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JUNIOR TENNIS STARS SHINE IN BOTSWANA

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ZIMBABWE’S junior tennis team continues to impress after Nicole Matukutire took 1st place in the Under- 14 category the under14 while Rufaro Mugarira came third at Zonal Tennis Championships taking place in Botswana. Freeman Makopa Matukutire won the singles after thrashing Greyling Line of South Africa 6-1 6-1. Meanwhile Rufaro Mugarira managed to grab the third position after losing to ...

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TAKANYI – ZIM’S TENNIS’ BIG ENIGMA!

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Takanyi Garanganga still visits his old friends from Mbare – the location he was bred –  and describes himself as “conscious” person. While he believes that tennis is not his everything, the 27-year-old still struggles to sleep after a defeat. Much is the enigma that is Garanganga, who many believe to be the next big thing in Zimbabwe tennis after ...

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TABLE TENNIS TO CONQUER THE REGION

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For Zimbabwe table-tennis; 2018 is set to be the year of re-engagement. BY BRIGHTON ZHAWI After years absent on the regional and continental scene, local players can prepare themselves for another dance with fellow ping pong players from the continent. Zimbabwe’s catch-up begins with a short trip to Gaborone for the Region V Championships set for January 25-29. One has ...

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KEEP CALM, KONTA WILL CARRY

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Johanna Konta is free from injury, ready to put a terrible second half to 2017 behind her and with Andy Murray recuperating from hip surgery, shoulder the burden of British tennis fans at the Australian Open. The 26-year-old enters the tournament, historically the grand slam where she has done best, also with a new coach in Michael Joyce, who worked ...

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“I DONT NEED MORE GRAND SLAM TITLES – I WANT THEM” -SERENA WILLIAMS

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SERENA Williams says that she “absolutely wants” more Grand Slam titles, but does not need them. The 23-time champion, already the most successful player of the Open era, is two Grand Slam titles away from surpassing Margaret Court’s record. Williams, who said she was bedridden for six weeks after giving birth to daughter Olympia in September, said motherhood had taken away ...

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LOCK WINS FIFTH SUCCESSIVE DOUBLES TITLE

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ZIMBABWE tennis sensation Benjamin Lock and his American playing partner Robert Galloway continued their remarkable run of good form on the ITF Pro Circuit after cruising to their fifth consecutive doubles title in Stellenbosch, South Africa yesterday. BY SPORTS REPORTER The duo beat the Dutch pair of Michiel de Krom and Ryan Nijboer 6-3 6-3 in the final at the ...

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SERENA DOUBTFUL FOR AUSSIE OPEN

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Former world No 1 Serena Williams has yet to make a decision about her participation at the Australian Open, while world number 12 Svetlana Kuznetsova is also a doubt for the first grand slam of 2018 after undergoing wrist surgery. Williams was around two months pregnant when she captured her 23rd grand slam singles title in Melbourne earlier this year ...

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FEDERER SURPASSES WOODS AS SPORTS’ EARNER

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Roger Federer has surpassed the dizzying financial heights of golf legend Tiger Woods to become the world’s highest earning athlete, as a result of prize money alone. Daily Mail The Swiss tennis superstar has long been an icon of his sport, raking in large sums of prize money for the majority of his career. Following his recent three-set victory over ...

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MURRAY HAS SPLIT WITH COACH AGAIN

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The Scot won Wimbledon, the US Open and Olympic gold during two years with Lendl from 2012 to 2014. Murray was then coached by Amelie Mauresmo before turning back to Lendl in 2016, winning his second Wimbledon title, a second Olympic gold and becoming world number one that year. “I’m thankful to Ivan for his help and guidance over the ...

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NADAL NOT RECOGNISED BY GUARD AT PARIS MASTERS

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RAFAEL Nadal, one of the world’s most famous tennis players, has had an awkward moment at the entrance to the Paris Masters courts. A guard initially failed to recognise him and refused to allow him in. “Hello sir, have you got your pass?” the security guard asked the world’s number one tennis player, and a surprised Nadal responded: “I don’t ...

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