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and now it gets personal. president trump responds to criticism of him from the uk ambassador to washington. as he says sir kim darroch has not served the uk well, the foreign secretary orders an inquiry into the leak that's caused a most undiplomatic row. we are going to have a leak inquiry andi we are going to have a leak inquiry and i hope we get to the bottom of it. of course, there will be very serious consequences if and when we find out who is responsible. we'll be getting the latest from our dipomatic correspondent. also this lunchtime. british airways faces a record £183 million fine for last year's breach of its security systems. the airline says it's surprised and disappointed. heather mills says she feels vindicated after settling her phone hacking case against the news of the world, receiving the largest single court payment. after my separation
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in 2006, the hounding by the media was incessant. for a long time, i was a prisoner in my own home, as reporters camped at the end of my road for two years. fears forjobs in london as deutsche bank shuts down its teams in sydney, hong kong and singapore, part of a reorganisation costing 18,000 jobs. and coming up, we are live at wimbledon on what they call manic monday with the women's world number one already knocked out. and coming up in the sport later on bbc news, signed and sealed. now time for tyson fury to deliver. he says a rematch has been agreed with deontay wilder next february. it's the most undiplomatic spat
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involving a british diplomat, and now the president of the united states has become directly involved. in response to claims by sir kim darroch that donald trump's white house was "uniquely dysfunctional" and "divided", mr trump said the uk ambassador to washington "has not served the uk well". trade secretary liam fox says the leak was "unprofessional, unethical and unpatriotic". he said that whoever released the emails had "maliciously" undermined the defence and security relationship with the us. 0ur diplomatic correspondent james robbins reports. happier times in the uk— us relationship. last month, the president was at clarence house a0 with the air to the throne. also in the room, man donald trump has met before. british ambassador in washington sir kim darroch. hello, mr president, i hope it's going well. he later reported the
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president was dazzled by the state visit but it is not that secret assessment now leaked which generated headlines. it was the ambassador's disruption of the trump administration is inept, insecure and incompetent. —— description of the trump the prime minister is backing the ambassador but not his assessment. downing street says theresa may has full faith in sir kim darroch and he was doing hisjob, providing honest and unvarnished opinions. it was the leak, says number ten, which was absolutely unacceptable. america is absolutely unacceptable. america is a force for good in the world. our defence and security relationship, particularly in relation to intelligence, is the most important global relationship that we have. to maliciously undermine it is
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unprofessional, unethical and unpatriotic. the leak inquiry could ta ke unpatriotic. the leak inquiry could take some time. scores of people including ministers and their advisors across several whitehall departments would have seen the messages. sir kim darroch seems safe inajob messages. sir kim darroch seems safe in a job that he will leave soon a nyway after in a job that he will leave soon anyway after four in a job that he will leave soon a nyway after four yea rs in a job that he will leave soon anyway after four years in washington. it is a personalview and there will be many people in this building who don't agree with that view and indeed, i don't agree with some of the views that we saw in those letters. i have said i think that the us administration is highly effective and we have the warmest of relationships and a partnership based on standing up for shared values. but what if jeremy hunt loses to the favourite boris johnson, and he becomes prime minister later this month? washington is a key post. mrjohnson is very close to the president. could he send another friend of donald trump to be britain's next ambassador? nigel farage isn't
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ruling it out. i don't think i'm the right man for the job but am ruling it out. i don't think i'm the right man for thejob but am i the right man for thejob but am i the right man for thejob but am i the right man to try and help, you know, forge a better, closer relationship in terms of intelligence, security and trade with an administration that contains friends of mine? yes, i could be very useful. one thing is certain, in the short—term, relations between london and washington are now under increased strain. but politics in britain are now so uncertain, very little about oui’ now so uncertain, very little about our future now so uncertain, very little about ourfuture foreign now so uncertain, very little about our future foreign relations can be guessed. and james robbins is with me now. just how damaging could this be?” think it is very damaging and several levels. imagine for a moment if every time an ambassador anywhere in the world sent a secret assessment to london, there is a vast traffic of these kind of m essa 9 es vast traffic of these kind of messages coming in, if they insta ntly messages coming in, if they instantly appealed on our mobile phones. clearly, ambassadors would stop the practice, they would be unable to be candid and frank and that would actually degrade —— do great damage to the policy—making
