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actress octavia spencer to speak at kent state commencement


kent, ohio — kent state university's first universitywide commencement will get a touch of hollywood as oscar-winning actress octavia spencer speaks to graduates of the northeastern ohio school.spencer recently starred as mathematician dorothy vaughan in the drama "hidden figures." the film tells the true story of several female african-american mathematicians at nasa key to the 1960's era space race between the united states and russia.spencer says it's an honor to share her personal story at kent state.she says she hopes her message "inspires others to dream big, never give up and pursue their passion despite the obstacles that might get in the way."the may 13 ceremony will be the first where all graduates from the eight-campus system are honored in one place.






ucla vs. kent state: how they match up


ucla-kent state matchupwho: no. 3 ucla (29-4) vs. no. 14 kent state (23-12).what:ncaa south regional first-round game, friday, 6:57 p.m. pdt.where: golden 1 center, sacramento. tv: trutv; radio: 570.update: ucla is back in the ncaa tournament after a one-year absence, intent on making a deep run in what will almost surely be freshman point guard lonzo ball’s only college season. the bruins will enjoy size and skill advantages at almost every position against the golden flashes, who won four games in the mid-american conference tournament with their guard-heavy lineup to advance to the ncaa tournament for the first time since 2008. both teams are relatively hot; ucla has won 10 of its last 11 games and kent state nine of its last 10. ucla has avoided letdown losses all season, its closest t






ucla vs. kent state: how they match up in ncaa tournament


no. 3 ucla vs. no. 14 kent state: a look at how the bruins and golden flashes match up in the first round of the ncaa tournament’s south regional.friday at golden 1 center, sacramentohow they got here: ucla has won 10 of its last 11 games but did not look sharp in the pac-12 conference tournament, squeaking past usc by two points before falling flat against arizona. kent state needed to win the mid-american conference tournament to qualify for its first trip to the ncaa tournament since 2008, beating the teams seeded nos. 3, 2 and 1 on the way to the championship.last 10 games: ucla 9-1; kent state 9-1. record vs. ncaa tournament teams: ucla 6-4; kent state 0-0.best victories/worst losses: ucla defeated kentucky, 97-92, at rupp arena to end the wildcats’ 42-game home winning streak. in con






former bow truss employees plan wage theft lawsuit


former employees of chicago-based coffee roaster and cafe chain bow truss plan to announce monday they have filed a wage theft lawsuit against the company and its management.in mid-january, all local locations of bow truss shut down as the business struggled to pay employees and rent. the company’s employees said at the time they closed stores and refused to return after many had paychecks bounce. all but two locations — one in the loop and another in river north — have remained closed.bow truss closures leave some employees ready to move onmeg grahamemployees of bow truss coffee shops say many still haven’t been paid since chicago locations were closed last week — and some are now looking to “move on.”holly kent-payne, a former barista at bow truss’ logan square location, said many employ






kent grammar schools: odds 'loaded against poor pupils'


image copyrightistockimage caption the kent entrance system is like playing with loaded dice, say the report authors the odds are loaded against children from disadvantaged backgrounds who apply for grammar schools in kent, suggests a study.entrance tests for the county's grammars "understate the true academic abilities" of poorer children, says the education datalab report. the "heavily" selective county will be a useful case study if grammars are rolled out nationally, says the study. kent county council said it was working to boost social mobility in grammars. ministers have announced plans for a new generation of grammar schools in england by 2020."we want to see more children from disadvantaged families get into grammars," said education secretary justine greening in a speech last mon






kent grammar schools: odds 'loaded against poor pupils'


image copyrightistockimage caption the kent entrance system is like playing with loaded dice, say the report authors the odds are loaded against children from disadvantaged backgrounds who apply for grammar schools in kent, suggests a study.entrance tests for the county's grammars "understate the true academic abilities" of poorer children, says the education datalab report. the "heavily" selective county will be a useful case study if grammars are rolled out nationally, says the study. kent county council said it was working to boost social mobility in grammars. ministers have announced plans for a new generation of grammar schools in england by 2020."we want to see more children from disadvantaged families get into grammars," said education secretary justine greening in a speech last mon






