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Tennis-Reporter asks beaten Berdych how it felt to go through

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Tomas Berdych was not in the best of moods after losing to Frenchman Gilles Simon at Wimbledon on Monday so the journalist who asked him whether he was looking forward to his quarter-final was playing with fire.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Evidence mounting that Wawrinka belongs to elite

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Stanislas Wawrinka still refuses to talk about himself as a member of tennis's elite but the evidence in favour of that argument is becoming increasingly hard to ignore.








Tennis-No stopping Federer as he glides into quarters

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Roger Federer's pursuit of an 18th grand slam title gathered momentum at Wimbledon on Monday as the Swiss reached his 45th major quarter-final with a serene 6-2 6-2 6-3 victory over Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.








UPDATE 6-Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 4 results

Jul 6th 2015
July 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 4 matches on Monday 2-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat 20-Roberto Bautista (Spain) 6-2 6-2 6-3 12-Gilles Simon (France) beat 6-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-3 6-2 9-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Denis Kudla (U.S.) 6-4 4-6 6-3 7-5 3-Andy Murray (Britain) beat 23-Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) 7-6(7) 6-4 5-7 6-4 4-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat 16-David Goffin (Belgiu








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Murray through as giant-serving Ivo comes unstuck

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Like the archetypal outlaw in a Western, Ivo Karlovic sprayed bullets around Centre Court before being driven out of Wimbledon to raucous cheers as local hero Andy Murray reached the quarter-finals on Monday.








Tennis-Wawrinka beats Goffin to stay on course for rare double

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Stanislas Wawrinka continued his pursuit of a rare double with an air of calm authority, beating dangerous Belgian David Goffin 7-6(3) 7-6(6) 6-4 to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday.








Tennis-Murray through as giant-serving Ivo comes unstuck

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Third seed Andy Murray dropped a set but emerged unharmed from the sights of bullet-serving Croat Ivo Karlovic to reach the quarter-finals at Wimbledon for the eighth consecutive time with a 7-6(7) 6-4 5-7 6-4 victory on Monday.








Tennis-Woof, woof, it's a dog's life for Serena

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Serena Williams describes elder sibling Venus as "the perfect sister" and her "best friend".








Tennis-Serena proves she is leading lady in Williams sister act

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - It was yet another awkward encounter that is unlikely to live long in the memory but Venus Williams showed that she was no sore loser when she whispered some "sisterly words" into Serena's ear as they embraced at the net at Wimbledon on Monday.








UPDATE 7-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles round 4 results

Jul 6th 2015
July 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles Round 4 matches on Monday 20-Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) beat 5-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 6-4 6-4 23-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat 30-Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) 6-2 6-3 15-Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) beat Monica Niculescu (Romania) 1-6 7-5 6-2 13-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat 28-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 7-5 6-4 4-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) 6-4 6-4 1








Tennis-CoCo and Keys make it three Americans in last eight

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Coco Vandeweghe and Madison Keys proved that when it comes to American tennis there is life beyond the Williams sisters as both reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Monday.








Tennis-Wimbledon rolls out the creche carpet for player families

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Bob Bryan, who along with his twin brother Mike makes up the world's top-ranked doubles team, hates being separated from his young family during long tournaments so finds the creche at Wimbledon a godsend.








Tennis-Wimbledon all the quieter as Kyrgios bows out

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - To the disappointment of those bemoaning a lack of "characters" at Wimbledon, Nick Kyrgios was beaten in four sets by Richard Gasquet on Monday, bowing out of the tournament with his usual mix of brilliance and belligerence.








Tennis-Sharapova into last eight after downing battling Diyas

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova came through a spirited test from Zarina Diyas to reach the quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Monday, eventually subduing the tenacious scrambler from Kazakhstan 6-4 6-4 after a brief scare in the second set.








Tennis-Serena downs Venus to reach Wimbledon quarters

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Serena Williams stood three wins away from hoisting her fourth successive grand slam title by trumping elder sister Venus 6-4 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon.








Tennis-Singapore-bound Serena becomes earliest Finals qualifier

Jul 6th 2015
July 6 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams added yet another record to her glittering tennis resume by becoming the earliest qualifier for the end-of-season WTA Finals.








Tennis-Kyrgios says will play Davis Cup for Australia

Jul 6th 2015
SYDNEY, July 6 (Reuters) - Australian world number 29 Nick Kyrgios will definitely play in the Davis Cup quarter-final against Kazakhstan in Darwin later this month, if selected.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Martinez to take over as Spain Davis Cup captain

Jul 5th 2015
* Succeeds Gala Leon who was fired on Friday (Adds confirmation)








Tennis-Martinez to take over as Spain Davis Cup captain-reports

Jul 5th 2015
MADRID, July 5 (Reuters) - Conchita Martinez will take over as Spain's Davis Cup captain for the Group I tie away to Russia in two weeks following Friday's dismissal of Gala Leon, Spanish media reported on Sunday.








REFILE-FEATURE-Tennis-Wimbledon? It's elementary dear Watson

Jul 5th 2015
July 5 (Reuters) - Deep in the bowels of the All England Club, an army of employees from one of the world's technology giants are teaching a computer named Watson to master tennis.