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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Serena overcomes early wobble to ease through

Jun 29th 2015
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - The cobwebs were dusted off and normal service was swiftly resumed, but for a few games at the start of her 6-4 6-1 victory over Margarita Gasparyan, Serena Williams looked edgy, vulnerable and nothing like a five times Wimbledon champion.








Tennis-Nishikori troubled but not floored by calf strain

Jun 29th 2015
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - Kei Nishikori shook off a calf strain that had hindered his Wimbledon build-up as he survived a 6-3 6-7(4) 6-2 3-6 6-3 test against Italian Simone Bolelli to reach the second round of the grasscourt major on Monday.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Birdman Djokovic soars past Kohlschreiber

Jun 29th 2015
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic displayed his usual killer instinct against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first round at Wimbledon on Monday but took pity on a tiny bird on Centre Court.








Tennis-Hewitt waves goodbye after five-set thriller

Jun 29th 2015
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - Fighting tooth and nail as only he knows how old warrior Lleyton Hewitt waved an emotional goodbye to Wimbledon after losing a five-set thriller to Finland's Jarkko Nieminen on Monday.








RPT-Tennis-Healthy Sharapova back firing on all cylinders

Jun 29th 2015
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - When Maria Sharapova miserably exited the French Open four weeks ago it was to a soundtrack of her coughing but the trademark scream was back at full volume on Monday when she blew past Briton Johanna Konta in the first round at Wimbledon.








Tennis-Healthy Sharapova back firing on all cylinders

Jun 29th 2015
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - When Maria Sharapova miserablly exited the French Open four weeks ago it was to a soundtrack of her coughing but the trademark scream was back at full volume on Monday when she blew past Briton Johanna Konta in the first round at Wimbledon.








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.