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13 countries qualify for 2022 World Cup in Qatar [Full list]
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13 countries qualify for 2022 World Cup in Qatar [Full list]

With the 2022 World Cup just over a year away now, thirteen (13) countries have so far booked their place in the next year’s finals. The host nation, Qatar, has an automatic place in the tournament. Germany, Denmark, Brazil, France, Belgium, Croatia, Serbia, Spain, England and Switzerland have already booked their tickets to the first-ever FIFA World Cup in the Middle East. Germany qualified on October 11, Denmark on October 12, Brazil on November 11, France and Belgium on November 13, Croatia, Serbia, Spain on November 14, England and Switzerland on November 15. Netherlands and Argentina became the latest countries to book their place in the tournament on Tuesday. Netherlands defeated Norway 2-0, while Argentina played a 0-0 draw with Brazil. The FIFA 2022 World Cup qu...
Nine countries qualify for 2022 World Cup in Qatar [Full list]
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Nine countries qualify for 2022 World Cup in Qatar [Full list]

With the 2022 World Cup just over a year away now, nine countries have so far booked their place in the next year’s finals. Qatar, the host nation, has an automatic place in the tournament. Germany, Denmark, Brazil, France and Belgium have already booked their tickets to the first-ever FIFA World Cup in the Middle East. Germany qualified on October 11, Denmark on October 12, Brazil on November 11, France and Belgium on November 13. Croatia, Serbia and Spain became the latest countries to book their place in the tournament on Sunday after beating Russia, Portugal and Sweden, respectively. Croatia defeated Russia 1-0, Serbia beat Portugal 2-1, while Spain won 1-0 against Sweden. The FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers began in June 2019 and are expected to finish in June 2022....
Six countries qualify for 2022 World Cup in Qatar
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Six countries qualify for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

With the 2022 World Cup just over a year away now, six countries have so far booked their place in the next year’s finals. Hosts Qatar have an automatic place in the tournament. Germany, Denmark and Brazil have already booked their tickets to the first-ever FIFA World Cup in the Middle East. Germany qualified on October 11, Denmark on October 12 and Brazil on November 11. France and Belgium became the latest countries to book their place in the tournament on Saturday after beating Kazakhstan and Estonia respectively. France defeated Kazakhstan 8-0, while Belgium won 3-1 against Estonia. The FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers began in June 2019 and are expected to finish in June 2022.
2022 World Cup: All countries that have qualified for Qatar so far
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2022 World Cup: All countries that have qualified for Qatar so far

With the 2022 World Cup just over a year away now, four countries have so far booked their place in the next year’s finals. Hosts Qatar have an automatic place in the tournament. Germany and Denmark have both already secured the top spot in their respective groups in the European qualifiers to guarantee their tickets to the first-ever FIFA World Cup in the Middle East. Recall that Germany qualified on October 11, while Denmark on October 12. Brazil became the latest country to book their place in the tournament after beating Colombia 1-0 on Thursday. Lucas Paqueta scored the only goal of the encounter in the second half at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo to ensure Brazil’s qualification. The FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers began in June 2019 and are expected to finish...
2022 World Cup: Three teams that have confirmed qualification
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2022 World Cup: Three teams that have confirmed qualification

Denmark have become the latest country to confirm their qualification for the 2022 World Cup. Kasper Hjulmand’s side defeated Austria 1-0 on Tuesday to book their place. The win preserves their 100% record in Group F and ensures they will finish in first position with two matches left. Denmark are the second European team to qualify for next year’s competition in Qatar. Germany booked their place on Monday night, thanks to a 4-0 hammering of North Macedonia. The only other team assured of a place in the World Cup finals are the hosts, Qatar.
BBNaija: Biggie asks housemates to pack belongings
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BBNaija: Biggie asks housemates to pack belongings

Big Brother has Instructed the top 6 finalists of the “Shine Ya Eye” edition of the Big Brother Naija reality show to pack their belongings. Biggie gave the housemates the instructions on Saturday. He told them that boxes were made available for them at the store, adding that they are expected to pick them and pack their things. It’s however unclear why the instruction was given to them though viewers are speculating that there may be an eviction tonight. Recall that Whitemoney, Liqourose, Pere, Cross, Emmanuel, and Angel last week secured a spot in the finals. However, a winner is about to emerge as the show comes to an end on Sunday. Viewers are also anticipating the last Sunday evictions as they have voted massively for their favorites in the show.
BBNaija: What Whitemoney told me about getting to finals – Liquorose
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BBNaija: What Whitemoney told me about getting to finals – Liquorose

