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Tennis-Rufus the hawk rules the Wimbledon skies

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Male tennis players from the United States are almost as rare as hen's teeth at Wimbledon this year, but a hawk native to North and South America definitely rules the roost when it comes to clearing the championship courts of pigeons.








Tennis-Wimbledon evacuated due to electrical fire

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - The grounds at Wimbledon were evacuated after the close of play on Wednesday because of an electrical fire, organisers said.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Serena wastes no time putting Babos behind her

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Top seed Serena Williams had to wait to get on Centre Court but then wasted no time in sweeping aside big-serving Hungarian Timea Babos 6-4 6-1 inside an hour on Wednesday to reach the Wimbledon third round.








Tennis-Ivanovic dumped out of Wimbledon by American qualifier

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Ana Ivanovic became the highest-profile casualty of Wimbledon's opening days as the seventh seed fell to 158th-ranked qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands in a second round clash on Wednesday.








WRAPUP 2-Tennis-Djokovic, Serena turn up heat as Wimbledon sizzles

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - With everyone "feeling hot, hot, hot" at the All England Club on Wednesday it was little wonder that Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams were eager to escape the Wimbledon furnace as quickly as possible.








UPDATE 17-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles results

Jul 1st 2015
July 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles matches on Wednesday Round 2 Aleksandra Krunic (Serbia) beat 19-Sara Errani (Italy) 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2 16-Venus Williams (U.S.) beat Yulia Putintseva (Kazakhstan) 7-6(5) 6-4 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Timea Babos (Hungary) 6-4 6-1 6-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Hsieh Su-Wei (Taiwan) 6-2 6-3 23-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) 6-3 6-3 Kri








Tennis-Milliners smile as bare-headed Dutchwoman wilts

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Many cultures boast an age-old proverb centred on learning lessons from a loss.








Tennis-Order of play for Wimbledon on Thursday

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts at the Wimbledon Championships on Thursday (play begins at 1200 GMT unless stated). Centre Court Christina McHale (U.S.) v 18-Sabine Lisicki (Germany) Sam Querrey (U.S.) v 2-Roger Federer (Switzerland) Dustin Brown (Germany) v 10-Rafael Nadal (Spain) - - Court One Robin Haase (Netherlands) v 3-Andy Murray (Britain) Kurumi Nara (Japan) v 2-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 13-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra








Tennis-Serena makes short work of Babos

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Top seed Serena Williams was kept waiting to get on Centre Court but she swept aside big-serving Hungarian Timea Babos 6-4 6-1 inside an hour on Wednesday to reach the Wimbledon third round.








UPDATE 2-Tennis-Cilic survives scare to reach third round

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - A double fault by the narrowest of margins allowed Marin Cilic to complete a great escape at Wimbledon on Wednesday as the U.S. Open champion lived to fight another day with a heart-pumping five-set victory over Ricardas Berankis.








Tennis-Wawrinka eases through with minimum fuss

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka moved seamlessly into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday, wasting little energy to secure a 6-3 6-4 7-5 win over Victor Estrella Burgos in the evening sunshine on Court One.








UPDATE 14-Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 2 results

Jul 1st 2015
July 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday 4-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Victor Estrella (Dominican Republic) 6-3 6-4 7-5 9-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Ricardas Berankis (Lithuania) 6-3 4-6 7-6(6) 4-6 7-5 14-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) beat Marsel Ilhan (Turkey) 6-7(5) 7-6(6) 6-4 6-4 24-Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) beat Marcel Granollers (Spain) 6-3 7-6(4) 6-3 Fernando Verdasco (Spain) beat 32-Domini








Tennis-Cilic survives scare to reach third round

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - A double fault by the narrowest of margins allowed Marin Cilic to complete a great escape at Wimbledon on Wednesday as the U.S. Open champion lived to fight another day with a 6-3 4-6 7-6(6) 4-6 7-5 victory over journeyman Richard Berankis.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Raonic cranks up power to beat veteran Haas

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Milos Raonic almost matched the Wimbledon serving speed record against German veteran Tommy Haas as the Canadian powerhouse moved into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Broady and beard cut down to size by Goffin

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - British wildcard Liam Broady, whose bushy beard and family dramas have received as much attention as his first-round win, was cut down to size by Belgium's David Goffin at Wimbledon on Wednesday.








Tennis-Dimitrov out to prove doubters wrong

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - It would be fair to say that 2015 has not worked out as planned for Grigor Dimitrov, but that has just made the Bulgarian more determined to prove his doubters wrong.








Tennis-Wimbledon in meltdown as temperatures soar

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - When tennis fans from Arizona say it is hot at the Wimbledon championships, then it must be.








Tennis-Dizzy Tomic questions Wimbledon heat rule

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Bernard Tomic questioned Wimbledon's heat rule which allows women players some respite but not men as on-court temperatures edged over 41 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Djokovic keeps cool to douse Nieminen's fire

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic gave himself seven or eight marks out of 10 after outclassing Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-4 6-2 6-3 on a scorching Centre Court to move safely into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday.








Tennis-Sharapova has serve meltdown, but wins easily

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - A routine second-round Wimbledon victory would not normally live long in the memory of Maria Sharapova but she might preserve a small space for a bizarre cameo in Wednesday's match when she served three successive double faults to lose serve to love.