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3 Jan
Venus Williams started her 30th year on the WTA Tour with a victory over fellow American, Katie Volynets, at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand.
2 Jan
Seven-time grand slam winner Venus Williams overcame a player less than half her age on Monday in a vintage performance in the first round of the Auckland Classic.
2 Jan
Bose Odusanya and Muiz Adegoke, at the weekend, won the male and female categories of the 54th Molade Okoya-Thomas Table Tennis Championships. The contest was held at the Molade Okoya Thomas Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Stadium, Lagos. In continuation of her title-winning streak, Odusanya white-washed Anu Anjuwon 4-0 (11-5, 11-5, 11-5, 11-6) to…
31 Dec
Rafael Nadal lost his opening match of the season Saturday in the countdown to the defence of his Australian Open title, but women's world number one Iga Swiatek cruised to victory at the United Cup. {ad} Nadal, who was also below-par at the season-ending ATP Finals in November, crashed to Britain's 14th-ranked Cameron Norrie 3-6,…
31 Dec
Great Britain’s Harriet Dart defeated Maddison Inglis in straight sets to seal the team’s tie win over Australia at the United Cup. Wins on day one for Cameron Norrie and Katie Swan meant Britain were already 2-0 up over their group opponents.
30 Dec
Novak Djokovic says his deportation from Australia will stay with him for the rest of his life. Djokovic, 35, was detained and sent home in January due to his Covid-19 vaccine status after trying to enter the country to compete at the Australian Open. But he overturned a three-year ban on applying for a visa…
27 Dec
The 54th Molade Okoya-Thomas Table Tennis Championship, formerly Asoju-Oba Cup, will serve off today, with the men’s singles defending champion, Rilwan Akanbi, vowing to make it a third title in a row. The championship, which holds at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, is the longest sports tournament in Africa. It is organised…
27 Dec
Junior tennis activities in Nigeria got a huge boost, at the weekend, with a group, Tennis Players Parents Association (TPPA), declaring its intention to award overseas scholarships to young players. The group said the scholarship awards are part of its efforts to develop the game in the country.   Unveiling the organisation’s programmes at the…
23 Dec
The 54th Asoju Oba Table Tennis Cup, now rechristened Molade Okoya-Thomas Table Tennis Championship, will serve off on December 27 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
22 Dec
Moscalino and Ozone table tennis teams have won the men and women categories of the Lagos State Table Tennis League, which ended at the weekend at the National Stadium, Surulere.
19 Dec
Tajudeen Agunbiade, Isau Ogunkunle, Biola Adesope and Christiana Ikpoeyi at the weekend won titles in the men and women’s categories at the fourth Valuejet Lagos Para Table Tennis Open. The championship was held at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall at Teslim Balogun Stadium.
15 Dec
Former tennis superstar Boris Becker has been released from prison after serving a sentence relating to his 2017 bankruptcy, British media said on Thursday.

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