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Six-time champion Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Australian Open as he continues to work his way back to fitness from two knee operations earlier this year, his…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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WORLD NO. 1 DJOKOVIC, WITHDRAWS FROM ATP PLAYER COUNCIL ELECTIONS
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WORLD NO. 1 DJOKOVIC, WITHDRAWS FROM ATP PLAYER COUNCIL ELECTIONS

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from this month’s ATP Player Council elections citing the governing body’s new rule that would make it a “conflict of interest”…

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RUSSIAN TENNIS STAR, MARIA SHARAPOVA ENGAGES BRITISH MILLIONAIRE
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RUSSIAN TENNIS STAR, MARIA SHARAPOVA ENGAGES BRITISH MILLIONAIRE

Maria Sharapova’s secret is out. The five-time Major champion announced on Instagram that she is engaged to British millionaire Alexander Gilkes, 41. The retired Russian tennis superstar, 33,…

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COVID-19 FORCES AUSTRALIAN OPEN TO SHIFT TO FEBRUARY & QUALIFYING EVENT TO DOHA
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COVID-19 FORCES AUSTRALIAN OPEN TO SHIFT TO FEBRUARY & QUALIFYING EVENT TO DOHA

The Australian Open has been pushed back three weeks with the men’s qualification event moved to Doha in Qatar due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been confirmed.…

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN MAY BE DELAYED
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AUSTRALIAN OPEN MAY BE DELAYED

The Australian Open is likely to be delayed by a week or two as negotiations between organisers, the tennis tours and the Victoria government over health measures continue,…

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN MAY BE POSTPONED DUE TO VICTORIAN QUARANTINE RULES
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AUSTRALIAN OPEN MAY BE POSTPONED DUE TO VICTORIAN QUARANTINE RULES

The 2021 Australian Open could be postponed after concerns were raised over tennis players’ ability to arrive in Australia and complete the mandatory quarantine period before the Grand…

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PHASE 2 OF NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL BEGINS ON ABUJA ANNIVERSARY
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PHASE 2 OF NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL BEGINS ON ABUJA ANNIVERSARY

BY KUNLE SOLAJA The National Sports Festival in Nigeria will be held in Benin in two phases owing to the observance of the Covid-19 prevention protocols. Symbolically, the…

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TOP TWO SEEDS DJOKOVIC, THIEM OUSTED IN VIENNA OPEN
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TOP TWO SEEDS DJOKOVIC, THIEM OUSTED IN VIENNA OPEN

Novak Djokovic suffered his heaviest defeat in a three-set match on Friday (Oct 30) when he was knocked out of the Vienna ATP tournament by lucky loser Lorenzo…

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WHY THE NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL MUST BE PUT ON HOLD
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WHY THE NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL MUST BE PUT ON HOLD

BY SMARTS EBHODAGHE It is no longer news that the 20th National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020 was postponed just a few days to the commencement due to…

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NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT TO HONOUR 60 SPORTS ICONS THIS FRIDAY
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NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT TO HONOUR 60 SPORTS ICONS THIS FRIDAY

All is now set to honour  60 Nigerian sports icons and  personalities that have won laurels  for  Nigeria  and those that have made meaningful  impact on sports development in…

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RAFAEL NADAL WINS 13TH FRENCH OPEN TO CLAIM RECORD-EQUALLING 20TH GRAND SLAM TITLE
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RAFAEL NADAL WINS 13TH FRENCH OPEN TO CLAIM RECORD-EQUALLING 20TH GRAND SLAM TITLE

Spain’s Rafael Nadal demolished world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the French Open final to claim a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title on…

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TEENAGER IGA SWIATEK DAZZLES IN PARIS TO CLAIM FIRST GRAND SLAM TITLE
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TEENAGER IGA SWIATEK DAZZLES IN PARIS TO CLAIM FIRST GRAND SLAM TITLE

Securing a first Grand Slam title is supposed to be an arduous undertaking but 19-year-old Iga Swiatek crowned an extraordinary fortnight to win the French Open in a…

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RAFAEL NADAL REACHES 13TH FRENCH OPEN FINAL
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RAFAEL NADAL REACHES 13TH FRENCH OPEN FINAL

Rafael Nadal moved within one win of a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title by reaching the French Open final with a comfortable 6-3 6-3 7-6(0) victory over Diego…

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NOVAK DJOKOVIC EYES 10TH FRENCH OPEN SEMI-FINAL
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NOVAK DJOKOVIC EYES 10TH FRENCH OPEN SEMI-FINAL

Novak Djokovic targets a 10th Roland Garros semi-final on Wednesday (Oct 7) as he faces Pablo Carreno Busta, the man who was on the other side of the…

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SEXISM AND RACISM: ‘I’M UNDERPAID & UNDERVALUED AS A BLACK’, SAYS SERENA WILLIAMS
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SEXISM AND RACISM: ‘I’M UNDERPAID & UNDERVALUED AS A BLACK’, SAYS SERENA WILLIAMS

Serena Williams said she has been “underpaid (and) undervalued” as a Black woman in tennis, applauding the Black Lives Matter movement for shining a light on entrenched racism,…

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FRENCH OPEN HIT BY MATCH FIXING SCANDAL !
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FRENCH OPEN HIT BY MATCH FIXING SCANDAL !

French prosecutors on Tuesday (Oct 6) said they have opened an investigation into alleged match-fixing in a women’s doubles match at the French Open. The prosecutors’ office said…

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DOMINIC THIEM ACES TOUGH FRENCH OPEN TEST, SERENA WILLIAMS ALSO THROUGH TO 2ND ROUND
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DOMINIC THIEM ACES TOUGH FRENCH OPEN TEST, SERENA WILLIAMS ALSO THROUGH TO 2ND ROUND

US Open winner Dominic Thiem navigated a testing first-round French Open tie against former major champion Marin Cilic on Monday (Sept 28). Thiem, the runner-up to Nadal in…

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