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LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - Stanislas Wawrinka conquered his first-round Wimbledon demons on Tuesday as he bludgeoned his way around the freshly cut sward and into the second round for the first time in three years.
LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - They walked on to Wimbledon's Court One as two fellow 32-year-olds, but that's where the similarity between Roger Federer and Paolo Lorenzi ended as the Swiss began his pursuit of a record eighth Wimbledon title with a 6-1 6-1 6-3 romp on Tuesday.
LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - Sabine Lisicki, last year's women's singles runner-up, opened her Wimbledon campaign with an emphatic 6-2 6-1 victory, proving she was worthy of the privilege of kicking off Centre Court action on Tuesday.
LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Stanislas Wawrinka bludgeoned his way into the second round of Wimbledon for the first time in three years with a comfortable 6-3 6-4 6-3 victory over Portugal's Joao Sousa on Tuesday.
LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - World No.1 Rafael Nadal will begin his Wimbledon campaign against Slovakian Martin Klizan on Centre Court on Tuesday hoping to ease the painful memories of his past two years in southwest London.
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic is usually considered one of the "Mr Nice Guys" of the tennis circuit, always game for a laugh and ready to applaud the winners flying off his opponents' rackets.
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams chalked up her first victory at the tournament for three years, adopting an underdog mentality to help her to dispose of Spaniard Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-4 4-6 6-2.
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - One was a grand slam novice playing her first singles match on the main tour, the other was a double grand slam champion with millions in the bank and ranked second in the world.
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - All was as it should be on the opening day of Wimbledon when returning British hero Andy Murray opened the defence of his historic title with an impressive first-round victory on Monday.
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic lived up to his top billing at Wimbledon when he combined brutal force with deft touches to reach the second round in a 6-0 6-1 6-4 destruction of Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev on Monday.
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky was the toast of Wimbledon when he knocked out Roger Federer last year, but 12 months on he finds himself torn between tennis and keeping an eye on the political situation in his home country.
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - French Open semi-finalist Ernests Gulbis has never been afraid of causing a stir and the Latvian was inadvertently at it again after his first-round victory at Wimbledon on Monday.
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - No one would have guessed Li Na was facing a grand slam novice as the Chinese second seed survived a rollercoaster opening set before reaching the Wimbledon second round with a 7-5 6-2 win over Polish qualifier Paula Kania on Monday.
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.