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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.