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Tennis

Ikoyi Club hosts EKEDC table tennis tournament

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has commenced its maiden table tennis tournament at the Ikoyi Club in 1938. The competition, divided into Premiership, Championship, and Veteran categories, according to EKEDC, is focused on promoting the development of table tennis in the country. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the tournament, …

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Sakkari ends Osaka win streak to reach Miami semi-finals

Naomi Osaka’s 23-match winning streak came to a crashing halt Wednesday as Japan’s world number two was stunned 6-0, 6-4 by Maria Sakkari in the quarter-finals of the Miami Open. Japan’s Osaka, playing her first tournament since lifting her fourth Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, won just eight …

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Seun Ogunsakin shows world tennis star qualities

Fourteen-year-old Seun Ogunsakin ‘stole the show” at the grand finale of the 2021 CBN Junior Tennis Championship when he won the boys’ 16 and boys’ 14 titles in one day, with a full display of his prodigious talentOgunsakin, popularly called ‘Nadal’ by his ever-increasing fan base because he has the …

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TTC look up to Aruna Quadri to end slide in TTBL

To end the continuous slide of TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell in the Table Tennis Bundesliga (TTBL), the management of TTC is looking up to Quadri Aruna to end the drop in the league. After losing three consecutive matches against Neu-Ulm, Schwalbe-Berneustadt and Ochsenhausen at home, TTC will host visiting Post SV …

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Australian Open: Two players test positive amid quarantine row

Two Australian Open tennis players have tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in the city of Melbourne, amid growing controversy over the event. A third case involved a “non-playing participant”, according to the state of Victoria’s chief health officer. Some 1,200 people, including players, staff and officials, have flown into …

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Djokovic retreats over ‘misconstrued’ quarantine demands

World number one Novak Djokovic published an open letter to the Australian public on Twitter on Wednesday in which he tried to “clarify” demands he appeared to make to the organisers of the Australian Open. Djokovic, an eight-times champion in Melbourne, was widely harangued on Tuesday after reportedly issuing a …

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