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WTA boss hopes Elite Trophy will stay in Zhuhai

WTA chief Steve Simon said on Sunday he wants the Elite Trophy to stay in Zhuhai “for many years to come”.
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Li Na: Naomi Osaka needs ‘desire’ to go further

Chinese tennis great Li Na said US Open champion Naomi Osaka can go on and win multiple Grand Slam titles — if she can find the inner desire to match her physical abilities.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Naomi Osaka of Japan poses with the championship trophy after winning the Women's Singles finals match against Serena Williams of the United States on Day Thirteen of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

‘Serena was wary’ – Naomi Osaka tipped as Japan’s first world number one

After going from goofball to Grand Slam champion, Naomi Osaka can follow her historic US Open triumph by becoming Japan's first world number one, predicts Japanese tennis great Kimiko Date.
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Francesca Schiavone announces retirement from tennis

Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone, who once reached a career-best ranking of No. 4, has announced her retirement from tennis at the U.S. Open.
Serena Williams has made the quarter finals at Wimbledon for the 13th time. AP - Tim Ireland

Fellow mum Li Na hails Serena Williams comeback

Li Na said she was stunned by Serena Williams’ impressive comeback from giving birth and said her old rival has a golden chance to reclaim her Wimbledon crown.

Roma director Francesco Totti backs Napoli to lift Serie A title

Francesco Totti backed Napoli to win the Serie A title as he received the Exceptional Achievement Award at the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony in Monaco on Tuesday.

Mother Serena ‘can fix everything’ – Li

Chinese great Li Na backed Serena Williams to pull off a quickfire return to tennis after the birth of her first child -- but said there was no way she could have rushed back to the sport.

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Britain’s Dominic Raab resigns as Brexit minister

British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a huge blow on Thursday as Dominic Raab quit as her Brexit secretary, saying he “must resign” over the proposed EU withdrawal agreement.
Ethiopia’s Attorney General Birhanu Tsegaye speaks about the corruption and human rights violation reports in the country, following the detention of 63 military and intelligence officers in Addis Ababa, Nov. 12, 2018. AFP

Ethiopia arrests ex-intelligence chief Yared Zerihun

Ethiopia’s former deputy intelligence chief has been arrested, Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye said on Twitter on Thursday.
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African swine fever spreads in China

African swine fever has spread rapidly to more than half of China’s provinces despite measures to contain it, the government said, warning that a situation previously described as under control had become “very serious.”

TCN attributes outage in Benin City to maintenance work

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has attributed the outage being experienced by electricity consumers in Benin City to maintenance work being carried out by Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC).
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives on stage to pose for a group photo before the start of the ASEAN-Japan summit on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 14, 2018. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Rohingya crisis besieges Suu Kyi at Singapore summit

Diplomatic niceties have been in short supply for Aung San Suu Kyi at a summit in Singapore, where the one-time rights champion has been publicly chastised over her handling of the Rohingya crisis, compounding a dismal week for Myanmar's de facto leader.