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UPDATE 2-Tennis-Kvitova eyes second title after Czech showdown

Jul 3rd 2014
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Petra Kvitova ruthlessly ended the grand slam hopes of her friend Lucie Safarova in Thursday's all-Czech semi-final and set her sights on claiming a second Wimbledon title against a young upstart chasing her first.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Wimbledon women's doubles quarterfinal results

Jul 3rd 2014
July 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Doubles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday 9-Andrea Hlavackova/Zheng Jie (Czech Republic/China) beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova/Lucie Safarova (Russia/Czech Republic) 6-1 4-6 6-3 14-Timea Babos/Kristina Mladenovic (Hungary/France) beat 11-Alla Kudryavtseva/Anastasia Rodionova (Russia/Australia) 6-3 3-6 6-4 2-Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci (Italy) beat 6-Ashleigh Barty/Casey Dellacqua (Australia) 6-4 2-6 6-0






Tennis-Wimbledon order of play on Friday

Jul 3rd 2014
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Order of play on Centre Court on the 11th day of the Wimbledon championships on Friday (both matches men's singles semi-finals, prefix numbers denote seedings):






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Bouchard controls her nerves to reach Wimbledon final

Jul 3rd 2014
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Powerful Canadian Eugenie Bouchard overcame match-point jitters to claim an eventful 7-6(5) 6-2 victory over Romania's Simona Halep 7-6(5) 6-2 at Wimbledon on Thursday and reach a grand slam final for the first time.






Tennis-Match statistics for Halep v Bouchard

Jul 3rd 2014
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Match statistics from Eugenie Bouchard's 7-6 (5) 6-2 semi-final victory over Simona Halep at Wimbledon on Thursday. 13-Bouchard 3-Halep 1st serve percentage 68 62 Aces 2 1 Double faults 3 5 Unforced errors 23 23 Winners 20 13






Tennis-Bouchard powers past Halep to Wimbledon final

Jul 3rd 2014
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Powerful Canadian Eugenie Bouchard overcame match-point jitters to pound Romania's Simona Halep 7-6(5) 6-2 in an eventful Wimbledon semi-final on Thursday and reach a grand slam final for the first time.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles semifinal results

Jul 3rd 2014
July 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles Semifinal matches on Thursday 13-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat 3-Simona Halep (Romania) 7-6(5) 6-2 6-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat 23-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) 7-6(6) 6-1






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wimbledon men's doubles quarterfinal results

Jul 3rd 2014
July 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Doubles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday Vasek Pospisil/Jack Sock (Canada/United States) beat 2-Alexander Peya/Bruno Soares (Austria/Brazil) 6-4 3-6 7-6(6) 6-4 5-Leander Paes/Radek Stepanek (India/Czech Republic) beat 3-Daniel Nestor/Nenad Zimonjic (Canada/Serbia) 3-6 7-6(5) 6-3 6-4






Tennis-Match statistics for Kvitova v Safarova

Jul 3rd 2014
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Match statistics from Petra Kvitova's 7-6 (6) 6-1 semi-final victory over Lucie Safarova at Wimbledon on Thursday. 6-Kvitova 23-Safarova 1st serve percentage 62 53 Aces 8 4 Double faults 3 2 Unforced errors 13 7 Winners 24






Tennis-Kvitova wins all-Czech showdown to reach second final

Jul 3rd 2014
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Former champion Petra Kvitova moved within one match of capturing a second Wimbledon title, ending the plucky resistance of Lucie Safarova 7-6(6) 6-1 in their all-Czech semi-final on Thursday.






PREVIEW-Tennis-New kids on the block ready for Wimbledon semis

Jul 3rd 2014
July 3 (Reuters) - Young upstarts Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov have caused quite a stir at Wimbledon over the last two weeks with a string of fine performances but the pair know they must rise to the challenges that await them in the men's semi-finals on Friday.






Tennis-Murray's Wimbledon exit not so surprising, according to IBM analysis

Jul 3rd 2014
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Andy Murray's defeat at Wimbledon on Wednesday should have come as no surprise, according to a new IBM system that claims the Briton was a less aggressive player than opponent Grigor Dimitrov.






Tennis-'Brand Kyrgios' on the rise, but Australian must tread carefully

Jul 3rd 2014
MELBOURNE, July 3 (Reuters) - Teenager Nick Kyrgios's ranking is not the only thing that will soar after his electrifying run at Wimbledon. The Australian's brand has also shot into the stratosphere, according to marketing experts.






Tennis-Wild things ready to start re-arranging the furniture

Jul 3rd 2014
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - The problem with allowing a bunch of rowdy gate crashers into the party is they will repay you by re-arranging your furniture.






Tennis-Raonic sees Federer is merely an obstacle to overcome

Jul 3rd 2014
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Milos Raonic will not be overawed by seven-times Wimbledon champion Roger Federer when the men take to Centre Court for Friday's semi-final, the eighth seed said after seeing off Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios.






Tennis-Kyrgios out but not down

Jul 2nd 2014
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - The adrenaline rush of slaying Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon was replaced by dejection and despondency only 24 hours later but Australian tyro Nick Kyrgios should take plenty of heart from what he described as the "best couple of weeks of my life".