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Серена без рекорда: Халеп обыграла Уильямс и одержала победу на Уимблдоне

На Уимблдоне завершились женские соревнования. Симона Халеп всего за 56 минут обыграла Серену Уильямс со счётом 6:2, 6:2. Для румынской теннисистки это вторая победа на турнирах Большого шлема. Между тем американка в третий раз упустила шанс повторить рекорд Маргарет Корт и выиграть 24-й мэйджор в карьере.Для всего мирового тенниса настал исторический момент. Во многих видах…

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На Уимблдоне завершились женские соревнования. Симона Халеп всего за 56 минут обыграла Серену Уильямс со счётом 6:2, 6:2. Для румынской теннисистки это вторая победа на турнирах Большого шлема. Между тем американка в третий раз упустила шанс повторить рекорд Маргарет Корт и выиграть 24-й мэйджор в карьере.Для всего мирового тенниса настал исторический момент. Во многих видах спорта есть рекорды, которые, как кажется, невозможно побить в современных реалиях. Когда-то таким же достижением казались 24 победы Маргарет Корт на турнирах Большого шлема. Но два с половиной года назад Серена Уильямс выиграла в Австралии 23-й титул и вплотную приблизилась к повторению этого результата.С тех пор Уильямс пыталась совершить последний шаг. Мало кто верил, что она сможет добиться своего, учитывая её возраст и перерыв, связанный с рождением ребёнка. Но, вернувшись в теннис, американка всерьёз вознамерилась завершить начатое. У неё уже были две попытки — в прошлом году она вышла в финалы Уимблдона и US Open, но потерпела поражение от Анжелики Кербер и Наоми Осаки.
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С каждым месяцем у поклонников Уильямс было всё больше опасений, что она так и не покорит вершину. Возраст, травмы, давление журналистов, необходимость воспитывать дочь — всё было против неё. Но бывшая первая ракетка мира всё-таки получила ещё один шанс. На нынешнем Уимблдоне она одержала шесть побед подряд и вышла в финал. Из-за того что очередной титул так долго от неё убегал, она на этом Уимблдоне стала самой возрастной за всю Открытую эру теннисисткой, которая оказалась в шаге от победы на турнире Большого шлема.Перед Уильямс оставалось лишь одно препятствие в лице Симоны Халеп. Вплоть до финала посеянной под 11-м номером американке не приходилось встречаться с девушками, которые были выше её по рейтингу. Только Юлия Гёргес и Карла Суарес Наварро были сеяными соперницами Уильямс, а в четвертьфинале и полуфинале ей не пришлось встречаться с Эшли Барти, Петрой Квитовой и Анжеликой Кербер, хотя все они были в её половине турнирной сетки.Халеп же вовсе не играла с теннисистками, которые были бы выше её по рангу, хотя имена некоторых из её соперниц весьма известны. На пути к финалу румынка обыграла Викторию Азаренко, Элину Свитолину (оба матча, как и финал, прошли на Центральном корте), а в четвёртом раунде победила главную любимицу турнира Кори Гофф. Если Уильямс в субботу вышла бороться за свой 24-й титул на Большом шлеме, то Халеп — лишь за второй, ведь в её коллекции есть только победа на «Ролан Гаррос» в прошлом году.Уильямс и Халеп встречались десять раз, и ощутимое преимущество в их противостоянии было за американкой. Она проиграла всего один раз на групповом этапе Итогового турнира в 2014 году. В остальных девяти встречах, в том числе трёх на турнирах Большого шлема, лучше была Уильямс. Последняя их игра прошла в рамках четвёртого круга Australian Open, и Халеп смогла навязать борьбу лишь до третьего сета.В этот раз Халеп начала матч на приёме и сразу же сделала брейк благодаря трём ошибкам Уильямс. Свою первую подачу румынка взяла под ноль, после чего выиграла ещё два гейма — к тому моменту прошло всего 12 минут с начала матча. Лишь с третьей попытки американка смогла удачно подать и остановить своё падение. Халеп к тому моменту не совершила ни одной невынужденной ошибки.Уильямс попыталась перевести дух в шестом гейме и вплотную подобралась к брейку, но соперница сумела отыграться и сохранить разрыв в четыре гейма. Взяв всухую свою подачу, но не сделав при этом ни одного эйса, американка затем ничего не смогла противопоставить Халеп, когда та подала на сет. Партия осталась за первой румынской финалисткой Уимблдона. В 74 случаях из 82 такое начало матча для неё означало победу на турнирах Большого шлема. Но пять поражений из восьми, когда она выигрывала первый сет, происходили как раз на Уимблдоне.Начало второй партии получилось более ровным. Уильямс дважды удержала свою подачу, хотя и совершила при этом 13 невынужденных ошибок при 13 активно выигранных розыгрышах. Такая статистика не оставляла ей шансов на успех. Уже в пятом гейме Халеп сделала брейк и словно взяла разгон на финишной прямой, в конце которой находилось блюдо Винус Роузуотер — главный женский трофей Уимблдона.Халеп выиграла три гейма подряд, а при подаче на титул дождалась четырёх ошибок подряд со стороны соперницы. Всего за 56 минут она выиграла финал Уимблдона и стала первой теннисисткой из Румынии, одержавшей победу на самом престижном из четырёх турниров Большого шлема.«Никогда я ещё не играла так хорошо. Серена нас всех вдохновила на это, так что спасибо ей. Для меня большая честь играть перед королевской ложей. У меня нет слов, чтобы передать свои чувства», — сказала Халеп сразу после матча.На следующей неделе румынская теннисистка вернётся в первую четвёрку рейтинга WTA, из которой она недавно выпала из-за раннего вылета с «Ролан Гаррос». Уильямс переместится с 11-й позиции на девятую. Следующую попытку выиграть 24-й турнир Большого шлема она предпримет 26 августа, когда стартует домашний для неё Открытый чемпионат США.Ошибка в тексте? Выделите её и нажмите «Ctrl + Enter»
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PrettyLittleThing features its first model to wear a hijab

