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reached her second final in a week
by beating third-seeded Carla
Suarez Navarro 6-3, 6-2 at the
Topshelf Open yesterday in
Netherlands, to set up a title
match against Kirsten Flipkens.
The 10th-ranked Stanislas
Wawrinka advanced to the men's
final by beating Guillermo Gar-
cia-Lopez 6-1, 6-4. The Swiss will
play his first career final on grass
against Frenchman Nicolas Mahut.
Wawrinka breezed through in
the opening set but the Spaniard
put up more resistance in the sec-
ond, forcing 10 break points but
not managing to convert any of
them as the Swiss player repeatedly
held his nerve in two lengthy serv-
For in-form Romanian Halep,
it was the second easy win against
a top player on Rosmalen's grass
courts, after she outclassed top-
seeded Roberta Vinci 6-0, 6-1 on
Last Saturday, Halep won her
first WTA title by beating Andrea
Petkovic of Germany on clay in
the final of the inaugural Nurn-
Fourth-seeded Flipkens of Bel-
gium beat Garbine Muguruza of
Spain 6-3, 6-1 in the other semi-
Xavier Malisse could not make
it two Belgian finalists, losing to
Mahut in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.
qualifier Jamie Hampton reached
the first final of her career when
she defeated 2009 champion Car-
oline Wozniacki 6-7 (8), 7-5, 6-3
at Eastbourne yesterday.
She will attempt to become the
first American to take the title since
Chanda Rubin beat Conchita Mar-
tinez in 2003 when she faces Russ-
ian Elena Vesnina in today's final.
Vesnina beat Yanina Wickmayer
of Belgium 6-2, 6-0 in just 51 min-
utes and will be bidding for her
second title of the year after win-
ning Hobart in January.
In the semifinals of the men's
event, Spain's Feliciano Lopez
defeated Igor Dodig of Croatia 7-
6 (3), 6-1 and second-seeded
Frenchman Gilles Simon beat sev-
enth-seeded Andrea Seppi of Italy
The pair will meet not only in
the Eastbourne final but also in the
first round at Wimbledon. If he
could win only one of the matches,
Lopez would prefer to win at this
"It's funny, funny to play the
same guy in three days," Lopez said.
"But this is tennis, and sometimes
these things can happen, no? Final
is a final. To win the tournament
is not easy, so for the moment I
take this one, obviously." (AP)
pion Roger Federer could face
Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals
at Wimbledon---their earliest
meeting in any Grand Slam.
Yesterday's draw for the grass-
court Grand Slam placed the third-
seeded Federer and No 5 Nadal in
the same half. Federer is the
defending champion at the All
England Club, while Nadal is a
Home favourite Andy Murray,
who is seeded No 2, is also in the
same bottom half and could meet
Nadal or Federer in the semifinals.
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic is
in the top half and has a much
easier path to the final, facing a
possible semifinal against No 4
David Ferrer. But the Serbian player
has been offered a tricky first-
round match against Florian Mayer,
whom he had to beat in the quar-
terfinals last year.
In the women's draw, five-time
champion and top-seeded Serena
Williams will open against Mandy
Minella of Luxembourg. Second-
seeded Victoria Azarenka has Maria
Joao Koehler of Portugal first up.
Nadal and Federer have met in
three Wimbledon finals but have
never played each other before the
semifinals of any Grand Slam tour-
In 2008, they played one of the
greatest finals ever on the London
grass, with Nadal prevailing 9-7
in the fifth set to claim his first
Last year, Federer won his
record-tying seventh Wimbledon
title by beating Murray in the final.
Murray, who later beat Federer
for the Olympic gold at Wimble-
don, will be bidding to become the
first British player to win the men's
title since Fred Perry in 1936.
The other possible men's quar-
terfinals are: Djokovic against No
7 Tomas Berdych; Ferrer vs No 8
Juan Martin del Potro and Murray
against No 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Wimbledon's seeding is deter-
mined using the tour rankings and
points are added for achievements
in grass-court tournaments over
the past 12 months.
This week, Murray said he was
not concerned about the draw,
knowing he would have to beat
the best players to end the British
drought in Wimbledon.
Federer, Nadal and Murray will
all play on Monday's opening day
Federer will open the defense of
his title against Victor Hanescu of
Romania, while Nadal will take on
Steve Darcis of Belgium and Mur-
ray plays Benjamin Becker of Ger-
many, an opponent he beat last
week at Queen's Club.
Djokovic, who won Wimbledon
two years ago, will start on Tues-
day. He is guaranteed to keep the
No 1 spot in the ATP rankings
whatever result he achieves.
There are several noteworthy
first-round matchups in the men's
draw, with former champion Lley-
ton Hewitt facing No 11 Stanislas
Wawrinka; No 21 Sam Querrey
against Bernard Tomic; and No 10
Marin Cilic playing Marcos Bagh-
In the absence of her sister
Venus, who pulled out this week
with a back injury, Serena Williams
is bidding to win her 17th Grand
Slam title and is considered the
overwhelming favourite (AP)
Halep, Flipkens reach Topshelf final
US qualifier Hampton advance
to Eastbourne championship
Federer could face Nadal
in Wimbledon quarters
Roger Federer reacts as he wins the men's singles final against Andy
Murray at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon,
England, last year. Federer will be defending his title at Wimbledon. The
tournament begins Monday. AP PHOTO
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Call your Emergency Management Office and the
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and how to prepare.
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Learn your communities' evacuation routes.
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day care centres as well.
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Discuss how to respond to each disaster that
Draw a floor plan of your home. Mark two escape
routes from each room. Practise an emergency
evacuation drill at least two times a year.
Learn how to turn off your water, gas and electric-
ity at the main switches.
Discuss what to do about power outages and per-
Post emergency numbers near telephones:
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ODPM (Tobago) - 660-7489/7686
Police - 999
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Ambulance Service (EHS) - 624-4343
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Nearest health facility
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insurance policies and photos
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- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Easy carrying container (bag) for all items.
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tion, gauze bandages, adhesive tape, sterile
pads, band aids, triangular bandages, safety
scissors, non-prescription medication, sun
screen, insect repellent, non-latex gloves,
absorbent compress 5x9 dressing, adhesive
bandages (assorted sizes), antiseptic wipes,
antibiotic ointment packets, etc.
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