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Stefanos Tsitsipas knocked defending champion Alexander Zverev out of the Madrid Open in the quarter-finals on Friday, winning 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.

Stefanos Tsitsipas retires with breathing problems in Zhuhai

Top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas had trouble breathing and quit his opening match at the Zhuhai Championships on Thursday after calling a medical time-out before the deciding set.
Andy Murray said Sunday it would be “naive” and “silly” to think he will ever return to being the player that surged to number one in the world.

Andy Murray says ‘naive’ to think he will return to top

Andy Murray said Sunday it would be “naive” and “silly” to think he will ever return to being the player that surged to number one in the world.
Andy Murray

Andy Murray to skip US Open doubles to focus on singles

Andy Murray is to skip the US Open later this month where he was scheduled to play doubles so as to get more singles matches under his belt, the former world number one told the BBC.
Hometown hero Ashleigh Barty muscled past Maria Sharapova on Sunday to make the Australian Open quarter-finals where she will meet Petra Kvitova who matched her best Slam performance since a terrifying knife attack derailed her career.

Ashleigh Barty muscles past Maria Sharapova to set up Petra Kvitova in Australian Open...

Hometown hero Ashleigh Barty muscled past Maria Sharapova on Sunday to make the Australian Open quarter-finals where she will meet Petra Kvitova who matched her best Slam performance since a terrifying knife attack derailed her career.
Steve Simon

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”.
US Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova during their Women's Singles Quarter-Finals match at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 4, 2018.Six-time champion Serena Williams overpowered Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals of the US Open. / AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERT

Madison Keys: Serena Williams can still grab Grand Slams record

American number three Madison Keys said she has no doubt Serena Williams can equal the record of 24 Grand Slam titles despite her stormy defeat in the US Open final.
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

China opens world’s longest sea bridge

China will open the world’s longest sea bridge to traffic from next week. The 55-kilometre-long bridge linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao took six years of preparations and eight years to build.

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.

China completes 55-kilometre-long Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

China said it has completed the major work of the world’s longest sea bridge on schedule, after its lighting system was installed and tested.

China’s world largest amphibious aircraft makes maiden flight

China’s domestically developed AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, performed its maiden flight on Sunday from an airport on the shores of the South China Sea.

Serena Williams can break Margaret Court’s Grand Slam record – Steffi Graf

Tennis legend Steffi Graf said Sunday that Serena Williams can “absolutely” break Margaret Court’s Grand Slam singles title record if she returns to tennis.

US Open winner Sloane Stephens retires at Zhuhai

Sloane Stephens retired in her match against Barbora Strycova at the WTA Elite Trophy on Friday, extending her winless streak since lifting the US Open trophy in September.

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NBS: Inflation rate now 11.24 per cent

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Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy

Charly Boy set to perform at 2019 ‘Felabration’ Festival

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Joint Customs-Miltary patrol kill alleged smuggler in Babura

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A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Absence of three defendants stalls ‘UNILAG gang-rape’ trial

The absence on Tuesday of three of the five students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), facing trial for allegedly gang-raping a student of the institution has stalled their criminal trial.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 8

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Nigeria better with equal representation of women in politics

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