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Serena Williams of the United Sates returns the ball during her game against Maria Sharapova of Russia during for the Round 1 women’s Singles match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 26, 2019 (Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP)

Serena Williams withdraws from WTA clay-court tournament with Achilles strain

Serena Williams withdrew from the WTA clay-court tournament that begins Monday in Rome due to a left Achilles tendon injury sustained in her US Open semi-final defeat, the tour announced Saturday.
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 pulls out of WTA tournament in Rome

Serena Williams withdrew from the WTA clay-court tournament that begins Monday in Rome due to a left Achilles tendon injury sustained in her US Open semi-final defeat, the tour announced Saturday.
Naomi Osaka of Japan hits a forehand against Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine (not pictured) on day five of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Naomi Osaka restores order after champions exit U.S. Open

Naomi Osaka stood firm after a parade of champions exited the U.S. Open on Sunday, blasting her way into the quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-4 win over Anett Kontaveit.
Novak Djokovic battles back in the first set en route to beating Roger Federer on Thursday for a place in his eighth Australian Open final.

U.S. Open flags off amidst controversies

The U.S. Open flags off today after the COVID-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of Wimbledon Championships and the postponement of the French Open to October. While the top seeded Djokovic is the clear favourite for the men’s title, there is no sure pick for the women.
Coco Gauff’s hopes of launching another deep run at a Grand Slam ended in the first round at the US Open on Monday, with the US teenager succumbing in three sets to Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova.

Coco Gauff bows out of US Open

Coco Gauff’s hopes of launching another deep run at a Grand Slam ended in the first round at the US Open on Monday, with the US teenager succumbing in three sets to Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova.
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 seeks 18th Slam win at US Open

The US Open gives top-ranked Novak Djokovic a prime opportunity to gain ground on absent Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in chasing the all-time men’s Grand Slam singles title record.
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.
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Queens Park Rangers forward Eberechi Eze in the summer.

Super Eagles target named in England U-21 squad for September matches

Super Eagles target Ebere Eze has been named in the England U21 squad for their upcoming UEFA European U21 Championship qualifiers against Kosovo and Austria.
Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his match against Netherlands' Tallon Griekspoor REUTERS-Susana Vera-File Photo

W&S Open: Andy Murray delivers biggest win, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams advance

World number one Novak Djokovic battled through neck pain on the way to a 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 victory over Ricardas Berankis at the Western & Southern Open, where second seed Dominic Thiem crashed out.
Andy Murray hits a return to Frances Tiafoe during their first-round match at the Western & Southern Open, which the Scot won in two hours, 28 minutes. Jason Szenes-EPA

ATP Tour: Andy Murray beats Frances Tiafoe, books Zverev clash

Britain’s Andy Murray made a triumphant ATP comeback Saturday, defeating Frances Tiafoe 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 6-1 in his first match of 2020 at the Western and Southern Open.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF send birthday wishes to Ex-Eagles midfield star Friday Ekpo at 51

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sent birthday wishes to former Super Eagles midfield star Friday Ekpo who clocked 51 on Monday.
Managed isolation charges for returnees will come into force from Tuesday, said New Zealand Housing Minister Megan Woods after they passed their last cabinet milestone on Monday.

New Zealand to start charging people in managed isolation

Managed isolation charges for returnees will come into force from Tuesday, said New Zealand Housing Minister Megan Woods after they passed their last cabinet milestone on Monday.
Romania's Simona Halep poses with a trophy as she celebrates after winning the final against Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina. REUTERS-Satish Kumar Subramani

Simona Halep withdraws from Palermo Open

World number two Simona Halep has withdrawn from next month’s Palermo Ladies Open following Italy’s decision to impose a mandatory quarantine for people coming from Romania and Bulgaria amid the coronavirus pandemic, organisers said on Sunday.
It is unthinkable Wimbledon can go ahead while the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, said the German Tennis Federation vice-president, Dirk Hordorff. Andrew Redington-Getty Images

Wimbledon hailed as ‘class act’ for £10 million prize money gesture

Wimbledon was hailed as “a class act” on Friday after the tournament agreed to award £10 million in prize money to the 620 players who would have taken part in the tournament had it not been cancelled.
Roger Federer defied age and logic once again to save seven match points before beating unseeded American Tennys Sandgren in a sensational Australian Open quarter-final.

Roger Federer hopes to play in front of crowds on 2021 return

Roger Federer, who turns 39 next month, says he hopes to play again in front of crowds as he targets his comeback from a knee injury in 2021.
A logo is seen at the entrance to the International Tennis Federation headquarters in London, Britain January 18, 2016. REUTERS-Toby Melville-File Photo

ATP, WTA and ITF extend suspensions due to coronavirus pandemic

The ATP Tour and International Tennis Federation (ITF) have extended their suspensions of professional tennis until July 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they said on Friday.
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Idris Elba steps out for first time after recovering from coronavirus

Popular Hollywood actor Idris Elba has been seen walking streets of London for the first time since recovering from coronavirus.
World number two Rafael Nadal stepped up his bid for a third ATP Mexico Open title with an impressive display of serving and shotmaking to beat Serbian youngster Miomir Kecmanovic on Wednesday

Rafael Nadal pessimistic about return to action before 2021

Rafael Nadal does not expect to return to play competitive tennis until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has decimated much of this year’s calendar.

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