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Serena Targets Graf’s Record

Serena Williams is on course to match Steffi Graf’s major haul in the Australian Open on Saturday, but German seventh seed Angelique Kerber will be hoping she can prevent the American from emulating her idol while carving her own piece of history. The 34-year-old world No 1 is a raging hot favourite to beat the first-time finalist on Rod Laver ...

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Murray Dares Djokovic Again

-Sky Sports Expert Advises British Hope Andy Murray must place early doubts in Novak Djokovic’s mind in Sunday’s Australian Open final, says Barry Cowan. The British No 1 battled past Milos Raonic in five sets to earn another showdown with Djokovic in a repeat of last year’s final. Djokovic defeated Murray in four sets 12 months ago and the world ...

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Paul Battles Michael In Rainoil S/F

National tennis star, Christian Paul made maximum use of the slot given to him by his team captain Henry Atseye by edging out national champion, Thomas Otu 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 in the final round robin match at the Rainoil Tennis Masters at Ikoyi Club, Lagos. This is the second year the No.1 ranked men’s player, Paul Enosoregbe, also number one ...

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Ikoyi Club Masters Starts January 19

-After Postponement From December The 2015 Rainoil Ikoyi Club Tennis Masters which was postponed from December due to the rescheduling of the Lagos Governor’s Cup will now hold from next Tuesday, January 19 to Saturday, January 23 in Lagos. The tournament is for the top eight men and women at the end of the year with the organisers having the ...

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Nigeria, 93 Others For ITTF World Championship

Nigeria and 93 countries have been listed by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) for the 2016 World Team Championships holding in the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur from Sunday February 28 to Sunday March 6. Nigeria and Egypt are the only two countries that made the list of 46 teams that qualified automatically based on their ranking for ...

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ITTF Ranks Aruna Quadri 48

Nigeria’s sensational table tennis player, Aruna Quadri, is now rated number forty- eight in the world in the latest ranking released by the International Table Tennis Federation, ITTF. The 2014 ITTF Star Player ended 2015 in top fifty in the world, while former African top rated ping ponger, Segun Toriola, occupies One hundred and sixty- three. Africa’s number 1 table ...

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ITF/CAT Youth Contest Starts Saturday

This year’s African Junior Tennis Championship qualification competition for West and Central Africa zone is billed to serve-off in Abuja this Saturday, January 9th and run till the 17th. Ahead of the competition, which is sanctioned by International Tennis Federation (ITF) and Confederation of African Tennis (CAT), Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) has named a five-man Local Organising Committee for a ...

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Edwards Eye NNPC Junior Trophy

-As Tennis Masters Competition Holds In Lagos Nigeria female tennis junior sensation, Marylove Edwards has said that nothing will stop her from winning this NNPC Junior Tennis Masters taking place in Lagos. Revealing this in an interview to SportsDay over the weekend, Edwards said that she is doing everything possible to see that she win the trophy. Edwards further said ...

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NNPC Junior Tennis Masters Begin Monday

-Competition Runs Till December 19 In Lagos This year’s NNPC Junior Tennis Masters has been scheduled to begin Monday, December 14 and till Saturday, December 19 in Lagos. Director of the International Tennis Academy, Godwin Kienka said the tournament will feature three categories – boys and girls 12s, 14s and 16s. He stated that the competition will also round off ...

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Asoju-Oba’s For Future T’Tennis Stars

-Deji Okoya-Thomas Speaks Out Sponsor of the Asoju Oba Molade Okoya-Thomas table tennis championship, Deji Okoya-Thomas believes the target of discovering quality table tennis stars for the country through the championship would be fully sustained not minding the death of his father and initiator of the annual table tennis tournament, Chief (Dr) Molade Okoya Thomas. Speaking to SportsDay ahead of ...

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