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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.
Quadri Aruna, Africa’s best-ranked player, has been forced to withdraw from the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) world tour following a recurring thigh injury.
Stan Wawrinka hopes the Qatar Open ends his worrying title drought although the fanfare surrounding the newly-created ATP Cup more than 10,000km away in Australia means his efforts this week may struggle to register barely a blip on the global tennis radar.
It was not a good outing for Aruna Quadri and Olajide Omotayo at the ITTF World Tour tagged Qatar Open as the duo were shown early exits in the men’s singles event of the championship.
Roger Federer admitted Sunday he was shocked that tennis was to lose “legend” Andy Murray this year while long-time friend Novak Djokovic said the bombshell news had “hurt” him.
The sun may be setting on a golden era of men’s tennis, but Novak Djokovic’s star still burns bright as he returns to Melbourne Park in search of a record seventh Australian Open title.
Novak Djokovic suffered his first defeat of the new season in the Qatar Open semi-finals on Friday, losing in three sets to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut.
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.
Australian Open winner Caroline Wozniacki insisted on Sunday that despite last month's breakthrough Grand Slam triumph her life has not changed in the slightest.
The Australian Open begins tomorrow in Melbourne, but the year’s first Grand Slam is being buffeted by an unusually long list of players who are nursing all sorts of injuries.
France’s Gael Monfils has won the Qatar Open final in straight set, brushing aside Russia’s Andrey Rublev in a one-sided final, 6-2, 6-3.
Former world number one Novak Djokovic on Saturday withdrew from next week's Qatar Open, casting doubt on his participation at the Australian Open later in January.
The comeback plans for Novak Djokovic stalled on Friday when a recurrence of pain in his right elbow forced him to withdraw from an exhibition tournament in the United Arab Emirates.
Nigeria will begin administering the second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on Nigerians who received the first shots.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting behind closed doors with Service Chiefs and heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Olu of Warri-designate, Prince Tsola Emiko, son of the late Atuwatse II, the kingdom’s 19th monarch, has began a 90-day compulsory seclusion.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has unfolded plans for online continuous voter registration for the 2023 general elections.
The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said its troops and men of the Nigeria Police Force repelled an attack by bandits on Magama Central Mosque in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Crystal Palace are safe for another season as goals from Christian Benteke and Eberechi Eze downed Sheffield United 2-0 to confirm the Eagles’ Premier League survival.
The Enugu State Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Centre is currently training 350 youths on automobile panel beating, painting and artwork.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has described Pastor Dare Adeboye, the late son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, as a symbol of future Christian ministry in the country.
Neymar spent four seasons at Barcelona. He joined the Blaugrana from Santos in 2013 before leaving for PSG in 2017, a key part of the Barcelona team that won two La Liga titles, three Copa del Rey titles, one Supercopa de Espana, one Champions League, one European Super Cup and one Club World Cup
“I am happy because [his return] is a good thing for Italian football. He has charisma and personality, but Roma can be challenging. We’ll see what happens,” Mihajlovic said at a press conference.