SERENA WILLIAMS SEEKS 24TH GRAND SLAM TITLE AT AUSTRALIAN OPEN
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SERENA WILLIAMS SEEKS 24TH GRAND SLAM TITLE AT AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Serena Williams is the firm favourite to win the Australian Open as she again bids for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title. The 38-year-old American is aiming…

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN QUALIFYING STILL DISRUPTED BY POOR AIR
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AUSTRALIAN OPEN QUALIFYING STILL DISRUPTED BY POOR AIR

Australian Open qualifying was disrupted for a second successive day due to poor air quality on Wednesday (Jan 15) as smoke from bush fires continued to blanket Melbourne…

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NOVAK DJOKOVIC’S SERBIA BEATS RAFAEL NADAL’S SPAIN TO WIN ATP CUP
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NOVAK DJOKOVIC’S SERBIA BEATS RAFAEL NADAL’S SPAIN TO WIN ATP CUP

Novak Djokovic inspired Serbia to victory in the inaugural ATP Cup team event in Sydney after defeating his long-term Spanish rival Rafael Nadal in singles on Sunday (Jan…

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SERENA WILLIAMS ENDS THREE-YEAR TITLE DROUGHT
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SERENA WILLIAMS ENDS THREE-YEAR TITLE DROUGHT

Serena Williams ended a three-year title drought and donated her winner’s cheque to victims of the Australian bush fires in an emotional WTA Auckland Classic final on Sunday.…

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SERENA WILLIAMS CRUISES INTO SEMI-FINALS IN AUCKLAND
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SERENA WILLIAMS CRUISES INTO SEMI-FINALS IN AUCKLAND

Top seed Serena Williams overcame windy conditions to reach the semi-finals of the Auckland Classic on Friday with a 6-4 6-3 victory over Germany’s Laura Siegemund. The 23-time…

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NADAL PUTS SPAIN INTO QUARTERFINALS AT ATP CUP
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NADAL PUTS SPAIN INTO QUARTERFINALS AT ATP CUP

Rafael Nadal came back twice from a break down against Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka to put Spain into the ATP Cup quarter-finals in Australia. According to BBC, the world…

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN DELAY VALID IF SMOKE HAZE WORSEN, SAYS DJOKOVIC
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AUSTRALIAN OPEN DELAY VALID IF SMOKE HAZE WORSEN, SAYS DJOKOVIC

Novak Djokovic said Australian Open organisers should consider delaying the first Grand Slam of the year if haze from bushfires raging around the country threatens players’ health.  The…

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MARIA SHARAPOVA RETURNS TO ACTION IN BRISBANE
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MARIA SHARAPOVA RETURNS TO ACTION IN BRISBANE

Former tennis world No. 1 Maria Sharapova will open her 2020 campaign in Brisbane after being awarded a wild card by the organisers, the five-time Grand Slam winner…

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LASTING LEGACY NOT TROPHY-HUNTING DRIVES DJOKOVIC
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LASTING LEGACY NOT TROPHY-HUNTING DRIVES DJOKOVIC

Novak Djokovic says the main source of his motivation at this stage of his career is securing a lasting legacy rather than simply trying to win tennis matches…

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VIDEO: SERENA TRAINS WITH TYSON FOR A BETTER 2020 GRAND SLAM SHOW
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VIDEO: SERENA TRAINS WITH TYSON FOR A BETTER 2020 GRAND SLAM SHOW

Serena Williams is determined to come out swinging at the Australian Open next month and is taking tips from Mike Tyson on how to pack a punch. At…

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TOP GUNS LINE UP FOR AUSTRALIAN OPEN
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TOP GUNS LINE UP FOR AUSTRALIAN OPEN

All the world’s top 50 men and women players, bar Victoria Azarenka, have confirmed they will start the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the season, at…

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FORMER FRENCH OPEN CHAMPION SURVIVES CANCER
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FORMER FRENCH OPEN CHAMPION SURVIVES CANCER

Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone has been given the all clear following a “tough battle” with cancer, the 39-year-old Italian has said. The 2010 Roland Garros champion…

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TENNIS GREAT, SHARAPOVA TO MISS TOKYO 2020
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TENNIS GREAT, SHARAPOVA TO MISS TOKYO 2020

DUNCAN MACKAY Maria Sharapova seems to have admitted that she will miss next year’s Olympics in Tokyo, after committing herself to playing a tournament in California during the…

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ROGER FEDERER BECOMES FIRST LIVING PERSON TO APPEAR ON SWISS COIN
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ROGER FEDERER BECOMES FIRST LIVING PERSON TO APPEAR ON SWISS COIN

BY DUNCAN MACKAY. Swissmint has announced it is dedicating a commemorative coin to Swiss tennis icon Roger Federer – the first living person to receive the honour. Swissmint…

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BARCELONA DEFENDER, PIQUE BLASTS TENNIS LEGEND, ROGER FEDERER
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BARCELONA DEFENDER, PIQUE BLASTS TENNIS LEGEND, ROGER FEDERER

Gerard Pique who recently completed his 500th match for FC Barcelona is happy with the way the inaugural Davis Cup he and his investment company Kosmos organized went…

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NADAL DRAWS SPAIN LEVEL WITH BRITAIN IN DAVIS CUP SEMIFINALS
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NADAL DRAWS SPAIN LEVEL WITH BRITAIN IN DAVIS CUP SEMIFINALS

Rafael Nadal sent Spain’s Davis Cup semi-final against Britain on Saturday into a deciding doubles rubber with a 6-4, 6-0 thrashing of Dan Evans in Madrid. Kyle Edmund…

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OSAKA TO CONFIRM JAPANESE CITIZENSHIP FOR TOKYO 2020
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OSAKA TO CONFIRM JAPANESE CITIZENSHIP FOR TOKYO 2020

BY DAN PALMER Tennis ace Naomi Osaka is to confirm her Japanese citizenship in order to represent the host nation at next year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The…

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NIGERIA SPORTS MINISTER SUNDAY DARE RELOCATES OFFICE TO STADIUM
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NIGERIA SPORTS MINISTER SUNDAY DARE RELOCATES OFFICE TO STADIUM

Nigeria Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has relocated his office to the M.K.O Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.  According to a press release from the ministry,…

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TO BE OR NOT TO BE? ROGER FEDERER KEEPS TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC ORGANISERS GUESSING
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TO BE OR NOT TO BE? ROGER FEDERER KEEPS TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC ORGANISERS GUESSING

BY MIKE ROWBOTTOM. Roger Federer has planned his schedule up until next year’s Wimbledon, but has not yet decided whether to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Games, An…

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LAGOS SPORTS BOSS, KWEKU TANDOH APPLAUDS NATIONAL YOUTH GAMES
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LAGOS SPORTS BOSS, KWEKU TANDOH APPLAUDS NATIONAL YOUTH GAMES

The Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, has applauded the Grassroots and Youth Development department of the Sports Ministry, headed by Dr. Ademola Are,…

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BEYOND RABAT 2019 AFRICAN GAMES
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BEYOND RABAT 2019 AFRICAN GAMES

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. Rabat 2019 African Games reached the crescendo as the skies of the Prince Moulay Abdella Stadium in Rabat were ignited. The 12th edition of the continental…

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