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Dominic Thiem recovered from squandering four match points in a dramatic second-set tie-break to beat Novak Djokovic in three pulsating sets in the last four at the ATP Finals on Saturday.

Dominic Thiem ends Novak Djokovic’s ATP Finals record bid

Dominic Thiem recovered from squandering four match points in a dramatic second-set tie-break to beat Novak Djokovic in three pulsating sets in the last four at the ATP Finals on Saturday.
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French Open: Organisers to allow 1,000 people daily at Roland Garros

A maximum of only 1,000 people will be allowed each day at Roland Garros after the French government insisted Thursday on tougher restrictions to counter the resurgence of the coronavirus.
Japan's Naomi Osaka looks dejected after the match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. REUTERS-Hannah Mckay-File Photo

Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open with ‘hamstring’ injury

Japan’s Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the upcoming French Open with a hamstring injury.
Dominic Thiem produced a historic comeback to beat Alexander Zverev in a nervy five-setter and win the US Open on Sunday for his first Grand Slam title.

US Open: Dominic Thiem beats Alexander Zverev to win first Grand Slam title

Dominic Thiem produced a historic comeback to beat Alexander Zverev in a nervy five-setter and win the US Open on Sunday for his first Grand Slam title.
Dominic Thiem of Austria will play Germany’s Alexander Zverev in the US Open final for their first Grand Slam titles after they won their last-four matches in contrasting styles Friday.

Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev into US Open final

Dominic Thiem of Austria will play Germany’s Alexander Zverev in the US Open final for their first Grand Slam titles after they won their last-four matches in contrasting styles Friday.
World number one Ashleigh Barty battled into the China Open semi-finals on Friday with a gutsy three-set victory over familiar foe Petra Kvitova.

Ashleigh Barty to skip French Open over virus fears

World number one Ashleigh Barty announced Tuesday she will not defend her French Open crown, citing the coronavirus fears that also prompted her and several other top players to withdraw from the US Open.
Japan's Naomi Osaka looks dejected after the match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. REUTERS-Hannah Mckay-File Photo

Naomi Osaka’s activism helping her game – coach

Taking a stand against racial injustice has boosted Naomi Osaka’s motivation and energy going into this year’s U.S. Open, her coach Wim Fissette said on Monday.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 07: Serena Williams of the United States is seen after defeating Maria Sakkari of Greece during their Women’s Singles fourth round match on Day Eight of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 7, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Serena Williams wins Greek odyssey to battle into US Open quarter-finals

Serena Williams booked a place in the quarter-finals of the US Open on Monday with a hard-fought, three-set win over 15th seed Maria Sakkari.
Reactions were mixed after Novak Djokovic’s disqualification from the U.S. Open for striking a line judge with a ball during his match against Pablo Carreno Busta on Sunday.

Mixed reactions trail Novak Djokovic’s disqualification from U.S. Open

Reactions were mixed after Novak Djokovic’s disqualification from the U.S. Open for striking a line judge with a ball during his match against Pablo Carreno Busta on Sunday.
Belarusian Victoria Azarenka, winner of two Grand Slams and former world’s number 1 said she has never felt happier on court than she does now.

Victoria Azarenka says she now feels the joy of tennis

Belarusian Victoria Azarenka, winner of two Grand Slams and former world’s number 1 said she has never felt happier on court than she does now.
Novak Djokovic didn’t have the luxury of easing back into tournament play at the Western & Southern Open Monday night in his first match back since the end of the ATP Tour suspension.

Novak Djokovic eyes US Open quarter-finals

World number one Novak Djokovic and women’s fourth seed Naomi Osaka will be chasing quarter-finals berths on day seven of the US Open on Sunday.
India's Sumit Nagal in action against Croatia's Marin Cilic. REUTERS-Antonio Bronic

Underdog Nagal looking forward to Thiem test at US Open

Sumit Nagal does not expect to dominate Austrian Dominic Thiem like his near namesake and idol Rafa Nadal when they meet in the U.S. Open second round on Thursday, but the 23-year-old Indian is relishing the challenge on the biggest stage.
Tennis star Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the Western and Southern Open tournament in protest over Jacob Blake's shooting.

Naomi Osaka keen to spread awareness about racial injustice

Japan’s Naomi Osaka says she wants to spread awareness about racial injustice after the former U.S. Open Champion, walked onto court with a mask bearing the name of Breonna Taylor on Monday.
Tennis star Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the Western and Southern Open tournament in protest over Jacob Blake's shooting.

Injured Naomi Osaka climbs to ninth in WTA rankings

Naomi Osaka climbed one place to number nine in the new WTA rankings, which were released on Monday ahead of the US Open, after withdrawing from the Western & Southern Open final at the weekend.
Coco Gauff at the Peoples Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California, U.S., on November 10, 2019. REUTERS-Monica Almeida

Coco Gauff’s game is ‘best it’s ever been’ ahead of U.S. Open

Sixteen-year-old Coco Gauff said her game is the “best it’s ever been,” as she aims to build on her Grand Slam success as the U.S. Open kicks off on Monday.
Japan's Naomi Osaka after a match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. on January 24, 2020. REUTERS-Hannah Mckay-File Photo

Injured Osaka withdraws from Western & Southern final

Japan’s Naomi Osaka withdrew from her final against Victoria Azarenka in the Western & Southern Open at Flushing Meadows on Saturday because of a left hamstring injury.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic during Adria Tour at Novak Tennis Centre in Belgrade, Serbia, June 13, 2020. REUTERS-Marko Djurica

Novak Djokovic cruises into semis where Roberto Bautista Agut awaits

Novak Djokovic cruised past Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3 6-1 on Wednesday to reach a record-equalling eighth Western & Southern Open semi-final where he will face Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.
Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts during the match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. REUTERS-Hannah Mckay

Naomi Osaka crushes Dayana Yastremska at Western and Southern Open

Naomi Osaka put on a solid serving performance to beat Dayana Yastremska 6-3 6-1 at the Southern and Western Open on Tuesday and advance to the quarter-finals, where she will face Anett Kontaveit.

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Ethiopia: Aid coming to Tigray as refugees recount war suffering

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared victory over the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) after federal forces captured the northern region’s capital Mekelle at the weekend.
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Senate summons Minister, SGF, NCDC, NAFDAC chiefs over coronavirus vaccine

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The English Premier League has agreed to pay the English Football League a quarter of a billion pounds as part of a bailout for the rest of the clubs in the football pyramid who have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Premier League offers £250 million as bailout for lower tier clubs

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Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River launches ‘Operation Akpakwu’ to fight kidnapping, robbery

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Village head killed, eight others abducted by Zamfara bandits

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