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Tennis-American teen Duval battling cancer

Jul 4th 2014
July 4 (Reuters) - U.S. tennis player Victoria Duval, who won her first career main draw match at Wimbledon last week, revealed on Friday she has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma and will take a break from the sport to get treatment.






Tennis-Federer crushes Raonic to reach ninth Wimbledon final

Jul 4th 2014
LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) - Roger Federer reached a ninth Wimbledon final after suppressing bullet-serving giant Milos Raonic 6-4 6-4 6-4 with a masterful display of the grasscourt arts on Friday.






Tennis-Wimbledon's racket stringers cater to players' whims

Jul 4th 2014
LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) - Tennis players are a "superstitious" breed, says the head of the team which strings their rackets at Wimbledon, but his workshop is ready to cater to their every whim.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles semifinal results

Jul 4th 2014
July 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Semifinal matches on Friday 4-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat 8-Milos Raonic (Canada) 6-4 6-4 6-4 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat 11-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 6-4 3-6 7-6(2) 7-6(7)






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wimbledon mixed doubles quarterfinal results

Jul 4th 2014
July 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Quarterfinal matches on Friday 16-Aisam Qureshi/Vera Dushevina (Pakistan/Russia) beat Neal Skupski/Naomi Broady 6-4 6-3 14-Max Mirnyi/Chan Hao-Ching (Belarus/Chinese Taipei) beat 10-Jamie Murray/Casey Dellacqua 6-2 3-6 6-3






Tennis-Match statistics for Djokovic v Dimitrov

Jul 4th 2014
LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) - Match statistics from Novak Djokovic's 6-4 3-6 7-6(2) 7-6(7)semi-final victory over Grigor Dimitrov at Wimbledon on Friday. 1-Djokovic 11-Dimitrov 1st serve percentage 70 63 Aces 17 15 Double faults 2 8 Unforced errors 26 33 Winners






Tennis-Djokovic downs Dimitrov in four-set thriller

Jul 4th 2014
LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic halted the grasscourt charge of talented Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Friday, beating the 11th seed 6-4 3-6 7-6(2) 7-6(7) in an exhilarating see-saw contest to reach the Wimbledon final.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wimbledon men's doubles semifinal results

Jul 4th 2014
July 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Doubles Semifinal matches on Friday Vasek Pospisil/Jack Sock beat 5-Leander Paes/Radek Stepanek 7-6(5) 6-3 6-4 1-Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (U.S.) beat 12-Michael Llodra/Nicolas Mahut (France) 7-6(4) 6-3 6-2






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wimbledon women's doubles semifinal results

Jul 4th 2014
July 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Doubles Semifinal matches on Friday 14-Timea Babos/Kristina Mladenovic beat Andrea Petkovic/Magdalena Rybarikova (Germany/Slovakia) 6-1 6-3 2-Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci (Italy) beat 9-Andrea Hlavackova/Zheng Jie 6-3 6-2






PREVIEW-Tennis-Bouchard ready to become Wimbledon royalty

Jul 4th 2014
LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) - Marriage proposals, broken records, pop idols and the small matter of reaching a Wimbledon final, it has been a busy two weeks in southwest London for young Canadian Eugenie Bouchard.






Tennis-Strawberry is Wimbledon champ, but hold the pepper

Jul 3rd 2014
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - They don't have pepper with strawberries at Wimbledon anymore, but 28 tonnes of berries covered in 20,000 pints (11,365 litres) of cream will have been eaten by the end of the men's final on Sunday.






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Bouchard and Kvitova ready to go nuts at Wimbledon

Jul 3rd 2014
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - It was "a weird match with a weird ending" but all Eugenie Bouchard cared about was the split-second in which she saw Simona Halep's lunging service return spinning into the net.






Tennis-Beaten Halep reflects on cruel turning point

Jul 3rd 2014
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Simona Halep was left to reflect on what might have been after the cruelest of netcords sapped her spirit and turned her Wimbledon semi-final against Canadian Eugenie Bouchard upside down on Thursday.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Wimbledon mixed doubles results

Jul 3rd 2014
July 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles matches on Thursday Quarterfinal 5-Daniel Nestor/Kristina Mladenovic (Canada/France) beat 13-Bruno Soares/Martina Hingis (Brazil/Switzerland) 6-4 7-6(3) 15-Nenad Zimonjic/Samantha Stosur (Serbia/Australia) beat Mikhail Elgin/Anastasia Rodionova (Russia/Australia) 6-3 6-1 Round 3 10-Jamie Murray/Casey Dellacqua (Britain/Australia) beat 6-Horia Tecau/Sania Mirza (Romania/India) 7-5 6-3 Neal Skupski/Naomi Broady






Cool and canny Bouchard takes success in her stride

Jul 3rd 2014
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - For a 20-year-old who has been playing on the main tour for barely two years, Canada's Eugenie Bouchard is scarily confident and composed.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Kvitova eyes second title after Czech showdown

Jul 3rd 2014
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Petra Kvitova ruthlessly ended the grand slam hopes of her friend Lucie Safarova in Thursday's all-Czech semi-final and set her sights on claiming a second Wimbledon title against a young upstart chasing her first.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Wimbledon women's doubles quarterfinal results

Jul 3rd 2014
July 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Doubles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday 9-Andrea Hlavackova/Zheng Jie (Czech Republic/China) beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova/Lucie Safarova (Russia/Czech Republic) 6-1 4-6 6-3 14-Timea Babos/Kristina Mladenovic (Hungary/France) beat 11-Alla Kudryavtseva/Anastasia Rodionova (Russia/Australia) 6-3 3-6 6-4 2-Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci (Italy) beat 6-Ashleigh Barty/Casey Dellacqua (Australia) 6-4 2-6 6-0






Tennis-Wimbledon order of play on Friday

Jul 3rd 2014
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Order of play on Centre Court on the 11th day of the Wimbledon championships on Friday (both matches men's singles semi-finals, prefix numbers denote seedings):






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Bouchard controls her nerves to reach Wimbledon final

Jul 3rd 2014
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Powerful Canadian Eugenie Bouchard overcame match-point jitters to claim an eventful 7-6(5) 6-2 victory over Romania's Simona Halep 7-6(5) 6-2 at Wimbledon on Thursday and reach a grand slam final for the first time.






Tennis-Match statistics for Halep v Bouchard

Jul 3rd 2014
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Match statistics from Eugenie Bouchard's 7-6 (5) 6-2 semi-final victory over Simona Halep at Wimbledon on Thursday. 13-Bouchard 3-Halep 1st serve percentage 68 62 Aces 2 1 Double faults 3 5 Unforced errors 23 23 Winners 20 13