Versus / Kim Clijsters, former world number one, retires for the third time

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April 12 12:44

He seems to be definitive and the third may be the charm, although you never know when it’s the Belgian Kim Clijsters. Has his 38 years oldthe former world number one, has announced her retirement from tennis for the third time to focus more on family life, she confirmed on her verified Twitter account. Instagram.

First arrested in 2007 to get married, he returned to the 2009 and won three grand slam before his second break in the 2012.

He resumed training 2020but from then on he only played five games in official tournaments, coinciding with the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19when there was a prolonged stoppage of all competitions on the professional circuit.

Throughout his brilliant career, divided into three stages, he won 41 WTA titlesfour of them from Grand Slam: US Open 2005, 2009 and 2010; in addition to the Australian Open 2011. It was 20 weeks as world number one.

Five tournaments, five defeats

His most recent return to the circuit was with disastrous results in five tournaments, during which he chained five defeats.

His last official match was recorded in October last year, when he lost 1-6 6-2 2-6 before the Czech Katerina Siniakova in the first round of indian goods. also fell 3-6 7-5 and 3-6 against the Taiwanese Su Wei Hsieh (Chicago); the Russian Yekaterina Alexandrova 6-3 5-7 and 1-6 (US Open); english Johanna Konta 3-6 5-7 (Monterrey) and Garbiñe Muguruza 2-6 6-7 (Dubai).


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Libertadores Cup 2022

April 12 12:34

A few hours after Olimpia’s second match in the Copa Libertadores, in the “Champion of the Century” against Peñarol (8:30 p.m.), coach Julio César Cáceres received very important information regarding the formation of the team. In attack, the big news is that Derlis González, who suffered a slight ankle sprain during the classic against Cerro Porteño last week, has recovered.

According to Nación Media journalist Álvaro Aponte, the striped ’10’ has asked to play this game yes or yes and will be infiltrated so that the inconvenience caused is not an impediment, at least tonight.

González is one of the references of Julio Cáceres’ team and his predisposition to play in the cup match is excellent news for the player.

In this way, Olimpia will take the field with: Olveira; Salazar, Salcedo, Alcaraz, Gamarra; Silva, Gomez, Ortiz, Cardozo; Recalde and González.


Libertadores Cup 2022

April 12 12:32

Cerro Porteño receives Colón de Santa Fe this Tuesday in La Nueva Olla for the second date of the Treble clef of the Libertadores.

The team from the Obrero district remains undefeated for 22 years against the Argentines at the General Pablo Rojas stadium. Argentina’s last and only victory came in the 2000 Libertadores, when River Plate beat Ciclón 4-0 in the first leg of the Round of 16.

After this defeat more than two decades ago, the cerrista team received Argentine teams 4 more times for the Libertadores. In 2011, they drew 0-0 against Estudiantes de La Plata, which they then beat on penalties (5-3) and qualified for the quarter-finals.

In the 2016 edition, they beat Lanús 3-1 in the second phase. In 2019 they beat San Lorenzo de Almagro 2-1 and advanced to the quarter-finals and in the same year they received River Plate, in the second leg of the quarter-finals and the 1-1 draw left the Cyclone out of the Libertadores.

The match against Colón is unprecedented for the Libertadores. At the international level there is only one precedent between the azulgranas and the sabaleros. It was during the 2012 South American Cup. On this occasion, in the round of 16, the Guarani team won 2-1 in Santa Fe and by the same score in Barrio Obrero and qualified for the quarter-finals.

Colón de Santa Fe will be the eighth Argentine rival Cyclone will face in the Copa Libertadores. The other seven were: The photos of Rosario,
Newell’s Old Boys and Rosario Central, River Plate, San Lorenzo de Almagro, Estudiantes de La Plata, Lanús and Boca Juniors.

The Santa Fe team only had one experience in the Libertadores against Paraguayan teams. It was in the 1998 edition, when they faced Olimpia in the round of 16. In the first leg, in Santa Fe, they won 3-2 and in Defensores del Chaco they lost 1-0 (3-3 on aggregate) and the series was decided on penalties in favor of the Argentines (2 -1).

With information from Luis Irala.


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