FRENCH OPEN TO START A WEEK LATER ON MAY 30 AMID CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
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FRENCH OPEN TO START A WEEK LATER ON MAY 30 AMID CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

This year’s French Open tennis tournament has been postponed by a week due to the Covid-19 pandemic and will begin on May 30, the French Tennis Federation (FFT)…

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ORAL SURGERY KNOCKS SERENA WILLIAMS OUT OF MIAMI OPEN
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ORAL SURGERY KNOCKS SERENA WILLIAMS OUT OF MIAMI OPEN

Serena Williams will not compete at this week’s Miami Open as the 23-times Grand Slam singles champion recovers from oral surgery, the Associated Press reported on Sunday (March…

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OSAKA CLIMBS TO SECOND IN WTA RANKINGS AFTER AUSTRALIAN OPEN TRIUMPH
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OSAKA CLIMBS TO SECOND IN WTA RANKINGS AFTER AUSTRALIAN OPEN TRIUMPH

Naomi Osaka moved up one spot to second in the WTA rankings released on Monday following her success at the Australian Open, as she won her fourth Grand Slam title.…

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NOVAK DJOKOVIC WINS RECORD-EXTENDING NINTH AUSTRALIAN OPEN TITLE
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NOVAK DJOKOVIC WINS RECORD-EXTENDING NINTH AUSTRALIAN OPEN TITLE

Novak Djokovic beat Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 to win a record-extending ninth Australian Open title on Sunday (Feb 21). The win at Rod Laver Arena gave the…

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‘NO TENSION’ SAYS NEW TENNIS SENSATION, NAOMI OSAKA AFTER AUSTRALIAN OPEN WIN
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‘NO TENSION’ SAYS NEW TENNIS SENSATION, NAOMI OSAKA AFTER AUSTRALIAN OPEN WIN

Japan’s Naomi Osaka promised on Saturday (Feb 20) not to be weighed down by “pressure and expectation” after her latest Grand Slam victory  sparked talk she could end up…

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HOW NAOMI OSAKA BECAME AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMPION
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HOW NAOMI OSAKA BECAME AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMPION

Naomi Osaka gave Jennifer Brady a lesson in Grand Slam tennis as she cruised to a 6-4, 6-3 win to claim her second Australian Open title on Saturday…

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FROM SHY YOUNGSTER, NAOMI OSAKA BECOMES FACE OF WOMEN TENNIS
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FROM SHY YOUNGSTER, NAOMI OSAKA BECOMES FACE OF WOMEN TENNIS

Naomi Osaka’s ascension has been an uncomfortable climb at times, but the 23-year-old’s zen-like mentality and increased gravitas on and off the court leaves her well poised to…

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OSAKA SHATTERS WILLIAMS RECORD BID TO MAKE AUSTRALIAN OPEN FINAL
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OSAKA SHATTERS WILLIAMS RECORD BID TO MAKE AUSTRALIAN OPEN FINAL

Naomi Osaka emphatically ended Serena Williams’s latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam crown with a straight-sets demolition in the Australian Open semi-finals Thursday (Feb 18). The…

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TSITSIPAS STUNS NADAL IN FIVE SETS AT AUSTRALIAN OPEN
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TSITSIPAS STUNS NADAL IN FIVE SETS AT AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas recovered from two sets down to stun Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open quarter-finals on Wednesday (Feb 17), ending his bid for a record 21st…

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SERENA REACHES AUSTRALIAN OPEN SEMI-FINALS
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SERENA REACHES AUSTRALIAN OPEN SEMI-FINALS

Serena Williams came through a huge test of her Australian Open title credentials to beat Simona Halep 6-3, 6-3 in a high quality quarter-final and reach the last…

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NADAL REACHES AUSTRALIAN OPEN QUARTER-FINALS
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NADAL REACHES AUSTRALIAN OPEN QUARTER-FINALS

Rafa Nadal threw a blanket over the fire of Fabio Fognini to cruise into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win on Monday…

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DEFENDING CHAMPION, DJOKOVIC UNCERTAIN TO CONTINUE AT AUSTRALIAN OPEN
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DEFENDING CHAMPION, DJOKOVIC UNCERTAIN TO CONTINUE AT AUSTRALIAN OPEN

 Defending champion Novak Djokovic faces a fitness battle to continue in the Australian Open after suffering what he described as a “muscle tear” during a five-set win over…

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AFTERMATH OF NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL POSTPONEMENT, LAGOS SUSPENDS CAMPING
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AFTERMATH OF NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL POSTPONEMENT, LAGOS SUSPENDS CAMPING

The intensive and highly structured closed-camping activities put in place by the Lagos State Sports Commission for Team Lagos athletes in readiness for the 20th National Sports Festival,…

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMPION CRASHES OUT IN SECOND ROUND
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AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMPION CRASHES OUT IN SECOND ROUND

Reigning champion Sofia Kenin crashed out of the Australian Open in the second round on Thursday (Feb 11), slumping to a 6-3, 6-2 defeat at the hands of…

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SERENA WILLIAMS WITHDRAWS FROM AUSTRALIAN OPEN TUNE-UP EVENT
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SERENA WILLIAMS WITHDRAWS FROM AUSTRALIAN OPEN TUNE-UP EVENT

Serena Williams pulled out of the Yarra Valley Classic on Friday (Feb 5) with a right shoulder injury, few hours after her quarter-final victory in the Australian Open tune-up…

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OVER 500 ATHLETES GATHER FOR NIGERIA MILITARY GAMES
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OVER 500 ATHLETES GATHER FOR NIGERIA MILITARY GAMES

A record number of 592 athletes drawn   from nine Nigerian military and paramilitary agencies are taking part in 15 sports at the fourth edition of the ‘One Service,…

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN MAY BE SCRAPPED AS FOUR MORE PARTICIPANTS ARE HIT BY COVID-19
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AUSTRALIAN OPEN MAY BE SCRAPPED AS FOUR MORE PARTICIPANTS ARE HIT BY COVID-19

Four more Australian Open participants, including one player, have been recorded with Covid-19 infections and more cases may come to light as testing continues, officials said on Monday…

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FORMER TENNIS NO. 1, ANDY MURRAY TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
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FORMER TENNIS NO. 1, ANDY MURRAY TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Scottish tennis player Andy Murray has tested positive for Covid-19, STV said on Thursday, adding that he is still in good health. The Scottish broadcaster said Murray was…

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SERENA WILLIAMS AND WORLD NO. 1, ASHLEIGH BARTY HEADLINE AUSTRALIAN OPEN WARM-UP TOURNAMENTS
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SERENA WILLIAMS AND WORLD NO. 1, ASHLEIGH BARTY HEADLINE AUSTRALIAN OPEN WARM-UP TOURNAMENTS

World No.1 Ashleigh Barty and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams will spearhead the two WTA tournaments in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open, with the top 32-ranked…

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SWISS SENSATION, ROGER FEDERER OUT OF AUSTRALIAN OPEN
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SWISS SENSATION, ROGER FEDERER OUT OF AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Six-time champion Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Australian Open as he continues to work his way back to fitness from two knee operations earlier this year, his…

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ANDY MURRAY GETS WILD CARD FOR AUSTRALIAN OPEN
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ANDY MURRAY GETS WILD CARD FOR AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Britain’s former world No. 1 Andy Murray has been awarded a wild card for February’s Australian Open, tournament director Craig Tiley said on Sunday (Dec 27). The main…

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