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Nigeria Junior Team Shine At ITTF World Meet

NiGERIAN junior and cadet team recently competed at the the 2017 ITTF JUNIOR WORLD TOUR OPEN and won three gold and three bronze medals. Taiwo Mati from Ondo State in his first international appearance won the HOPES (Mini Cadet) singles gold and Cadet boys singles gold. Tosin Oribamise from Ekiti State paired with an Indian Player to win gold in ...

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Mati Rules At ITTF Egypt Junior Open

As a debutant, 12-year-old, Taiwo Mati was not intimidated by the pedigree of his opponents and even when he was not seeded, he played with a lot of determination and this indeed paid off for him as the Ondo State-born star won two gold medals at the five-day tournament. Mati, who was awarded the Most Improved Player gong at the ...

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Sharapova Returns To Winning Ways

Female tennis former world number one, Maria Sharapova won her first title since May 2015, beating Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 7-6 (10-8) in the 2017 Tianjin Open final. The 30-year-old Russian was playing her seventh event since she returned to the tour in April from a 15-month drug ban. She trailed 4-1 in both sets before overcoming the 19-year-old Belarusian, who ...

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Quadri Wins 2017 Poland Open

Nigeria’s top table tennis player, Aruna Quadri justified his placement as number one seed in the 32-man list of this year’s  ITTF Challenge Poland Open, by emerging winner of the event over the past weekend. Quadri, who lifted the Portuguese Super Cup with Sporting Table Tennis Club the previous weekend, entered the 2017 Poland Open on Thursday, October 6 in ...

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NCC Tennis League: Teams Ndoma Egba, Tech Vibe Rout Opponents With Semis In Mind

Team Ndoma-Egba of Abuja and Team Tech Vibe of Jos were ruthless against their opponents in the penultimate round robin tie in the White Group over the weekend with a mind to giving themselves a good chance of snatching the last semifinal place. Defending champions Team Offikwu who beat Team Goshen of Ilorin 5-2 in Kaduna has already secured the ...

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NCC Tennis League: Depleted Team Offikwu Host Team Goshen in Kaduna

Team Offikwu, will be without three key players – Sylvester Emmanuel, Shehu Lawal and Chris Bulus – when they host a reinforced Team Goshen side in Kaduna this weekend but the defending champions look good to eke out the tie with former national champion Henry Atseye and CBN Open women’s champion, Sarah Adegoke leading the remaining players. Team Goshen which ...

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Venus Williams books 1st WTA Finals Appearance Since 2009

Serena Williams may be out of action after giving birth to a baby girl earlier this month, but her family name will still feature in the season-ending eight-player BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global next month. Elder sister Venus, who is enjoying a stirring year of revival, has qualified for the elite tournament at the Singapore Indoor ...

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NCC Tennis league: Team Muller Semis Despite Team Member Parents Tragedy

Team Muller over the weekend in Lagos beat Team VGC Lions 7-0  to secure a semifinal place in the ongoing NCC Tennis League with only one round robin match outstanding in the Blue Group. This was despite the sad news of Muller team member Emmanuel Idoko losing his Mum and Dad the same week of the tie. Idoko, who has ...

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Serena’s Boyfriend Ohanian, Says Of Daughter: ‘She Is My Legacy’

“Dad life is the greatest,” Ohanian wrote on a Sunday Instagram post, sharing a new black-and-white photo of his and Serena Williams’ newborn baby girl Alexis Olympia. Continued the Reddit co-founder, “Entrepreneurship is all-consuming, it’s sleepless, we call our startups our ‘babies,’ we are ridiculously proud of them, and we pour all of ourselves into them – but she is ...

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NCC Tennis League: CBN Futures Beat Team Yetade to win First Tie

Team CBN Futures, a team of the best juniors in Nigeria – finally won a tie in the third edition of the NCC Tennis League when they defeated Team Yetade of Ado Ekiti 6-1 in a match the youngsters hosted at the National Stadium Lagos. CBN Futures won the four men’s and one ladies’ singles as well as the mixed ...

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