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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.








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.








Tennis-Venus still a shining light for old stagers

Jun 29th 2015
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - Venus Williams blazed a trail for Wimbledon's elders on the opening day of the championships on Monday with a 6-0 6-0 hammering of fellow American Madison Brengle.








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

Jun 29th 2015
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams made strong cases for the less is more approach to Wimbledon build-ups with resounding victories at a sunny All England Club on Monday.








Tennis-Big four pose no problem for Wawrinka

Jun 29th 2015
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - French Open champion Stan Wawrinka feels completely comfortable about his failure to break into the unofficial big four of men's tennis despite winning two grand slam titles.








UPDATE 31-Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 1 results

Jun 29th 2015
June 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Marsel Ilhan (Turkey) beat Jerzy Janowicz (Poland) 7-6(4) 6-4 6-7(4) 6-3 Alexander Zverev (Germany) beat Teymuraz Gabashvili (Russia) 6-3 1-6 6-3 3-6 9-7 Marcos Baghdatis (Cyprus) beat Donald Young (U.S.) 5-7 6-2 6-4 6-4 11-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat Federico Delbonis (Argentina) 6-3 6-0 6-4 De








UPDATE 29-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles round 1 results

Jun 29th 2015
June 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Sloane Stephens (U.S.) beat 27-Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-2 6-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Alison Riske (U.S.) 3-6 7-5 6-3 Yulia Putintseva (Kazakhstan) beat Marina Erakovic (New Zealand) 7-6(5) 7-5 Mariana Duque (Colombia) beat Naomi Broady (Britain) 7-6(5) 6-3 29-Irina Begu (Romania) beat Daria Gavrilova (Russia) 7-6(6) 6-1