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Australian great Margaret Court has predicted nerves could undermine Serena Williams’ bid to match her record 24 singles majors at Melbourne Park, clearing the way for an outsider to snatch the title.
Six-time champion Serena Williams swept aside Anastasija Sevastova Thursday to reach a ninth US Open final, where she’ll face Japanese trail blazer Naomi Osaka. The last time they met in Miami Open last March, Osaka prevailed in two sets.
Serena Williams is taking nothing for granted as she heads into the US Open semi-finals on Thursday with a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title on the horizon.
Six-time champion Serena Williams survived a spirited challenge from unseeded Kaia Kanepi to triumph 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday and reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.
Roger Federer heads to the US Open as third favorite behind longtime rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal after a season that has nose-dived since he won the Australian Open at the start of the year.
Serena Williams’ return to the U.S. Open for the first time since becoming a mother will be an emotional experience, not least because her daughter Alexis-Olympia’s first birthday is right in the middle of the tournament.
Serena Williams will be cheered on albeit quietly and politely from the Royal Box by her close friend Meghan Markle, the new Duchess of Sussex, during Saturday’s Wimbledon final.
Wimbledon on Monday slapped down Chris Evert’s suggestion that the women’s final should replace the men’s title match in closing the championships.
Convention has it that to succeed on the gruelling clay courts of Roland Garros in Paris requires playing a stack of matches and having miles in your legs.
Juan Martin del Potro sensationally gatecrashed the US Open again on Wednesday, stunning five-champion Roger Federer and shattering hopes of a first New York showdown between the Swiss legend and Rafael Nadal.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, US media reported, prompting an outpouring of delight from fellow professionals, celebrities and fans of the sporting icon.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency of sabotaging the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in alleged orchestrated plot to engineer a staggered presidential election.
Prominent lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Sunday, criticised the Independent National Electoral Commission’s barring of campaign activities of political parties till the new date of elections.
Samuel Eduok scored a brace for Buyuksehir Belediye Erzurumspor in their 4-2 home win over Sivasspor in Sunday’s Turkish Super Lig game at the Kazım Karabekir Stadium.
The Council of Imams and Ulamas on Sunday called on the Kaduna State Government to immediately apprehend and prosecute the masterminds of the Killings of 66 persons in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.
The Kaduna State Government has condemned what it described as attempts by some ‘busybodies’ to deny the killings of 66 people in fulani settlements in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.
Deputy Chairman of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization (South), Otunba Gbenga Daniel, on Thursday, said the failure of the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, to have a major campaign in Ogun State was strategic.
Two days to the presidential and National Assembly elections, the Enugu State chapter of All Progressives Congress has intensified its efforts to attract voters in the Enugu West Senatorial Zone of the state.
Residents of Oyo State have expressed shock and disappointment over the postponement of Presidential and National Assembly Elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, describing the development as devastating and monumental.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is clinging to his job after the 6-0 rout at Manchester City on Sunday, after which the Italian said he would welcome a chat with Roman Abramovich “because I never hear from him”.
The endorsement of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, by the Northern socio-cultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has split the group as some members have kicked against the decision.