Russian club unveils Quadri Aruna

January 30, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Russian table tennis league champion Fakel-Gazprom Orenburg will on Monday January 30, 2023 unveil their new signee Quadri Aruna at a colourful occasion in Moscow, the Russian capital. The signing ceremony, which will precede the unveiling, will hold at the headquarters of Gazprombank, owners of Fakel-Gazprom Orenburg based in Moscow. Aruna who is a Nigerian will undergo a medical before Read More

2023 Australian Open: Djokovic down Rublev, sweeps into semi-final

January 25, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Nine-time champion Novak Djokovic reached the Australian Open semi-finals, sweeping aside fifth seed Andrey Rublev in a devastating display. Serbia’s Djokovic, 35, cut a frustrated figure at times but channelled his emotions into a ruthless 6-1 6-2 6-4 win over Russia’s Rublev in Melbourne. The fourth seed, who again had his left thigh strapped, will play American Tommy Paul in Read More

Tennis: Like Serena Williams, another star, Roger Federer, retires

September 16, 2022 Editor 0

Tennis great, Roger Federer, the winner of 20 major singles titles and a face of men’s tennis for two decades, announced his retirement from the sports this afternoon. Since winning his first major at Wimbledon in 2003, Roger Federer has been among a trio of dominant players who have regularly topped ranking for much of this century; He, Rafael Nadal Read More

Breaking: Swiatek wins first ever US Open, second major title in 2022

September 10, 2022 BBC 0

World number one Iga Swiatek capped a dominant season by beating Tunisian fifth seed Ons Jabeur at the US Open to win her second major title of 2022. Poland’s Swiatek, 21, won 6-2 7-6 (7-5) to secure the season’s final Grand Slam trophy on the New York hard courts. After a one-sided first set, 28-year-old Jabeur settled midway through the Read More

William sisters set for US Open bow as Serena retires

August 28, 2022 BBC 0

Serena Williams will play alongside older sister Venus in the US Open doubles in what will be the final tournament of her career. The Williams sisters have won 14 major doubles titles and three Olympic gold medals together. Serena Williams, 40, says she will retire after the US Open, which starts in New York on Monday. As well as playing in the Read More

Breaking: At last, Serena Williams announces retirement

August 9, 2022 TheSun 0

Serena Williams is retiring from tennis after one more shot at US Open glory. The tennis icon admitted ‘something’s’ got to give as she turns 41 later this month. Williams, hinted at her retirement after her win in Toronto on Monday night. But she confirmed the news with a first-person piece in Vogue on Tuesday morning. Serena wrote: “Believe me, Read More

Breaking: Wimbledon tennis star charged to court, risks years in jail over ‘assault’

July 5, 2022 TheSun 0

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has been charged with assaulting his former girlfriend. The 27-year-old, who is through to the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon tournament, is due to appear in court next month. If found guilty, Kyrgios faces up to two years in jail. The alleged assault of his former partner Chiara Passari is reported to have taken place last year, according to The Read More

Again, Rafael Nadal cruises past opponent, grabs last 16 Wimbledon spot

July 2, 2022 Eurosport 0

Rafael Nadal turned on the style as he cruised into the last 16 of Wimbledon with a 6-1 6-2 6-4 victory over Lorenzo Sonego on Centre Court. After slightly underwhelming performances in previous rounds this tournament – against Francisco Cerundolo and Ricardas Berankis respectively – Nadal was back to his brilliant best, dominating his opponent with an energetic and almost Read More

Breaking: Novak Djokovic down Soonwoo Kwon in Wimbledon opener

June 27, 2022 Editor 0

Novak Djokovic’s 2022 Wimbledon hopes were given a stern opening test on Monday by Soonwoo Kwon, but the defending champion stayed resolute to hold off the South Korean and advance to the second round at the grass-court Grand Slam in London. The Serbian maintained a solid level in his 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory against the World No. 81, yet Kwon’s aggressive tactics Read More

Naomi Osaka pulls out of Wimbledon

June 18, 2022 Eurosport 0

Naomi Osaka has pulled out of Wimbledon with an Achilles injury. The four-time Grand Slam champion has been battling to get back to full fitness after her shock first round French Open defeat to Amanda Anisimova last month. Speculation has been rife that Osaka would not be appearing at Wimbledon after she failed to take part in any of the Read More

Ahead Wimbledon, Andy Murray sets up Boss Open final vs Berrettini

June 12, 2022 BBC 0

Britain’s Andy Murray reached his first tour-level final on grass in six years as he beat Nick Kyrgios in straight sets at the Boss Open in Stuttgart. Murray, 35, defeated Australian Kyrgios 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 and will meet Italian Matteo Berrettini in Sunday’s final. Murray’s last ATP Tour title came at Antwerp in 2019, while he has not contested a Read More

Breaking: Emma Raducanu crashes out of French Open

May 25, 2022 TheSun 0

Emma Raducanu will head home and begin her Wimbledon preparations after a severe beating in Paris. What had started out so promisingly for Raducanu turned into a huge disappointment on Court Suzanne-Lenglen at Roland Garros. Raducanu, 19, won the opening 6-3 and appeared to be coping with the wind and the conditions following a 11am start in the French capital. Yet Aliaksandra Sasnovich Read More

French Open: Defending champion knocked out

May 24, 2022 Eurosport 0

Defending champion Barbora Krejcikova has been knocked out of the first round of the French Open after losing 1-6 6-2 6-3 to Diane Parry. The second seed was playing her first match since February due to injury and couldn’t have asked for a better start on Court Philippe-Chatrier. Czech star Krejcikova secured an early double break to lead 4-0 in Read More

CBN Tennis tourney: Madueke, Marylove, others win, hail organisers

May 22, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Tennis star Nonso Madueke at the weekend became the winner of 2022 edition of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) senior open tennis championship held inside the tennis court, package B of Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja, Blueprint reports. Madueke who was seeded fourth for the 44th edition of the competition won the men’s singles after rival Henry Atseye retired Read More

Oyinlomo overcomes Marylove in DavNotch tennis open semi-final cracker, set up final clash vs Anuoluwa

May 14, 2022 Editor 0

Oyinlomo Quadri, the tournament’s number three seed, on Friday eliminated number one seed Marylove Edward in the female singles category of the ongoing DavNotch National Open Tennis Championship in Abuja. The semi-final match was played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium where Quadri brought her experience to bear in the match. In the game who lasted about four hours, Quadri Read More

CBN reiterates commitment to youth development as 2022 tennis tourney serves off

May 12, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The 2022 edition of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)-sponsored Senior Open Tennis Championship will serve off on Friday May 13 at the Tennis complex of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja. This was disclosed in Abuja by the Director, Corporate Communication Department, CBN, Mr. Osita Nwanisobi. He said the final of the tournament played on hard court, will be decided on Read More