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Serena Williams stepped up her drive for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam Thursday by swatting aside Eugenie Bouchard, but top seed Simona Halep had to dig deep to stay in the Australian Open on a day of epic battles.
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.
France Davis Cup captain Yannick Noah says world number one Rafael Nadal’s absence from Spain’s team in this weekend’s semi-final “changes everything”.
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 continued his mastery over Stan Wawrinka, but not before getting a fright en route to a 6-7(2) 7-6(6) 6-2 quarter-final victory at the Cincinnati Masters on Friday.
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.
Serena Williams re-established her customary superiority, hammering Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 to reach the second round of the Cincinnati Masters on Monday.
Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro said that he will have “nothing to lose” in his French Open semi-final clash with Rafael Nadal on Friday, after not even knowing whether he would play in the days before the tournament.
Novak Djokovic set up an Italian Open semi-final blockbuster against old rival Rafael Nadal after both former world number one players battled back in thrilling last-eight clashes on Friday.
Rafael Nadal racked up the 400th clay court victory of his career on Saturday as he swept past Belgium's David Goffin 6-4, 6-0 to reach the Barcelona final and stand just one win from an 11th title in the Spanish city.
Rafael Nadal sees his quarter-final showdown with big-match player Marin Cilic on Tuesday as the time to crank up his Australian Open offensive for Grand Slam number 17.
Rafael Nadal swept into the Australian Open third round to keep his Grand Slam title hunt on track Wednesday, as Caroline Wozniacki and Grigor Dimitrov pulled off great escapes to stay in contention.
Venus Williams and US Open champion Sloane Stephens led a string of seeds sent tumbling out of the Australian Open Monday in a calamitous day for American players.
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will use the Kooyong Classic starting Tuesday as a convenient emergency stop to gain much-needed match practice as the pair return from injury in time for the Australian Open.
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The University of Abuja says it is graduating 24 first class among the 4, 946 graduating students on Saturday, June 15, from various faculties and departments in the University.
A 23-year-old man, Emmanuel Olowu, has been remanded at the Ikoyi Prison, Lagos for allegedly gunning down a Police Sergeant.
An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday ordered the remand of one Kingsley Sunday, for allegedly defiled a teenage girl.
An Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ikeja, Lagos Friday struck out an application challenging James Abiodun Faleke’s victory in the House of Representatives election of February 23.
Enyimba goalkeeper Fatau Dauda has hinted that he is set to leave the club after helping the People’s Elephant win a record eighth Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has rejected the transfer of a money laundering case against former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Mrs Jumoke Akinjide to a new judge.
A renowned scholar and prominent traditional ruler in Yoruba land, the Orangun of Oke-Ila Orangun in Ifedayo Local Government Area of Osun State, Oba Adedokun Abolarin, has observed that Nigeria has not experienced genuine democracy despite its 20 years of uninterrupted democratic rule.
Sen. Ali Ndume (APC-Borno) on Tuesday, described the conduct of the senate president election for the 9th National Assembly as ”free and fair.”
Dr Okezie Emenike, a Medical Doctor at a private hospital in Abuja, says adequate intake of water can help to stop the development of kidney stones.
The Supreme Court on Friday declared Mohammed Sani Musa the winner of the last election for the Senate held in the Niger-East Senatorial District of Niger State.