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“She’s Having a Big Breakthrough” – Garbine Muguruza Prepares For Match Against Coco Gauff at Italian Open 2020

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"She’s Having a Big Breakthrough" - Garbine Muguruza Prepares For Match Against Coco Gauff at Italian Open 2020

Two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza sailed in the second round of Italian Open 2020 by knocking down the American Sloane Stephens in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. On a rainy day in Rome, the Spaniard Muguruza fired 22 winners and broke Stephens four times to storm into the second round of the tournament.

Up next Garbine Muguruza will play 16-year-old Coco Gauff in the second of Rome event. Gauff is making her debut in the tournament and in her first match in Rome she defeated reigning Australian Open quarterfinalist Ons Jabeur 6-4, 6-3. It was Coco’s first-ever career WTA main draw victory on the clay surface.

Tennis – WTA Premier 5 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – September 15, 2020 Sloane Stephens of the U.S. during her first-round match against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza Pool via REUTERS/Riccardo Antimiani

“It’s a good match, I’ve never played against her,” Muguruza shared on her match against Coco. “I’m looking forward to playing as many matches as possible. She’s playing great and she’s having a big breakthrough, so I’m looking forward to it.” 

Garbine Muguruza on court conditions

Muguruza reflected on the rainy conditions in Rome, also her play against former French Open finalist Stephens was hit by a delay after the opening set.

“It was a very tough first round,” Muguruza said. “I think I played well and I had the right game plan today against her. You never know how it’s going to go because it’s been a while since I’ve played, and it’s my first match on clay, and the conditions were difficult. 

Tennis – WTA Premier 5 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – September 15, 2020, Spain’s Garbine Muguruza shields from the rain during her first-round match against Sloane Stephens of the U.S. Pool via REUTERS/Clive Brunskill

“Despite all of that, I still managed to play at a high level and stay solid throughout the match. It was unexpected because I checked the weather and it seemed like it was okay. But I just had to adapt. I knew I had a tough match against Sloane, she’s also a great player on clay.”

At US Open 2020, Garbine lost to Tsvetana Pironkova in straight sets. Bulgarian ace Pironkova was playing her first tournament in three years and she managed to topple the 10th seed Muguruza in New York.

And Stephens lost to Serena Williams in three sets in the third round.

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Israel Adesanya Reveals What Really Happened During the Faceoff With Paulo Costa

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Israel Adesanya Reveals What Really Happened During the Faceoff With Paulo Costa

Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa are set to headline UFC 253 this weekend. The two had a run-in at a hotel a few days ago. To the fans, it looked like a very respectful interaction. However, the same is bound to change if you hear the middleweight champ’s side of the story.

During UFC 253 media day, Adesanya detailed every minor aspect of his short meeting with his Brazilian opponent. The meeting and greet was actually a way by which the Nigeria-born Kiwi wanted to size up his opponent. He wanted to feel if “The Eraser” kept the same energy even without a crowd.

However, to his disappointment, Adesanya felt like Costa was a dog kept behind the fence. As soon as he comes out, he becomes all timid.

“Well, what happened was I walked past him. If you see in my story I checked and he was like what did he say.”

“He said you’re good? I said I’m great. Then Wallid or him muffled something and I doubled back. I just went over there to check his energy. I went there and sized him up patted him on the shoulder to see how dense he is.”

“I shook his hand cause I wanted to feel the kind of pressure that he puts on from a guy who said I would not shake his hand when I beat him,” Adesanya said during UFC 253 media day.

Israel Adesanya always knew Paulo Costa would submit to him

Israel Adesanya is a technical striker with years of kickboxing experience under his belt. Moreover, he has had five-round wars such as the one against Kelvin Gastelum. Furthermore, he is also the busier fighter of the two lately.

Consequently, Adesanya must feel that he is the mentally tougher fighter between the two. After the hotel interaction, that belief was strengthened even more.

“He’s just like one of those dogs that bark behinds the fence but when the fence opens up he just comes around and is like real timid. I could feel that off him that energy. I even said you look skinny and I expected him to take that the wrong way but he and Wallid were just giggling like little girls.”

“I confirmed what I already knew, I knew they were gonna submit to me. So yeah he didn’t check out when I checked him,” Adesanya added.