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process in london because they would not be getting good, honest reporting from overseas bases. secondly, it is damaging i think because it shows there's quite a lot of politically inspired leaking going on, this isn't the first leak in recent months which raises questions about the functioning of the entire machine across whitehall and throughout government. that is damaging. the third thing is our relationship with the united states which is clearly being damaged at least in the short term, we know that if we listen to what the president had to say about sir kim darroch. it can be repaired and we are going to get a new prime minister. that prime minister may be working with donald trump for some time, were he to be re—elected. thank you very much, james robbins. british airways is facing a record fine of £183 million for a data breach, the biggest penalty handed out by the information commissioner and the first to be made public since rules around personal data changed last year. it's after hackers attacked the airline's website last year and harvested details of around 500,000 customers. ba says it's "surprised and disappointed" by the penalty
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and is planning to appeal. our technology correspondent rory cellan—jones has more. back last september, british airways revealed it had suffered what it called a sophisticated, malicious criminal attack on its website. now it is facing a record fine over the attack which saw thousands of passengers having crucial data stolen. many had to get their credit cards replaced, including this customer. i think overall, cards replaced, including this customer. ithink overall, it cards replaced, including this customer. i think overall, it was quite a surprise that an organisation the size of ba succumbed to a problem like this. what has been a bigger surprise has been the poor handling of it since, not really getting much detail on what the issue was and the overall effect. around 500,000 people thought they were just buying a flight thought they were just buying a flight from the british airways website, entering, crucially, payment card details. but the information commissioner found some of the traffic was diverted to a fraudulent website. they are blaming
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poor security arrangements at ba. the information commissioner's previous record fine was the £500,000 penalty imposed on facebook over the cambridge analytica scandal. now the watchdog plans to fine ba £183 million, the first big penalty levied under tough new data laws. but it could have been fined as much as a% of its turnover, getting on for £500 million. this really just highlights the getting on for £500 million. this reallyjust highlights the sharp teeth of the new data protection laws. it will be a wake—up call to all of the businesses who have been trying to invent suitable security practices and information security practices and information security practices to make themselves compliant or perhaps putting off the evil hour. british airways says it responded quickly to the criminal attack and there is no evidence passengers were defrauded. the company says it is surprised and disappointed by the information commissioner's initialfindings.
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disappointed by the information commissioner's initial findings. it now has 28 days to respond. heather mills has received a public apology in court from news group newspapers today following her civil action for damages against them over phone—hacking. the former model and ex—wife of sir paul mccartney was awarded undisclosed damages in february — reportedly the largest single court settlement — following allegations her phone was hacked by the news of the world in 2001. keith doyle reports. heather mills arrived at the royal courts ofjustice heather mills arrived at the royal courts of justice knowing heather mills arrived at the royal courts ofjustice knowing she was about to get a public apology and substantial damages from news group newspapers, the owners of the sun and the now closed down news of the world. her phone had been hacked over a period of nine years, resulting in 1a1 stories that she said contained private, personal information about her and her family, including her sister. information about her and her family, including hersister. a story which appeared in the news of the world about her throwing a ring out of a window during a row with
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her ex—husband, sir paul mccartney, is thought to have been a direct result of her phone being hacked. hundreds of people in the public eye had their phones hacked over a period of ten years, including that of them were —— murdered schoolgirl milly dowler. around 1000 civil cases have been settled. today's was the latest to be settled before going to court. my motivation to win this decade—long fight stemmed from a desire to obtain justice. this decade—long fight stemmed from a desire to obtainjustice. not this decade—long fight stemmed from a desire to obtain justice. not only for my family, my charities and myself, but for the thousands of innocent members of the public who, like me, have suffered similar ignominious criminal treatment at the hands of one of the world's most powerful media groups. news group newspapers said it offered:.