the real identity of dc's mysterious 'other' clark kent has finally been reveale


image: dc comics. art by doug mahnke, jaime mendoza, wil quintana and rob leigh.if you’ve been following superman comics recently, then you’re gonna be fully aware that the man of steel has been having one hell of a time. he had his identity made public. then he died, replaced by the version of himself from before the new 52 reboot. and then, another clark kent showed up, claiming to never have been superman at all.the mystery surrounding this other clark kent—who asserted that, before the new 52 superman died, the hero sent him into hiding and assumed his identity to protect the reporter during a story he was investigating—has been percolating throughout the pages of superman and action comics for a few months now. but today’s action comics #975—by dan jurgens, doug mahnke, jaime mendoza,






police: driver flees after fatal two-car crash in kent


a passenger in one vehicle died, while the driver of the car ran a red light and caused the accident fled the scene on foot, police saykent (ap) — authorities are trying to locate a driver suspected of fleeing on foot after a deadly hit-and-run collision that killed a woman in the south king county city of kent.kent police commander jarod kasner said in a news release that the woman, who was a passenger in the vehicle that was hit, died from her injuries following saturday night’s crash. two others in the car with her were taken to a hospital.kasner says preliminary reports show that a lone driver was heading southbound on pacific highway south, when the vehicle ran a red light and struck the other vehicle. the suspect fled the scene after the collision.






death of elderly couple in glenwood springs officially ruled a murder-suicide –


the october death of an elderly couple in glenwood springs has officially been ruled a murder-suicide.garfield county coroner robert glassmire has ruled that 79-year-old joseph llewellyn fatally shot his wife — 73-year-old mary kent — before killing himself.“physical and medical evidence from the scene investigation and autopsies are clear and convincing that mr. llewellyn shot mrs. kent in the head and then shot himself in the head,” glassmire said.the shooting happened on oct. 18. llewellyn was pronounced dead at the scene and kent died on oct. 28 after being taken to denver for medical treatment.authorities say dna samples from the crime scene analyzed by state investigators confirmed there was no evidence of a third person at the home where the shooting happened who could have contribu






police: driver flees after fatal two-car crash in kent


a passenger in one vehicle died, while the driver of the car ran a red light and caused the accident fled the scene on foot, police saykent (ap) — authorities are trying to locate a driver suspected of fleeing on foot after a deadly hit-and-run collision that killed a woman in the south king county city of kent.kent police commander jarod kasner said in a news release that the woman, who was a passenger in the vehicle that was hit, died from her injuries following saturday night’s crash. two others in the car with her were taken to a hospital.kasner says preliminary reports show that a lone driver was heading southbound on pacific highway south, when the vehicle ran a red light and struck the other vehicle. the suspect fled the scene after the collision.






kent jones brings ty dolla $ign, lil dicky & e-40 together for the “sit down”


kent jones has kept the radio airwaves on fire with his major single “sit down” within the last few months. the miami rapper and producer never fails to go outside the box for his visuals so he recruited film maker michael garcia for some help. garcia also directed kodak black’s controversial “tunnel vision” video to help bring his popular club banger, off his too much too soon mixtape, to life. read: kent jones delivers an eye-opening performance of “don’t mind” on ‘the late late show’we the best’s frontrunner hits up a salon in search of the light skinned cutie with the blue hair. ty dolla comes through to make it rain on all the struggling hairdressers while lil dicky sticks to his goofy steez by rapping his verse from the chair as he gets a layered perm. e-40 shows up fashionably late






sikh man shot after being told "go back to your own country," police say


kent, wash. -- a kent, washington man was shot in his driveway friday night by a man who allegedly told him to “go back to your own country,” the town’s police said saturday morning.the victim, a 39-year-old follower of the sikh religion, was in his driveway working on his vehicle when he was approached by a man he did not know, cbs affiliate-kiro reports. male observant sikhs often cover their heads with turbans, which are considered sacred, and refrain from shaving their beards.  some sort of altercation followed, during which the victim reported that the suspect made the “go back” statement.the victim was then shot in the arm. the suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall white man with a mask covering the lower half of his face, with a stocky build and wore dark clothing.  kent police tell






