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Serena Williams Hits Practice Court While 7 Months Pregnant

As her sister Venus Williams was busy competing at Wimbledon on Monday (July 3), Serena and her 7 month baby bump took to the courts back home for a little practice session. With her protruding tummy in full effect, Williams, 35, moved through her strokes with ease — decked in a black T-shirt, gray leggings and a black cap, sans ...

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ITTF Africa Cup: Nigerian Sports Award Salutes Quadri

 The Nigeria Sports Awards (NSA) has saluted Nigeria’s International Table Tennis player, Aruna Quadri for winning the ITTF African Cup and qualifying for the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Cup billed for France later in the year. The two-time winner of the prestigious Nigeria Sports Award defeated his continental rival, Egypt’s Omar Assar 4- 3 in the Men’s Singles ...

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Aruna To Get Ministry’s Backing, Says Dalung

Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has congratulated Nigeria’s number one Table Tennis player, Aruna Quadri for booking a place as Africa’s sole representative to the ITTF World Cup in France. The Minister described the feat as a confirmation of the Oyo state born ping pong star’s superiority in Africa and also his emergence as a force to ...

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John McEnroe Regrets His Serena Williams ‘700th Rank Put-down

 John McEnroe has backed down from his row with Serena Williams after claiming the 23-time grand slam champion would rank “700” if she were to play on the men’s tour. McEnroe was widely criticised after he said Williams, currently on a break from tennis ahead of the birth of her first child, was the greatest women’s player of all time ...

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Quadri Qualifies For T/Tennis World Cup

Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri on Monday defeated his continental foe Egypt’s Omar Assar 4-3 in the final of the 2017 ITTF Africa Cup in Morocco to qualify for the World Cup in France. The 2016 Olympic Games quarterfinalist had earlier made a short work of Assar’s compatriot, Mohamed El-Belali, who he defeated 4-0 in the semi-finals. From his ...

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Quadri Wins Africa Cup In Morocco

Nigeria’s table tennis again topped Egypt, her perpetual rival in Morocco, as Aruna Quadri defeated Omar Asser 4-3 to win the African Cup and qualify for the World Cup , later in the year. The championship was held in Agadir, Morocco, with Egypt and Nigeria going head to head in the men’s and women’s cadre. Nigeria seems to have had ...

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N17m For Grab At NCC Tennis League

-As Teams Know Opponents With draws for the 2017 edition of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) Tennis League Cup done,  12 teams will have to battle each other for the prize money of N7million, N5million, N3million and N2million for the first, second, third and fourth placed teams respectively. Unveiling the draw/launch for the participating teams on Friday at the Ikoyi ...

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ITTF AFRICAN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS FALL-OUT: Quadri: Why I Played For Egypt’s Ahly

-Egypt Beat Nigeria To Women’s Title After leading Egypt’s Ahly to retain its title at the 2017 ITTF African Club Championships, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has attributed his decision to feature for the North African team was borne out of the need to source for fund to attend major competitions across the globe. Quadri who was the only Nigerian male player ...

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Serena Williams’ Coach Angry Over Star’s Pregnancy

Serena Williams’ tennis coach has revealed he was angry that she deliberately did not tell him about her pregnancy ahead of the Australian Open. Back in January the 35-year-old tennis champion racked up another grand slam win against her sister Venus during the tournament – but Patrick Mouratoglou confessed he had no idea at all she was expecting. Speaking during ...

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Assar’s Not My Focus In Morocco – Quadri

Africa’s highest ranked player in the world, Aruna Quadri has said that he would not be focusing only on Egypt’s Omar Assar when the 2017 ITTF Africa Cup serves off in Agadir, Morocco on July 1 as there are more threats to his dream. Quadri, who has been listed among the foreign legion competing at the maiden Ultimate Table Tennis ...

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