NAOMI OSAKA cracked under the strain
of her shock first-round defeat at Wimbledon last night.
Djokovic suddenly helped himself to three break points and even though Gulbis saved two of them - the second with a clubbing serve that nearly knocked the Serb off his feet - he cracked under the strain
and double faulted on the third.
Roman jeweller Bulgari paid e1/41.5m to spruce up the 135 steps, which had become loose, stained and cracked under the strain
of daily use by city-dwellers and hordes of selfie-snapping visitors.
The NNA said the Bqarsouna Municipality, in the Dinnieh-Minyeh district, evacuated three houses on the town outskirts after their roofs cracked under the strain
of snow accumulation and heavy rainfall.
Many opponents have cracked under the strain
in Dortmund - most spectacularly Real Madrid - and Klopp's men should be confident of at least winning the game after a stunning group campaign that saw the 2013 finalists crush Arsenal, Galatasaray and Anderlecht.
But he insists where once he might have cracked under the strain
of raising his game and keeping it at the optimum against top-quality opposition, these days he relishes the prospect.
That Bluebirds team cracked under the strain
and pressure of expectation, crashing 3-0 to Reading, and Whittingham is hoping something similar happens a year on to red-hot favourites West Ham.
Connie's voice cracked under the strain
of playing Maria in The Sound of Music
The instant global fame came at a cost, and even the most protected stage-school protege would probably have cracked under the strain
But Derby cracked under the strain
yesterday at Selhurst Park.
Earlier in the season, the SPL champions cracked under the strain
and saw their home-front campaign capitulate, just as they made a name for themselves in the Champions League.
But Nationwide's economist, Alex Bannister, stressed that this level of affordability is still 35 per cent more favourable than in the late 1980s before the housing market cracked under the strain
. Mr Bannister stood by his forecast that average house prices across the UK will rise by 15 per cent during 2004, after Nationwide reported a marginal increase of 0.2 per cent in September after 0.1 per cent in August.
Those who cracked under the strain
in the midst of battle and deserted were treated worse than the enemy.
Then the economy cracked under the strain
of $150 billion in public debt, leading to a merry-go-round of four caretaker presidents that ended with Kirchner's election in May.