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Buffaloes go after Queens

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ELIZABETH CHATUVELA
Lusaka
GREEN Buffaloes return to action today as they face fifth placed Queens Academy in the Women’s Super Division Week Five match at Jasmine Secondary School in Kabwe. Buffaloes, who have dominated women’s football since 2014, were out of action last week as seven of their players travelled with the national team for a friendly match against South Africa,which the Shepolopolo lost PARIS – Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka said she has pulled out of next week’s WTA 500 event in Stuttgart as it coincides with her scheduled COVID-19 vaccination. “I will unfortunately not be able to compete in Stuttgart…next week as I will be receiving my first dosis (sic) of the vaccine at the same time,” the Belarusian world No 15 said on Twitter.While both the ATP and WTA Tours have encouraged athletes to accept vaccine shots when available, some of the top players expressed a reluctance to get vaccinated at the recent Miami Open.Under updated COVID-19 protocols on the men’s tour, players who have been vaccinated are no longer considered as close contacts of anyone testing positive for the novel coronavirus. And French Open champion Iga Swiatek has decided to skip next week’s Stuttgart Open and will begin her claycourt swing in Madrid the following week, the Polish teenager said on Monday.Swiatek, 19, said her focus is on playing in Madrid and Rome – both WTA 1000 events – before her title defence at Roland Garros which begins on May 30 after it was CLICK TO READ MORE



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