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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Qualifier Brown hammers Nadal out of Wimbledon

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Two-times champion Rafa Nadal's appalling recent run at Wimbledon continued on Thursday as he crashed out in the second round after being out-muscled and out-thought in four sets by an inspired Dustin Brown of Germany.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Magician Federer pulls out the party tricks

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - It was not the first time Wimbledon had dissolved into a chorus 'oohs' and 'aahs' at the brilliance of Roger Federer but the Swiss ringmaster almost outdid himself when he flashed his racquet between his legs to lob Sam Querrey on Thursday.








Motor racing-Rosberg side by side with Hamilton at Silverstone

Jul 2nd 2015
SILVERSTONE, England, July 2 (Reuters) - Mercedes team mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have parked their motorhomes side by side in the British Grand Prix campsite and may well line up next to each other at both the start and finish on Sunday.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Briton Ward lands biggest payday

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - After four magical days at Wimbledon, British journeyman James Ward was guaranteed to pocket the biggest cheque of his career -- a princely sum of at least $120,000 for reaching the third round.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Spanish federation chief to step down amid probe

Jul 2nd 2015
* Fernandez-Ladreda takes over as president (Adds new president appointed)








UPDATE 15-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles round 2 results

Jul 2nd 2015
July 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday Kristyna Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat 26-Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 3-6 6-3 6-4 Monica Niculescu (Romania) beat Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) 6-3 6-3 28-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) beat Evgeniya Rodina (Russia) 6-7(4) 6-1 6-3 Tatjana Maria (Germany) beat Duan Yingying (China) 1-6 6-2 10-8 21-Madison Keys (U.S.) beat Elizaveta Kulichkova (Russia) 6








Tennis-Nadal beaten by German qualifier in second round

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Twice champion Rafa Nadal was beaten 7-5 3-6 6-4 6-4 by Germany's Dustin Brown in the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday.








UPDATE 2-Tennis-Sublime Murray finds A-Game

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - When a totally off-balance Andy Murray fashioned the most improbable lob winner to break Robin Haase in the first set on Thursday the Dutchman must have known that his 2015 Wimbledon journey was going to end sooner rather than later.








Tennis-Duchess bags Murray souvenir

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Every fan visiting Wimbledon hopes to be lucky enough to walk out of the All England Club with more than just a memory of watching a tennis hero -- and Britain's royal family is no different.








Tennis-Flashy Federer eases past Querrey

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Roger Federer's effortless stroll through the early stages at Wimbledon continued as he brought out the party tricks in a 6-4 6-2 6-2 victory over Sam Querrey to reach the third round on Thursday.








Tennis-Wildcard Ward joins Murray in Wimbledon third round

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - British wildcard James Ward battled past Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic on Thursday to reach the third round of Wimbledon for the first time, delighting a vociferous home crowd.








Tennis-Murray finds A-Game to down Haase

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Andy Murray was at his imperious best as he jettisoned Dutchman Robin Haase 6-1 6-1 6-4 to reach the third round of Wimbledon on Thursday.








Tennis-Wimbledon back to normal as rain delays start

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - After a three-day heatwave and all-time record temperatures it was back to normal at Wimbledon on Thursday as light showers delayed the start of play on the outside courts.








Tennis-Spanish federation chief to step down amid finances probe

Jul 2nd 2015
MADRID, July 2 (Reuters) - Spanish tennis federation (RFET) president Jose Luis Escanuela opted to stand down on Thursday, one day after he was suspended for failing to cooperate in a government probe into the organisation's finances.








Tennis-Rufus the hawk rules the Wimbledon skies

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Male tennis players from the United States are almost as rare as hen's teeth at Wimbledon this year, but a hawk native to North and South America definitely rules the roost when it comes to clearing the championship courts of pigeons.








Tennis-Wimbledon evacuated due to electrical fire

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - The grounds at Wimbledon were evacuated after the close of play on Wednesday because of an electrical fire, organisers said.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Serena wastes no time putting Babos behind her

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Top seed Serena Williams had to wait to get on Centre Court but then wasted no time in sweeping aside big-serving Hungarian Timea Babos 6-4 6-1 inside an hour on Wednesday to reach the Wimbledon third round.








Tennis-Ivanovic dumped out of Wimbledon by American qualifier

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Ana Ivanovic became the highest-profile casualty of Wimbledon's opening days as the seventh seed fell to 158th-ranked qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands in a second round clash on Wednesday.








WRAPUP 2-Tennis-Djokovic, Serena turn up heat as Wimbledon sizzles

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - With everyone "feeling hot, hot, hot" at the All England Club on Wednesday it was little wonder that Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams were eager to escape the Wimbledon furnace as quickly as possible.








UPDATE 17-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles results

Jul 1st 2015
July 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles matches on Wednesday Round 2 Aleksandra Krunic (Serbia) beat 19-Sara Errani (Italy) 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2 16-Venus Williams (U.S.) beat Yulia Putintseva (Kazakhstan) 7-6(5) 6-4 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Timea Babos (Hungary) 6-4 6-1 6-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Hsieh Su-Wei (Taiwan) 6-2 6-3 23-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) 6-3 6-3 Kri