Big Brother Naija Season 6 housemate, Liquorose has revealed that Whitemoney told her she would make it to the finals. Liquorose said this while having a conversation with Cross and Pere on Monday night. Pere asked if she would have believed if anyone told her she would make it to the finals. In response, Liquorose revealed that Whitemoney, during the second week of the show, told her she would make it to the finals. She however noted that she just claimed it and kept a positive mindset towards achieving it. ”Whitemoney had told me that I will make it to the finals. Funny enough he said this on the second week of the show. ”I wasn’t sure of what to say I just claimed it and then kept a positive mindset towards achieving it,” she said. Whitemoney, Liquor...
We have two More Finals to Play – Tuchel reacts to Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Leicester
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We have two More Finals to Play – Tuchel reacts to Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Leicester

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said his team has two finals to play next week, after losing the FA Cup to Leicester City on Saturday. Youri Tielemans scored  the winner as the Foxes lifted the trophy at Wembley on Saturday. Tuchel was hoping to win his first silverware with Chelsea since he joined in January. However, the German is now facing dropping out of the top four and a crucial Champions League final against Manchester City on May 29. But Tuchel, speaking after the defeat to Leicester today, said he is looking forward to the last two Premier League fixtures next week. “There’s no team that never loses in sports. It is about coming back and bouncing back, showing mentality and believing on Tuesday. “We missed a trophy and we have two finals vs Lei...
Premier League Breaks LaLiga’s Record in Champions League, Europa League
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Premier League Breaks LaLiga’s Record in Champions League, Europa League

    Premier League teams have set a new record for overall European performance in one campaign. This follows Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United qualification for the finals of the two top competitions. The coefficient score is an average of all an association’s teams in Europe over the course of the campaign. English clubs’ coefficient this season will surpass the previous highest, set by La Liga in the 2015/2016 season, when Real Madrid and Sevilla lifted the Champions League and Europa League respectively. The Premier League has 23.928 points, but with the Champions League winners guaranteed to come from England, the score at the end of season will be 24.214 at least. The Premier League was already guaranteed to take over as the No. 1 ranke...
UCL: Kante Reveals Chelsea’s Chances of Eliminating Real Madrid
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UCL: Kante Reveals Chelsea’s Chances of Eliminating Real Madrid

Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante has revealed his side’s chances of eliminating Real Madrid from this season’s UEFA Champions League, UCL. The France international believes Thomas Tuchel’s men have created the perfect platform to knock the LaLiga champions out of the Champions League semi-final and progress to the finals. Kante was named Man of the Match as Chelsea played 1-1 with Zinedine Zidane’s side in the Champions League semi-final first-leg tie last Tuesday. The 30-year-old will hope to lead the Blues to victory when they host Real Madrid in the second leg next week Wednesday. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Fulham on Saturday evening, Kante told a press conference, “We are happy for the result [against Real Madrid]. Coming into this game, we kn...
AFCON: Ahmed Musa Wasn’t Invited, he won’t play for Nigeria – Gernot Rohr
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AFCON: Ahmed Musa Wasn’t Invited, he won’t play for Nigeria – Gernot Rohr

  Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said that Ahmed Musa is not in the 23-man squad he called up to prosecute the qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho later this month. He said that the clubless Musa was not invited as a player but as the captain of the team, adding that the former Leicester City forward will not play. After terminating his contract with Saudi Arabian Al-Nassr, Musa has been without a club. Musa was a surprise inclusion in Gernot Rohr’s 24-man provisional team list released yesterday by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Rohr told Leadership Sports that the former CSKA Moscow striker would play no part in the last two group games. “He is not in the list of 23-man but he is invited like a captain, not like a player of the lis...
Naomi Osaka Beats Jennifer Brady in Women’s Final to Win Australian Open
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Naomi Osaka Beats Jennifer Brady in Women’s Final to Win Australian Open

