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Serena Williams cites fatigue after upset loss to Maria Sakkari

Serena Williams cites fatigue after upset loss to Maria Sakkari

Sports
Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Twenty-three time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams cited complacency and fatigue after she took a three-set upset loss to Maria Sakkari in the round of 16 at the Western & Southern Open. "I literally put myself in this situation," Williams told reporters after the 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-1 setback Tuesday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City. Advertisement "You know, it's like dating a guy that you know sucks," Williams added. "That's literally what I keep doing out here. It's like I have got to get rid of this guy. It just makes no sense. It's frustrating." Williams had 58 errors while Sakkari had 43 miscues in the two-hour and 17-minute clash. Sakkari edged Williams 27 to 25 in winners and had seven aces.[embedded content] "It was tough," ...

Splitting CMD roles: SBI cites Act, seeks clarity from Sebi

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Sebi has asked all listed companies to appoint separate individuals to the posts of chairman and managing director by April 1, 2020. Also, the chairman, who will have a non-executive role, should not in any way be related to the managing director or the CEO. This rule, however, does not apply to companies with no identifiable promoter. Banking/Finance-Industry-Economic Times
Pompeo cites 'increasing and specific threats' for closing US consulate in Iraq

Pompeo cites 'increasing and specific threats' for closing US consulate in Iraq

World
The U.S. is temporarily closing its consulate in Basra, Iraq, citing "increasing and specific threats and incitement to attack our personnel and facilities" by Iran, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He warned the U.S. would "respond promptly and appropriately" to any such attack. The move comes amid a rise in sharp rhetoric between the U.S. and Iran in recent days, with National Security Advisor John Bolton warning this week, "We are watching, and we will come after you. ... There will indeed be hell to pay." While the State Department has warned of "life-threatening rocket attacks" on U.S. facilities in Iraq in the last few weeks, it has promised to act "swiftly and decisively" against Iran for any damage to U.S. personnel or facilities by local militias backed by Iran &mda...