Djokovic wins historic 7th ATP finals

November 19, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Novak Djokovic won a record seventh ATP Finals title with a dominant victory over Jannik Sinner that marked another milestone in his memorable season. The Serb, 36, who lost to the Italian in the group stage, avenged that with a 6-3 6-3 win in Turin, Italy. He has set records in rankings and titles this year and played some of Read More

Osaka returns to tennis action 6 months after giving birth

November 11, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Former world number one Naomi Osaka will return to tennis at the Brisbane International, almost six months after giving birth. The Japanese four-time Grand Slam winner announced her pregnancy in January and had daughter Shai in July. The 26-year-old has not played on the WTA Tour since the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo in September 2022. “I am really excited about getting back Read More

Gauff climbs in WTA ranking after US Open triumph

September 14, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

For the first time in more than 20 years, the WTA Rankings had a historic shakeup. On Monday, Aryna Sabalenka officially captured the top singles spot, while US Open champion Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula jointly rose to No.1 in the doubles rankings. Sabalenka’s ascent ends Iga Swiatek’s 75-week reign at No.1, a position she held since April 4, 2022, Read More

Prominent Tennis player slammed 4-year ban for doping violations

September 13, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep has been suspended from professional tennis for four years for doping violations, the International Tennis Integrity Agency said Tuesday. The 31-year-old Romanian “committed intentional anti-doping rule violations ” by failing a drug test during the 2022 U.S. Open and for irregularities in her Athlete Biological Passport, the ITIA said. Halep, who plans to appeal Read More

US Open: Medvedev stops Alcarez, sets up Djokovic final clash

September 9, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Daniil Medvedev ended Carlos Alcaraz’s reign as the U.S. Open champion by eliminating him in the semifinals 7-6 (3), 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 on Friday night to set up a rematch in the final against Novak Djokovic. The No. 3-seeded Medvedev won his lone major title at Flushing Meadows in 2021 by defeating 23-time Slam winner Djokovic in that year’s final. Read More

Djokovic rallies special call as 2023 Wimbledon gathers steams

July 11, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Novak Djokovic has called for Wimbledon to overhaul its scheduling and start play earlier on Centre Court. The seven-time champion fell foul of the All England Club’s insistence on beginning matches at 1.30pm when his fourth-round match against Hugo Hurkacz had to be suspended on Sunday night due to the council-imposed 11pm curfew. Andy Murray’s match with Stefanos Tsitsipas last Read More

Top ranked Tennis star booted out of French Open

Jessica Pegula became the highest-ranked women’s player to exit the 2023 French Open to date as she was emphatically beaten by Elise Mertens. American third seed Pegula, a quarter-finalist in Paris last year, struggled in a 6-1 6-3 defeat. Belgian 28th seed Mertens will face a Russian, either Anastasia Potapova or Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, next. Pegula’s time at Roland Garros is Read More

Wimbledon makes u-turn on ban against Russia, Belarus tennis athletes

April 1, 2023 Admin III 0

Russian and Belarusian players will be able to compete at Wimbledon as neutral athletes after the All England Club on Friday reversed its ban from last year. The players must sign declarations of neutrality and comply with “appropriate conditions,” including not expressing support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “This was an incredibly difficult decision, not taken lightly or without a Read More

WTT Singapore: Aruna Quadri smashes opponent, hits round of 16

March 15, 2023 Admin III 0

Nigeria table tennis star, Aruna Quadri continued his amazing performance in Singapore as he cruised into the round of 16 in style. The Nigeria star had to work extra hard in the Round of 32 before he could dispatch Germany’s Ruwen Filus. Aruna confronted another hard-fighting player in France Alex Lebrun in the early hour of Tuesday and has to Read More

Pictures: Winners emerge as curtains fall on first Lego league national robotics championship

February 18, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

A Federal Science and Technical College (FSTC) Usi from Ekiti has won 2023 edition of First Lego League National Championship at the indoor sports hall, Package B of the Moshood Abiola National stadium in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. According to the result made available to Blueprint, Queens College Lagos came second, while FSTC Ilesa finished third at the end of the competition. The winners were Read More

