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Tennis-No mercy as Kerber enjoys double bagel for lunch

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Germany's Angelique Kerber handed out the third 6-0 6-0 thrashing so far at Wimbledon when she sent compatriot Carina Witthoeft packing on Tuesday.








Tennis-Umbrellas up at Wimbledon - to keep the sun off

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - As is so often the case, the weather was the number one topic of conversation at Wimbledon on Tuesday but for once it was not the prospect of rain that brought out the umbrellas but a beating sun on what was forecast to be the hottest day of the year.








Tennis-Venus still a shining light for old stagers

Jun 29th 2015
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - Venus Williams blazed a trail for Wimbledon's elders on the opening day of the championships on Monday with a 6-0 6-0 hammering of fellow American Madison Brengle.








WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Serena and Djokovic up and running at Wimbledon

Jun 29th 2015
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams made strong cases for the less is more approach to Wimbledon build-ups with resounding victories at a sunny All England Club on Monday.








Tennis-Big four pose no problem for Wawrinka

Jun 29th 2015
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - French Open champion Stan Wawrinka feels completely comfortable about his failure to break into the unofficial big four of men's tennis despite winning two grand slam titles.








UPDATE 31-Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 1 results

Jun 29th 2015
June 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Marsel Ilhan (Turkey) beat Jerzy Janowicz (Poland) 7-6(4) 6-4 6-7(4) 6-3 Alexander Zverev (Germany) beat Teymuraz Gabashvili (Russia) 6-3 1-6 6-3 3-6 9-7 Marcos Baghdatis (Cyprus) beat Donald Young (U.S.) 5-7 6-2 6-4 6-4 11-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat Federico Delbonis (Argentina) 6-3 6-0 6-4 De








UPDATE 29-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles round 1 results

Jun 29th 2015
June 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Sloane Stephens (U.S.) beat 27-Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-2 6-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Alison Riske (U.S.) 3-6 7-5 6-3 Yulia Putintseva (Kazakhstan) beat Marina Erakovic (New Zealand) 7-6(5) 7-5 Mariana Duque (Colombia) beat Naomi Broady (Britain) 7-6(5) 6-3 29-Irina Begu (Romania) beat Daria Gavrilova (Russia) 7-6(6) 6-1








Tennis-Order of play for Wimbledon on Tuesday

Jun 29th 2015
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts at the Wimbledon Championships on Tuesday (play begins at 1200 GMT unless stated). Centre Court Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) v 2-Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) Damir Dzumhur (Bosnia) v 2-Roger Federer (Switzerland) Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan)v 3-Andy Murray (Britain) - - Court One Thomaz Bellucci (Brazil) v 10-Rafael Nadal (Spain) Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) v 3-Simona Halep (Romania) 6








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nishikori battles through calf problem

Jun 29th 2015
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - A five-set Wimbledon first-round match lasting almost three and a half hours was not what Kei Nishikori needed on Monday as he nursed a sore calf strain.








Tennis-Warrior Hewitt waves goodbye after 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 dramatic five-set match to Finland's Jarkko Nieminen on Monday.








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.