Japan's Naomi Osaka beat America's Jennifer Brady in the Australian Open final on Saturday morning, February 20, to win her fourth Grand Slam title. Osaka, 23, won 6-4 6-3 and has the enviable record of being unbeaten in major finals. Osaka won the first set when Brady, made bad errors in the game. Osaka then seized control from that point, going 4-0 ahead in the second set before sealing a deserved victory with the last set. Osaka has now won two Australian Open titles after also triumphing at Melbourne Park in 2019, with her other Grand Slam successes coming at the US Open in 2018 and 2020. Osaka has not suffered a defeat since February 2020 and has won her last 20 matches. "Hello everyone. Firstly I want to congratulate (and then looks to Brady and asks if she ...
11-Year-Old Defending Champion, Humphreys Chipeta Dies During Finals Of Beer Drinking Contest In Malawi
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11-Year-Old Defending Champion, Humphreys Chipeta Dies During Finals Of Beer Drinking Contest In Malawi

An 11-year-old boy, identified as Humphreys Chipeta, has died after drinking five bottles of Kachasu at a drinking contest in Mzimba. The boy who, according to his peers, was an avid drunkard had reached finals of the contest when he collapsed. The beer downing competition which was pegged at MK20,000 had been raised amongst all fierce boozers in the area and was organized for boys under the age of 14, according to our source. “The contest was in categories. They took ages used in football like under 14 to under 21 then the seniors,” said Emmanuel Chirwa, an eye witness. He added: “It usually happens and the deceased boy was a defending champion. We suspect foul play on the death. Otherwise, he was not just an amateur boozer.” Some of the rules of the contest, according ...
Kaka Chooses Between Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes
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Kaka Chooses Between Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes

Brazil legend, Kaka has chosen Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard over Chelsea’s Frank Lampard and former Manchester United star, Paul Scholes. Kaka said he admires Gerrard, who is now the manager at Scottish giants, Rangers. Kaka and Gerard locked horns in the 2005 and 2007 Champions League finals. Kaka, who spoke to Sport Bible as part of their ‘either/or’ series, said: “I like Gerrard. “Because we had this challenge between ourselves in 2005 and 2007, I really admire him. “Of course, Lampard was pretty amazing, Scholes the classic. “But I’ll have Gerrard.” Gerrard, a former England international ,enjoyed a memorable career on Merseyside, winning notable trophies such as the Champions League in 2005 and the FA Cup in both 2000/2001 and 2005/2006.
Queens College Students Win Big At 2020 CONRAD Challenge Finals
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Queens College Students Win Big At 2020 CONRAD Challenge Finals

Five students of Queens’ College, Yaba have beaten all odds to emerge as second runners up in the Finals of the 2019/2020 Conrad Challenge which held on Saturday 1st February 2020 at Lagoon Schools, Lekki. The students who were among the last team to register for the event however took the last minute preparations to heart and emerged triumphant thereby qualifying for a scholarship worth $60,000 each to study at Clarkson University, USA. Coached by a Skool media staff, Ebo Kayode and benefiting from Skool Media’s Students Technology Experience Centres, the students are part of a STEAM group in Federal Unity Schools across the country where Skool Media is located who are called tech agents. In 2019, the Vice-principal (Student Affairs), Mrs Okeke and HOD Humanities, Dr. Mrs Chukwu ...
SA Celebs applaud Springboks for making it to the Rugby World Cup final
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SA Celebs applaud Springboks for making it to the Rugby World Cup final

From TV personality Bonang to rapper AKA, Mzansi celebs have been beaming with joy after the Springboks made it to the finals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup on Sunday. The Springboks claimed a 19-16 win against Wales to reach their third final. The Boks will face England in the final on 2 November in Yokohama, Japan. “I think we are in with a chance. We have a six-day turnaround. I’m not 100 percent sure whether the Rugby World Cup final will be won by a very expansive game plan. “It might be. I might be wrong. But we’ll go and grind it out‚” he said The win saw the national rugby team making the top trending list on Twitter as Mzansi took to the platform to shared their feelings of great pride. Here is a snapshot of some reactions: We are WITHIN! Re tsene!! Haaaaaaaaay...
#BBNaija: ‘What I Saw In My Dream About Finals’ – Omashola
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#BBNaija: ‘What I Saw In My Dream About Finals’ – Omashola

Big Brother Naija ‘Pepper Dem’ housemate, Omashola Speaking during a diary session with Biggie on Thursday, Omashola says he had a dream that he was celebrated by Nigerian celebrities from Warri at the end of the show on Sunday. He added that the Olu of Warri also celebrated him and this gives him the belief that he would win the reality TV show. Omashola is among the last five standing which includes, Frodd, Mercy, Mike and Seyi for the reality TV show. His words: “I had a dream the night before Monday eviction. In the dream people I looked up to and celebrities from Warri like Ayo Makinde (Ay) and others who are proud of where they come from were on the final day appreciating and hailing me for representing well “I even saw Olu of Warri commending me, this show I fit w...
#Bbnaija: “I Wanted To See Tacha In The Finals Because I Liked Her” – Mercy
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#Bbnaija: “I Wanted To See Tacha In The Finals Because I Liked Her” – Mercy