Written by Alaa Elassar, CNNWant more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morningA Black, Muslim plus-size model is breaking barriers in the fashion industry after being chosen by PrettyLittleThing to model its new line of modest clothing.Billy Marsal,…

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A Black, Muslim plus-size model is breaking barriers in the fashion industry after being chosen by PrettyLittleThing to model its new line of modest clothing.

Billy Marsal, 21, is a London-based influencer who regularly posts photos of herself wearing trendy and modest outfits on Instagram. The online retail giant scouted her on social media shortly after entering the Middle East market.

Marsal’s work with PrettyLittleThing marks the first time the brand has featured a model wearing a hijab or headscarf, the UK-based company confirmed.

“I didn’t realize how big of a deal it was until I started getting replies and messages from people who were so excited about it, then I realized, wow, this is amazing,” Marsal told CNN.

“It’s an insane feeling, Yes, I am Black, I am Muslim, I am plus size, but I never thought it would be me to make people feel like this.”

Marsal is new to the world of professional modeling, but is excited to represent young Muslim women and help them find fashionable clothes that uphold their religious values.

“As girls who wear the hijab, we grew up buying clothes and having to alter things to make them modest so for them now to tell Muslim girls, ‘Guys, we’re catering to you, too’ is a very big deal,” she said.

Marsal announced her work with PrettyLittleThing in a tweet on Monday that has since garnered more than 500,000 likes and 60,000 retweets. “Soooo… that’s me. THE FIRST HIJABI ON PLT!!! Still so wild to me,” she said.

PrettyLittleThing, which has collaborated with celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Hailey Baldwin, sells fashion “inspired from the catwalk and the coolest muses of the moment” at affordable prices.

The retailer aims to “inspire confidence” in customers with a message of equality and body positivity, according to its website.

“Following our successful launch into the Middle East we are delighted to be launching our ‘Modest clothing’ collection on site,” PrettyLittleThing said in a news release. “Our ethos of ‘EveryBODYinPLT is extremely important to us, so it’s been amazing seeing such positive customer feedback and working with models who represent all of our customer base.”

In recent years, models wearing a hijab have been featured in New York Fashion Week and Sports Illustrated magazine. But it’s still not common.

Marsal said she’s happy to see the industry change to include more Muslim women, and looks forward to the day when it’s no longer surprising to see a model wearing a hijab.

“I think what’s going to happen is this will one day be so normal it’s not surprising anymore, because competitors are noticing what brands like PrettyLittleThing are doing and it’s going to become the norm,” she said.

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Nebraska man hits jackpot twice in one year

Michael Christiansen of Norfolk, Nebraska, hit the jackpot for a second time this year. Earlier this month, Christiansen won $100,000 after purchasing a 20X The Money Scratch ticket. He collected his winnings on October 15 at the Nebraska Lottery’s office in Lincoln. It was his second trip to the office this year because he won…

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Michael Christiansen of Norfolk, Nebraska, hit the jackpot for a second time this year.

Earlier this month, Christiansen won $100,000 after purchasing a 20X The Money Scratch ticket. He collected his winnings on October 15 at the Nebraska Lottery’s office in Lincoln. It was his second trip to the office this year because he won $50,000 from a Money Clip Scratch ticket in March.

“I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “What are the odds? I didn’t think it was real,” Christiansen said in a press release.

He purchased both winning tickets from Louie’s Liquor in Norfolk.

When asked what he plans to do with the money, Christiansen gave a few ideas. He said he wants to build a new garage and put some of the money away for his retirement.

Christiansen said his daughter recently passed away, and he’s going to try purchase the house she lived in.

The 20X The Money game offers players a chance to win prizes from a free $10 ticket to $100,000. The chances of winning $100,000 are 1 in 80,000, according to the Nebraska Lottery.

In the Money Clip game, the odds of winning the top prize of $50,000 are also 1 in 80,000, according to the lottery.

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