Serena Williams puts 'Out of office' on for Wimbledon return
Serena Williams joked — or was it a joke? — that she activated the “Out of office” message on her email account so anyone trying to reach her about her many non-tennis activities while she’s at Wimbledon would know why no response arrived immediately. Great as Williams is with a racket in her hand, successful as she’s been, her sport has never been the only activity that interested her or occupied her time.news.yahoo.com
Serena Williams wins 1st match of comeback after year away
As “What A Feeling” boomed around Devonshire Park, Serena Williams strode onto center court at Eastbourne to a standing ovation for her first competitive tennis match in nearly a year. Around 90 minutes later, fans were on their feet again, celebrating a comeback win for the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion at the Wimbledon warmup event on England’s south coast. Williams partnered Ons Jabeur to victory over Sara Sorribes Tormo and Marie Bouzkova in the first round of the women’s doubles.news.yahoo.com
The big lunch: Britain celebrates the queen’s jubilee with picnic spreads
A woman celebrates the jubilee at the Cambridge Road street party in Colchester, England, on June 5. (Photos by Alice Zoo for The Washington Post) Europe The big lunch: Britain celebrates the queen’s jubilee with picnic spreads Loading...Share this storyCOLCHESTER, England — It was a little chilly, sure, with skies the color of cod belly. But there was the same DIY and WhatsApp vibe, the same feelings of laid-back block party, come-one, come-all. Lin Gildea, a retired head teacher, was organizing the Big Lunch on Endsleigh Court here. Gildea thought the Big Lunch was just one more gift from the monarch: a chance for the people to make merry — and talk real estate values and commute times.washingtonpost.com
UK defends Ukraine refugee policy amid anger at slow pace
The British government is defending its Ukraine refugee policy despite figures indicating that only 12,000 Ukrainians fleeing the war have arrived in the U.K. The figure from the government includes 10,800 people who came to join family members in Britain, and just 1,200 under the Homes for Ukraine program set up to match refuges with volunteer hosts.