Russian club unveils Quadri Aruna

January 30, 2023 Admin III 0

Russian table tennis league champion Fakel-Gazprom Orenburg will on Monday January 30, 2023 unveil their new signee Quadri Aruna at a colourful occasion in Moscow, the Russian capital. The signing ceremony, which will precede the unveiling, will hold at the headquarters of Gazprombank, owners of Fakel-Gazprom Orenburg based in Moscow. Aruna who is a Nigerian will undergo a medical before Read More

2023 Australian Open: Djokovic down Rublev, sweeps into semi-final

January 25, 2023 Admin III 0

Nine-time champion Novak Djokovic reached the Australian Open semi-finals, sweeping aside fifth seed Andrey Rublev in a devastating display. Serbia’s Djokovic, 35, cut a frustrated figure at times but channelled his emotions into a ruthless 6-1 6-2 6-4 win over Russia’s Rublev in Melbourne. The fourth seed, who again had his left thigh strapped, will play American Tommy Paul in Read More

Tennis: Like Serena Williams, another star, Roger Federer, retires

September 16, 2022 Editor 0

Tennis great, Roger Federer, the winner of 20 major singles titles and a face of men’s tennis for two decades, announced his retirement from the sports this afternoon. Since winning his first major at Wimbledon in 2003, Roger Federer has been among a trio of dominant players who have regularly topped ranking for much of this century; He, Rafael Nadal Read More

Breaking: Swiatek wins first ever US Open, second major title in 2022

September 10, 2022 BBC 0

World number one Iga Swiatek capped a dominant season by beating Tunisian fifth seed Ons Jabeur at the US Open to win her second major title of 2022. Poland’s Swiatek, 21, won 6-2 7-6 (7-5) to secure the season’s final Grand Slam trophy on the New York hard courts. After a one-sided first set, 28-year-old Jabeur settled midway through the Read More

William sisters set for US Open bow as Serena retires

August 28, 2022 BBC 0

Serena Williams will play alongside older sister Venus in the US Open doubles in what will be the final tournament of her career. The Williams sisters have won 14 major doubles titles and three Olympic gold medals together. Serena Williams, 40, says she will retire after the US Open, which starts in New York on Monday. As well as playing in the Read More

Breaking: At last, Serena Williams announces retirement

August 9, 2022 TheSun 0

Serena Williams is retiring from tennis after one more shot at US Open glory. The tennis icon admitted ‘something’s’ got to give as she turns 41 later this month. Williams, hinted at her retirement after her win in Toronto on Monday night. But she confirmed the news with a first-person piece in Vogue on Tuesday morning. Serena wrote: “Believe me, Read More

Breaking: Wimbledon tennis star charged to court, risks years in jail over ‘assault’

July 5, 2022 TheSun 0

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has been charged with assaulting his former girlfriend. The 27-year-old, who is through to the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon tournament, is due to appear in court next month. If found guilty, Kyrgios faces up to two years in jail. The alleged assault of his former partner Chiara Passari is reported to have taken place last year, according to The Read More

Again, Rafael Nadal cruises past opponent, grabs last 16 Wimbledon spot

July 2, 2022 Eurosport 0

Rafael Nadal turned on the style as he cruised into the last 16 of Wimbledon with a 6-1 6-2 6-4 victory over Lorenzo Sonego on Centre Court. After slightly underwhelming performances in previous rounds this tournament – against Francisco Cerundolo and Ricardas Berankis respectively – Nadal was back to his brilliant best, dominating his opponent with an energetic and almost Read More

Breaking: Novak Djokovic down Soonwoo Kwon in Wimbledon opener

June 27, 2022 Admin III 0

Novak Djokovic’s 2022 Wimbledon hopes were given a stern opening test on Monday by Soonwoo Kwon, but the defending champion stayed resolute to hold off the South Korean and advance to the second round at the grass-court Grand Slam in London. The Serbian maintained a solid level in his 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory against the World No. 81, yet Kwon’s aggressive tactics Read More