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the exact amount of heather mills' settle m e nt the exact amount of heather mills' settlement has not been revealed but the cost of news group newspapers is already around half £1 billion which could rise to £1 billion as hundreds more cases are settled. this phone hacking story still has a long way to run. keith doyle, bbc news at the royal courts ofjustice. deutsche bank has begun laying off staff — with whole teams in sydney, hong kong and singapore discovering theirjobs had been axed when they arrived at work this morning. 8,000 staff employed by the german banking giant in their london offices are expected to learn their fate later today. deutsche bank is planning to cut 18,000 jobs as part of a major restructuring programme over the next three years. theo leggett reports. in the years before the financial crisis, europe's biggest banks were reaching for the skies. deutsche bank was no exception, as it tried to ta ke bank was no exception, as it tried to take on the titans of wall street
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at their own game, the risky but lucrative world of investment banking. it didn't work, and now it is paying the price. it is planning to cut 18,000 jobs worldwide out of a total of 92,000. it is spending £6.6 billion reshaping its business. in london, it employs about 8000 people. this morning, staff here we re people. this morning, staff here were staying tight—lipped about what was happening behind closed doors. excuse me, can i get a comment? do you work for deutsche bank? i'm sorry, i can't talk to you. deutsche bank is one of the biggest employers here in london's financial district. the company won't say how many of its staff here are at risk of losing theirjobs. it is likely to be a significant number. but the company does say that london will remain a major component of its international business. it affects not only london but also the us, asia and also germany. there is no concentration
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in one region. i can assure you that london, also from a size point of view, will remain a critical part of deutsche bank's future setup. so what went wrong? experts say the company was simply too ambitious and did not cut back fast enough when the financial crisis erupted. whereas the american investment banks cut back very quickly, their government. to do it, deutsche bank was really too slow, too little, too late. —— the american government. them to do it. they have been lingering on and dying of other painful deaths in the last views, paying the consequences for not accepting tough medicine in the deep days of the crisis. in the future, deutsche bank will be a very different company, focused less on risky trading and more on traditional banking for businesses. meanwhile, the cuts are likely to add to a sense of gloom in london's financial industry, which is already grappling with the uncertainties caused by brexit. the only get, bbc
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news. hospital leaders in england say waiting lists for routine surgery have grown by as much as 50% in some parts of the country, because of a dispute about the tax rules for senior doctors' pensions. nhs providers, which represents trusts, says reports of delays are increasingly common, with consultants saying they can't afford to work extra shifts. nick triggle has the details. the shortage of staff in the nhs in england means hospitals rely on doctors to work extra shifts to keep services running. routine surgery for things like knee and hip replacements is especially dependent on overtime. but hospital bosses have said they are finding it increasingly difficult to find co nsulta nts increasingly difficult to find consultants because of fears the extra earnings will leave them liable for large tax bills relating to their pensions. saffron cory of nhs providers which represents hospital bosses said it was becoming a major concern. that means
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co nsulta nts a major concern. that means consultants not coming in i —— on a saturday to clear the waiting list backlog that we have seen mount up because of the very tough winter we have had in the nhs. they should be a period of recovery for the nhs before we move into next winter. what we are seeing is those problems really being exacerbated. doctors report they have been landed with unexpected bills, running into tens of thousands of pounds. the bills seem to be related to changes in pension arrangements in recent yea rs, pension arrangements in recent years, which have reduced the amount individuals can accrue in their pensions tax free. there are two thresholds, an annual allowance of £a0,000, which has been reduced from £255,000 since 2010, and takes effect when you are earning over £110,000 per year. and a lifetime allowa nce £110,000 per year. and a lifetime allowance of just over £1 £110,000 per year. and a lifetime allowance ofjust over £1 million. ifa allowance ofjust over £1 million. if a doctor goes above either threshold, they are liable to pay tax on their pension. the more they earn above the annual allowance, the lower the tax—free threshold becomes. an example is if people
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have done additional work or overtime, they may find that they been paying to go to work. the amount of pay they have had from that over time has been completely stripped away by the pension tax, even though the overtime was not pensionable at all so it was for no benefit to their pension. led government in england said it was looking to make pension arrangements more flexible so doctors could reduce their pension contributions. arrangements are similar in other parts of the uk but it is not clear how much of an impact the changes to pensions have had. nick trickle, bbc news. 0ur health editor hugh pym joins me from epsom. how serious is this becoming four hospitals in england? simon, nhs providers, who represent hospitals and trusts in england, are saying this is an immediate and urgent problem, and the heart of
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what they are saying is that, yes, the government has come up with proposals, as nick was saying, to make it easier to reduce your pension contributions as a doctor so you do not go over the limit, but it is out to consultation, is taking too long, and senior doctors have stopped believing there will be any change so they are voting with their feet and saying, we will not take on these extra shifts. this has been brewing for quite a while, quite a few months, but as we are discovering from hospitals like this one in epsom, the waiting list for nonurgent surgery, hips and knees and so one, is rising much more rapidly than before, particularly since april, and that, they believe, is partly due to the fact that co nsulta nts is partly due to the fact that consultants and other senior clinicians are saying, we will not come in on that extra day over the weekend to help bring down the back log because the extra pay we get is effectively, or most of it, eaten up by tax. it is not a question of whether you are sympathetic or not to them as high earners. they have
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done their week's work and they are well paid, and they know that, it is a question of why they should do that because of the tax implications, so it is a serious and acute situation right now in hospitals around the uk. thank you very much. it is 18 minutes past one. our top story this lunchtime. president trump responds to criticism of him from the uk ambassador to washington, saying he has not served the uk well. the foreign secretary orders an inquiry into the leak. coming up, mandla maseko, the would—be african astronaut who's died in a road crash coming up in the sport in the next 15 minutes on bbc news, we'll head live to wimbledon, with every fourth round tie due to be completed today. johanna konta plays former world number one simona halep. the outbreak of ebola in the east of the democratic republic of congo is now almost a year old. it has already claimed the lives of more than 1500 people. the international medical response has checked
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the progress of the virus, saving many lives. but it has not contained the disease that many fear could now spread south from the provinces to the regional capital, goma, on the border with rwanda. james landale sent this report. we travelled to the heart of the ebola outbreak in the east of the democratic republic of the congo, the front line of the epidemic that has already claimed 1,500 lives. the minister, keen to see if the vaccinations his department is funding are making any difference. we are standing at a vaccination centre. this wooden fence over there is the home of a lady who died this morning in the centre which we have just visited. all these people queueing up to be vaccinated are her neighbours. this is how they hope to stop the virus spreading, by identifying anyone linked to a case of ebola and vaccinating them and their wider contact group the same day, at a pop—up medical centre like this in the city of potembo.
