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Zimbabwe Deputy PM Mutambara Promotes Country as 2010 Destination

Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara of Zimbabwe has invited the president of the International Federation Of Football Associations, Sepp Blatter, to visit Zimbabwe ahead of the World Cup of Soccer to take place in neighboring South Africa in 2010.

Mutambara told reporter Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that a FIFA delegation will travel to Harare next week to prepare Blatter's visit, which it is hoped will bolster confidence in Zimbabwe as a secure side destination for players and tourists.

In tennis, Zimbabwean Cara Black and partner Liezel Huber were thrashed in the Wimbledon womens doubles by defending champions Serena and Venus Williams, 6-1, 6-2.

The Williams sisters will face either Australians Samantha Stosur and Rennae Stubbs, or the Spanish pair of Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual, in the finals.

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