SERENA RALLIES TO MOVE INTO LAST 16 OF US OPEN
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SERENA RALLIES TO MOVE INTO LAST 16 OF US OPEN

Serena Williams overcame an early scare to defeat fellow American Sloane Stephens and move into the last 16 of the US Open on Saturday (Sept 5). Williams, the…

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MIXED RESPONSE AS DJOKOVIC LEAVES ATP PLAYERS COUNCIL AND FORMS BREAKAWAY UNION
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MIXED RESPONSE AS DJOKOVIC LEAVES ATP PLAYERS COUNCIL AND FORMS BREAKAWAY UNION

Men’s world number one Novak Djokovic has resigned as President of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Players Council to form a new players’ association, leading to criticism…

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WIMBLEDON CHAMPION, HALEP OPTS OUT OF U.S. OPEN
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WIMBLEDON CHAMPION, HALEP OPTS OUT OF U.S. OPEN

Wimbledon champion Simona Halep will skip the U.S. Open, saying Monday she is putting her health first and prefers to stay in Europe amid the coronavirus pandemic. Halep,…

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DJOKOVIC, WORLD NO. 1 TO PLAY AT U.S. OPEN
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DJOKOVIC, WORLD NO. 1 TO PLAY AT U.S. OPEN

Novak Djokovic confirmed on Thursday (Aug 13) he will play at the US Open, ending speculation about his presence at the first Grand Slam tournament since the coronavirus…

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DEFENDING CHAMP RAFAEL NADAL TO MISS US OPEN
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DEFENDING CHAMP RAFAEL NADAL TO MISS US OPEN

BY HOWARD FENDRICH Defending champion Rafael Nadal will skip the U.S. Open because of the coronavirus pandemic, putting on hold his bid to equal Roger Federer’s men’s record…

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CLIJSTERS, OSAKA, VENUS AMONG WILDCARDS IN US OPEN TUNEUP
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CLIJSTERS, OSAKA, VENUS AMONG WILDCARDS IN US OPEN TUNEUP

Four-time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters was among four major title winners given wildcards on Thursday (July 30) into the WTA field for a US Open tuneup event…

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WORLD NO. 1 PULLS OUT OF US OPEN
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WORLD NO. 1 PULLS OUT OF US OPEN

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty pulled out of the US Open on Thursday (July 30) over fears about the coronavirus pandemic in a major blow for the Grand…

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SERENA WILLIAMS, HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES BEHIND NEW WOMEN’S PRO FOOTBALL TEAM
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SERENA WILLIAMS, HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES BEHIND NEW WOMEN’S PRO FOOTBALL TEAM

A group of celebrities led by Hollywood star Natalie Portman has founded a women’s professional soccer team set to debut in 2022, the women’s pro soccer league said…

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WIMBLEDON LAUDED FOR SHARING PAYOUTS
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WIMBLEDON LAUDED FOR SHARING PAYOUTS

Wimbledon was hailed as a “class act” on Friday after the tournament agreed to award £10 million (S$17.6 million) in prize money to the 620 players who would…

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: SERENA BECOMES OLDEST WIMBLEDON CHAMPION
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: SERENA BECOMES OLDEST WIMBLEDON CHAMPION

On this date, 11 July 2015, Serena Williams at 33 years beat Spain’s Garbiñe Muguruza 6-4, 6-4 to win the Wimbledon Women’s Tennis to become the oldest winner…

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IT’S 143RD ANNIVERSARY OF WIMBLEDON TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP
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IT’S 143RD ANNIVERSARY OF WIMBLEDON TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. On this date, 9 July 1877, the first ever Wimbledon tennis championship began. The tournament, which is now 143 years old, began as the first…

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BREAKING NEWS: WORLD NO. 1 TENNIS STAR, DJOKOVIC TESTS POSITIVE TO COVID-19
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BREAKING NEWS: WORLD NO. 1 TENNIS STAR, DJOKOVIC TESTS POSITIVE TO COVID-19

World No 1 tennis player, Novak Djokovic has tested positive for coronavirus. It is alleged that the tennis star must have been infected after his Adria Tour tennis project…

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SERENA WILLIAMS BECOMES FIRST STAR TO CONFIRM US OPEN ATTENDANCE
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SERENA WILLIAMS BECOMES FIRST STAR TO CONFIRM US OPEN ATTENDANCE

Serena Williams led the from the front by becoming the first major player to confirm that she will play at the US Open after its dates were confirmed.…

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AT 40, VENUS WILLIAMS DREAMS COMPLETING GOLDEN SLAM
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AT 40, VENUS WILLIAMS DREAMS COMPLETING GOLDEN SLAM

When Venus Williams first stepped onto a tennis court in Oakland for her professional debut in 1994, the Rolling Stones were playing a concert next door at a…

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IT’S A ‘CLOSED’ US OPEN AS FANS ARE BARRED
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IT’S A ‘CLOSED’ US OPEN AS FANS ARE BARRED

Despite major challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) is set to announce this week that it will hold the 2020 US Open with the…

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NO DATE YET, FOR NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL
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NO DATE YET, FOR NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL

The chairman of Edo 2020 National Sports Festival Committee, Tonobok Okowa has debunked the story making around concerning the new day for the National Sports Festival scheduled to…

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ROGER FEDERER OUT UNTIL NEXT YEAR
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ROGER FEDERER OUT UNTIL NEXT YEAR

Twenty-time Grand Slam singles champion Roger Federer has confirmed he will be sidelined until next year after undergoing a second knee operation in a matter of months. The…

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WORLD NO. 1 DJOKOVIC CRIES FOUL OVER US OPEN HEALTH RESTRICTIONS
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WORLD NO. 1 DJOKOVIC CRIES FOUL OVER US OPEN HEALTH RESTRICTIONS

World number one Novak Djokovic described the strict hygiene restrictions under which the US Open is likely to be played as “extreme” and a cap on support teams…

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TENNIS STAR, NAOMI OSAKA ADDS POWERFUL VOICE TO PROTESTS OVER POLICE BRUTALITY TO BLACKS IN US
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TENNIS STAR, NAOMI OSAKA ADDS POWERFUL VOICE TO PROTESTS OVER POLICE BRUTALITY TO BLACKS IN US

Two-time Grand Slam tennis champion Naomi Osaka joined the chorus of athletes condemning the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of Minneapolis police, posting pictures…

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ROGER FEDERER IS FORBES’ RICHEST SPORTS PERSON
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ROGER FEDERER IS FORBES’ RICHEST SPORTS PERSON

Swiss’ Roger Federer is the first tennis player to top Forbes’ list of sports big-earners since it was created in 1990 The Swiss, who will turn 39 in…

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NAOMI OSAKA DISPLACES SERENA WILLIAMS AS WORLD’S HIGHEST-PAID FEMALE ATHLETE
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NAOMI OSAKA DISPLACES SERENA WILLIAMS AS WORLD’S HIGHEST-PAID FEMALE ATHLETE

UK’s Daily Mail has reported that Japan’s Naomi Osaka has surpassed Serena Williams as the world’s highest-paid female athlete, raking in $37.4million (£30.1m) in prize money and endorsements…

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