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Andy Murray Withdraws From 2018 Wimbledon

British tennis ace, Andy Murray has withdrawn from this year’s edition of Wimbledon on the eve of the tournament. The 31-year-old two-time winner said it was “too soon” to play five-set matches after his comeback from hip surgery. Murray returned at Queen’s last month after almost a year out, losing to Nick Kyrgios, then played at Eastbourne, where he was ...

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Sylvester Emmanuel Dethrones Babalola At Nigeria Open

Sylvester Emmanuel emerged new champion of Central Bank of Nigeria Tennis Championship by beating last year’s winner, Abdulmumuni Babalola 3-6,7-6 on 3, 6-4 in the final. The 40th edition, which was held at Package ‘B’ of Abuja National Stadium also saw women defending champion, Sarah Adegoke come from a game down to beat  Christy Agugbom 4-6, 7-6, 6-0 to tained ...

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Serena Williams Beats Arantxa Rus in Straight Sets in Return to Wimbledon

US player Serena Williams returns against Netherlands’ Arantxa Rus during their women’s singles first round match on the first day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 2, 2018. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images) Serena Williams ...

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Serena Williams says it’s unfair she’s drug-tested more

US tennis player Serena Williams reacts, during a press conference ahead of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday July 1, 2018. (Jed Leicester/Pool Photo via AP) Serena Williams says she thinks it isn’t fair that she has been drug-tested more than other American tennis players this year. Williams said at a pre-tournament news conference at Wimbledon: “Just test everyone ...

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Serena Seeded 25th For Wimbledon, Federer Tops Men

American female tennis ace, Serena Williams, seven-time Wimbledon champion, has been seeded 25 for this year’s women’s singles of the competition, despite being ranked 183 in the world. Romanian’s French Open champion, SimonaHalep is the women’s top seed, with Swiss legend and eight time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer the men’s top seed. By contrast Britain’s two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray ...

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Maternity Leave Gives Serena Williams Seed At Wimbledon

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has been seeded 25th for this year’s tournament as she returns to the sport after giving birth to a baby daughter in September. Ending weeks of debate, the All England Club that organizes the British Grand Slam tournament decided to amend the rules and seed her, instead of following the ranking list that doesn’t take ...

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Serena Williams Says She May Retire From Tennis If She Has Another Baby

Serena Williams is trying to find the balance between motherhood and her career. The 36-year-old tennis pro covers InStyle’s August issue, the magazine’s first-ever “Bada** Women” issue, where she opens up about possibly expanding her family with her husband, Alexis Ohanian, and their 9-month-old daughter, Alexis Olympia, and whether becoming a mother of two would ultimately be the cause of ...

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Nigeria Battle Benin Republic In Davies Cup

Nigeria and Benin Republic will do battle in a tie which will determine who finishes top of Pool A of Africa Zone Group III of the Davis Cup after both maintained their winning streaks. Group III top seeds Benin overcame Rwanda 3-0 on the clay court of the Nairobi Club in Kenya to usurp Nigeria, who beats Cameroon 2-1, and ...

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Nadal Wins 11th French Open Title

Spanish tennis sensation, Rafael Nadal claimed an 11th French Open title on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 demolition of Dominic Thiem despite a worrying injury scare in the closing stages of the final. The 32-year-old world number one now has 17 Grand Slam titles, just three behind great rival Roger Federer. Nadal endured a nervy conclusion to the final, ...

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Ajetunmobi’s Death Stirs Emotional Upheaval In NTTF

Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) officials as well as other stakeholder and players are in a state of shock, following the death of national star, Seun Ajetunmobi. Ajetunmobi, whose last duty for Nigeria was at the 2015 African Games in Congo Brazzaville, died early Friday, following a domestic accident, which occurred at his Lagos home on May 23. Prior to ...

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