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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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EU ‘no-deal’ Brexit plan has bad news for travellers

The EU published contingency plans for a “no-deal” Brexit on Tuesday, outlining a host of travel rights Britons would lose, from recognition of driving licences to loss of pet passports.

INEC: 13,000 PVCs unclaimed in Kuje

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says no fewer than 13,000 registered voters were yet to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in Kuje Area Council of the FCT.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Kwara bye-election: PDP warns against use of security to intimidate voters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned against “plot’’ to use the police as a tool to intimidate voters and rig the Irepodun/Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Isin Federal Constituency by-election in Kwara scheduled for Saturday.
Second Niger Bridge

Federal government awards N206 billion contract for 2nd Niger Bridge to Julius Berger

The federal government has awarded Julius Berger Construction Company a N206 billion contract for the main work on the 2nd Niger Bridge.

Rob Shuter: MTN to acquire banking licence in Nigeria

Rob Shuter, the chief executive officer at MTN Group, says the group will acquire an independent banking licence in Nigeria by 2019.