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but not everyone gets vaccinated. kahinda caught the disease from her nephew but she was lucky enough to get taken to a treatment centre. "they confirmed it was ebola. i was seriously ill. truly, i was going to die. but happily, i had the chance to benefit from the right medical treatment". others were less fortunate. nine members of herfamily died, including her husband, father and sister. and still today, she pays another price. "sadly, we are stigmatised in the community. my neighbours and lots of people won't approach me. people are not interested in you". this is the kind of treatment centre where kahinda was taken, where they work hard to keep the virus at bay. patients are treated in sterile, transparent cubes, where health workers are less at risk of infection. the international community has
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thrown a lot of money and effort into tackling this ebola crisis, including state—of—the—art kits like this, and it is having an impact. lives are being saved. but it hasn't contained it. the virus continues to spread. that is partly because some refuse treatment, fearing they will be poisoned, their suspicion of health—care workers, some of whom have been attacked. there is still ethnic fighting across the region, and... we need other countries to step up. there is potentially a funding gap of hundreds of millions, and although the uk has put a lot of money in, we must get other people to contribute. in particular, i'm going to be asking france, canada, germany, because this has to be dealt with here. if it isn't dealt with here, we are facing notjust needless, horrifying suffering of people dying from this horrible haemorrhagic disease, but also the possibility of it spreading across the region. the nightmare is that it spreads south to goma, the regional capital. for if ebola broke out here,
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in these packed streets on the border with rwanda, it would be almost impossible to stop. james landale, bbc news, in the drc. the new prime minister of greece, kyriakos mitsotakis, says the country will "proudly raise its head once more", and has called for unity following his party's landslide win in a snap general election. the centre right leader was officially sworn in this morning. he has told supporters the greek parliament will sit through the summer, to get to work urgently on the economic problems the country faces. mark lowen is in athens now. what does this mean for greece, mark? it means apolitical about turn for this country. the populist, leftist tide that brought alexis tsipras to power in 2015 has turned, and the more establishment centre—right new democracy has returned to power. kyriakos mitsotakis has been sworn in and has the keys to this place, the official
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prime ministerial residence, and he has won an outright majority. he has ousted alexis tsipras, who was elected in 2015 with promises to tearup elected in 2015 with promises to tear up the bailout and end greece's biting austerity measures but was forced to row back in a humiliating u—turn after pressure from the eu, perhaps a warning for britain, now standing up to brussels. as for kyriakos mitsotakis, 51, harvard educated, he has been careful not to promise too much. he wants some tax cuts and a brighter future for a country whose economy has shrunk by a quarter, and 250,000 greeks have left here in the brain drain. the response, rather muted, possibly because of the weather, almost a0 degrees. most greeks are at the beach enjoying the thing that never changes here, the glorious athenian son. "a life sentence for a life taken" — that's what the parents of violet—grace youens are calling for in the most serious cases of causing death by dangerous driving. their daughter was killed by a hit—and—run driver in a stolen
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car travelling at 83 miles per hour. today, they're taking their fight to parliament, where violet—grace's law will be debated. karen morrison reports. violet—grace youens was just four years old when she was hit and killed by a man driving a stolen car. we were shopping for headstones when all violet's friends' parents were shopping for school uniforms for reception class in september. that's wrong. aiden mcateer was sentenced to nine years and four months for death by dangerous driving but he will only serve half of that in prison before being eligible for release. since violet's death, other families have suffered. 0therfamilies have suffered before violet's death and we are all being insulted by the current system in place. that is why it needs to change. in england and wales last year, 157 people were found guilty of death by dangerous driving. of those, nine walked free from court with suspended sentences. the average sentence given to drivers who kill was five years.
