Well played? Djokovic won Australian Open but it's Murray's fiancee Kim Sears who won the Internet

At tennis games, it's usually the players who all the attention.

But strangely enough, this woman out-played everyone else - and she wasn't even on court!

At yesterday's (Feb 1) Australian Open finals between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, Murray's fiance Kim Sears grabbed eyeballs in a move aimed at critics

When the going turned tough for her husband-to-be during the Murray-Berdych semi-finals last Thursday, she was caught on camera cursing. 

Critics derided her rude outburst - unusual as she is  normally calm and relaxed during matches. 

Sears didn't say anything about the negative media reports then.

But she did turn up at the finals with a t-shirt that probably shut down the naysayers. 

Kim Sears wore a t-shirt at the Australian Open finals with the caption 'Parental Advisory, Explicit Content'. Photos: AFP, Reuters

Fans on social media lapped up Sears' humour. 







Murray was also quick to defend her at the press conference after his semi-final win. 

He said:

“I was told about that. When there’s a lot of tension surrounding something, which you (media) created, then it’s completely normal.
“Even Tomas, who very rarely says anything on the court, there was tension there for him, as well. In the heat of the moment you can say stuff that you regret. And, yeah, that’s it.”

Murray might have lost the title to Djokovic, but he definitely has an amazing fiancee he can be be proud of. 

Sources: AFP, Eurosport, Twitter

Man sets off fire alarm after flushing potatoes down toilet

For some reason, a man living in Pennsylvania decided to pour potatoes down his toilet.

When his toilet got choked, he called the building maintenance to fix it.

But they did not respond quickly enough for his liking, despite repeated calls.

So he did the next most logical thing - he set off the fire alarm to get their attention.

After every one in the building was evacuated and fire fighters showed up ready to fight the fire, the man informed the police of what he had done.

In turn, they did the most logical thing and arrested him. 

According to Metro, a police spokesman said they will be pressing charges against the man.

Source: Metro

Gunners run riot

Giroud’s early goal prompts Villa hammering

EYES ON THE PRIZE: Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud shoots past goalkeeper Brad Guzan to score his side’s first goal at the Emirates Stadium.
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Scared of water, but poly student wins scholarship to work on superyacht

TOP VIEW: Ms Zurinah Shafi'e had to climb the mast of the Royal Albatross to clean and maintain the yacht's sails.
TOUGH: Miss Zurinah Shafi'e trained for 12 days on board the Royal Albatross (above) superyacht.
TOUGH: (Above) Miss Zurinah Shafi'e trained for 12 days on board the Royal Albatross superyacht.

Despite having a fear of open water, Temasek Polytechnic student Zurinah Shafi'e, 23, is part of the crew of the only luxury tall ship in Asia, the Royal Albatross.

After secondary school, she enrolled in the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to read a course in Passenger Service, unsure of her career prospects.

Her life turned around when Tall Ship Adventures Pte Ltd and ITE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to offer scholarships to its graduating students.

Even though Ms Zurinah was afraid of water and could not swim, she applied for the scholarship and was surprised to learn that she was made an offer on the condition that she learn how to swim.

With her mother's encouragement, she finally conquered her fear of water and is now equipped with the skills to work on the Royal Albatross.

Read the full reports in our print edition on Jan 29.

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She wanted to alert public to fight

FRACAS: SCDF officers stopped a man from jumping from his Clementi flat after the man had an argument with his mother.
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'I say a little prayer whenever I cross the road'

IN FEAR: Madam Anna Chan says crossing roads is a scary experience for her.
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Shane goes bang, bang, bang

WINNER 3: El Milagro, who was overtaken by Holy Empire, rallying to beat the grey in Race 9 and give Baertschiger his treble for the day.
WINNER 2: Warpath beating Know Each Other in Race 3 for Baertschiger's double.
WINNER 1: Federer giving trainer Shane Baertschiger the first leg of his treble in the opening race at Kranji yesterday.
WINNER 2: Warpath beating Know Each Other in Race 3 for Baertschiger's (above) double.
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Kiwi Karma back in limelight

The former Laxon- trained flying filly scores first-up for trainer Clements

FLYING FILLY: Kiwi Karma making it a one-horse race in Race 7 yesterday.
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Jing Yuan is joint-third in ITTF Global Junior Circuit Finals

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No Melbourne City debut for Safuwan, but he relishes the experience

TARGET: Safuwan (above) has vowed to train hard and win a place in Melbourne CIty's starting line-up for the derby against Melbourne Victory on Saturday. 

He did not take to the pitch, but Safuwan Baharudin’s first match-day experience since joining Australian side Melbourne City was still an eye-opener.

Last Thursday, the 23-year-old Lions defender signed a loan deal with the A-League club until at least the end of the season, and was included by Dutch coach John van’t Schip in City’s matchday squad of 16 as they took on Western Sydney Wanderers at their AAMI Park home stadium yesterday.

City won 2-1 thanks to goals from Jacob Melling and Aaron Mooy, after Wanderers’ Yojiro Takahagi had given the A-League’s bottom side a shock lead after only five minutes.

Safuwan nervously waited for his chance on the bench as he tried to keep his body warm under the 17-deg C cold, but the call from van’t Schip never came.

However, the centre back still relished the experience.

He has promised to train hard this week and hopefully, earn a starting place in City’s next game — a derby against Melbourne Victory on Saturday. 

Read the full report in our print edition on Feb 02. 

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