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Serena Williams Nominated For Two ESPYs

It feels like the accolades may never stop for Serena Williams. The 35-year old mother-to-be was nominated for two 2017 ESPY awards: Best Female Athlete and Best Female Tennis Player. Williams has had a good history of raking in the hardware at the ESPYs. She has been nominated for Best Female Athlete five times and won twice and nominated for …

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Becker’s ‘Five Second Sex’ In A Cupboard Has Cost Him His fortune

Tennis legend Boris Becker, who inadvertently blew £20m ($25m) after impregnating a Russian model in a broom cupboard of a restaurant, has now seen his fortune whittled down to the point of bankruptcy, the International Business Times alleges. Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker was declared bankrupt at a court in London yesterday (21 June) despite having earned an estimated £100m …

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Tennis Legend Becker Declared Bankrupt After Failure To Pay Debts

Tennis champion Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt – by a court official who watched him play on Centre Court. Lawyers for the three-time Wimbledon winner pleaded with a Bankruptcy Court registrar in London on Wednesday for “a last chance” to pay a long-standing debt. But Miss Registrar Christine Derrett, who recalled watching him play, said it was “with regret” …

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Serena Hits Courts Despites Pregnancy Trimester

Serena Williams might be in the third trimester of her pregnancy but that is not holding her back from hitting the practice courts and keep hitting the ball when she returns next year. If the rallies with the trainer are any suggestion, she is as fluent as ever when she connected the racket to the ball from the baseline. 35-year-old …

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Ndanusa Seeks Support For New Tennis Boss

The immediate past president of the Nigeria Tennis Federation Sani Ndanusa has urged tennis stakeholders to support the newly-elected NTF board headed by Dayo Akindoju. The former sports minister commended Yemi Owoseni, who contested against Akindoju, as well as other tennis stakeholders, for displaying maturity in Tuesday’s election in Abuja. He said, “We are one big family as far as …

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Venus Williams loses in 4th round at French Open

Timea Bacsinszky used an eight-game burst to bounce Venus Williams out of Paris for the second straight year, ensuring a first-time Grand Slam champion. Last year’s U.S. Open finalist is the highest seed remaining and she looked strong as she won 11 of the final 13 games against Witthoeft. Serena was recently spotted at Roland Garros, supporting her sister, who …

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Quadri, Assar trudge on in men’s singles

Aruna Quadri… They were considered the best in Africa and this they confirmed at the 2017 ITTF World Championships after they overcame their opponents to berth in the second round of the men’s singles. Even when their continental counterparts – Nigeria’s Segun Toriola and Egypt’s trio of Ahmed Saleh, Mohammed El-Beiali and El-Sayed Lashin were shown the exit, Quadri and …

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Ayomide Abiona Retains Ogun State /Hon. Segun Williams Table Tennis Tourney

Ayomide Abiona has won a supremacy battle against rival,Sodiq Odukoya whom he defeated by two sets to one, to successfully defend his junior boys’ singles title at the recently concluded Ogun State/ Hon.Segun Williams Table Tennis Developmental Monthly Championship,played at the Alake Sports Centre in Ijeja, Abeokuta. Abiona with the victory,confimed his supremacy over Odukoya, having won two of the …

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Ayomide Abiona Retains Ogun State /Hon. Segun Williams Table Tennis Tourney

Ayomide Abiona has won a supremacy battle against rival, Sodiq Odukoya whom he defeated by two sets to one, to successfully defend his junior boys’ singles title at the recently concluded Ogun State/ Hon.Segun Williams Table Tennis Developmental Monthly Championship, played at the Alake Sports Centre in Ijeja, Abeokuta. Abiona with the victory ,confimed his supremacy over Odukoya, having won …

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39th CBN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP HOLDS IN LAGOS 2017 CBN SENIOR TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP HOLDS IN LAGOS

The 39th Central Bank of Nigeria Open Tennis Championship will hold at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos from May 25th – June 3rd, 2017, sponsors of the national flagship championship, CBN has announced. There would be six categories of titles at stake in the tournament expected to feature no fewer than 300 players, namely Men’s singles, Women singles, Men’s doubles, …

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