Genie Bouchard gives herself pass mark after comeback win

first_imgFormer Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard launched her comeback year in winning form as she cruised through her first round match in the WTA Auckland Classic on Monday.Olympic champion Monica Puig also sailed through to the second round on a day in which none of the seeded players appeared.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “It was the first match of the year, so you never know what to expect from your level, so I’m happy I managed to handle my nerves.“I liked that when things didn’t go so well I managed to turn it around relatively quickly, maybe a game or two went by, but then that was it and I managed to get back to playing my game.”Puig was untroubled in her 6-3, 6-2 win over American wildcard Bethanie Mattek-Sands while 2017 champion Lauren Davis advanced with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Spain’s Lara Arruabarrena.Davis will face the winner of the blockbuster clash on day two between former world number ones Venus Williams and Victoria Azarenka.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Former world number five Bouchard has earmarked 2019 as her comeback year after sliding down rankings following a standout 2014 when she made the Wimbledon final and was a semi-finalist in Melbourne and Paris.Now ranked 87th, the Canadian proved too strong for the 88th ranked Madison Brengle, taking just over an hour to beat the American 6-3, 6-3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe 24-year-old mixed glimpses of her previous best with some unforced errors but overall gave herself a pass mark.“I think it was OK,” Bouchard said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments INQUIRER Sports Top 7 Stories of the Year: ‘Golden Girls’ bring pride to Philippines Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

iJ-K Govt launches “100 dreams” project  in Rajouri

first_imgJammu, Aug 20 (PTI) The Rajouri district administration has initiated a project to provide education and skill development opportunities to children of safai karamcharis working for the local municipal committee.They would also be provided career guidance under the Project 100 Dreams.Under it 112 children of safai karamcharis (sanitation workers) of the Rajouri Municipal Committee will be provided educational assistance, financial support and all pre- requisites for career development, District Development Commissioner Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said in a press note here this evening.Employment avenues will also be explored under the project, he said, adding that the administration is concentrating on career development of marginalised sections.A number of initiatives have been taken in this regard for students of Nari Niketan, Bal Asharam, Pahari and Tribal Girls hostels, the officer said.The district administration has shortlisted the 112 children, including 57 girls, aged between 4 to 18 years, for the project, he said.Of the total 23 children are in nursery and kindergarten, 14 in class 1, 11 in class 2, 13 in class 3, 10 in class 4, four in in class 5, five in in class 6, four in in class 7, six each in classes 8 and 9, eight in in class 10 and one each in in classes 11 and 12, and six are drop-outs, the officer said.These children would be provided scholarships, tuition for various subjects, insurance cover, pension for their parents, training in self-defence, uniform, school bags, sports material, books, stationery and other items, Choudhary said.Specialised skill development courses, computer certificate courses, vocational training, career counselling and specially designed courses, including spoken English would be provided as part of the project, he said.advertisementThe officer said special focus is laid on girl students and that additional facilities will be provided to them.The project also includes exposure visits, distance education, interaction through video-conference, extra- curricular activities among other components.It also includes a special module of health care and fitness, he said.Choudhary said a committee headed by deputy district commissioner would implement the project which is beginning next month and will be an annual scheme.PTI TAS AB ANBlast_img read more