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Quadri Leads Table Tennis To Commonwealth Games

Highly-rated male table tennis player, Aruna Quadri is top of a list named by Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) to represent the country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games  in Australia next month. Also listed by the NTTF are veteran player, Segun Toriola, as well as Jamiu Azeez, Portugal-based Bode Abiodun, who is Quadri’s teammate at Sporting,  and Italy-based Omotayo Olajide. ...

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Serena Williams Wins First Comeback Game

American female tennis ace, Serena Williams has won her first match in her comeback at the BNP Paribas Open after a 14-month layoff for the birth of her first child. The 23-time major winner beat Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 7-5, 6-3 in the first round Thursday night. “It was incredible,” Williams said on court after the 1 ½-hour match. “It’s ...

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Venue Sets Back Serena At Indian Wells

This was the 29th meeting between the Williams sisters – Serena now leads 17-12 Serena Williams say she has “a long way to go” on her comeback after the birth of her child following defeat by sister Venus in round three at Indian Wells. The former world number one hit four aces but had her serve broken four times in ...

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Serena Williams Wins First Comeback Game

American female tennis ace, Serena Williams has won her first match in her comeback at the BNP Paribas Open after a 14-month layoff for the birth of her first child. The 23-time major winner beat Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 7-5, 6-3 in the first round Thursday night. “It was incredible,” Williams said on court after the 1 ½-hour match. “It’s ...

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Serena Williams set for 1st-round match at Indian Wells

Serena Williams of the United States reacts as a call goes against her and to opponent Zhang Shuai of China during the Tie Break Tens tournament at Madison Square Garden, Monday, March 5, 2018 in New York. Zhang defeated Williams to advance to the final round in the tournament but was defeated by Elina Svitolina. The Tie Break Tens’ New ...

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Nigeria Badminton players arrive Indonesia for training camp/tour

Four top Badminton players have arrived Indonesia for a two month training camp/tour as the Badminton Federation of Nigeria  steps up effort towards qualification for the Olympics in Tokyo 2020. The four male players who departed the country via the Muritala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos over the weekend are Anuoluwapo  Opeyori , Godwin Olufua, Daniel Philips and Daniel Christopher. ...

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Serena Williams stars in Oscars ad: ‘There’s No wrong Way To Be A Woman’

Serena Williams had a message for the world during the 2018 Oscars and ahead of International Women’s Day later this week. “There’s no wrong way to be a woman.” Williams uttered that line at the end of her new Nike ad that the shoe giant says the tennis star fully reviewed and approved during the creation process: It’s powerful. Why ...

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Quadri, Toriola, Edem, Oshonaike Shine At ITTF Africa Top 16

Nigeria’s top table tennis players, Aruna Quadri, Offiong Edem, Segun Toriola and Funke Oshonaike had bright starts at the ITTF Africa Top 16 in Kenya progressed to the knockout stages of the competition. Quadri topped Group 2 with four points after winning three matches, and will next battle Ghana’s Derek Abrefa in the men’s singles, while Toriola faces Congo’s Saheed ...

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Injury Knocks Nadal Out Again

Men’s world tennis number two, Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Mexican Open on Tuesday, cutting short his comeback from an injury when his ailing right hip flared up again. “My goal and hope was to play in this tournament. Unfortunately, in my last training session, I felt a sharp pain in my leg again,” the 31-year-old Spanish star said ...

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Toriola, Quadri In Nairobi As 2018 ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup Begins

Nigeria’s table tennis stars Segun Toriola and Aruna Quadri will be in action at the Kasarani Indoor Arena of Moi International Sports Centre from Thursday March 1 as the best 32 table tennis stars in Africa converge for the 2018 ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup. 29 years after staging the maiden ITTF World Cup, Kenya is hosting the three-day tournament, ...

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