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Colourful knickers banished for all-white at Wimbledon

Jun 23rd 2014
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Women's colourful knickers and men's black ones should be a thing of the past at Wimbledon as organisers of the tournament that began on Monday have advised players that guidelines requiring all-white tennis clothing will be strictly enforced.






Tennis-Hooked on the World Cup? Not early loser Stephens

Jun 23rd 2014
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Soccer is a hot topic in the Wimbledon locker rooms this year, but American Sloane Stephens's interest in the World Cup ended when friend Jozy Altidore was injured in her country's opening match.

UPDATE 1-Sunny skies, a British defending champion make for happy "Queue" at Wimbledon

Jun 23rd 2014
* Murray, sunshine bring out fans - Wimbledon spokesman (Adds Murray victory over Goffin)






Tennis-Azarenka enjoys first win after six months of injury woes

Jun 23rd 2014
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Former world number one Victoria Azarenka won her first match since January's Australian Open on Monday, beating Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3 7-5 in Wimbledon's first round.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Stosur's Wimbledon adventure over on day one

Jun 23rd 2014
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur's unhappy union with Wimbledon continued on Monday as the Australian became the highest seed to fall by the wayside on the opening day, going down 6-3 6-4 against Belgian Yanina Wickmayer.






Sunny skies, a British defending champion make for a happy "Queue" at Wimbledon

Jun 23rd 2014
* Murray, sunshine bring out the fans -Wimbledon spokesman






Tennis-ATP Tour singles standings

Jun 23rd 2014
June 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Rafa Nadal(Spain) 12500 2 (2) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 12330 3 (3) Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5420 4 (4) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 4945 5 (5) Andy Murray(Britain) 4680 6 (6) Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 4680 7 (7) David Ferrer(Spain) 4190 8






Soccer-Nadal's uncle appointed Mallorca sporting director

Jun 23rd 2014
June 22 (Reuters) - Miguel Angel Nadal, a former Barcelona and Spain defender and uncle of world tennis number one Rafa Nadal, has been appointed sporting director of struggling Spanish second division side Real Mallorca.






Tennis-I only miss last five seconds of my career, says Bartoli

Jun 22nd 2014
LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - Apart from the final five seconds of her Wimbledon singles final last year Marion Bartoli is not missing her tennis career.






Tennis-Returning hero Murray ready for business as usual

Jun 22nd 2014
LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - Wimbledon welcomes back a British men's singles champion for the first time in 78 years on Monday but Andy Murray says he will allow himself only a brief moment to milk the adulation before getting down to business.






Tennis-Wimbledon order of play for Monday

Jun 22nd 2014
LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - Order of play on selected main show courts on the first day of the Wimbledon championships on Monday (all matches first round, prefix numbers denote seedings):






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Lopez and Keys prove their class on grass

Jun 21st 2014
June 21 (Reuters) - Feliciano Lopez proved that there is more than one left-handed Spaniard capable of doing damage at Wimbledon when he beat Richard Gasquet to win the Aegon International grasscourt title at Eastbourne on Saturday.






Tennis-Nadal ready for another dangerous liaison with Wimbledon

Jun 21st 2014
LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) - To most tennis players, Wimbledon's inviting lush lawns represent green and pleasant land. For Rafa Nadal, however, dangers lurk around every nook and cranny of the famed grass arena.






Tennis-Leading players back Mauresmo's return as Murray's coach

Jun 21st 2014
LONDON, June 21 - Serena Williams could not care less, Maria Sharapova thinks it's great and Novak Djokovic admitted his surprise as Wimbledon's title contenders were asked their views on Andy Murray choosing Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach.






Tennis-Eastbourne International men's singles final result

Jun 21st 2014
June 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Eastbourne International Men's Singles Final on Saturday 3-Feliciano Lopez (Spain) beat 1-Richard Gasquet (France) 6-3 6-7(5) 7-5






Tennis-Den Bosch Open men's singles final result

Jun 21st 2014
June 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Den Bosch Open Men's Singles Final on Saturday 3-Roberto Bautista (Spain) beat Benjamin Becker (Germany) 2-6 7-6(2) 6-4






Tennis-I feel much better than I did for Wimbledon 2013 - Federer

Jun 21st 2014
LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) - A year after having his "butt kicked" at Wimbledon, a fitter and healthier Roger Federer was back at the All England Club on Saturday eager to kick butt himself over the next fortnight.






Tennis-Eastbourne International women's singles final result

Jun 21st 2014
June 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Eastbourne International Women's Singles Final on Saturday Madison Keys (U.S.) beat 5-Angelique Kerber (Germany) 6-3 3-6 7-5






Tennis-Den Bosch Open women's singles final result

Jun 21st 2014
June 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Den Bosch Open Women's Singles Final on Saturday Coco Vandeweghe (U.S.) beat Zheng Jie (China) 6-2 6-4






Tennis-Lopez looks for redemption after setting up Gasquet final

Jun 20th 2014
June 20 (Reuters) - Champion Feliciano Lopez will get a second chance in a week to win a grasscourt title on British soil after he beat American Sam Querrey 6-4 7-6(4) to set up a final showdown with Richard Gasquet at the Aegon International on Friday.