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Read more Murray Receives Wild Card For US Open Tuneup Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray was one of four men given wild-card entries Monday for the Western & Southern Open, the tuneup tournament that will be held at Flushing Meadows...... Read more Osaka Will Play In US Open, Says Management Team Naomi Osaka will play in next month's US Open in New York, the 2018 champion's management team has told Reuters. Several media reports had said she had not registered for the...... Read more ‘Apprehensive’ Murray Mentally Switched On For US Open Britain's Andy Murray is still feeling "apprehensive" about travelling to New York for the US Open amid the Covid-19 pandemic but the former world number one says he is mentally preparing...... Read more Halep Withdraws From Palermo, Organisers ‘Profoundly Disappointed’ World number two Simona Halep has withdrawn from next month’s Palermo Ladies Open following Italy’s decision to impose a mandatory quarantine for people coming from Romania and Bulgaria amid the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...... Read more Serena Williams Set To Play Inaugural Kentucky Tournament Serena Williams will make her return to the WTA tour at a new hardcourt tournament in Kentucky in August, organisers said on Thursday. The Top Seed Open said 23-time Grand Slam...... Read more Aruna Quadri Assists Sporting To Win 37th Title In Portugal It was an emotional ending for Quadri Aruna during the final of the Portuguese national league final as the Nigerian played his last match for Sporting and contributed to winning the...... Read more Djokovic Tests Negative For Coronavirus Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena have tested negative for coronavirus nine days after testing positive. The world number one, along with Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki, all returned...... Read more Tokyo Paralympic Games: Nigeria Picks More Tickets In Table Tennis Team Nigeria has added to the number of athletes that will compete in the Table Tennis event at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo after Isau Ogunkunle and Faith Obiora are confirmed...... Read more Novak Djokovic tests positive for COVID-19 World tennis number one Novak Djokovic tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday and then apologised to all individuals who contracted the virus after playing in an exhibition tournament he organised. Grigor...... Read more French Open To Begin Sept. 21 The 2020 French Open has been rescheduled to run for three weeks in the fall, Roland-Garros said Wednesday. The tournament was supposed to begin in May but was suspended due to...... 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Read more Serena Williams: I Am Proud To Be Black Serena Williams sat down with husband Alexis Ohanian for an interview session on Instagram Live where they discussed the current climate surrounding race relations in the United States. The 23-time Grand...... Read more Osaka Becomes World’s Highest-Paid Female Athlete Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the world’s highest-paid female athlete, displacing US rival Serena Williams at the top of the list. According to Forbes magazine, Osaka, 22, a two-time...... Read more Federer Wants ATP & WTA To Merge Roger Federer says “now is the time” for the men’s and women’s governing bodies to merge while tennis is in limbo because of the coronavirus. The 20-time Grand Slam champion floated...... 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Read more Toriola Misses Out Of Tokyo 2020 Olympics Former Africa’s table tennis top seed, Segun Toriola, will miss the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan after he and his pairing partner, Olufunke Oshonaike lost to Egypt’s Omar Assar and Dina...... Read more


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