Sara Errani Sanctioned For Doping Violations

An Independent Tribunal appointed under Article 8.1 of the 2017 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the “Programme”) has found that Sara Errani committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 of the Programme and, as a consequence, has disqualified the affected results and imposed a period of ineligibility of two months, commencing on 3 August 2017. Ms….

Nigeria’s Inyang Clinches Another Tennis Title In US

Nigeria national junior player, Gabriel Inyang continued his breathless display on his summer training tour of the United States on Saturday by beating Alex Weinberg to retain the Feinberg 12 and Under tournament held at the Brant Lake Camp, Adirondacks, New York. The Victoria Garden City Club of Lagos player, who clocked 12 on July…

Davis Cup: Nigeria Sign Out With Win Over Algeria, To Place fifth

Team Nigeria, at the weekend, defeated Algeria 2-0, to place fifth at the 2017 Davis Cup Africa Zone Group 3 held at Solaimaniyah Club, Cairo, Egypt. Having lost 3-0 and 2-1 to Zimbabwe in Pool A, Nigeria, which paraded Abdulmumuni Babalola, Sylvester Emmanuel, Clifford Enosoregbe, Joseph Ubon and Benson Isichelli (non-playing Captain), vented their anger…

Nigeria Junior Player, Inyang Retains U12 Tennis Crown in New York

Nigeria junior player, Gabriel Inyang has retained the Boys’U12 title at the Beco International Tennis Championship in New York. Inyang, who will be 12 later this month, defeated American Alexander Wenberg 8-6 in a keenly-contested final of the tournament. The Victoria Garden City Club of Lagos super kid represented the IMG Academy in the tournament…

Ndanusa Canvasses Support For New NTF Board

Immediate past-president of the Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) Engr. Sani Ndanusa has urged tennis stakeholders to support the newly-elected board to be headed by Dayo Akindoju. Ndanusa, a former Minister of Sports, commended Yemi Owoseni, who contested with Akindoju, as well as other tennis stakeholders for displaying maturity in Tuesday’s Federations’ election in Abuja stressing…

Sasnovich and Goerges win Fed Cup Heart Awards

The ITF today announced that Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus and Germany’s Julia Goerges have won the latest Fed Cup Heart Awards of 2017 after putting in impressive performances for their nations in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas semifinals and play-offs. Sasnovich battled to victory on the opening day of the semifinal against Switzerland, giving…

2017 CBN SENIOR TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP HOLDS IN LAGOS

The 39th Central Bank of Nigeria Open Tennis Championship will hold at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos from May 25th – June 3rd, 2017, sponsors of the national flagship championship, CBN have announced. There would be six categories of titles at stake in the tournament expected to feature no fewer than 300 players, namely Men’s…

Sergio Casal and Emilio Sanchez To Receive ITF’s Highest Honour

The ITF today announced that Spanish duo Sergio Casal and Emilio Sanchez will receive the ITF’s highest accolade, the Philippe Chatrier Award, for their services to the game as players and coaches. The award will be presented at the 2017 ITF World Champions Dinner on Tuesday 6 June in Paris at the Pavillon Cambon Capucines….

Calvin Hemery Wins ITF Futures GSL Open in Abuja

French-Nigerian Calvin Hemery Saturday ended his chase for an ITF Futures title in Nigeria with a 6-7 (2), 7-5, 6-1 win over Christopher Diaz-Figueroa of Guatemala at the GSL Open in Abuja. The top seed Hemery, born of a Nigerian dad (Eno Henshaw-Aigbekaen) and French mum, was easily beaten by Serbian Pedja Krstin seven days…

GSL Open: Hemery Dumps Krstin, Faces Unseeded Diaz In Final

French-Nigerian Calvin Hemery scaled the hurdle of Serbian Pedja Krstin to book a spot in Saturday’s final of the GSL Open Nigeria F3 Futures in Abuja. His next opponent is unseeded Christopher Diaz-Figueroa of Guatemala, who upset second seed Brayden Schnur of Canada 7-6 (5) 3-6, 6-1. An enthralling and event-filled match on Centre Court…

Franco-Nigerian Hemery, Krstin Rematch Ignites GSL Open

Top seed Calvin Hemery of France Thursday defeated Haadin Bava of India 6-3, 6-2 to book a semifinal spot at the GSL Open Nigeria F3 Futures which will round off on Saturday. The win as now pitched the world no 279 Hemery, who is born of a Nigerian dad, against Serbian Pedja Krstin, who overpowered…