dartford bereaved parents stolen baby items returned


image copyrightkent policeimage caption a buggy with a distinctive leather-coloured handle grip was among the items in the stolen car a baby toy and other items stolen from a couple whose son had recently died have been returned to a police station. they were in a black ford fiesta, when it was stolen in mead road, dartford on wednesday, kent police said.a red toy dinosaur along with a buggy, and two car seats were left at north kent police station at about 18:15 bst on sunday, a spokesman said. a blue, grey and black-striped blanket the baby had been wrapped in and a blue baby mirror were also stolen. a kent police spokesman said an investigation was underway to find out who had left the items outside the police station. image copyrightkent policeimage caption a red toy dinosaur that belo






garfield basketball coach ed haskins lands assistant job at washington state


after nine years and two state championships with the bulldogs, the coach joins ernie kent's staff with the cougars. haskins attended wsu in the 1990s.pullman – ernie kent injected some westside recruiting muscle into the washington state basketball program on monday, naming former garfield high coach ed haskins as his newest assistant coach.garfield is a regular producer of pac-12 talent. this year haskins-coached four-star guards daejon davis and jaylen nowell signed with stanford and washington, respectively. four-star forward j’raan brooks is a junior at garfield and will certainly be one of haskins’ first calls in his new capacity as a wsu coach.haskins, 44, attended wsu in the early-90s before graduating from eastern washington and his brother, aaron, played on two ncaa tournament te






dartford bereaved parents stolen baby items returned


image copyrightkent policeimage caption a buggy with a distinctive leather-coloured handle grip was among the items in the stolen car a baby toy and other items stolen from a couple whose son had recently died have been returned to a police station. the items were inside a black ford fiesta stolen from mead road, dartford on wednesday, kent police said.a red toy dinosaur, a buggy and two car seats were left at north kent police station at about 18:15 bst on sunday, a spokesman said. a blue, grey and black-striped blanket the baby had been wrapped in and a blue baby mirror were also stolen. a kent police spokesman said an investigation was under way to find out who had left the items outside the police station. image copyrightkent policeimage caption a red toy dinosaur that belonged to the






dartford bereaved parents stolen baby items returned


image copyrightkent policeimage caption a buggy with a distinctive leather-coloured handle grip was among the items in the stolen car a baby toy and other items stolen from a couple whose son had recently died have been returned to a police station. the items were inside a black ford fiesta stolen from mead road, dartford on wednesday, kent police said.a red toy dinosaur, a buggy and two car seats were left at north kent police station at about 18:15 bst on sunday, a spokesman said. a blue, grey and black-striped blanket the baby had been wrapped in and a blue baby mirror were also stolen. a kent police spokesman said an investigation was under way to find out who had left the items outside the police station. image copyrightkent policeimage caption a red toy dinosaur that belonged to the






outgoing coke ceo given pay package worth $16 million


new york (ap) — coca-cola ceo muhtar kent, who is stepping down in may, received compensation worth $16 million last year, according to a regulatory filing.kent, 64, has overseen a challenging period for the company recently as it adapts to changing drinking habits.his compensation included a salary of $1.6 million, stock and options worth $9.5 million and incentive pay of $4.1 million. other compensation included costs for travel, security and contributions to a retirement and savings plan, according to a filing with the securities and exchange commission. it’s an increase from $14.6 million in 2015.kent, chief executive since 2008, will continue serving as board chairman after james quincey, coke’s president, becomes ceo.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the ap’s






hundreds gather in bellevue to condemn shooting of sikh man in kent


the peace vigil was organized before friday’s shooting of a sikh man in kent, which further fueled the urgency behind the gathering.calling for an end to hate crimes, hundreds of south asians and others gathered at a bellevue park sunday to condemn the feb. 22 killing of an indian engineer in kansas and the shooting of a sikh man in kent on friday night.the crowd at crossroads park gathered on a cold afternoon below a photograph of the engineer, srinivas kuchibhotla, shot by a gunman who reportedly yelled “get out of my country” before he opened fire at a kansas bar and grill. a companion of kuchibhotla’s and another patron were wounded in the shooting, which the fbi is investigating as a hate crime.“the killing of mr. srinivas was the last straw,” said rita meher, an organizer of sunday’s






hundreds gather in bellevue park to condemn kent shooting, kansas attack


the peace vigil was organized before friday’s shooting of a sikh man in kent, which further fueled the urgency behind the gathering.calling for an end to hate crimes, hundreds of south asians and others gathered at a bellevue park sunday to condemn the feb. 22 fatal shooting of an indian engineer in kansas and the shooting of a sikh man in kent on friday night.the crowd at crossroads park gathered on a cold afternoon below a photograph of the engineer, srinivas kuchibhotla, shot by a gunman who reportedly yelled “get out of my country” before he opened fire at a kansas bar and grill. a companion of kuchibhotla’s and another patron were wounded in the shooting, which the fbi is investigating as a hate crime. “the killing of mr. srinivas was the last straw,” said rita meher, an organizer of






