Halep, Bertens upset in fourth round at French Open

PARIS — Martina Trevisan has been doing video chats from her hotel room with her mental coach every day along the way to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, a run the 159th-ranked qualifier acknowledges is “a little” shocking, just not as much to her as to everyone else.

So after Trevisan’s 6-4, 6-4 victory against No. 5 seed Kiki Bertens at Court Suzanne Lenglen on Sunday, which was just as out-of-nowhere at this out-of-nowhere French Open as Iga Swiatek’s 6-1, 6-2 win against 2018 champion and No. 1 seed Simona Halep over at Court Philippe Chatrier, the 26-year-old from Florence, Italy, planned to stick to the routine.

It’s helped her for the past two years, not merely the past two weeks, which also featured unexpected wins over Coco Gauff and 20th-seeded Maria Sakkari.

Trevisan’s tennis coach, Matteo Catarsi, described one of the goals of the sessions with Florida-based Lorenzo Beltrame, whose clientele also includes three-time major semifinalist Johanna Konta, this way: “Not to feel uncomfortable in this environment, like someone who played in Grand Slam qualifying, but to feel like a queen, like a star.”

Trevisan and Beltrame chat. He gives her writing assignments. She works to find the right words to describe her thoughts and buttress her self-belief. The exercise is important for where Trevisan is these days, in her sport and in her life. It’s been quite a journey, one Trevisan said hopes offers others this message: “Don’t ever give up, even in the toughest moments, where it really feels like life wants the worst for you, like it doesn’t care about you at all. Stay strong and seek the light. Because there is light there, and it will arrive.”

A decade ago, shortly after turning 16 but beset by the pressure of others’ expectations, promising prospect Trevisan

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LOOK: Bimby now 6 feet tall at 13 years old, towers over mom Kris Aquino

Kris Aquino revealed that her son Bimby has shot up to 6 feet tall at just 13 years old.

Bimby could be seen towering over his mom in a picture the actress and host shared with fans on Friday, Oct. 2 via Instagram.

“[I] didn’t shrink — my bunso (youngest) just keeps growing taller,” she wrote.

Aquino was dwarfed by her two boys Joshua and Bimby, whom she called her “towers of love,” in another photo posted yesterday, Oct. 3. The proud mom stands barely above their shoulders.

When Kris Aquino impersonator Krissy Achino asked about their height, the Queen of All Media said her eldest is 6’2” while Bimby is 6 feet tall, but his hair adds an inch to him. Aquino also surmised that Bimby will outgrow Josh.

Image: Instagram/@krisaquino

Inevitably, there were questions from commenters about Bimby possibly playing sports like basketball. Aquino told Instagram user @japhi_45 that Bimby swims and is busy with school work.

“I am so impressed that math [and] science are so advanced and he’s reading ‘The Odyssey’,” she said.

Bimby turned 13 last April while he was quarantined with family in Puerto Galera. He is Aquino’s only child with her ex-husband, cager James Yap. JB

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Sor Rungvisai outclasses Filipino boxer in Thailand

FILE – Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. Photo from ONE Championship

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino boxer Jomar Fajardo failed in his upset bid as he fell to former super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Saturday at Workpoint Studio, Bang Phun in Thailand.

This was Sor Rungvisai’s second bout during the COVID-19 pandemic but Thailand has largely handled the health crisis allowing the country to stage sporting events albeit in an audience-free environment.

Sor Rungvisai (49-5-1, 42 knockouts) did not put Fajardo to the mat but his constant offense was overpowering for the Filipino’s corner who eventually stopped the bout with just a second remaining in the second round.

Fajardo managed to stay in the fight in the first round with Sor Rungvisai slowly gauging his opponent.

The second round, however, he proved to be too much for Fajardo with Sor Rungvisai easily showing the disparity between their skills.

Sor Rungvisai now racked up two straight wins after he lost his WBC world super flyweight title to Juan Francisco Estrada in April 2019.

Fajardo (17-18-2) has now lost three straight and five of his last six matches.


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