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Quick learner Halep ready for Slam crown number two

Melbourne, Australia | AFP | World number one Simona Halep Saturday admitted losing the 2018 Australian Open final was a painful moment, but it taught her how to better handle pressure situations which she has since put to good use. The Romanian was targeting a first ever Grand Slam title …

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Andy Murray to retire, Australian Open could be last event

Melbourne, Australia | AFP | A tearful Andy Murray on Friday announced he would likely retire this year due to severe pain from a hip injury, saying next week’s Australian Open could be the last tournament of a glittering career. The former world number one and three-time Grand Slam winner …

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Djokovic and Halep top seeds at Australian Open

Melbourne, Australia | AFP | World number ones Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were named top seeds on Thursday for next week’s Australian Open, with 23-time major winner Serena Williams lurking at 16 on the women’s side. Djokovic heads long-time rival Rafael Nadal and defending champion Roger Federer, with young-gun …

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Serena, Nadal and Murray all confirmed for Australian Open

Melbourne, Australia | AFP | Serena Williams will make her return to the Australian Open for the first time since winning in 2017 when eight-weeks pregnant, it was confirmed Wednesday, with virtually all the world’s top 100 players due at Melbourne Park. That includes injury-prone Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. …

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Stanbic to open three more incubation centres

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Stanbic Bank is set to open three more business incubation centres countrywide as it seeks to tap into investments in the oil and gas industry ahead of the production. Patrick Mweheire, the bank’s Chief Executive, said the lender will open the three training centres in …

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Hilton Garden Inn to open 13 properties next year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hilton Garden Inn has announced the opening of 13 new properties in six countries across the world in the following months, several of them in Africa. Hilton’s upscale brand plans to tap into these new destinations by offering guests their signature combination of “warm hospitality, …

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