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Venus Falls To 15-Year Old Coco Gauff

(Wimbledon, England-AP) – One of the most highly anticipated opening-round matches at Wimbledon lived up to the hype, as 15-year-old American Coco Gauff beat 39-year-old Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4. Gauff, who is ranked 313th, is the youngest player to enter the main draw at Wimbledon since Laura Robson in 2009.
Venus wasn’t the only Grand Slam winner to be upset in the first round as second-seeded Naomi Osaka – this year’s Australian Open winner – fell to Yulia Putinseva in straight sets.
On the men’s side, defending champion Novak Djokovic, 2018 runner-up Kevin Anderson and three-time Grand Slam champ Stan Wawrinka all advanced. Sixth-seeded Alexander Zverev and seventh-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas, meanwhile, were both eliminated in the first round.

Kids Will Be Kids, Prince George And Savannah Ham It Up During Birthday Celebration For Queen Elizabeth

(London) – A royal military parade is marking the 92nd birthday of Queen Elizabeth. The Queen celebrated her birthday on April 21st. Saturday morning, the Queen was honored with the annual Trooping the Colour parade.

The BBC says large crowds watched about a thousand soldiers march through Whitehall in London. Included in the carriage procession this year was the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

But it was the future King of England, Prince George and Savannah Phillips who had all eyes on them. As kids will be, the duo was quite the entertainment with Savannah telling George to be quiet at one point during the national anthem. Cuteness overload for sure.

Among the Queen’s guests was U.S. Secretary of Defense General James Mattis.

Man Warns Of Energy Drinks After Health Scare

(West Yorkshire, England) — An English man is warning of the dangers of energy drinks after they almost killed him. It happened eight years ago but Nick Mitchell still feels the effects after he suffered a brain hemorrhage and three mini-strokes.

All that happened after Mitchell downed 25 cans over a six-hour period. Today he has trouble speaking and slurs his words. He says in hindsight it was a bad idea but he had no idea they were dangerous.

Now he’s telling his story so young people will know of the risks, presumably the risks of drinking two dozen energy drinks in six hours. Mitchell told UK media that the drinks are as bad as drugs and should be banned.

Two Men Arrested In Fatal Stabbing Of Model Harry Uzoka

(London, England) – Two men have been arrested in the fatal stabbing of 25-year old model Harry Uzoka.

Signed to Premier Model Management, the same modelling agency that helped launch the careers of models Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford, Uzoka was described on social media as an “icon for black boys in the UK”.

He’d been seen in campaigns for elite companies like Mercedes, Zara and most recently GQ.  He was stabbed in the heart in London. harry-uzoka-by-jeff-hahn-for-scmp-styleGeorge Koh, 24, and Jonathan Okigbo, 23, are alleged to have attacked the young model outside of a block of flats in Shepherd’s Bush.

Koh, of York Way, Camden, and Okigbo, of Trevithick House, Kentish Town, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

The pair spoke only to confirm their names, dates of birth and addresses. Koh has also been charged with the possession of an offensive weapon.large-bd4fc5b91f91994fbafe90fa7868d910They were remanded in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey on Thursday.

Scotland Yard detectives believe Mr. Uzoka was attacked outside Ollgar House in Ollgar Close shortly before 4pm on Thursday 11 January.  He collapsed in nearby Old Oak Road and was pronounced dead at the scene at 5pm despite the efforts of Air Ambulance doctors.

 

Pippa Middleton Marries Fiance\Hedge Fund Manager James Mathews In England

(SL) –  The Daily Mail reports, Pippa and James Matthews’ spared no expense when it came to their lavish wedding reception and guests ate £40,000 Russian caviar, sipped magnums of expensive Champagne and some even enjoyed a game of ping-pong with seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer.

However, photos of the society wedding of the year were not plastered all over the internet as guests were banned from using their mobile phones. It was held at St Mark’s Church in Englefield.

The newly-weds even employed ‘phone police’ no enforce the rule and ensure not a single snap appeared in social media, reports the Mirror.

Federer was reportedly among the hundreds of guests who enjoyed a game of table tennis at the reception at the Middletons’ £6m family estate in Bucklebury, Berkshire.

But, putting on the party of the year doesn’t come cheap – with Pippa’s nuptials estimated to have cost £700,000. Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle wasn’t in attendance at the wedding, but was spotted heading to the reception.