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Serena Williams stunned by Qiang Wang at the Australian Open

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Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player and former world No. 1. She has won 23 major singles titles, the most by any man or woman in the Open Era. The Women’s Tennis Association ranked her world No. 1 in singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017.

Seven-time champion Serena Williams has suffered a dramatic exit from the Australian Open, her earliest in 14 years at the tournament, falling 6-4, 6-7(2), 7-5 to Chinese tennis player Wang Qiang in a stunning third-round upset.

The 28-year-old from the Chinese port city of Tianjin was the No. 27 seed heading in to the tournament, but edged past Williams 6-4 6-7 7-5 and will now play Tunisian national Ons Jabeur in the fourth round.

The exit of the 23-time grand slam winner marks the first time Williams has failed to advance past the third round at Melbourne Park since 2006.

Williams’ confidence was high after the American claimed her first title in three years in Auckland ahead of the Australian Open, but her wait to match Margaret Court’s record of 24 slams — and to win her first major since the 2017 — goes on.”I made far too many errors to be a professional athlete today,” Williams, who made 56 unforced errors to Wang’s 20, told reporters after the match.

Qiang Wang of China celebrates after winning a point.”I can’t play like that. I literally can’t do that again, that’s unprofessional and it’s not cool.”Williams’ defeat was all the more unexpected given she’d beaten Wang 6-1 6-0 in the quarterfinals of the US Open last year when the Chinese player won just 15 points.Williams’ last grand slam title came at the 2017 Australian Open while she was pregnant with daughter Alexis Olympia.

Serena Williams reacts after losing her third round match against Qiang Wang at the Australian Open.

The 38-year-old has fallen in four finals since then, but said after her latest setback that she is confident she can return to winning ways at majors.”I don’t play just to have fun and to lose, it’s not fun to play to lose personally,” she said.”I seem to do well at the last two slams of the year (Wimbledon and the US Open). I’ve won them all several times so each of them is an opportunity for me to go out there and win.”It’s not even about the slams, it’s about me playing good tennis and I didn’t do that today. That is more disappointing. It’s not even just about the win, it’s more (that) I’m better than that.”

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Frederick Nuetei Nortey known professionally as Frederick Nortey is a Ghanaian Celebrity Blogger and publicist.He founded fredericknuetei.com an entertainment website and blog that primarily publishes news about Ghanaian Celebrities.

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SAD: 14 Year-Old Boy Stabs Father To Death Over Gh5

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SAD: 14 Year-Old Boy Stabs Father To Death Over Gh5

A 14 year-old boy has stabbed his father to death over Gh5.

According to reports, his father accused him of stealing Gh5 but the young boy denied it. This turned into a misunderstanding between both of them and took a knife to stab his father. The body of his father have been deposited at the morgue.

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This sad incident is said to have happened at “Adansi Pipiiso” in the Adansi Asokwa district, Ashanti Region. When the police got the hint that the boy had stabbed his father to death, they quickly went to the house but the boy and his mother took to their heels to hide in the bush for the fear of their lives. 

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According to the woman, they boy took his father’s Gh5 to buy food to eat because he was hungry. When the father came and asked him he said yes he took the money to buy food and the balance left is Gh3 but the father told him that he should add the Gh2 or else he would stab him with the knife, the boy also took a knife to defend himself after the woman came out from the bathroom, his husband was lying down dead. 

The boy have been granted bail of Gh5000 by the court and would appeal again in court on August 31, 2020. Please watch the video below. Thank you.

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Transport Fares To Be Reduced By 10% – GPRTU Makes A U-Turn

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Transport Fares To Be Reduced By 10% - GPRTU Makes A U-Turn

Ghana Private Road Transport Union(GPRTU) have agreed to a 10% reduction in transport fares beginning Saturday, August 1, 2020. This follows up after we earlier reported a statement from the PRO of the union indicating their reluctance.

The National Chairman of the GPRTU, Mr Kwame Kuma disclosed that after several meetings by the leadership of various transport unions, they have agreed that the call by the public is genuine hence the need for a reduction in fares.

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The Chairman emphasized that though the restrictions have been eased to allow full capacity operations, they will continue to ensure and maintain effective hygienic protocols. He also appealed to all drivers to accept and comply with the adjustment.

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The public has since welcomed the news with much joy as they believe their calls have been heard. Social media has been buzzing with this topic throughout the day since the majority of Ghanaians patronize commercial transports throughout their daily activities. This 10% reduction I believe will at least serve as a relief to many.

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