Roger Federer

2018 Australian Open: Roger Federer through but Stan Wawrinka beaten

Roger Federer enjoyed the kinder conditions of the night session as he beat Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff at the Australian Open. After the temperature earlier neared 40C, second seed Federer saw off Struff 6-4 6-4 7-6 (7-4) in closer to 30C. The five-time champion...
Novak Djokovic

Djokovic set to miss Australian Open

A niggling elbow injury has forced former world number one Novak Djokovic to withdraw from next week’s Qatar Open, casting doubt on his participation at the Australian Open in mid-January. Qatar is the second tournament Djokovic has pulled out in...
Serena Williams

Serena Williams suffers defeat on comeback

New mother, Serena Williams on Saturday suffered defeat on her comeback from a maternity break as French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko powered to victory in the “first to ten points” final set at the Mubadala World Championship in Abu...
Rafael Nadal

Nadal wins damages over doping slur

World number one Rafael Nadal was awarded 12,000 euros (14,000 dollars) damages on Thursday after a French court found in his favor over comments made by the country’s former Sports Minister. Nadal announced last year he would sue Roselyne Bachelot...
Roger Federer

Federer stays perfect at London ATP Finals

Roger Federer went through round-robin play at the ATP Finals undefeated for the 10th time as he returned to haunt Marin Cilic with a 6-7(5) 6-4 6-1 win at the O2 Arena on Thursday. Six-times champion Federer had booked his...

Stakeholders urge Aruna to look beyond German Open setback

Table tennis stakeholders have urged Nigeria’s number one player, Aruna Quadri , to look beyond the setback of crashing out in the opening round at the on-going ITTF World Tour. The stakeholders, in separate interviews, told the News Agency of...
Simona Halep

WTA Finals: Halep beats Garcia in Singapore

World number one Simona Halep overcame Caroline Garcia in their opening round-robin match on day two of the WTA Finals in Singapore. France's Garcia, number eight in the rankings, had beaten Halep to win the China Open title earlier this month. But the...
Aruna Quadri

Aruna Quadri gets Premier Lotto Ltd endorsement

Aruna Quadri, Africa’s table tennis champion has signed a three-year endorsement deal with Nigeria’s sports betting firm, Premier Lotto Ltd., also known as “Baba Ijebu’’. The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) made the disclosure on Sunday on its Africa twitter...
Tennis-court

Krstin, Conny win 2017 Governor’s Cup

Serbia’s Pedja Krstin, seeded number three in the second leg of just-concluded Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis, has attributed his second win in the competition to persistence, focus and dedication. Krstin defeated France’s Johan Tatlot, seeded seven, in three sets, 6-2,...
Maria Sharapova

Sharapova eyes strong finish to season after Tianjin title

Maria Sharapova is looking for a strong finish to a season that began with a doping ban and hit a high in China on Sunday when she won her first title in two years. The former world no. one, who...