Mercy has revealed that she actually wanted to see Tacha make it to the finals of the BBNaija reality TV show. Recall that an altercation between the both of them saw Tacha get disqualified while Mercy remained in the show with two strikes. Despite the bitter words the both of them said against each other, Mercy stated that she had always like Tacha from day one. She also expressed sadness that things turned foul between the both of them. Mercy said: “Tacha does not know but I liked her from day one in BBNaija house, Biggie and some people know I’ve never seen her as a problem. “I actually wanted to see her in the finals but things went that way. “Tacha is one of those people you like deep down in your heart without other people knowing, I actually wanted to see her i...
Frodd’s Reaction After Winning Ultimate Veto Power To Proceed To Finals
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Frodd’s Reaction After Winning Ultimate Veto Power To Proceed To Finals

Frodd won the ULTIMATE VETO POWER after being denied an opportunity to buy immunity. This has automatically qualified him to proceed to the BBNaija finals. His reaction is epic. He screamed "thank you Jesus!!!!" Watch the videos after the cut   View this post on Instagram   Frodd's Reaction After Winning #BBNaija2019 Ultimate Veto Power As He Automatically Proceeds To Finals #FroddBBNaija #Frodd A post shared by TheFamousNaija (@thefamousnaija) on Sep 22, 2019 at 12:45pm PDT
Abdul Majeed Waris learned of Black Stars snub on social media – agent
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Abdul Majeed Waris learned of Black Stars snub on social media – agent

Yussif Chibsah has shed light on his client's conduct in the wake of him failing to make the Black Stars' ultimate roster for Egypt Abdul Majeed Waris' representative, Yussif Alhassan Chibsah, has clarified situation surrounding the striker's much-criticised behaviour, after he was dropped from Ghana's final squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nationsfinals in Egypt. Part of a 28-man team camping in the United Arab Emirates, the FC Portoforward was undoubtedly the biggest casualty as Black Stars coach James Kwesi Appiah picked his team for the June 21-July19 championship. Reports say the 27-year-old locked himself in a room upon learning of his exclusion, and failed to turn up for a final team meeting to finalise the tournament-bound selection.
What is the Jurgen Klopp curse? Liverpool boss’ finals & Champions League bad luck explained
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What is the Jurgen Klopp curse? Liverpool boss’ finals & Champions League bad luck explained

The German manager has experienced his fair share of bad luck on Merseyside, but is he actually cursed? Jurgen Klopp's reign as Liverpool manager has been impressive, with the German transforming the club from perennial stragglers to a side regularly competing for European and Premier League titles in almost four years at Anfield. For those who hold the opinion that winning silverware is the true way to a judge a manager's success, however, they will point out his not-so-flattering record in finals and come up with a conclusion of their own. As manager of Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool, Klopp has reached a total of eight finals - the most recent being this season's Champions League - but he has lost the last six in a row and has yet to lift a single trophy with the Merseyside...
Higuain retires from Argentina duty with message for critics
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Higuain retires from Argentina duty with message for critics

Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain announced his retirement from international football on Thursday telling critics “I gave everything” for the Albiceleste. He says he can devote more time to his family and more focus on his Premier League club Chelsea. The 31-year-old French-born forward stands down from national duty with 75 caps, the first coming in 2009 when he marked his debut in a 2010 World Cup qualifier against Peru with a goal. Last year’s 2-1 win over Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup was to be his last appearance for his country. He leaves with a 35-goal haul. Higuain exits the international stage having lost out on World Cup glory in 2014 when Argentina fell to Germany in the final and defeats in the finals of the 2015 and 2016 Copa America. Despite coming so close to...
AFCON 2019: Ighalo Will Deliver for Nigeria, Says Rohr
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AFCON 2019: Ighalo Will Deliver for Nigeria, Says Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr said top scorer in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, Odion Ighalo will score more goals at the tournament in Egypt. Ighalo Rohr dismissed fears that Ighalo might not live up expectations because he hasn’t played top flight football for most of the year, following his failure to leave his relegated Chinese club, Changchun Yatai for a top club in Europe. “Playing in China has nothing to do with performance. Ighalo practically qualified us for the Nation Cup despite playing in Chinese Super League. My prayer is for him to remain in top form for the AFCON “He is a key to us winning the AFCON in Egypt which is my target. He has courage and speed which is very important in any competition,” said Rohr who is monitoring the Flying Eagles at the U...
Dominant Nadal Hits Final with Perfect Score
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Dominant Nadal Hits Final with Perfect Score

