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Tennis-Basking your way in via the Wimbledon queue

Jun 29th 2015
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - Laurence Higgins looked like any young man sun-bathing on a towel with his novel beside him on a balmy English Monday in June -- but what he was really doing was queueing for opening day Wimbledon tickets.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Kyrgios argues with umpire in easy Wimbledon win

Jun 29th 2015
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - Australia's Nick Kyrgios denied calling an official "dirty scum" but could find himself in trouble following a bad-tempered exchange in his first-round victory over Diego Schwartzman at Wimbledon on Monday.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Serena and Djokovic up and running at Wimbledon

Jun 29th 2015
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - Serena Williams moved past the halfway mark in her quest for a rare calendar year grand slam and Novak Djokovic clicked smoothly back into gear as the 129th Wimbledon Championships opened for business on Monday.








Tennis-Djokovic breezes past Kohlschreiber in opener

Jun 29th 2015
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - Defending champion Novak Djokovic moved confidently into the second round of Wimbledon with a 6-4 6-4 6-4 win over German Philipp Kohlschreiber on Monday.








Tennis-Serena overcomes early wobble to ease through

Jun 29th 2015
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - Serena Williams dusted off a few cobwebs to power into the second round at Wimbledon on Monday, surviving an early wobble against Russian qualifier Margarita Gasparyan to win 6-4 6-1.








Tennis-Australian Kyrgios storms into second round

Jun 29th 2015
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios reminded Wimbledon fans of the destructive weapons that shook up the tournament last year by powering into the second round with a straight-sets demolition of Diego Schwartzman on Monday.








Tennis-Wimbledon gates swing open in bright sunshine

Jun 29th 2015
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - The All England Club gates swung open a week later than usual for the start of the 129th Wimbledon Championships on Monday with sunshine greeting the world's top players and fans streaming in to watch them.








Tennis-Nadal leads Spanish players' criticism of federation

Jun 29th 2015
BARCELONA, June 29 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal and David Ferrer along with other high-profile figures in Spanish tennis have signed an open letter criticising their federation over the poor running of the sport in the latest development of an ongoing feud.








Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

Jun 29th 2015
June 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 11291 2 (2) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 6870 3 (3) Simona Halep(Romania) 6200 4 (4) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 5950 5 (5) Caroline Wozniacki(Denmark) 5000 6 (6) Lucie Safarova(Czech Republic) 4055 7 (7) Ana Ivanovic(Serbia) 3895 8








Tennis-ATP Tour singles standings

Jun 29th 2015
June 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 13845 2 (2) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 9665 3 (3) Andy Murray(Britain) 7450 4 (4) Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5790 5 (5) Kei Nishikori(Japan) 5660 6 (6) Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 5050 7 (7) David Ferrer(Spain)








Tennis-Champion Kvitova talks up title rival Serena

Jun 28th 2015
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Petra Kvitova is not the type to talk herself up even if she does arrive at Wimbledon as the defending champion.








PREVIEW-Tennis-Kohlschreiber poses real threat to Djokovic

Jun 28th 2015
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic will not have long to wait to discover whether his risky pre-Wimbledon schedule was foolhardy or the perfect way to arrive fresh for the defence of his title.








Tennis-Murray working with psychiatrist to help Wimbledon bid

Jun 28th 2015
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Andy Murray has coped magnificently with shouldering his country's hopes at Wimbledon for the past decade but has sought some extra help this year in the shape of a psychiatrist.








Tennis-Ferrer withdraws from Wimbledon with elbow injury

Jun 28th 2015
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Spain's David Ferrer has pulled out of Wimbledon on the eve of the tournament because of an elbow injury, the All England Club said in a statement on Sunday.








Tennis-Communicating with Becker not cheating, says Djokovic

Jun 28th 2015
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Coaches will come under nearly as much scrutiny as the players over the next fortnight at Wimbledon with every facial gesture captured on the TV cameras and repeated in super slow motion.








Tennis-Order of play for Wimbledon on Monday

Jun 28th 2015
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts at the Wimbledon Championships on Monday (play begins at 1200 GMT unless stated). Centre Court 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) v Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) 4-Maria Sharapova (Russia) v Johanna Konta (Britain) 4-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) v Joao Sousa (Portugal) - - Court One 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) v Margarita Gasparyan (Russia) Simone Bolelli (ITA) v 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan) 11-Grigor








INTERVIEW-Tennis-Wawrinka doesn't want Big Four to become Fab Five

Jun 28th 2015
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Being a member of tennis' Big Four might be the burning ambition of many players but Stan Wawrinka is in no rush to join the ranks and redefine that club as the Fab Five.








Tennis-Feud over female Davis Cup captain damaging, Nadal says

Jun 27th 2015
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - The feud between the Spanish tennis federation and top players over Gala Leon's appointment as the nation's first female Davis Cup captain is damaging for the sport and could deter sponsors, Rafa Nadal said on Saturday.








Tennis-Murray hails Mauresmo after recent resurgence

Jun 27th 2015
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - A feminine touch has helped Andy Murray get back to his best and the Briton has hailed the supportive influence of coach Amelie Mauresmo in his recent resurgence.








Tennis-Serena under no pressure to complete Grand Slam

Jun 27th 2015
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - Such has been Serena Williams's iron-fisted dominance of women's tennis that the American is one Wimbledon title away from achieving a 'Serena Slam' and halfway towards completing a rare calendar Grand Slam.