kent police probe as child's remains found in sheerness


image copyrightgoogleimage caption the remains were found in broadway a young child's remains have been found in a street in kent, police have said.officers received a report that the "remains of an infant" had been found in broadway, sheerness, just before 12:50 gmt.a spokesman for the force said: "the age and identity is not currently known and neither is the cause of death."appealing for information, he said: "those that do come forward should know that the information will be handled in a sensitive way."






washington sikh man shot during racist attack


a 39-year-old kent, washington man was shot in the arm after being accosted by a white man who told him, “go back to your own country!” then opened fire.according to the tacoma news tribune, the unnamed victim, who is a follower of the sikh faith, was working on his car in the driveway of his residence on friday evening when the attack took place.kent police said that a white man approximately six feet tall with a mask covering the lower half of his face approached the sikh man and began to berate him. a scuffle followed, during which the attacker shouted, “go back to your own country” before shooting the victim, who was struck in the arm.the attacker — who is described as being stockily built and wearing dark clothing — then fled the scene. “this investigation is a top priority for the ke






fbi aids in investigation into shooting of sikh man in kent


the victim, who is out of the hospital, said the shooter told him to “go back to your own country”the fbi is helping the kent police department investigate the shooting of a sikh man who claims his assailant told him to “go back to your own country.”a statement sunday from the fbi’s seattle office said the bureau remains “committed to investigating crimes that are potentially hate-motivated.”the victim of the friday shooting was identified sunday as deep rai in a tweet from india’s minister of external affairs, sushma swaraj. she also tweeted that rai is out of danger.“i am sorry to know about the attack on deep rai, a u.s. national of indian origin,” swaraj tweeted. she said she has spoken to his father, and “he told me that his son had a bullet injury on his arm. he is out of danger and






fbi aids in investigation into shooting of sikh man in kent


the victim, who is out of the hospital, said the shooter told him to “go back to your own country.”the fbi is helping the kent police department investigate the shooting of a sikh man who claims his assailant told him to “go back to your own country.”a statement sunday from the fbi’s seattle office said the bureau remains “committed to investigating crimes that are potentially hate-motivated.”the victim of the friday shooting was identified sunday as deep rai in a tweet from india’s minister of external affairs, sushma swaraj. she also tweeted that rai is out of danger.“i am sorry to know about the attack on deep rai, a u.s. national of indian origin,” swaraj tweeted. she said she has spoken to his father, and “he told me that his son had a bullet injury on his arm. he is out of danger and






deadman's island reveals the grisly history of kent


it is the island which has inspired tales of supernatural devil dogs and bodies buried without skulls.now, thanks to erosion, the real history of deadman's island off kent's north coast is being exposed.more than two centuries ago, the island, which lies opposite the isle of sheppey, was used as a burial ground for convicts who died on floating prisons, known as prison hulks.coffins and bones can now be found sticking out of the mud.you can see the full story on inside out, on one south east and london on monday 30 january at 19:30 gmt, and later on the iplayer.






from dollars to detention: 8 questions for the man who leads kent schools


in his 20 months at the helm of washington’s fourth-largest school district, kent superintendent calvin watts is facing an enormous budget hole while trying to change the culture within the district’s 43 schools.the kent school district, with 27,750 students, is washington’s fourth-largest, and has undergone rapid change in the past decade, with 31 percent more low-income students than it had in 2007, and a surge of nonnative english speakers. such shifts would be challenging under any circumstance. but superintendent calvin watts, who took the helm in 2015, is also confronting significant budget problems. in march, he announced that each of kent’s 43 schools had to cut its budget by 20 percent. the following month, he froze 260 school-district credit cards without notifying teachers or ot






kent police probe as child's remains found in sheerness


image copyrightgoogleimage caption the remains were found in broadway a young child's remains have been found in a street in kent, police have said.officers received a report that the "remains of an infant" had been found in broadway, sheerness, just before 12:50 gmt.a spokesman for the force said: "the age and identity is not currently known and neither is the cause of death."as part of the inquiry, he said officers are also keen to locate the mother of the child to ensure her wellbeing.he added: "those that do come forward should know that the information will be handled in a sensitive way."






