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World number ones Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were named top seeds on Thursday for next week’s Australian Open, with 23-time major winner Serena Williams lurking at 16 on the women’s side.
Simona Halep has secured the year-end number one ranking in the WTA standings for the second year running.
Japan's US Open champion Naomi Osaka rose to fourth place in the latest WTA rankings released Monday on the strength of her outstanding form in recent weeks.
World number one Simona Halep is out of the China Open at the first hurdle, retiring with back trouble after losing the first set 6-1 to Ons Jabeur on Sunday.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka exuded a major champion’s aura Friday as she dispatched Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-4 to reach the Pan Pacific Open semi-finals, despite being nowhere near her best.
Japan's Naomi Osaka pulverised Slovak Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the Pan Pacific Open quarter-finals on Wednesday in her first match since her historic US Open triumph.
Top seed Simona Halep returned to sew up victory over Ajla Tomljanovic on Friday after their second round match at the Cincinnati Open had been suspended the previous day due to rain.
World number one Simona Halep crushed seven time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams in straight sets on Thursday at the WTA Montreal event just hours after a delivering a marathon three-hour victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Simona Halep retained the number one spot in the latest women’s rankings despite losing in the third round at Wimbledon, but below her the upsets at the grass-court major caused turmoil.
With Wimbledon looming, Simona Halep, who was not in action last week, retained her comfortable lead the WTA rankings ahead of Carolina Wozniacki, who also did not play.
Serena Williams admits her dream of an eighth Wimbledon title could either be saved or shattered in a Paris doctor's office this week.
World number one Simona Halep, the runner-up in 2014 and 2017, routed Belgian 16th seed Elise Mertens 6-2, 6-1 to reach the French Open quarter-finals for the third time on Monday.
Russian Daria Kasatkina, who has beaten all four reigning Grand Slam champions in the past year, upset world No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 7-5 at the WTA Indian Wells event on Tuesday.
Serena Williams’ return to the WTA Tour came to an abrupt end Monday as she crashed out of Indian Wells with a 6-3, 6-4 loss to her sister Venus.
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A French waiter has allegedly been shot dead by an irate customer who got frustrated waiting too long for his sandwich.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that contrary to some reports none of its members was arrested in Ebonyi State.
Mrs Ene Obi, Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria, has called on the Kogi State government to prioritise education by investing heavily in the sector to mitigate against violent extremism in the state.
Mr Ekpo Nta, former Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission (ICPC), has taken over the leadership of the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC).
20 year old Josh Okogie who plays for Minnesota Timberwolves has expressed his enthusiasm in playing for Nigeria’s D’Tigers over the United States National team, saying the decision wasn’t a hard one as it was influenced by his passion in seeing the Nigeria’s team return to her past glory.
Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United could struggle in attack following the departure of Romelu Lukaku and predicts Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will face difficulty against teams who defend deeper.
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged more young men and women in Nigeria to pursue sporting careers, which can bring rewarding incomes, promote healthy local and global relationships, and ensure unity.
The People of Kofar Yanma community numbering about 25,000 who trooped out to benefit from NAF’s recent Medical Outreach Program in Sandamu Local Government area of Katsina State, have commended the Nigerian Air force for remembering them
Mexican Pentecostal church the Light of the World is in crisis, its leader facing pedophilia charges, but that has not stopped thousands of people from around the world travelling to its headquarters to be immersed in a giant baptismal pool.
Cristiano Ronaldo was "an egotist" in the Manchester United dressing room who "always wanted to be near a mirror", according to Uruguay legend Diego Forlan.