By Sudipto Ganguly

PARIS, May 23 (Reuters)Barbora Krejcikova’s French Open title defence ended in the opening round on Monday as local hope Diane Parry was roared to a 1-6 6-2 6-3 victory against the second-seeded Czech.

Krejcikova, who defeated Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkovain the 2021 final to win her maiden Grand Slam title, arrived at Roland Garros without any competitive matches under her belt since February due to an elbow injury.

But she breezed through the opening set against the 97th-ranked Parry, who was facing a top-10 opponent for the first time in her career, in 34 minutes before her rustiness showed.

The 19-year-old Parry turned the match on its head by winning the second set as errors and double faults began to creep into Krejcikova’s game.

Krejcikova took a lengthy break after losing the second set and was booed by the partisan French

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Following a successful launch in Melbourne in 2019 with $1.8 million worth of sales, the world’s biggest art fair organiser Affordable Art Fair is set to make its debut in Sydney from 2-to-5 June 2022. Showcasing 35 Australian and international galleries, the event will feature thousands of artworks from both emerging and established artists in the brand new Winx Stand at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

Connecting trusted galleries with avid art lovers, the Fair aims to demystify the conventional art buying experience, welcoming galleries and visible pricing, so there are no surprises. Art aficionados will be able to browse and buy artworks from just $100 up to $10,000, have their prized pieces wrapped onsite, and discover something new each day with all works rotated as they sell. With thousands of paintings, prints and sculptures, there will be something to suit every taste, space and spend.

“Our unwavering mission is to inspire

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Damon Hill has warned Red Bull and Ferrari that Mercedes are back in the title fight after an encouraging performance in the Spanish Grand Prix.

After a tumultuous start to the season, Mercedes seemed to have turned their season around with a podium for George Russell and a tremendous drive from Lewis Hamilton that saw him rise from the near the back of the grid to P5 following an opening-lap collision with Kevin Magnussen.

It comes after some much-needed upgrades were installed to the W13 as the team finally seem to have solved the porpoising issues which have so far hampered their season.

They still remain behind Red Bull and Ferrari both in terms of pace and points but there are signs that they could still become a major player in this year’s title fight.

That was the message coming from 1996 World Champion Hill who warned the two teams

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We continually strive to make sure our whole business is as environmentally friendly as possible, which is why we offer South East homeowners the most sustainable, energy efficient windows and doors we can. The glass units we use play a crucial part in the overall sustainability of the installation. So, if you’re wondering how sustainable modern window glass really is, we’ve created this blog especially for you!

Is window glass sustainable for the environment?

Yes! Glass is renowned throughout the world as one of the most sustainable building materials available. Made from raw sand, soda ash and limestone that has been exposed to extreme heat, glass is 100% recyclable with no loss of quality whatsoever.

Tall black aluminium casement windows installation

What is the most sustainable glass for windows?

It is a common misconception that triple glazing is the most energy efficient glass for windows. Although it contains an extra layer of glass alongside another insulating

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It may go down as our most gradual kitchen renovation ever, but almost exactly two years into living here (we hit that milestone last Saturday!), our kitchen is officially DONE! New cabinets? Check. Tiled backsplash to the ceiling? Yup. Quartz countertops and a sink that’s 3X deeper than the overmount sink of yore? Affirmative.

New hidden range hood? You betcha. More functional storage in the form of additional drawers, new upper cabinets, and a generously sized pantry cabinet? Yessir. Tons of before & after photos? That’s what this post is for! Plus we’ve got a full budget breakdown for you. So in the illustrious words of Tiesto, let’s get down to business.


Painted Ikea Kitchen With Tile Backsplash




table | chairs | wall shelf | hardware | woven pendant | bookshelf | fruit bowl | toaster | similar plant pot | coffee table

To us (and maybe to you as well) this has felt like a

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