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    Novak Djokovic, wife test positive for COVID-19

Novak Djokovic, wife test positive for COVID-19

Novak Djokovic, Serbian tennis player, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus after he competed at the Adria Tour. The 17-time Grand Slam winner, in a statement on Tuesday, also revealed that Jelena, his wife, tested positive for COVID-19, but the results of their children came out negative. Adrian Tour, which took place in Belgrade, Serbia and Zadar, Croatia, was plunged into [...]

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    US Open will be held without fans, says New York gov

US Open will be held without fans, says New York gov

Andrew Cuomo, New York governor, has given approval for the 2020 US Open tennis tournament to go ahead as scheduled but without fans. The 140th edition of the US Open is billed to commence from August 31, to September 13, at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens. Cuomo took to his Twitter page on Tuesday to announce that the tournament will [...]

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    Maria Sharapova retires from tennis at 32

Maria Sharapova retires from tennis at 32

Maria Sharapova, five-time grand slam winner, has announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 32. The Russian disclosed this in an emotional retirement letter to Vogue and Vanity Fair on Wednesday. "How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known?" Sharapova said. "How do you walk away from the courts you’ve trained on since you were a little girl, the [...]

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    Serena Williams beats Svitolina to reach 10th US Open final

Serena Williams beats Svitolina to reach 10th US Open final

Serena Williams has reached her 10th US Open women's singles final, the most in the "Open Era". Williams saw off fifth seed Elina Svitolina in a two straight set -- 6-3, 6-1 -- to clinch her 101st career victory at the Arthur Ashe stadium in the early hours of Friday morning. With the victory over the world No. 5, she broke the [...]

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    US Open: Federer’s shock defeat makes Nadal new favourite

US Open: Federer’s shock defeat makes Nadal new favourite

Rodger Federer, 20-time Grand Slam winner, was surprisingly dumped out of the ongoing US Open Grand Slam tournament at the Quarter Finals stage following defeat to Grigor Dimitrov in a five-set thriller. Rafael Nadal is the new favourite for the trophy. Despite winning the first set, the 38 years old Swiss maestro, Federer, succumbed 6-3 4-6 6-3 4-6 2-6 to lose against [...]

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    Djokovic booed as shoulder injury ends his 2019 US Open run

Djokovic booed as shoulder injury ends his 2019 US Open run

Novak Djokovic pulled out of the ongoing US Open Grand Slam tournament this morning due to a shoulder injury, relinquishing his fourth-round tie to the opponent, Stanislas Wawrinka. The 32-year-old Serbian World Number One tennis player, already two sets down stopped the game as near-certain defeat loomed. The 16-time Grand Slam winner had been battling with shoulder injury this week, and he [...]

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    Barty becomes first Australian to win French Open in 46 years

Barty becomes first Australian to win French Open in 46 years

Ashleigh Barty broke a 46-year-old curse on Saturday by winning the Women’s French Open title, defeating Czech Republic’s Marketa Vandrousova 6-1 6-3 at Roland Garros. The 23-year-old Barty, who was seeded eight for the tournament, secured the historic triumph in just over an hour (70 minutes). Playing in her first major final, the Australian teenager broke early in the first set to [...]

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    Djokovic wins 7th Australian Open title

Djokovic wins 7th Australian Open title

Serbia's Novak Djokovic beat Spanish Rafael Nadal to clinch his third consecutive Grand Slam and record seventh Australian Open title at the 2019 edition. The world number one outclassed the number two in a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 three straight sets to claim his 15th Grand Slam title. Djokovic made nine unforced errors and Nadal 28. The Serb's converted five of eight break [...]

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    Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open, becomes world number one

Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open, becomes world number one

Japan's Naomi Osaka beat Petra Kvitova to clinch her second consecutive Grand Slam women's singles title. Osaka beat Kvitoka in three straight sets of 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 to win the 2019 Australian Open. By virtue of her win, the 21-year-old rising star is now ranked number one in the world. She has become the youngest female tennis number one player since Caroline Wozniacki. A year ago, [...]

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    Djokovic wins US Open for 14th Grand Slam title

Djokovic wins US Open for 14th Grand Slam title

Novak Djokovic defeated Juan Martin del Potro to win his 14th Grand Slam men's singles title on Sunday. Djokovic continued his dominance over Del Potro with a three straight set win of 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to claim his third US Open title. The duo last met in a Grand Slam in the 2013 Wimbledon semi-final when Djokovic prevailed in five sets after [...]

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    Naomi Osaka upsets Serena Williams to win historic US Open title

Naomi Osaka upsets Serena Williams to win historic US Open title

Naomi Osaka defeated Serena Williams to become the first Japanese to win the US Open women's final. Osaka beat the former world number one in two straight sets of 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday. Williams made her first Grand Slam appearance when the Japanese was three-months-old. Osaka is the youngest US Open women's finalist since 19-year-old Caroline Wozniacki won it in 2009. The encounter is [...]

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    Multiple drug tests: Serena Williams alleges ‘discrimination’

Multiple drug tests: Serena Williams alleges ‘discrimination’

Serena Williams has voiced her displeasure of being hounded by men of tennis' anti-doping agency, Usada, to submit samples despite being out of tournament. The multiple grand slam winner made this known through a series of messages on her social media page in the early hours of today, suggesting that she may be a target of Usada, labelling it the situation [...]

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Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic has won his fourth Wimbledon title after beating South Africa's Kevin Anderson in three straight sets. Djokovic who saw off Rafa Nadal on Saturday, triumphed 6-2 6-2 7-6 on Centre Court to win his 13th grand slam. The Serb had a smooth first set of the men's singles final against Anderson in just 29 minutes. Both men had to try to [...]

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    Serena Williams withdraws from French Open before showdown with Sharapova

Serena Williams withdraws from French Open before showdown with Sharapova

Serena Williams has pulled out of the French Open ahead of her match with Maria Sharapova, citing a pectoral muscle injury. The 36-year-old American was making her Grand Slam comeback after a maternity break. Sharapova was looking to end her 14-year hoodoo against the three-time French Open champion. She will now be awarded a walkover in the women's draw. "I've had issues with [...]

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    Toriola rues Nigerian poor preparation for Commonwealth Games — want autonomy for sports federations

Toriola rues Nigerian poor preparation for Commonwealth Games — want autonomy for sports federations

Nigeria's seven time Olympian, Segun Toriola rues the poor preparation of the country's athletes for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The 43-year-old who is eyeing eight Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan says that the country has never had it so good when it comes to preparation for major tournaments like the Commonwealth and Olympic Games. “I don’t know why things cannot change in [...]

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    Marylove Edwards wins African Junior Championship qualifiers

Marylove Edwards wins African Junior Championship qualifiers

Nigeria's junior tennis prodigy Marylove Edwards has won the U-14 2018 CAT/ITF West and Central African Junior Championship qualifiers. The 12-year-old who gave a good account of herself in Togo defeated Kumba of Mali in two straight sets to become the new champion. In the semi-final, she beat Stephanie of Cameroon 6-3, 6-0 after defeating Rodia Noudogbessi of Benin with a comprehensive 6-0, 6-0 [...]

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