kent police probe as child's remains found in sheerness


image copyrightgoogleimage caption the remains were found in broadway a young child's remains have been found in a street in kent, police have said.officers received a report that the "remains of an infant" had been found in broadway, sheerness, just before 12:50 gmt.a spokesman for the force said: "the age and identity is not currently known and neither is the cause of death."as part of the inquiry, he said officers are also keen to locate the mother of the child to ensure her wellbeing.he added: "those that do come forward should know that the information will be handled in a sensitive way."






gop official resigns after tweet


marquette, mich. (ap) — a michigan republican has resigned after causing outrage by suggesting that protesters at university of california, berkeley, should be s .dan adamini, secretary of the marquette county gop, told the mining journal of marquette (http://bit.ly/2ksin2p ) he stepped down so he isn’t “a distraction and a hindrance to the work of the party.”adamini last week tweeted: “violent protesters who shut down free speech? time for another kent state perhaps. one bullet stops a lot of thuggery.”  he posted a similar comment on his facebook page.in 1970, the ohio national guard fatally s four kent state students during vietnam war protests.adamini said he was calling for an end to violence after last week’s student demonstration that stopped a speech by right-wing commentator milo






washington sikh man shot during racist attack


facebook, guns, local, trump news, u.s. news‘go back to your own country!’: washington sikh man shot during racist attackdavid ferguson04 mar 2017 at 16:52 eta 39-year-old kent, washington man was shot in the arm after being accosted by a white man who told him, “go back to your own country!” then opened fire.according to the tacoma news tribune, the unnamed victim, who is a follower of the sikh faith, was working on his car in the driveway of his residence on friday evening when the attack took place.kent police said that a white man approximately six feet tall with a mask covering the lower half of his face approached the sikh man and began to berate him. a scuffle followed, during which the attacker shouted, “go back to your own country” before shooting the victim, who was struck in the






sheerness crash man missing after running from police into sea


image copyrightgoogleimage caption the car hit bollards in strode crescent before the man ran off and in to the sea a man is missing after running in to the sea as he fled from police following a crash in a stolen car. the search began after the renault clio hit a bollard in sheerness, kent, just after 23:00 gmt on friday.police officers, a police helicopter, the rnli, coastguard and kent fire and rescue service are involved in a search that was called off at 03:50 before resuming earlier.three people were detained on suspicion of taking a car without consent. a 19-year-old woman, a 29-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man, all from sheerness remain in police custody. a kent police spokeswoman said the search for the missing man resumed at 10:00 bst and is ongoing. det ch insp adam ball sai






sheerness crash man missing after running from police into sea


image copyrightgoogleimage caption the car hit bollards in strode crescent before the man ran off and in to the sea a man is missing after running in to the sea as he fled from police following a crash in a stolen car. the search began after the renault clio hit a bollard in sheerness, kent, just after 23:00 gmt on friday.police officers, a police helicopter, the rnli, coastguard and kent fire and rescue service are involved in a search that was called off at 03:50 before resuming earlier.three people were detained on suspicion of taking a car without consent. a 19-year-old woman, a 29-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man, all from sheerness remain in police custody. a kent police spokeswoman said the search for the missing man resumed at 10:00 bst and is ongoing. det ch insp adam ball sai






dynamic freshman duo again carry the bruins to victory


ucla players discuss ncaa tournament win over kent stateucla point guard lonzo ball, forward t. j. leaf, and center thomas welsh speak to reporters following the bruins' 97-80 victory over kent state in the first round of ncaa tournament in sacramento on march 17, 2017.ucla point guard lonzo ball, forward t. j. leaf, and center thomas welsh speak to reporters following the bruins' 97-80 victory over kent state in the first round of ncaa tournament in sacramento on march 17, 2017.see more videos






cherry creek coach kent dertinger talks hoops, signing day and more


every other week, denver post preps editor kyle newman talks high school sports with a local coach or athlete on the post preps podcast.on today’s show, newman travels to greenwood village to sit down with cherry creek basketball head coach kent dertinger to discuss the play of the no. 7 bruins (13-7), keys to surviving in the centennial league, signing day, his bruin pride and much more.