AUSTRALIA OPEN Rafael Nadal maintained a perfect score of not dropping any set so far as he shut the door against one of the future of the game, Stefanos Tsitsipas, at the Australian Open and silenced his hordes of new fans. Nadal, 32, was in devastating form as he beat the 20-year-old 14th seed 6-2 6-4 6-0 in one hour and 46 minutes. The Spaniard cracked 28 winners, breaking Tsitsipas’ serve six times and only facing one break point himself. He will play either top seed Novak Djokovic or France’s Lucas Pouille – who meet today – in Sunday’s final. “It was a great match, it has been a great tournament and I have played very well every day,” Nadal said. Nadal, who triumphed at Melbourne Park in 2009, is one more victory away from winning all four Grand Slams at least twi...
Madagascar Reach Finals Africa Cup Of Nations For The First Time, Becomes First Country To Qualify For The 2019 AFCON Tournament
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Madagascar Reach Finals Africa Cup Of Nations For The First Time, Becomes First Country To Qualify For The 2019 AFCON Tournament

Madagascar won a place at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament for the first time when they triumphed 1-0 at home against Equatorial Guinea in Group A Tuesday. Thailand-based midfielder Njiva Rakotoharimalala scored the only goal four minutes before half-time on the huge Indian Ocean island. Victory lifted the ‘Barea’ (prized cattle) to 10 points from four games and beyond the reach of Equatorial Guinea and Sudan in a four team mini-league from which the top two qualify.   It was the second 1-0 victory for the Malagasy over the Equatoguineans within four days after captain Faneva Ima Andriatsima scored the winner in west Africa last Saturday, Madagascar are the first country apart from hosts Cameroon to secure a place at the biennial African football showcase, with ...
Rohr: We won’t disappoint Nigerians
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Rohr: We won’t disappoint Nigerians

SUPER Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has called on his players to go into each game for the win, starting with this weekend’s match with Libya. Nigeria host Libya in the first of the double header in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers, one point and two places behind their rivals. “On Saturday the team has to give everything. When we do not hesitate we become more recognisable. If we speculate we become a vulgar team,” commented the coach. Gernot Rohr “If Libya are relaxed for the game, I will be happy. We cannot disappoint the fans. “We go all out because we need it, and also even if we do not need it. It has nothing to do with either motivation or the sporting level, but the essence of the team. We cannot speculate.” The former Niger Republic boss concluded., “we ...
We Will Go Beyond Second-Place Finish, Falconets Assure
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We Will Go Beyond Second-Place Finish, Falconets Assure

Mansur Abdullahi, the Falconets’ assistant coach, on Friday in Abuja said the team has been working towards winning the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in France. The national under-20 women team’s best outing at the mundial is the runners-up position in 2010 and 2014, losing both times to Germany. “Our predecessors played in the finals but we are looking beyond playing in the final, we are aiming at winning the trophy. “The players are ready and in the right frame of mind. So, we are confident of a better outing this time around. “ The team will wipe away the tears Nigerians shed over the non-performance of the Super Eagles in Russia. We have what it takes to win the trophy,’’ Abdullahi said. Speaking also, team head coach Christopher Danjuma said they were ready to take on Ger...
Tennis Player Cuts Off Her Hair in The Middle of a Match to Beat Opponent
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Tennis Player Cuts Off Her Hair in The Middle of a Match to Beat Opponent

31 year old Russian tennis player Svetlana Kuznetsova decided that winning the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) finals was more important than keeping her long and gloriously shining hair, so in the middle of the match, she took a scissor and, like a mechanic, hacked off the hair. She was facing her opponent, defending champion Agnieszka Radwańska in the finals in Singapore Svetlana was trailing the defending champion 1-2 in the third set of the round robin opener on Monday when she requested a break and a pair of scissors. She then hacked off her ponytail about halfway down. The unconventional tactic seemed to work, with Kuznetsova producing a stunning comeback from match point down to defeat Radwańska 7-5, 1-6, 7-5. This is how she explained it: “Sometimes you gotta do it no...

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