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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Djokovic keeps cool to douse Nieminen's fire

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic gave himself seven or eight marks out of 10 after outclassing Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-4 6-2 6-3 on a scorching Centre Court to move safely into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday.








Tennis-Sharapova has serve meltdown, but wins easily

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - A routine second-round Wimbledon victory would not normally live long in the memory of Maria Sharapova but she might preserve a small space for a bizarre cameo in Wednesday's match when she served three successive double faults to lose serve to love.








Tennis-Raonic cranks up power to beat veteran Haas

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Milos Raonic almost matched the Wimbledon serving speed record against German veteran Tommy Haas as the Canadian powerhouse moved into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday.








Tennis-Subdued Djokovic eases into third round

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - A strangely lethargic Novak Djokovic outclassed Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-4 6-2 6-3 to move safely into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday.








Tennis-Broady and beard cut down to size by Goffin

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - British wildcard Liam Broady, whose bushy beard and family dramas have received as much attention as his first-round win, was cut down to size by Belgium's David Goffin at Wimbledon on Wednesday.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nishikori pulls out of Wimbledon with calf strain

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Kei Nishikori's Wimbledon campaign ended abruptly on Wednesday when the Japanese fifth seed was forced to pull out with a troublesome calf injury.








Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 2 results

Jul 1st 2015
July 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) beat 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan) walkover 21-Richard Gasquet (France) beat Kenny De Schepper (France) 6-0 6-3 6-3








Tennis-Japan's Nishikori pulls out of Wimbledon with calf strain

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori pulled out of Wimbledon before his second round match on Wednesday after failing to recover from a calf strain.








Tennis-Wimbledon top grand slam for social media - survey

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Wimbledon is the top grand slam championship for attracting social media-savvy tennis fans, with more followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram than any of the other three, a survey released on Wednesday said.








UPDATE 28-Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 1 results

Jun 30th 2015
June 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 6-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat Jeremy Chardy (France) 6-2 6-7(8) 7-6(3) 7-6(5) Jiri Vesely (Czech Republic) beat Paolo Lorenzi (Italy) 7-6(7) 7-6(6) 6-4 James Ward (Britain) beat Luca Vanni (Italy) 6-7(4) 6-2 6-4 6-3 Aljaz Bedene (Britain) beat Radek Stepanek (Czech Republic) 7-5 1-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 Adrian Mannarino (France) beat Michael Be








WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Federer and Kvitova feast on Wimbledon starters

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - When Roger Federer's game flows at Wimbledon and his opponent knows his place you half expect him to slide into a deckchair at changeovers, pour cream on to some strawberries and tuck in.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Misfiring Murray does enough to advance

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - As Andy Murray rightly pointed out the record book will show a straight-sets victory over a potentially testing opponent, but for 20 minutes of his 6-4 7-6(3) 6-4 Wimbledon win against Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin on Tuesday the wheels came off.








UPDATE 27-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles round 1 results

Jun 30th 2015
June 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Lara Arruabarrena Vecino (Spain) beat Pauline Parmentier (France) 6-4 6-2 25-Alize Cornet (France) beat Ana Konjuh (Croatia) 6-2 6-2 Silvia Soler Espinosa (Spain) beat Sesil Karatantcheva (Bulgaria) 2-6 6-2 7-5 15-Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) beat Julia Goerges (Germany) 6-2 7-5 Denisa Allertova (Czech Republic) beat Katerina








Tennis-American hopes take a hit as Sock unravels

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - American Jack Sock's first grand slam as a seeded player came to a premature end when he lost 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-3 to big-serving Australian Samuel Groth at Wimbledon on Tuesday.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Halep checks out of hotel Wimbledon early

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Simona Halep lost her chance to go on a court she likened to "a very nice hotel" after she checked out of Wimbledon early on Tuesday following a shock 5-7 6-4 6-3 defeat by 106th-ranked Slovakian Jana Cepelova.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Stressed Bouchard has no regrets

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Eugenie Bouchard was brutally honest after suffering a first-round defeat by China's Duan Yingying at Wimbledon on Tuesday to end her hopes of repeating last year's run to the final.








Tennis-Spanish federation chief to face probe over finances

Jun 30th 2015
BARCELONA, June 30 (Reuters) - Spanish tennis federation (RFET) president Jose Luis Escanuela is to be investigated for alleged financial mismanagement, the country's government sports council (CSD) said on Tuesday.








Tennis-Order of play for Wimbledon on Wednesday

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts at the Wimbledon Championships on Wednesday (play begins at 1200 GMT unless stated). Centre Court 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) v Jarkko Nieminen (Finland) Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) v 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan) 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) v Timea Babos (Hungary) - - Court One Tommy Haas (Germany) v 7-Milos Raonic (Canada) Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) v Heather Watson (Britain) 4-Stan Wawrinka (Sw








Tennis-Halep checks out of hotel Wimbledon early

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Simona Halep lost her chance to go on a court she likened to "a very nice hotel" after she checked out of Wimbledon early on Tuesday following a shock 5-7 6-4 6-3 defeat by 106th-ranked Slovakian Jana Cepelova.








Tennis-Tsonga shows he has the stomach for five-set win

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - An abdomen injury that scuppered Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's Wimbledon warm-up plans stood up to the test of a five-set battle as he reached the second round with a nerve-jangling 7-6(8) 6-7(3) 6-4 3-6 6-2 win over Gilles Muller.