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Tennis legend, Margaret Court takes a swipe at Serena Williams as she retires just one grand slam title short of the Australian’s world record

Tennis legend, Margaret Court takes a swipe at Serena Williams as she retires just one grand slam title short of the Australian

Tennis legend, Margaret Court has broken her silence over the ‘GOAT’ debate with the recently-retired Serena Williams, claiming the US star has ‘never admired her.’ 

The 80-year-old, who holds the record for most Grand Slam titles, is considered to be the greatest female player of all time (GOAT) after winning 24 slams and a total of 192 titles in an illustrious career.

Williams retired just one slam short of Court’s record, but claimed in the lead-up to the US Open that she’d ‘already broken the record’, citing the fact that 13 of Court’s wins came in the amateur era.

 

One of Williams’ claims for why she should be considered the greatest is that some of Court’s Slams were won before the ‘Open era’, where professionals and amateurs mixed. 

 

‘There are people who say I’m not the GOAT (greatest of all time) because I didn’t pass Court’s record, which she achieved before the ‘Open era’ that began in 1968,’ Williams told Vogue prior to the US Open. 

She also claimed that having a baby (her daughter Olympia is 5) destroyed her chances of winning more Grand Slams.

‘The way I see it, I should have had 30-plus grand slams. I had my chances after coming back from giving birth,’ said Williams. 

‘I went from a C-section to a second pulmonary embolism to a grand slam final. I played while breastfeeding. I played through postpartum depression.’ 

The Aussie, who previously declined to comment on Williams’ assertion has now finally come out to address it. 

‘Serena, I’ve admired her as a player, but I don’t think she has ever admired me,’ Court told the Telegraph.

 

Court went on to say she too had children during her tennis career and would have much preferred to play in this generation.

‘I came back after two babies! ‘After having the first baby, I won three out of the four slams. And Serena hasn’t won a slam since,’ she said. 

 

‘I would love to have played in this era – I think it’s so much easier. As amateurs, we had to play every week, because we didn’t have any money.

 

‘Now, they can take off whenever they want, fly back whenever they want. We would be away for 10 months. That’s why I first retired in 1965, because I used to get homesick,’ said a defiant Court.

In Court’s entire record at the Major events as well as singles, doubles, and mixed, she’s won 64 matches to Williams’ 39, a huge difference between the pair on the biggest of stages. 

The US Open organisers introduced Williams as the ‘greatest female tennis player of all time’ before each of her games, and Court said they declined to invite her to the tournament, much like the French Open organisers.

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News Update?Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal Sitting Begins October 26

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Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal will on October 26 begin a full hearing of the petition filed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the declaration of Senator Ademola Adeleke as governor-elect.

Lifestyle Nigeria reports that the tribunal made this pronouncement after concluding the pre-hearing session on Thursday.

The tribunal was asked to dismiss the applications of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), seeking the discontinuation of the petition brought to it by Governor Oyetola.

Counsel for Oyetola and the APC, Lasun Sanusi, SAN, at the sitting of the tribunal argued that Adeleke’s, PDP’s and INEC’s reliance on a Federal Court High judgment was nothing but an abuse of court process.

Sanusi argued this while replying to separate applications of the trio, seeking the dismissal of the petition based on the already appealed Federal High Court judgment disqualifying Oyetola from contesting the election.

Citing Supreme Court decisions in the case of Jegede Vs INEC, 2021, 14NWLR, Pt 1797, page 409, the counsel said the court had ruled that the signatories to the letter conveying the nomination of a candidate were not the nominators; rather, the nomination was done by party members at the congress, hence, the judgment could not stand.

Meanwhile, the counsel for INEC, Prof. Paul Ananaba, SAN; counsel for Adeleke, Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN and counsel for the PDP, Dr. Alex Izinyon, SAN, agreed that any decision the tribunal would take on the matter would have to wait until the Appeal Court and the Supreme Court decided on it.

They noted that they just decided to argue the applications to have it on record, a position which the tribunal agreed with and put on record.

Also, in other applications totalling nine by the three respondents, they asked the tribunal to strike out some paragraphs of the petition on the grounds that they were either lumped together or not related to the 2022 election.

In response to each of the applications, Sanusi said all the cases cited by the respondents were misconceived, adding that they were not applicable in the instance case.

He cited the case of INEC Vs Otti, 2016, 8NWLR, where the Supreme Court hinted that INEC was supposed to be neutral, arguing that all the processes filed before the panel have not portrayed the commission’s neutrality.

Sanusi further argued that the applications filed by the respondents were only meant to prevent the tribunal from focusing on hearing the petition on merit, asking the panel to dismiss the applications.

Subsequently, counsel for all parties in the matter agreed to begin the full hearing starting with the calling of witnesses on October 26.

In his ruling, the tribunal declared the pre-hearing session concluded and announced that the pre-hearing conference report would be presented on October 17.

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NEWS UPDATE?Nigeria Air Force who died in the crashed NAF Alpha-jet that crashed in Borno state laid to rest (photos)

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Nigeria Air Force who died in the crashed NAF Alpha-jet that crashed in Borno state laid to rest (photos)

The remains of Flight Lieutenant Chapele Ebiakpo, one of the pilots of the NAF Alpha-Jet aircraft that crashed in Maiduguri, Borno state on March 31, 2021, have been laid to rest.

 

It will be recalled that the Nigerian Air Force fighter jet was declared missing on 31 March 2021 after losing radar contact. The crash site was later discovered and the bodies of the two pilots onboard the ill-fated jet were recovered. The pilots were on the battlefield fight Boko Haram members when the jet crashed.

 

On Thursday, October 13, friends and family members of the Late Ebiakpo gathered together at the National Military cemetery to bid him farewell. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.

 

See more photos from the funeral below…

 

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Phyna Bbnaija; Biography, Net Worth, Date Of Birth, Age, State Of Origin & Career – Lifestyle Nigeria


Real Name: Ijeoma Josephina

Stage Name: Phyna Bbnaija

Date Of Birth: 1997

 

Age: 25 years old

Profession: Actress

Nationality: Nigerian

State Of Origin: Edo State

Net Worth: $15K dollars

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Phyna is currently 25 years old and she was born in the Nigerian state of Edo. Ijeoma Josephina is the correct spelling of her given name. She recounted herself as being the one who bring the ginger and the vibes to Biggie’s residence.

 

READ ALSO: BBNaija S7: Tega Makes U-turn About Phyna&#8217;s Loud Behaviour, Issues PSA

 

Phyna Bbnaija Date Of Birth

Phyna Bbnaija was born in the year 1997 in the Nigerian state of Edo. As of the time that this article about Phyna’s BBnaija biography and net worth was written, she had not yet reached her 25th birthday.

What is the net worth of Phyna Bbnaija?

At the time of writing, phyna bbnaija’s net worth was calculated at $15,000.

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