The best female players across the country will be aiming for ranking points as well as the N600,000 prize money at stake as the maiden Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) National Women Singles Open Championship serves off on Friday, June 28, at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Serena Williams will bring her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title to Wimbledon next week, where she will try to shake off a nagging knee injury and show the tennis world that her window of opportunity is still open.
Ashleigh Barty became only the second Australian woman to top the world rankings when she won the Birmingham WTA title on Sunday, beating Julia Goerges 6-3, 7-5.
Pierre-Hugues Herbert told AFP Saturday that it will be an “honour” to play alongside Andy Murray in the Wimbledon doubles next month, and insisted he was still on good terms with former partner Nicolas Mahut.
French Open champion Ashleigh Barty is one win away from becoming the first Australian to be crowned women’s world number one in 43 years after reaching the final of the WTA event in Birmingham on Saturday.
Former world number one Andy Murray says he is still hoping to make a return to singles this year but the US Open looks too soon.
Austrian tennis ace Dominic Thiem on Tuesday offered Serena Williams a mixed doubles jaunt in an attempt to put their French Open press room dispute behind them.
Rafael Nadal took sole ownership of one record when he claimed a 12th French Open on Sunday, but says matching Roger Federer’s 20 Grand Slams haul will not become an obsession.
New French Open winner, Rafael Nadal, remains second in the men’s tennis rankings released on Monday by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), behind Novak Djokovic.
Rafael Nadal now has a dozen French Open titles after he crushed Dominic Thiem 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 in Sunday’s final at Roland Garros.
Novak Djokovic said his shock Roland Garros defeat to Dominic Thiem, which ended his dream of becoming just the second man in history to hold all Grand Slam titles at the same time twice, was played out in “hurricane conditions”.
Before this French Open semi-final match-up between Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, it had been all about the dizzying numbers and statistics.
Ashleigh Barty reached her first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros on Friday, coming back from a set and 0-3 down to defeat 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-3 in a rollercoaster semi-final.
Is it sexism? Women’s Tennis Association boss Steve Simon is wondering why French Open organizers have scheduled both of the women’s semi-finals away from centre court, while the men are allowed to play there.
Aruna Quadri has been handed one of the toughest opponents in the ongoing ITTF World Tour Hong Kong Open as the Nigerian will slug it out with 2018 Czech Open Champion, China’s Zheng Peifeng in the first round of the men’s singles.
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.
Activities on the nation’s bourse opened for the week on Monday on downward posture, with crucial market indices shedding 0.40 per cent.
The Federal Government has revealed that the new minimum wage of N30,000 is yet to be implemented in full across the board in the Federal Civil Service because of unrealistic demands of the labour unions.
Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 23 Governorship election in Kano State, on Monday, tendered 241 exhibits before the state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
The Federal Government on Monday in Abuja affirmed its readiness to deploy biogas for electricity generation in the country.
One of the 13 suspects, Ibrahim Abdullahi, who abducted the traditional head of Daura, Magajin Daura, Alhaji Musa Umar, has disclosed that they were trained in Libya, adding that they demanded $30 million ransom for his release.
While Newcastle reportedly prepare to make Steve Bruce their next manager, the Magpies will try to wrap up their first purchase of the summer window.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a petition to Mrs. Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), urging her to use her “good offices to investigate whether the problem of out-of-school children in Nigeria, and the failure of the Nigerian authorities over the years to address it amount to violence against children and crimes against humanity within the jurisdiction of the ICC.”
Super Eagles’ midfielder Alex Iwobi has hailed the Super Eagles’ third place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), saying it was a great achievement for a young team.Guinea, Burundi
Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, has reiterated the State Government’s determination to totally terminate terror attacks on the state’s marine corridor.