Tennis Stars in Nigeria to Promote Women's Rights


The American tennis icons, Serena and Venus Williams are in Nigeria as part of a two-nation tour that will see them play exhibition matches to promote women's rights.

  • Nigeria:  Venus Downs Serena in Lagos

    Vanguard, 3 November 2012

    Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion, Venus Williams, yesterday defeated her younger sister, Serena in straight sets of 6-4, 7-5 in an exhibition match played on the Lord Rumens ... read more »

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Venus and Serena Williams

  • Nigeria:  Fashola Receives Williams Sisters

    This Day, 1 November 2012

    Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola Wednesday received the visiting American tennis superstars, Serena and Venus Williams at Lagos House, Marina expressing the hope that ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Williams Sisters Debunk Nigeria Connection, Insist - We Are Full-Blooded Americans

    This Day, 1 November 2012

    Against the backdrop of insinuations that the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, have their origin from Nigeria, the sisters have debunked the claim, insisting they are Americans. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Lagos Stands Still for Venus, Serena

    Vanguard, 1 November 2012

    The two most famous names in women tennis, Venus and Serena Williams were up and about in Lagos yesterday and the city stood still to herald their grand presence in the bustling ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Williams Sisters Visit Fashola, Inspire Lagos Kids

    Daily Trust, 1 November 2012

    Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola yesterday played host to the renowned tennis players, Serena and Venus Williams, describing their visit as monumental inspiration to many ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Sorry, We Are Not Nigerians' Say Williams Sisters

    Vanguard, 31 October 2012

    The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena Wednesday put paid to insinuations that they were from Nigeria, when they said that they were proud to be American citizens. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Williams Sisters Arrive Nigeria, Delighted

    This Day, 31 October 2012

    The much publicised visit of the Williams sisters' visit to Nigeria turned to reality after one of the world tennis icons, Venus Williams, arrived the Murtala Muhammad ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Williams Sisters in Nigeria for Women's Rights

    Vanguard, 30 October 2012

    American tennis super stars, Serena and Venus Williams have said that their visit to Lagos, as part of a two-nation tour that will see them play exhibition matches and train kids, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Williams Sisters Expected in Lagos Tuesday

    This Day, 30 October 2012

    International tennis superstars, Serena and Venus Williams, are expected to touch down in Lagos Tuesday as part of their Breaking The Mould (BTM) campaign tour of the African ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  History as the Williams Sisters Storm Nigeria

    Leadership, 27 October 2012

    The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus will this Tuesday, storm the city of Lagos for the tour tagged: "Venus & Serena Williams, Live in Lagos." read more »