The fight between Adesanya and Costa should hopefully be a frontrunner for the ‘Fight of the Year’ honor. Both the middleweights are primarily strikers, and hence they won’t hesitate from trading blows. While Costa relies heavily on his power and volume, Adesanya is the more technically sound fighter who picks his opponents apart.

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Watch: Young WWE Fan Shocked After Knowing Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch are Engaged

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Watch: Young WWE Fan Shocked After Knowing Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch are Engaged

In a recent interactive session, a fan was surprised by Seth Rollins. The kid did not know that Rollins and former women’s champion Becky Lynch are a couple. This revelation was super cute as the Monday Night Messiah laughed his way.

WWE superstars have to strictly maintain kayfabe and put their personal relationships aside. No personal relationship gets revealed or promoted unless the creative team gives a green signal. Hence most of them stay hidden.

In the latest video, WWE Superstars like Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre, Bayley, Keith Lee, Braun Strowman held a virtual fan meet. Seth Rollins spoke to a young fan and talked about his wife-to-be Becky Lynch is pregnant with their first surprise.

The fan was clearly taken aback which prompted Rollins to throw his hands in the air and laugh.

See the fan interactions below. The Rollins revelation starts from 1:35 –

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Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins are dating since early 2019. The couple had their engagement in August last year with plans to get married in May 2020. In May 2020, Lynch announced her pregnancy and gave her Raw Women’s title to Asuka at Wrestlemania 36. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the couple postponed the wedding.

Read More – Seth Rollins Breaks the Monday Night Messiah Character on WWE Raw

Twitter reacts to Seth Rollins and the fan

After the video went viral, fans all over gave hilarious reactions. Here are some of them –

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Becky Lynch Gives An Update On Her Future In WWE After Pregnancy

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The baby is due in December this year. While Lynch rests at home, Rollins is causing chaos in WWE Raw. He is currently feuding with Dominik and Rey Mysterio.

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Valorant How-To: A Simple Guide to Good Aiming

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Valorant How-To: A Simple Guide to Good Aiming

Valorant is one of the most popular competitive tactical FPS titles out there. It is one of the few titles that can boast about balanced arsenal, abilities, and agents. With the Valorant How-To segment, we bring to you some pretty easy and basic tricks, tips, and tactics to help you get you better at the game.

In the last installment, we talked about some simple strategies to employ in the game. Here, we will cover several ways to improve your aim.

Further reading: Was Dignitas’ Valorant Roster Decision Influenced by CS: GO Match-Fixing Scandal?

Now, aiming and mouse control develops over time and with practice. We hate to break it to you, but it is the only thing that can help you truly develop. As for Valorant, you can try out their practice range, although we suggest using third-party aim labs.

Aim labs are simple to use, and both beginners and pros can use them. They simulate various shootout situations and offer a variety of levels and types of training.

Valorant How-To: control, flick, and track

Learning how to control your mouse is very important. Make it a point to always keep your aim moving so that you avoid any blind spots during movement. And always watch your 6.

Moreover, keeping your aim mobile keeps you prepared to shoot quickly in case of a surprise from the opponent. Set your aim sensitivity precisely by employing multiple trials and then settling on the most suitable one.

Once you have set a suitable aim sensitivity, and have practiced your aim substantially, it’s time to employ the following methods: flick, and track. The word “tracking” is pretty self-explanatory. It means to briefly keep your crosshair glued on a moving enemy for a while before taking a shot.

A “flick” is a more advanced tactic and takes longer to master. Not to mention it depends on luck too at times. A flick, as the name explains, is when you swiftly move your aim on an opponent and immediately take your shot. All this needs to be done extremely fast, and we suggest not losing heart if you don’t manage to get it correct right away. It does require a good deal of practice.

Technical tips to help you aim better

Here are some technical trips exclusive to Valorant that can help you manage more accurate shots:

  • Try to avoid using ADS. You can customize your crosshair to your ease in order to make this easier. Use ADS when the opponent is at a distance (obviously), or unless you cannot manage without it.
  • As for weapons, avoid Vandal if you are not confident about your aim just yet. Although a marksman rifle, the Vandal has quite a substantial recoil. If you prefer your fights from a range, use a sniper instead.
  • In lieu of the previous point, you can never go wrong with Phantom. It has already earned a name for it as a pretty balanced AR, and you have better chances of winning a fight if you use this.

Well, that is all for now, folks! Keep an eye on this space for further Valorant tips and tricks.

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