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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.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Record-seeking Federer outclasses Dzumhur

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - With seven Wimbledon trophies, 15 titles on grass and 136 victories on the lush green surface, there is not much that fazes Roger Federer when he turns up at the All England Club.








Tennis-Murray battles through testing opener

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Andy Murray was given an unexpected run for his money in his Wimbledon first-round clash against Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin, but still came through 6-4 7-6(3) 6-4 on Tuesday.








Tennis-Chinese debutant Duan beats 2014 runner-up Bouchard

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Eugenie Bouchard's fall from grace continued with a first-round defeat by China's Duan Yingying at Wimbledon on Tuesday as her hopes of repeating last year's run to the final evaporated.








Tennis-Federer and Kvitova feast on Wimbledon prey

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-Nadal fires early warning to the big guns

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal might have been condemned to a lowly 10th seeding at Wimbledon but he remains a floater everyone will want to avoid after getting his campaign off to an impressive start with a straight-sets dismissal of Thomaz Bellucci on Tuesday.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Umbrellas up at Wimbledon - to keep the sun off

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - As is so often the case, the weather was the number one topic of conversation at Wimbledon on Tuesday but for once it was not the prospect of rain that brought out the umbrellas but a beating sun on what was forecast to be the hottest day of the year.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nervous Kvitova begins defence in brutal style

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Petra Kvitova probably wishes she could be this nervous before every match if her 35-minute 6-1 6-0 rout of Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens at Wimbledon on Tuesday was anything to go by.








Tennis-Nadal fires early warning to the big guns

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal might have been condemned to a lowly 10th seeding at Wimbledon but he remains a floater everyone will want to avoid after getting his campaign off to an impressive start with a straight-sets dismissal of Thomaz Bellucci on Tuesday.








Tennis-Record-seeking Federer outclasses Dzumhur

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Roger Federer began his 63rd consecutive grand slam tournament with a majestic 6-1 6-3 6-3 first-round win over little-known Bosnian Damir Dzumhur at Wimbledon on Tuesday.








Tennis-Williams sisters pull out Wimbledon doubles

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - American five-times Wimbledon women's doubles champion Serena and Venus Williams pulled out of this year's tournament on Tuesday, the All England Club said in a statement.








Tennis-Brutal Kvitova begins title defence in style

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Petra Kvitova began her Wimbledon defence as she left off in last year's final with a brutal exhibition of power tennis, dismantling Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 6-1 6-0 in a 35-minute rout on Tuesday.








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 20-Roberto Bautista (Spain) beat Ruben Bemelmans (Belgium) 6-1 6-3 7-6(6) Benoit Paire (France) beat Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) 6-4 6-4 6-3








Tennis-No mercy as Kerber enjoys double bagel for lunch

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Germany's Angelique Kerber handed out the third 6-0 6-0 thrashing so far at Wimbledon when she sent compatriot Carina Witthoeft packing on Tuesday.