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Roger Federer defeats Serena Williams in first ever match

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Roger Federer took home a major win after a historic first meeting with Serena Williams in the Hopman Cup on Tuesday.

Federer and Williams, holders of a combined 43 singles Grand Slam crowns, won their singles matches to keep the mixed doubles clash alive and the deciding match lived up to the hype it had generated as both players left the court with big smiles.

The match had been described as the most anticipated clash involving men and women since 1973’s “Battle of the Sexes” where Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in an exhibition match, according to ESPN.

“It was great fun. What a pleasure. What an honor. Thank you for making it possible,” 20-times Grand Slam winner Federer, who is gearing up to defend his Australian Open title this month, said to the outlet

“I was nervous returning. People talk about her serve so much and I see why it is such a wonderful serve because you just can’t read it.”

Serena said, “great experience” and one she hoped would not end as quickly as it did.

Playing in front of the most viewed single session attendance in the tournament’s history, the team of Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Williams and Frances Tiafoe 4-2 4-3(3) to clinch the tie to top the group.

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Ava DuVernay addresses Boycott against Central Park Five Prosecutor Linda Fairstein

Linda Fairstein’s role in the convictions of five boys falsely confessing to raping a woman in Central Park with no physical evidence is now being reexamined.
The “Central Park 5” case was one of the most publicized of the 1980s. Film director Ava DuVernay released a chilling Netflix mini-series, dubbed When They See Us recounting the racial injustices during the case.
The hashtag #CancelLindaFairstein began trending via Twitter, with users demanding a boycott of the prosecutor-turned-novelist’s books.
DuVernay is finally speaking out concerning the uproar. Take a look at her sit-down with CNN.

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Missouri on track to become first state without an abortion clinic

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According to Planned Parenthood, Missouri’s last abortion clinic could possibly close its doors by the end of the week due to the state’s pending decision on whether or now it will renew the business’ license.

In a teleconference on Tuesday (May 28), Planned Parenthood reps reported that the current license for the St. Louis clinic expires Friday.

If a renewal is not set in place, the organization claims Missouri would become the first state without a functioning abortion clinic since the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.

“This is not a drill,” said Dr. Leana Wen, president, and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “This is not a warning. This is real and it’s a public health crisis.”

Gov. Parson signed a bill Friday banning abortions on or beyond the eighth week of pregnancy, with no exceptions for rape or incest.

Source: AP

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Ellen DeGeneres reveals she was sexually assaulted as a teen

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Entertainment veteran Ellen DeGeneres admits she was sexually assaulted as a teenager.

DeGeneres, 61, recently detailed about the traumatic experience which she alleges occurred after her mother Betty married “a very bad man” and was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly afterwards.

Speaking on Netflix show ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman’, she said: “He told me when she was out of town that he’d felt a lump in her breast and needed to feel my breasts because he didn’t want to upset her, but he needed to feel mine.

“Again, because I didn’t know about bodies, I don’t know that breasts are all different and … Anyway, he convinced me that he needs to feel my breasts and then he tries to do it again another time, and then another time.”

The daytime talk show host – who explained her mother Betty is “apologetic” about everything – also added she didn’t want to tell her mum about the incident at the time because she “knew that would ruin her happiness”.

Revealing why she has chosen to open up about the alleged abuse now, she said: “I’m angry at myself because, you know, I didn’t … I was too weak to stand up to … I was 15 or 16.

“It’s a really horrible, horrible story and the only reason I’m actually going to go into detail about it is because I want other girls to not, you know, ever let someone do that … I should never have protected her.

“I should have protected myself and I didn’t tell her for a few years and then I told her. And then she didn’t believe me and then she stayed with him for 18 more years. And finally left him because he’d changed the story so many times.”

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