States, from the south-central states of Texas and Oklahoma and eastward over Arkansas, northern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama through the New Year’s weekend, the private AccuWeather forecasting service said.

Weather was expected to remain much more mild on the West Coast, with temperatures forecast in the low 70s in Los Angeles over the next few days.

Reporting by Bernie Woodall in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles; editing by Diane Craft and Jonathan Oatis

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How to Choose the Right Lipstick According to Your Skin

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A lot of people choose the right lipstick thinking by randomly going to a mall and selecting a shade the find attractive. Without applying them directly on their lips, they swatch a couple of colors on their wrist and think they find the right match. However, once they get home and apply the lipstick on their lips, the reflection they look in the mirror does not go according to their expectations. This is because the process through which they think they choose the right color is wrong.

Let is examine the right way of finding that one perfect shade according to your skin undertone that you can wear whenever you want. Follow the instructions below step by step.

See Your Skin Tone

The right way to do is to stand in front of a mirror and examine your skin too. Are you fair, light, tan, medium or dark? See if you get sunburn easily or you don’t get a burn at all? Do you get tanned easily or your skin is already tanned? Look for answers to these questions before jumping to the next step.

Undertone

Once you figure out the outer tone of your body, it is time to examine the undertone. Look for the color of your vein. We humans usually have three types of tones: warm, neutral, and cool. If your veins are blue or purple then you have a cool undertone. If your veins are green in color then your undertone is warm. However, if you can’t decide whether you have blue veins or green then you probably have neutral undertone.

Gold and Silver Jewelry

If you are still not able to figure out what undertone you have, you might as well switch to examining the kind of jewelry that fits best on your skin. Does your skin looks better when you wear a silver jewelry or are you more comfortable with gold? People who can easily sport these two are the ones with neutral undertone. Silver jewelry looks good on cool tone whilst gold on warm.

Everyday Color

Now let’s choose a lipstick for you. The best way is to find a color that is at least two shades darker than your lip color. Apply a lipstick you think is right on your lower lip and compare it with your bare natural upper lip. If you think that there is slightly difference, then you have found the perfect color. However, if there’s a lot of difference then you need more options. All users can get 20% Off on Teleflora Coupon Codes.

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