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  1. Nigeria Sports News

    Sports Abuja 2018: Team Delta Sweeps Medals In Swimming – Leadership Newspaper

    The defending champions of the National Sports Festival, Team Delta, have started showing that they are in Abuja to successfully defend their title. Led by the state’s sports commission boss, Tony Okowa, Team Delta won more than half of the total medals up for grabs in the first … read more...
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    Sports Athlete-Moms Face Mental Hurdles to Return to Competition – OZY

    As Serena Williams’ frustration in the U.S. Open final boiled over, she smashed her tennis racket on the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium. It had become clear to her that, thanks in part to her play but mostly to a series of controversial penalties by chair umpire … read more via OZY –...
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    Sports Aruna Quadri Arrives France for 2018 ITTF World Cup – Thisdaylive

    After leading Portugal’s Sporting to their first win of the 2018/2019 European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) Champions League, Africa’s sole representative at the 2018 ITTF World Cup, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has arrived Paris, France, in readiness for the three-day tournament which serves off on...
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    Sports Halep retires from China Open with back injury – Punch Newspapers

    World number one Simona Halep is out of the China Open at the first hurdle, retiring with back trouble after losing the first set 6-1 to Ons Jabeur on Sunday. The Romanian’s tournament lasted just 31 miserable minutes in Beijing and she never looked comfortable against the Tunisian … read...
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    Sports Murray reaches 2nd round of Shenzhen Open as Zhang retires – USA Today

    Andy Murray advanced to the second round of the Shenzhen Open on Tuesday when Chinese wild-card entry Zhang Zhizhen had to retire in the third set... read more via USA Today – https://ift.tt/2xFTkPa Get More Nigeria Sports News
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    Sports Klizan battles past Wawrinka into St Petersburg’s final – Punch Newspapers

    Slovakia’s Martin Klizan battled back from a set down to beat Stan Wawrinka on Saturday and reach the Saint Petersburg Open final. Klizan, the 2012 champion here, won in 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in two hours 16 minutes to chalk up his first win over the 33-year-old Wawrinka in … read more via Punch...
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    Sports Tennis: Nadal out of China tournaments – Daily Post Nigeria

    World number-one Tennis player, Rafael Nadal on Wednesday announced his withdrawal from upcoming tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai due to the right knee injury that forced him to retire from the US Open earlier this month. The 17-time Grand Slam champion had to pull out during his … read...
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    Sports Serena Williams’ And The Pressure To Win A 24th Grand Slam – NET Ng

    Serena Williams has always been in the news most times for all the right reasons and going into the final of the 2018 US Open Tennis final to face 20-year-old Japanese star Naomi Osaka everyone thought the stars had aligned and one of the greatest Tennis stars … read more via Nigerian...
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    Sports Novak Djokovic vs. Juan Martin del Potro in US Open final – USA Today

    Novak Djokovic will be seeking his 14th Grand Slam title and Juan Martin del Potro his second when they meet in the U.S. Open final... read more via USA Today – https://ift.tt/2O1NCNL Get More Nigeria Sports News
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    Sports Serena Williams vs. Naomi Osaka: U.S. Open Final a Dream for Young Star Facing Her ‘Idol’ – Newsweek

    It’ll be a dream realized after a (short) lifetime of work when 20-year-old Naomi Osaka takes on Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final scheduled for Saturday. Williams—perhaps the greatest tennis player to ever live.... read more via Newsweek – https://ift.tt/2M7ZYSP Get More Nigeria...
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    Sports US Open 2018: Serena Williams final ‘a dream’ – Naomi Osaka – BBC

    Naomi Osaka says she "always dreamed" she would play her idol Serena Williams in a Grand Slam final after both reached this year's US Open decider. The 20-year-old became Japan's first female.... read more via BBC – https://ift.tt/2oMj9Ir Get More Nigeria Sports News
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    Sports BREAKING: Defending champion, Stephens, crashes out of US Open – Punch Newspapers

    Sloane Stephens’s US Open title defense ended with a 6-2, 6-3 quarter-final defeat to Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova on Tuesday. Sevastova, through to the semi-finals of a Grand Slam for the first time, will face either 23-time major champion Serena Williams or eighth-seeded Czech Karolina...
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    Sports Serena, Stephens try to reach semifinals at US Open – USA Today

    Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens can give the United States two U.S. Open semifinalists, a year after an all-American women's final four. And for the first time since 2006, the host country can have a man there, too.... read more via USA Today – https://ift.tt/2Q24JjY Get More Nigeria...
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    Sports US Open: Federer, Djokovic Quarterfinal Showdown Looming – Leadership Newspaper

    There were few dull moments as Roger Federer took care of Nick Kyrgios in straight sets yesterday at the US Open and stayed on course for a potential quarterfinal matchup with Novak Djokovic, who also won in straight sets. Federer, who fended off four break opportunities in a … read more...
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    Sports Six-Time Champ Serena Battles Into US Open Quarter-Finals – Channels Television

    Six-time champion Serena Williams used a blazing start and battling finish to reach the US Open quarter-finals on Sunday with a 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Kaia Kanepi. Williams, the 23-time Grand Slam champion seeking a first major since a 2017 Australian Open title won... read more via...
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    Sports Venus And Serena Williams To Face Each Other For A Place In The US Open Today – Stella Dimoko Korkus.com

    Twenty years since their first meeting at a Grand Slam, sisters Venus and Serena Williams will face each other for a place in the US Open last 16. ... read more via Stella Dimoko Korkus.com – https://ift.tt/2LJqUYL Get More Nigeria Sports News
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    Sports US Open: Federer, Djokovic through as storm rages over umpire’s Kyrgios pep-talk – Punch Newspapers

    Roger Federer on Thursday set-up a US Open third round clash against Nick Kyrgios who found himself at the centre of an impartiality row after an umpire climbed down from his chair to tell him... read more via Punch Newspapers – https://ift.tt/2PgMOok Get More Nigeria Sports News
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    Sports ‘10,000 times worse’: Cornet calls out tennis boss for Serena comments – CNN

    It's hard to think of a time when the focus was on the clothes that male tennis stars were wearing at a major tournament rather than how they're playing on court. But that's where the women's game has found itself this week at the US Open.. read more via CNN – https://ift.tt/2oqo9m9 Get...
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    Sports Victorious Serena turns heads at US Open – Punch Newspapers

    Serena Williams’ tennis outfits are often the talk of the town, and she set New York tongues wagging with her latest creation in a routine opening victory at the US Open Monday, CNN reports. The 36-year-old downed 68th-ranked Magda Linette of Poland 6-4 6-0 in her first home … read more via...
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    Sports Ferrer’s last Slam ends with injury against Nadal at US Open – USA Today

    David Ferrer’s last Grand Slam match ended with him stopping because of a leg injury against Rafael Nadal at the U.S. Open... read more via USA Today – https://ift.tt/2NrYpAu Get More Nigeria Sports News
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