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ZIM SWEATS OVER GARANGANGA AVAILABILTY

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Tennis Zimbabwe is making frantic efforts to take the country’s US-based number two player Takanyi Garanganga to Egypt ahead of a crucial Davis Cup Africa Zone Group III competition, which kicks off in Cairo tomorrow. BY MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE The top two teams out of nine will be promoted to the more lucrative Euro/Africa Group II for 2018 at the conclusion ...

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MURAPE TAKES TENNIS TO RURAL SCHOOLS

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Reputable local tennis coach Richmore Murape has embarked on a drive to take the game to the rural areas where he has been conducting coaching clinics for free. BY MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE A product of the legendary coach Albert Nhamoyebonde’s Mufakose Tennis Coaching Academy, Murape seeks to carry on the legacy of his mentor, who is famed for bringing tennis into ...

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DZUWA CONFIDENT OF DAVIS CUP CHEER

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DAVIS CUP captain Martin Dzuwa loved what he saw from his charges at the recent Futures tournaments at Harare Sports Club. The skipper also reckons that Takanyi Garanganga, despite his poor form, will be key in Zimbabwe’s battle to regain promotion into Euro/Africa Zone Group II. By Brighton Zhawi The Zimbabwean quartet of Benjamin Lock, Mark Fyn, Tadiwa Chinamo and ...

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‘McENROE RESPECT ME AND MY PRIVACY’ -SERENA

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Williams, 35, won her 23rd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January. It later transpired she was pregnant at the time. By Own Correspondent Williams, 35, won her 23rd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January. It later transpired she was pregnant at the time SERENA Williams disputes John McEnroe’s claims that she would struggle to ...

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LOCK’S FRENCH OPEN EXPERIENCE

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WHEN former French Open winner Mary Pierce helped Zimbabwe’s rising tennis star Benjamin Lock get close up experience of Roland Garros, little did she know she had made him believe he is ‘not far off’ from playing at that level.By BRIGHTON ZHAWI Pierce is a four time Grand Slam winner and a former world number three. On top of that, ...

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SIBANDA RISES IN TENNIS RANKINGS

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SOUTH Africa-based Under-14 Zimbabwe tennis player Ethan Sibanda has improved his rankings in Africa following his exploits in the 14 and Under ITF/CAT African Junior Circuit played at Bulawayo Athletic Club early this month. BY FORTUNE MBELE According to the latest ITF/CAT rankings for his category, released last week, Sibanda is now ranked 13th, rising from position 21 he held ...

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MHARAKURWA OPENS UP ON INJURY NIGHTMARE

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MULTI-TALENTED Zimbabwean paralympian, Nyasha Mharakurwa fears his wheelchair tennis career could come to a premature end as he battles to fully recover from a tennis-elbow injury he suffered over three years ago. BY FORTUNE MBELE A tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a condition in which the forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from repetitive overuse. This leads to pain ...

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OLD MUTUAL-SPONSORED ITF EVENTS ON THE CARDS

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ZIMBABWE’S leading tennis players are set for a busy winter schedule with three Old Mutual-sponsored International Tennis Federation (ITF) Futures tournaments lined-up for Harare Sports Club between June and July. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Futures tournaments, which are part of the ITF Men’s Circuit, provide an opportunity for upcoming tennis professionals to earn enough rankings points for them to progress to ...

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SERENA BRANDS NASTASE’S COMMENTS ‘RACIST’ AND ‘SEXIST’

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SERENA Williams has accused Ilie Nastase of racially abusing her and her unborn child. By Own Correspondent The 35-year-old tennis star announced she was pregnant with her first child last week. Nastase, a former world number one, was heard saying to the other players: “Let’s see what colour it has. Chocolate with milk?” The Romania Fed Cup captain, 70, made the ...

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LOCK TARGETS 2018 AUSTRALIAN OPEN

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ZIMBABWE Davis Cup star Benjamin Lock has set his sights on qualifying for one of the four tennis Grand Slams, the 2018 Australian Open as he begins his first calendar year on the professional circuit. BY MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE The country’s second highest ranked player joined the ITF Pro Circuit in July last year following a successful college career in the ...

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