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Serena Not Listed For 2018 China Open

American female tennis ace, Serena Williams has not been listed for the China Open draw, as she appeared to call time on her season – following her meltdown in the US Open final. Serena’s name, along with that of her sister, Venus, did not appear on a list of 64 players ahead of the start of the tournament in Beijing, …

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Ambode Agrees To Sponsor 2018 Lagos Tennis Open

Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has responded quickly to a distress call by organisers of the annual Lagos Govrnor Tennis Cup, by promising to settle all finacial isues affecting the competition. Barely 24 hours after reports emerged that the prestige competition, now known as Lagos Open Tennis Championship, might be scrapped due to lack of sponsorship this year, Ambode has …

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Oloyede, Akinwale Join In Mourning Ebitimi Collins

Two former stars of Nigeria’s domestic league, Taiwo Oloyede and Shola Akinwale have joined in morning the death of former Stationey Stores FC of Lagos defender, Ebiytimi Collins, aged 54. Oloyede, who captained Stores’ Lagos rivals, Julius Berger FC at a point, and Akinwale, who was a striker with Shooting Stars of Ibadan, said they have fond memories of the …

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Lagos Tennis Open Faces Extinction Over Poor Funding

This year’s edition of the annual Lagos Open Tennis Championship, formerly called Governor’s Cup, may end up being scrapped, as it has been riddled by lack of funds for an effective and successful programme. Credible sources have revealed that smooth preparations for the competition are being stalled by paucity of funds from several sponsors and Lagos State Government. Observers now …

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Serena Denies Truth In Her Coach’s Comments

American female tennis icon, Serena Williams has disagreed with her coach over his apolegetic comments in the controversial end she had to this year’s US Open. Serena’s coach, Patrick Mouratoglou owned up for wrong doing in the thorny issues that led to the player’s controversial US Open final defeat by Naomi Osaka of Japan. The American was given a code …

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Alaafin of Oyo Hails Haruna Quadri

*We must all make our athletes feel great playing for Nigeria Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, is sad that the standard of sports development has dwindled so badly that these days no Nigerian is outstanding in the global stage and is so happy that some former Nigerian international athletes have decided to take the fate of the …

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Serena Williams: ‘I don’t understand coach’s claims’

Serena Williams says she wants to move on from her controversial US Open final defeat by Naomi Osaka. In the final, the American was given a code violation for coaching, incurred a point penalty for racquet smashing and was docked a game for verbal abuse. Williams denies she was being coached from the stands, despite her coach Patrick Mouratoglou saying …

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Ryder Cup: Tiger Woods and Justin Rose head to Paris as winners

Tiger Woods won by two shots in Atlanta to secure his 80th career PGA Tour title. His last victory came at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in 2013. After multiple surgeries for back injuries in recent years, the 42-year-old was holding back the tears on completing his trophy comeback, The Guardian reports. Following his win, he said: “I was having a hard …

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Pliskova Dumps Osaka In Straight Sets

Women’s tennis former world number one, Karolina Pliskova stunned Japanese rave of the moment, Naomi Osaka in straights sets to capture the 2018 Pan Pacific Open on Sunday. Pliskova of the Czech Republic was the competition’s fourth seed, but she took 63 minutes to complete a clinical 6-4, 6-4 victory over the new US Open champion in Tokyo. The Czech …

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Osaka Downplays After Effects Of Serena’s Tantrums

Japan’s first ever grand slam winner, Naomi Osaka insists American favourite, Serena Williams’ row with the umpire during their US Open final did not alter her feelings about winning the title. Osaka’s breakthrough triumph in New York was overshadowed by an explosive row between her opponent Williams and umpire Carlos Ramos which resulted in the 23-times Grand Slam champion being …

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