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Quadri, Marylove Eye West/Central Africa Junior Encore

Fast-rising tennis protégés, Oyinlomo Quadri and Marylove Edwards headline Team Nigeria’s team for an ambitious title defence outing at the 2018 ITF/CAT West & Central Africa Junior Championship qualifiers, which serve off in Lome, Togo on Monday. The team left Lagos Sunday morning and are scheduled to arrive the venue same day.Nigeria is aiming for a record-extending seventh consecutive overall ...

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Serena Williams Reaches Out To Other Moms On Baby Teething

Even 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams was at a loss over how to help her baby, Alexis, through teething pain. Admitting she was “stressed,” the new mom reached out to fellow mommies on social media Sunday. “Teething- aka the devil – is so hard. Poor Alexis Olympia has been so uncomfortable,” the tennis star wrote alongside a photo ...

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Abdulmumini Blames Eye Injury For Loss To Atseye

Nigeria’s number one tennis player, AbdulmuminBabalola attributed his quarterfinal defeat by Henry Atseye at the 2017 Rainoil National Tennis Open Championship to an eye injury he suffered in the course of the game. Babalola was full of appreciation for the fans for their care and support during his quarterfinal tie against Atseye yesterday at the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja. The ...

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347 Table Tennis Players Flood Commonwealth Games Trials

No fewer than 347 players are currently participating in the 2017 National Table Tennis Championships and 2018 Commonwealth Games selection trials which served-off  on Wednesday at the National Stadium, Lagos. The dual event holding from December 13 to December 16 is being organised by Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF). NTTF Assistant Secretary, OlabowaleAdeosunsaid the events are part of the body’s ...

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Quadri Soars To Record 21 Spot In ITTF Ranking

Nigerian table tennis sensation, Aruna Quadri has hit a new personal high and set a new national record for the country, as he is ranked 21 in the end-of-the-year ratings released by the sport’s world ruling body, ITTF. Quadri beat his best of 25th in the ranking to displace Egypt’s Omar Assar as the continent’s best ranked player in the ...

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NTTF National Open, Commonwealth Trials Begin Monday

All is now set for the 2017 Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) national open, which will also serve as Commonwealth Games trials, from Monday, December 11 to 16 at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. According to Assistant Secretary of NTTF, Adedayo Adeosun, the players will compete for honours in 18 events, including eight events for men and women in para-table ...

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Team Civil Defence Win NCC Tennis League Cup, Third Time Lucky

Team Civil Defence of Abuja at the weekend in Lagos won the NCC Tennis League Cup by beating Team Muller 4-0 in a tie the latter were considered favourites to win. The Civil Defence team were making their third attempt at winning the cup which this year had a whopping N7 million naira as prize for the champions. In 2015, ...

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Halep Says Serena ‘s Return Will Boost WTA Tour.

Williams, the 23-time grand slam champion, has not featured since lifting the Australian Open title in January, a feat she did while being two months pregnant. The American has since given birth to daughter Alexis Olympia. She will return to action in 2018 – although exactly when remains unclear – and Halep is looking forward to competing with her again ...

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Azeez, Odusanya win Asoju Oba Cup

National ping-pong players, Jamiu Azeez and Bose Odusanya emerged champions in the men and women’s categories of the 49th Asoju Oba Molade Okoya-Thomas Table Tennis Cup held at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. Azeez mauled David Fayele of the Union Bank Sports Club 4-0 in a no match contest, while Odusanya easily retained the title she won last year by also ...

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Federer Dazes Swiss Indoors, Stepanek To Coach Djokovic

Switzerland’s top tennis player, Roger Federer made a victorious return to his hometown with a lopsided victory in his opening match of the Swiss Indoors at Basel, Switzerland. Federer, seeking his eighth title in this event, dropped only four games and needed 61 minutes to complete a 6-1, 6-3 drubbing of Frances Tiafoe of the United States. Defending champion Marin ...

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