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Tennis-It's far from elementary for Serena as she downs Watson

Jul 3rd 2015
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - There was no roar up to the skies, there was no whoop of delight and there was not even a smile on show -- the pained expression on Serena Williams' face said it all.








Tennis-Spanish federation fires Davis Cup captain Gala Leon

Jul 3rd 2015
MADRID, July 3 (Reuters) - The new president of the Spanish tennis federation (RFET) has fired the nation's first female Davis Cup captain, Gala Leon, two weeks before the Group I second-round tie away to Russia.








WRAPUP 2-Tennis-Serena survives, Djokovic, Sharapova ease through

Jul 3rd 2015
* Kyrgios blasts past Raonic (Recasts after Williams beats Watson)








UPDATE 2-Tennis-Serena survives almighty Watson scare to advance

Jul 3rd 2015
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams survived an almighty scare at Wimbledon on Friday, battling back to beat inspired Briton Heather Watson in three sets and stay on course for a 21st grand slam title.








Tennis-Serena survives almighty Watson scare to advance

Jul 3rd 2015
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams survived an almighty scare at Wimbledon on Friday, battling back to beat Britain's Heather Watson in three sets and stay on course for a 21st grand slam title.








UPDATE 7-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles round 3 results

Jul 3rd 2015
July 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Friday 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Heather Watson (Britain) 6-2 4-6 7-5 16-Venus Williams (U.S.) beat Aleksandra Krunic (Serbia) 6-3 6-2 Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) beat 14-Andrea Petkovic (Germany) 7-5 6-4 23-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat Kristina Mladenovic (France) 6-4 6-4 6-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 3-6 6-3 6-1 4-Maria Sharapova (Russia)








UPDATE 6-Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 3 results

Jul 3rd 2015
July 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 3 matches on Friday Denis Kudla (U.S.) beat Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) 6-2 6-7(3) 2-6 6-1 6-3 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat 27-Bernard Tomic (Australia) 6-3 6-3 6-3 14-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) beat 24-Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) 6-4 7-6(6) 6-3 26-Nick Kyrgios (Australia) beat 7-Milos Raonic (Canada) 5-7 7-5 7-6(3) 6-3 4-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Fernando Verdasco (Spain) 6








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nothing artificial about Djokovic's crushing win

Jul 3rd 2015
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - A regulation 6-3 6-3 6-3 Wimbledon victory in which he did not drop his serve contained very few eye-popping moments for Novak Djokovic on Friday.








Tennis-Stosur almost lost for words after "bad tennis"

Jul 3rd 2015
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Hoisting a grand slam trophy into the air seemed several lifetimes ago on Friday as Sam Stosur suffered one of the more ignominious Wimbledon exits of recent years.








WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Djokovic, Sharapova restore order at Wimbledon

Jul 3rd 2015
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova restored order to a shaken Wimbledon on Friday, imposing brutal authority on their battered opponents a day after Rafa Nadal's exit at the hands of maverick journeyman Dustin Brown.








Tennis-Unstoppable Djokovic silences Tomic

Jul 3rd 2015
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - It was job well done for Novak Djokovic as he silenced Bernard Tomic and his Australian Fanatics with an emphatic 6-3 6-3 6-3 victory in the Wimbledon third round on Friday.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Batman fan inspires hot-shot Kyrgios

Jul 3rd 2015
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios was grateful for advice from a fan wearing a Batman T-shirt as he produced a brutal serving display to bludgeon his way past Canadian seventh seed Milos Raonic at Wimbledon on Friday.








Tennis-Sharapova breezes past Begu into last 16

Jul 3rd 2015
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Fourth seed Maria Sharapova moved serenely into the Wimbledon fourth round with a 6-4 6-3 victory over Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu on Friday.








Tennis-Wawrinka makes light work of Verdasco

Jul 3rd 2015
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka continued his stealthy progress through the Wimbledon draw with another clinical victory on Friday as the Swiss dispatched Fernando Verdasco 6-4 6-3 6-4 to reach the fourth round.








Tennis-Frenchman Gasquet sends poor Dimitrov home at Wimbledon

Jul 3rd 2015
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - France's Richard Gasquet eased into the last 16 at Wimbledon on Friday, comfortably winning a battle of the backhands with misfiring Bulgarian 11th seed Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets.








Tennis-Aces high as firebrand Kyrgios knocks out Raonic

Jul 3rd 2015
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios produced a brutal serving display to bludgeon his way past seventh seed Milos Raonic and reach the fourth round of Wimbledon with a 5-7 7-5 7-6(3) 6-3 victory on Friday.








Tennis-Wimbledon still abuzz over dread-locked Brown

Jul 3rd 2015
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Dread-locked German Dustin Brown was nowhere to be seen at Wimbledon on Friday, at least into the early afternoon, but his shock upset of Rafa Nadal the night before remained the talk of the tournament.








Tennis-Slumping Nadal set for first slam-less year since 2005

Jul 3rd 2015
MADRID, July 3 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal is likely to end the year without a grand slam singles title for the first time since his debut French Open crown in 2005 following his shock Wimbledon exit on Thursday, his uncle and coach Toni has conceded.








REFILE-Tennis-Wimbledon 'all-white' clothing rule is too strict-Federer

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Players' efforts over the years to get Wimbledon's "all-white" clothing rule relaxed got a boost on Thursday when Roger Federer said he thought the policy as it stood was "quite extreme".








Tennis-Superman Dustin sends Nadal to the dustbin again

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - A 30-year-old German journeyman who once travelled around Europe's Challenger Circuit in a camper van joined a list of Wimbledon luminaries who go by the names of Lukas Rosol, Steve Darcis and Nick Kyrgios.