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Japan’s Naomi Osaka feeling no pressure as Open semi looms

Japan’s Naomi Osaka said she felt another Grand Slam title was close after routing an injured Elina Svitolina to reach the Australian Open semi-finals Wednesday.
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Australian Open: I’m so close and I just want to keep going – Naomi...

Japan’s Naomi Osaka said she felt another Grand Slam title was close after routing an injured Elina Svitolina to reach the Australian Open semi-finals Wednesday.
Naomi Osaka of Japan hits a return during her women's semi-final match against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 6, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - GREG BAKER

US Open champ Naomi Osaka ‘stressed out’ by great expectations

Naomi Osaka admitted that she gets "stressed out" trying to live up to "the hype" after the US Open champion was beaten in the China Open semi-finals on Saturday.
Naomi Osaka of Japan throws her racquet during her women's quarter-final match against Zhang Shuai of China at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 5, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - GREG BAKER

Naomi Osaka apologises to beaten Beijing opponent

US Open champion Naomi Osaka said that she apologised to beaten opponent Zhang Shuai for her emotional behaviour in their roller-coaster China Open quarter-final on Friday.
Osaka had tears in her eyes as the match threatened to slip away in the second set before her eventual triumph (AFP Photo-GREG BAKER)

China Open: Osaka survives huge scare to reach semis

US Open champion Naomi Osaka overcame her emotions to roar back and defeat unseeded Zhang Shuai 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 in a roller-coaster China Open quarter-final on Friday.

Venus Williams, Stephens Stephens tumble out of Australian Open

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.

French Open champ Jelena Ostapenko suffers defeat in Shenzhen

French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko slumped to a shock defeat in the first round of the Shenzhen Open on Tuesday only days after beating Serena Williams in the American’s comeback match.

Top-ranked Pliskova races into US Open quarter-finals

World number one Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic advanced to the US Open quarter-finals on Monday by routing 91st-ranked American Jennifer Brady 6-1, 6-0 in just 46 minutes.

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An LGBT activists holds a rainbow flag as he attends a court hearing in the Milimani high Court in Nairobi on February 20, 2019. – Kenya’s High Court on February 22, 2019, postponed a much-anticipated ruling on whether to scrap colonial-era laws which criminalise homosexuality, citing a heavy case load. The delay was met with dismay by Kenya’s LGBT community and their allies, who have been anxiously awaiting a ruling on the petition, which was filed three years ago. (Photo by SIMON MAINA / AFP)

Kenya court postpones ruling on anti-gay laws to May 24

A Kenyan court Friday postponed a ruling on whether to decriminalize same sex relationships, disappointing many in the country's LGBT community.
Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed casting his vote in ward PU 006 Oro in the Kwara State Bye-Election on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

Lai Mohammed: 2019 elections historic

The Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described this year’s general elections as historic.

Gunmen kill police officer attached to Governor Bello’s aide

Unidentified gunmen suspected to be political thugs have shot dead a police officer attached to the Personal Assistant to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Kabir Aliu.

Kidnapped corps member regains freedom in Anambra

Police have confirmed the release of the abducted member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) deployed to Indiokolo community in Orumba area of Anambra as electoral ad hoc staff.

Governor Shettima salutes defiant Maiduguri residents for voting en masse

Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, yesterday, expressed satisfaction with massive turnout of voters despite the morning explosions that rocked the capital city.