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2020 US OPEN:• Azarenka triumphs, Serena Williams 24th Grand Slam chase ends again

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2020 US OPEN:
• Azarenka triumphs, Serena Williams 24th Grand Slam chase ends again

Once again, Serena Williams pursuit of winning a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title has ended at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.

Belarusian Victoria Azarenka stunned her 1-6 6-3 6-3 in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Thursday, to deny Serena a replay of 2018 final with Naomi Osaka.

Azarenka will now play the Japanese on Saturday in her third final at Flushing Meadows, having lost the previous two to Williams in 2012 and 2013.

Azarenka said her mental game had been crucial in beating the 38-year-old Williams, who needed a medical timeout to have her left ankle re-taped in the third set due to Achilles trouble.

“I have been working on finding a calm mind and keep the body going,” the Belarusian said in an on-court interview. “She dug me in a big hole in the first set. I needed to find energy to climb out of the hole and it wasn’t easy.”

Williams, who has been stuck on 23 Grand Slam titles since winning the 2017 Australian Open, said the defeat was “obviously disappointing”.

“At the same time … I did what I could today,” she added.

“I feel like other times I’ve been close and I could have done better. Today I felt like I gave a lot.”

Six-times U.S. Open champion Williams came out firing winners from all sides of the Arthur Ashe Stadium court while Azarenka struggled with her serve, committing four double faults in the first set and winning just six of 15 first-serve points.

She also had 10 unforced errors and appeared increasingly frustrated, with a mic catching her muttering a pair of expletives at herself before Williams took a 4-1 lead.

Williams wrapped up the opening set in little more than half an hour but Azarenka seized momentum in the second frame, breaking the third seed’s serve with a pair of backhand winners from the baseline to take a 3-2 lead.

Playing her first Grand Slam semi-final in seven years, Azarenka got the better of Williams in some explosive exchanges of power-hitting while her serve also saw major improvement.

The 31-year-old took the set to force a decider after winning nearly 75% of her first-serve points and committing just one unforced error.

The twice Australian Open champion kept up the pressure in the third set and looked to be in a deep meditative state as Williams had her ankle taped, not even reacting as an insect landed on the bridge of her nose as she waited to resume the match.

Azarenka then sealed her place in the final with an ace.

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Happy wedding anniversary to Pastor jeremiah Nwabueze

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HAPPY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TO PASTOR JEREMIAH NWABUEZE, LEAD PASTOR OF VICTORY RESOUNDING MINISTRIES AND HIS BEAUTIFUL WIFE, HELEN NWABUEZE

Surely the Lord has walked with you through the many years you have been together. To us, you are like a precious gem that guide us and show us the right path to follow.

Looking at how the love in your hearts shines through your eyes is enough to sign that true love does exist. Your marriage has worked out of love and hard work.

Looking back today we now know the meaning of he who finds a wife finds a good thing, your contribution to the body of Christ has been great.

Your love for God and people is indescribable, so may the favor of Almighty God be with you this day

Your marriage has been a lovely inspiration to many of us, you’ve shown us what true love is.

We pray that your marriage will last long in love, peace and joy unspeakable. God will always be present in your home and assignment. We celebrate today along side with the host of heaven.

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CCC Global Genesis Founder, Prophet Oladele Jailed For Defrauding A Woman

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CCC Global Genesis Founder, Prophet Oladele Jailed For Defrauding A Woman

A Lagos State High court on Wednesday (today) sentenced popular prophet and Sheperd-in-charge of CCC Global Genesis church, Prophet Israel Oladele Ogundipe to two-year imprisonment for defrauding an American based woman.

The trial judge, Justice Olabisi Akinlade sentenced Prophet Oladele after she found him guilty of two count charges out of the seven he was charged with.

Justice Akinlade in a judgment that lasted for about four hours sentenced the defendant, prophet Oladele to a year imprisonments for count two and four. She however discharged him of counts 1,3, 5 ,6 and 7 for lack of evidence against him.

Oladele was charged with seven counts charges bordering on fraud and obtaining money by false pretenses, preferred against him by the Lagos State government sometimes in 2007.

He was said to have defrauded one Mrs Olaide William Oni to the tune of eleven million naira (N11m).

He had however pleaded not guilty to the charge when he was brought before the court.

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BREAKING: SANWO-OLU TO ABOLISH PENSION FOR EX-GOVS, DEPUTIES

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BREAKING: SANWO-OLU TO ABOLISH PENSION FOR EX-GOVS, DEPUTIES

By Sodiq Oyeleke

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday announced his intention to repeal the Public Office Holder (Payment of Pension Law 2007), which provides for payment of pension and other entitlements to former Governors and their Deputies.

He made this known while presenting the 2021 budget to the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Sanwoolu said the bill would be sent to the Lagos Assembly for legislative approval.

According to Sanwo-Olu, the abolition of pension for former governors and deputies will reduce the cost of governance.

He said, “Mr. Speaker and Honourable Members of the House, in light of keeping the costs of governance low and to signal selflessness in public service, we will be sending a draft executive bill to the House imminently for the repeal of the Public Office Holder (Payment of Pension Law 2007), which provides for payment of pension and other entitlements to former Governors and their Deputies.”

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