michigan wooed him at ellite p, but trevor kent stuck with northwestern


the pittsburg without the "h" is not on the way to anything. kansas city is two hours to the north. st. louis is four-plus hours to the east. fayetteville, ark., is more than 100 miles south, and driving west merely gets you to wichita, kan."it's a small town with nice, midwestern people," trevor kent said. "kind of in the middle of nowhere."so when a michigan coach informed kent that jim harbaugh and staff members would be visiting pittsburg state for a ellite p, he was floored.it did make sense in at least one respect: kent is the highest-ranked prospect in kansas, a 6-foot-5, 255-pound defensive end who drew offers from nebraska, oklahoma, penn state and, yes, michigan."(michigan) was pretty on trevor," said his high school coach, tom nickelson.kent pledged to northwestern in march, tel






michigan wooed him at ellite p, but trevor kent stuck with northwestern


the pittsburg without the "h" is not on the way to anything. kansas city is two hours to the north. st. louis is four-plus hours to the east. fayetteville, ark., is more than 100 miles south, and driving west merely gets you to wichita, kan."it's a small town with nice, midwestern people," trevor kent said. "kind of in the middle of nowhere."so when a michigan coach informed kent that jim harbaugh and staff members would be visiting pittsburg state for a ellite p, he was floored.it did make sense in at least one respect: kent is the highest-ranked prospect in kansas, a 6-foot-5, 255-pound defensive end who drew offers from nebraska, oklahoma, penn state and, yes, michigan."(michigan) was pretty on trevor," said his high school coach, tom nickelson.kent pledged to northwestern in march, te






kent school district halts international field trips over border concerns


worried about stricter enforcement at the u.s. border, the kent school board has canceled all international field trips for the foreseeable future.the kent school board has decided to halt all international field trips, worried that stricter border enforcement could prevent kent students who are in the united states illegally from returning to the country.the decision, announced at what was described as an emotional board meeting wednesday night, resulted in the immediate cancellation of two kentlake high school trips scheduled for this school year: an education exchange to osaka, japan, and a band trip to victoria, b.c., that has been a school tradition for 18 years.chris loftis, the district’s executive director of communications, said the “sometimes confusing messaging” from president d






outgoing coke ceo given pay package worth $16 million


new york — coca-cola ceo muhtar kent, who is stepping down in may, received a compensation package worth $16 million last year, according to a regulatory filing.that included a salary of $1.6 million, stock and options worth $9.5 million and incentive pay of $4.1 million. other compensation included costs for travel, security and contributions to a retirement and savings plan, according to a filing with the securities and exchange commission. the compensation is an increase from the $14.6 million kent received in 2015.kent, 64, in recent years has overseen challenges for the maker of fanta, smartwater and powerade as it slashes costs and works to adapt its business to changing drinking habits. james quincey, coke's president, takes over as ceo later this year and recently said coke has "ou






ucla pulls away for 97-80 win over kent state


sacramento, calif. — ucla raced out for layups, dropped in 3-pointers, piled up the points. the bruins are the nation’s top-scoring team, so no surprise there.the defense? that still could use a little work.ucla raced out to a big lead and held on through numerous defensive lapses, pulling away late for a 97-80 victory over scrappy kent state on friday night in the ncaa tournament south region.“we were obviously very efficient on offense and at times were efficient on defense, just had some lapses there,” ucla coach steve alford said.ucla (30-4) jumped out to a 14-point lead in the opening minutes, only to have its defensive issues rise up again. the third-seeded bruins had numerous breakdowns and let kent state claw back into it by halftime, eventually stretching the lead midway through t






serena williams wins record 23rd major, beats sister venus


melbourne, australia — serena williams has won her record 23rd grand slam singles title, and her sister was right there on court to give her a congratulatory hug.the all-williams final — the first at the australian open since serena won the first edition of the family rivalry here in 2003 — went to the younger sibling 6-4, 6-4 on urday night.with her record seventh australian title, the 35-year-old williams moved ahead of steffi graf for the most major titles in the open era. margaret court has the all-time record and was also in the crowd for the final at rod laver arena.court won 24 majors, but collected 13 of those before the open era which began in 1968 after the sport be e professional.the victory also ensured serena williams will regain the top ranking, which she lost in september af