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since 2012, no offender received the maximum sentence of 1a years. in 2017, the government announced that drivers who kill in the most serious cases of dangerous and careless driving would face life sentences. the government has taken this very seriously... and while no legislation has yet been brought to parliament, the ministry ofjustice says it is still committed to changing the law. stacey burrows and lucy pygott were both dedicated runners, with county and european medals between them. in 2016, they were hit and killed on the road while out training. stacey's father was close by. ijust heard a big thud. one of her team—mates' friends, one of their parents stopped me and she said um... "it's stacey". michael casey was drunk, speeding and went through a red light.
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he was sentenced to six years but will serve half that in prison. that is what you're just told and you're led to believe, that you're going to get justice for your daughter. and i didn't getjustice for my daughter. it's looked upon too leniently. that car is a lethal weapon. that car was a lethal weapon and they should be in prison for life. the ministry ofjustice insists it is committed to changing the law, but victims say it is taking too long. karen morrison, bbc news. a south african who was due to be the first black african in space has died in a motorbike accident. mandla maseko, beat1 million entrants to win one of 23 places at a space academy in the united states. his family say he was killed on saturday before he had the chance to fulfill his dream. pumza fihlani reports from johannesburg. mandla maseko had big dreams. he would have been the first black african in space but was killed
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before making history a reality. he died ina before making history a reality. he died in a motorbike accident on saturday. a pilot, dj and avid biker, he described himself as a typical boy from the township, but many believed he was much more. in tributes on local social media, he has been described as extraordinary, a dreamerand an has been described as extraordinary, a dreamer and an inspiration. at his home, the 30—year—old said he wanted the flight to inspire all africans, to show them that anything was possible. he trained for a week at the kennedy space centre in florida, preparing for the hour—long suborbitalflight, preparing for the hour—long suborbital flight, originally scheduled for 2015. in the last few yea rs, scheduled for 2015. in the last few years, he has been working with various charities, as well as public speaking. he wanted to inspire schoolchildren to study science and technology. the space mission had not happened at the time of his
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passing, but it is believed to still be in the works. this is me. in earlier interviews, he said he wa nted earlier interviews, he said he wanted the flight to be a victory for all africans. he planned to take the south african flag with him, along with a map of africa. now, they call it manic monday, the start of the second week of wimbledon, and david 0rnstein is there for us now. manic indeed, simon. all of the last 16 round matches are taking place today. there is a brilliant atmosphere around the grounds, and the man charged with overseeing it all is the championships chief executive, richard lewis, whojoins us now. executive, richard lewis, whojoins us now. it has already been an exciting start to so called manic monday, and it could get even better. it could. it has been a great start, and party lost to alison riske. when the world number
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one loses, it is a surprise, but she isa one loses, it is a surprise, but she is a great grass court player and deserved to win. both players are incredibly popular, so it was quite anl-- incredibly popular, so it was quite an l —— effort by alison riske. incredibly popular, so it was quite an l -- effort by alison riske. and 15—year—old coco gauff is playing today. what effect as she had on the competition? people were talking about it before hand, competition? people were talking about it beforehand, saying she was about it beforehand, saying she was a future star, but we set the stage and she walked on the stage and performed like a star. people speculate about what she has for the future. she could go anywhere. she could win the championships one day, perhaps this year, but one day, and she has that star status, which is great for the sport and the championships. the championships seems to have had everything apart from rain. so far. we were very lucky on saturday night because it started raining pretty much as play finished. there is a bit of weather around forecast for the end of the week. but we have the second roof on
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numberone week. but we have the second roof on number one court. we used it for bad light last week to finish matches, but if we need to, we will use it for the rain. we but if we need to, we will use it forthe rain. we are prepared but if we need to, we will use it for the rain. we are prepared for it. i'm not allowed to ask the chief executive how he sees the tournament going, but it is wonderful to have big names still in the competition and young pretenders also might. big names still in the competition and young pretenders also mightm is, from our point of view, it is set up very well. we are into manic monday, as the media have now called it, andl monday, as the media have now called it, and i think that name will stick, and there is lots of mouthwatering contests. british interests with joe garner konta, mouthwatering contests. british interests withjoe garner konta, and roger, rafa, novak. interesting stories that could unfold and we will see how it goes. two are already out on court, raff and a dylon centre, and serena williams behind me. they are both a break to the good in the first set, and there is more to come with the likes of
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