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Petra Kvitova

Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep breeze into quarters in windy Dubai

Former titleholders Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep battled through brisk desert winds to advance into the quarter-finals of the Dubai Championships on Wednesday.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep named top seeds in Australian Open

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.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka walks off the court after losing to Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine in their women’s semi final match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on January 5, 2019. (Photo by Saeed Khan - AFP) -

Naomi Osaka says poor attitude cost her Brisbane semi-final

Reigning US Open champion Naomi Osaka said her poor attitude cost her during her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Lesia Tsurenko in Saturday’s Brisbane International semi-finals.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka reacts after a point against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia during their women’s quarter final match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on January 3, 2019. (Photo by Saeed Khan - AFP) -

Naomi Osaka says US Open win has given her belief

Japanese star Naomi Osaka said her US Open victory in September had given her the self-belief to be able to come from behind and win tight matches.
Karolina Pliskova is taking the double or nothing approach to her Aussie adventure

Karolina Pliskova fights back to win Brisbane opener

Karolina Pliskova said she refused to panic despite falling behind a set and a break to Yulia Putintseva in the opening round of the Brisbane International on Monday.
Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori are into the US Open semi-finals. GETTY IMAGES

Japan hails Kei Nishikori, Naomi Osaka’s historic run to US Open semis

Japanese media and fans on Thursday rained down the superlatives on tennis stars Kei Nishikori and Naomi Osaka who made history by both reaching the US Open semi-finals.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Serena Williams of the United States returns the ball during the women's singles quarter-final match against Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic on Day Nine of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 4, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Semi-finalist Serena Williams says still ‘long way to go’ at US Open

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.
US Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova during their Women's Singles Quarter-Finals match at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 4, 2018.Six-time champion Serena Williams overpowered Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals of the US Open. / AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERT

Six-time champion Serena Williams into US Open semi-finals as champion Sloane Stephens exits

Six-time champion Serena Williams shook off a sluggish start to power past eighth-seeded Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday and into the US Open semi-finals.
Roger Federer

US Open: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic through as storm rages over umpire’s Nick Kyrgios...

Roger Federer on Thursday set-up a US Open third round clash against Nick Kyrgios who found himself at the centre of an impartiality row after an umpire climbed down from his chair to tell him: “I want to help you”.
KEY BISCAYNE, FL - MARCH 23: Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves against Benoit Paire of France in their second round match during the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 23, 2018 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Novak Djokovic to face Marin Cilic as Cincinnati title dream draws closer

Former world number one Novak Djokovic won his second match of the day on Friday to set up a semi-final clash at the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters with Marin Cilic.
Roger Federer

Roger Federer strikes down fellow Swiss to reach Cincinnati semis

World number two Roger Federer posted his second win of the day, amid a lightning fear interruption, to reach the semi-finals of the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters on Friday.

Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova eye French Open semi-finals

Rafael Nadal sets his sights on a 27th Grand Slam semi-final when he faces Diego Schwartzman of Argentina in the French Open quarter-finals on Wednesday while Marin Cilic tackles Juan Martin del Potro in a battle of former US Open champions.

Serena Williams faces Wimbledon fight as Paris party falls flat

Serena Williams admits her dream of an eighth Wimbledon title could either be saved or shattered in a Paris doctor's office this week.

Kevin Anderson, Juan Martin del Potro battle in Acapulco final

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson moved one step closer to capturing his second consecutive title with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 victory over American qualifier Jared Donaldson at Acapulco’s ATP Mexican Open.

Maria Sharapova knocked out of Qatar opener by Monica Niculescu

Maria Sharapova looked out of sorts after surrendering an early advantage as she was stunned 4-6 6-4 6-3 by Romanian qualifier Monica Niculescu in the Qatar Open first round.

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Three killed, several houses set ablaze, as rival cult groups clash in Kogi

A midnight clash among rival cult groups in Kabawa area of Lokoja has resulted in the death of three persons.
Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court, Ibadan judicial division has jailed an Ibadan based internet fraudster, Oyesanmi Ayomikun Oluwaseun, four months for sharing pornographic and indecent images

Internet fraudster jailed four months for sharing pornographic images

Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court, Ibadan judicial division, has jailed an Ibadan based internet fraudster, Oyesanmi Ayomikun Oluwaseun, four months for sharing pornographic and indecent images through his email address, [email protected]

SEMA: No life lost as fire razes Jigawa village

A mysterious fire has destroyed houses in Barebari village in Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sani Yusuf, the Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency, confirmed.
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Uche Secondus: PDP will retrieve mandate from President Buhari

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has said that the party will retrieve its presidential mandate from President Muhammadu Buhari.
Soldiers block with truck and armoured tank the road leading to the state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Fears has gripped residents of oil-rich Port Harcourt city in Niger delta region as state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission has been condoned off by dozens of fierce looking soldiers, anti-riots policemen and other complementary security agents who are jointly patrolling the city ahead of the much awaited results of the just concluded governorship and state assembly elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

INEC: We don’t know if military rigged elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the military intervened in the governorship and house of assembly elections in Rivers state but it could not say if the involvement was to rig.