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UPDATE 10-Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles results

Jun 27th 2014
June 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles matches on Friday Round 3 26-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat 6-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) 7-6(5) 6-4 7-6(6) 3-Andy Murray (Britain) beat 27-Roberto Bautista (Spain) 6-2 6-3 6-2 11-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat 21-Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) 6-7(3) 6-4 2-6 6-4 6-1 Jeremy Chardy (France) beat Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukraine) 6-3 6-7(4) 6-3 6-0 Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) beat An






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Murray strolls into last 16

Jun 27th 2014
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - Defending champion Andy Murray steamed into the last 16 of Wimbledon with another show of force on Friday, this time outclassing Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2 6-3 6-2.






Tennis-Reinvigorated Venus falls just short in champions battle

Jun 27th 2014
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - American veteran Venus Williams played like the great champion she has been at Wimbledon on Friday but fell just short, losing a high-quality Centre Court slug fest against Petra Kvitova.






Tennis-Bad-boy Fognini crashes out with volley at Wimbledon

Jun 27th 2014
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - Fight to the last point is the mantra drilled into aspiring champions but Italian Fabio Fognini took a different approach in his five-set defeat by Kevin Anderson at Wimbledon on Friday.






Tennis-Murray strolls into last 16

Jun 27th 2014
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - Defending champion Andy Murray steamed into the last 16 of Wimbledon with another show of force on Friday, this time outclassing Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2 6-3 6-2.

Tennis-Wimbledon order of play for Saturday

Jun 27th 2014
Order of play on selected main show courts on the sixth day of the Wimbledon championships on Saturday (all matches third round, prefix numbers denote seedings):






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Czech-mate for Li in Wimbledon third round

Jun 27th 2014
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - Li Na's husband was granted an unexpected breather from his usual duties of "fixing the drinks and fixing the rackets" and "doing a lot of jobs" for his famous wife after the Australian Open champion suffered a shock third round exit at Wimbledon.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Battling Hewitt bows out with head held high

Jun 27th 2014
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - Former champion Lleyton Hewitt drew on every ounce of his Wimbledon experience in a typically gutsy performance as he went down fighting in the delayed second-round tussle with big-serving Pole Jerzy Janowicz, 10 years his junior.






Tennis-Dimitrov rallies to beat Dolgopolov in five-set thriller

Jun 27th 2014
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - Number 11 seed Grigor Dimitrov battled back superbly to beat Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-7 (3) 6-4 2-6 6-4 6-1 in the third round of Wimbledon on Friday.






Tennis-Youngsters winning Wimbledon now a teenage dream, says Konjuh

Jun 27th 2014
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - A decade ago a fresh-faced Maria Sharapova won the Wimbledon title at the age of 17, following in the footsteps of Martina Hingis in making an early breakthrough.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Djokovic through to last 16 after injury scare

Jun 27th 2014
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - Rolling around in pain clutching his left shoulder, Novak Djokovic's Wimbledon hopes flashed before his eyes on Centre Court on Friday before he climbed off the turf to beat Gilles Simon and reach the last 16.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Halep battles through to third round

Jun 27th 2014
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - French Open runner-up Simona Halep was looking forward to a match in which "both players will have nothing to lose" after she survived a torrid outing against little-known Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko on Friday.






UPDATE 9-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles results

Jun 27th 2014
June 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles matches on Friday Round 3 6-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat 30-Venus Williams (U.S.) 5-7 7-6(2) 7-5 Tereza Smitkova (Czech Republic) beat Bojana Jovanovski (Serbia) 4-6 7-6(5) 10-8 4-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Michelle Larcher de Brito (Portugal) 6-2 6-0 23-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat 10-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 6-4 6-2 Peng Shuai (China) beat Lauren Davis (U.S.) 0-6 6-3 6-3






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Li toppled and Djokovic tumbles on Wimbledon's grass

Jun 27th 2014
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - Wimbledon's grass claimed its most notable victim so far when the women's world No.2 Li Na exited the tournament and the lush lawns almost did for top men's seed Novak Djokovic as he took an agonising tumble.






Tennis-Battling Hewitt bows out with head held high

Jun 27th 2014
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - Former champion Lleyton Hewitt drew on every ounce of his Wimbledon experience to battle from two sets down before succumbing 7-5 6-4 6-7(7) 4-6 6-3 in a memorable second-round tussle with big-serving Jerzy Janowicz, 10 years his junior.






Tennis-Li falls in Wimbledon third round

Jun 27th 2014
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - Chinese second seed Li Na suffered a shock third round exit at Wimbledon on Friday after going down 7-6(5) 7-6(5) to the Czech Republic's Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.






Tennis-French Open runner-up Halep battles through to third round

Jun 27th 2014
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - French Open runner-up Simona Halep survived a real test against lowly-ranked Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko to reach the Wimbledon third round for the first time on Friday.






Tennis-Wozniacki keeps her cool to beat 16-year-old Croat

Jun 27th 2014
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki kept her composure to end the spirited run of 16-year-old Croat Ana Konjuh 6-3 6-0 in the third round of Wimbledon on Friday.






Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles results

Jun 27th 2014
June 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles matches on Friday Round 3 16-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Ana Konjuh (Croatia) 6-3 6-0 Round 2 Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) beat Victoria Duval (U.S.) 6-4 7-5






Tennis-Greener days for Wimbledon groundsman after "Wimblegeddon"

Jun 27th 2014
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - Wimbledon's head groundsman Neil Stubley is relaxed and calm as he watches the cream of international tennis battle it out on his turf - a far cry from a year ago, when a spate of injuries took an extraordinary toll on players.