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Bartoli Refutes Comeback Talk

Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli insists she isn’t thinking about a return to professional tennis. The French star secured the title at SW19 in 2013 and decided to call time on her career just a month after claiming her only Grand Slam crown. The 30-year-old appeared to suggest she was considering a return at the start of last month, as …

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Effiong Begs NTTF, NSC

-Appeals For Tournament Sponsorship Nigeria Female tennis player, Edem Effiong has appealed to the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) and National Sport Commission(NSC) other cooperate organisation to come to the aid in terms of sponsorship for players to be able to get proper preparations and training programmes for events, tournaments. Effiong told SportsDay that all she needs now is good …

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Ojo Eyes Better Outing In Spain

Nigeria tennis player, Onaolapo Ojo has said that his fans should expect a brilliant performance from him in the GAC Group 2015 ITTF World Tour Spanish Open tennis championship billed for Spain later this year, saying the tournament will bring out the best in him. Ojo told SportsDay that all he need is good training for two or three weeks …

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Lagos Open ITTF World Tour: Beating Quadri’s Memorable – Assar

Omar Assar has described beating Nigeria’s Haruna Quadri as memorable moments for him in the just concluded GCA Group International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour, Lagos Open competition which took place at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. Assar told SportsDay After emerging winner in the Men Singles final, saying he was glad to overcome his biggest challenge and that …

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Djokovic Makes Quick Work Of Baghdatis

World No 1 Novak Djokovic kick started his bid for a fourth Indian Wells title by beating Marcos Baghdatis 6-1, 6-3 in the second round of the WTA and ATP tournament. Djokovic needed just 59 minutes to oust the former Australian Open finalist Baghdatis who at one time was considered one of the most dangerous players on the ATP Tour. …

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Murray – I Played Quite A Smart Match

Britain’s Andy Murray was delighted to come through the difficult conditions as he beat Vasek Pospisil 6-1 6-3 in the BNP Paribas Open. The 27-year-old broke his Canadian opponent five times during a comfortable victory at Indian Wells. He was broken at the start of the second set but he never let his mistake get to him as he moved …

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Serena Wins In Emotional Indian Wells Return

Serena Williams won her first match at Indian Wells since 2001 on Friday, beating Monica Niculescu in straight sets to end her 14-year self-imposed exile from the California desert event. World No 1 Williams earned the 7-5, 7-5 victory in two hours, three minutes in front of a crowd of about 14 000 on the Tennis Garden stadium court. The …

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Sharapova Too Strong For Wickmayer

Maria Sharapova was forced to dig deep as she reached the third round in Indian Wells after beating Yanina Wickmayer. The two-time winner eventually secured a 6-1 7-5 victory but she was pushed all the way by her Belgian opponent. Sharapova charged into a comfortable lead after the first set as she hit three breaks in just half an hour. …

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Enosvegbe Eyes ITS Tourney

Nigeria number one tennis player, Clifford Enosvegbe has said that it would have been very good for him if he could get a good training tour outside the shores of the country for him to do well in the upcoming ITS championship which will take place in the federal capital, Abuja next month. Making this charge in an interview with …

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Serbia, France Sail Into Quarter Finals

Novak Djokovic spurred Serbia to a 3-0 win over neighbours Croatia in the first round of the Davis Cup on Saturday and they will be joined in the quarterfinals by an equally rampant France. Britain’s progress was put on hold after they lost an enthralling doubles to the US on Saturday. Holders Switzerland, missing Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, fell …

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