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Tennis-Rejuvenated Cilic hails 'mental toughness' after ban

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - A steely-eyed Marin Cilic blasted his way past Jeremy Chardy and into the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the first time on Monday, a year after failing a drugs test and pulling out of the tournament.






Tennis-Impressive Dimitrov sets up Murray meeting

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Eleventh seed Grigor Dimitrov set up a mouth-watering quarter-final clash with Wimbledon title holder Andy Murray after a 6-4 7-6(6) 6-2 victory against Argentine Leonardo Mayer on Monday.






REFILE-UPDATE 1-Tennis-Aces high as Lopez outguns Isner in big-serving duel

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - It wasn't much fun for Spain's Feliciano Lopez but he could finally raise a smile after finding his rhythm just when he needed it to outgun ninth seed John Isner in a brutal battle of big servers at Wimbledon on Monday.






Tennis-Murray races into quarters with victory over Anderson

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Title holder Andy Murray neutralised the big-swinging game of lofty South African Kevin Anderson to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals 6-4 6-3 7-6(6) on Monday.






UPDATE 6-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles results

Jun 30th 2014
June 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles matches on Monday Round 4 22-Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) beat 4-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 6-3 6-0 6-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Peng Shuai (China) 6-3 6-2 13-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat 25-Alize Cornet (France) 7-6(5) 7-5 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Czech Republic) beat 16-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 6-2 7-5 23-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat






UPDATE 1-Tennis-'Princess' Eugenie aiming for Wimbledon coronation

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Named after a British princess and tipped by John McEnroe as a Wimbledon queen-in-waiting, there are not many things that intimidate Eugenie Bouchard.






CORRECTED-WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Bouchard powers into quarters as Wimbledon plays catch-up

Jun 30th 2014
* Bouchard becomes Wimbledon's first Canadian quarter-finalist






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Lisicki draws on crowd support to beat Ivanovic

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Dry-eyed and businesslike, last year's runner-up Sabine Lisicki disposed of 11th seed Ana Ivanovic 6-4 3-6 6-1 in a stop-go third-round match at Wimbledon on Monday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wawrinka blasts gruelling schedule after win

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Fifth seed Stanislas Wawrinka breezed through his delayed third-round match with Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin on Monday before blasting his Wimbledon schedule, a run his coach labelled "not humanly possible".






Tennis-United States hit 103-year Wimbledon low as Isner goes out

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - John Isner's defeat against Spain's Feliciano Lopez at Wimbledon on Monday left the United States with no survivors in the fourth round of the men's or women's singles for the first time since 1911.






Tennis-Aces high as Lopez outguns Isner in big-serving duel

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Spain's Feliciano Lopez outgunned ninth seed John Isner 6-7 (8) 7-6 (6) 7-6 (3) 7-5 in a third-round match dominated by big serves at Wimbledon on Monday.






Tennis-Canadian trailblazer Bouchard scorches into quarter-finals

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Eugenie Bouchard became the first Canadian to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon with a 7-6(5) 7-5 win over Serena Williams's conqueror Alize Cornet on Monday.






Tennis-Lisicki holds nerve to sweep past Ivanovic

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Big serving from last year's runner-up Sabine Lisicki propelled the German into Wimbledon's fourth round on Monday, claiming a stop-go 6-4 3-6 6-1 victory over 11th seed Ana Ivanovic.






Tennis-Nishikori says Chang influence is paying off

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori reached the last 16 at Wimbledon for the first time on Monday and said working with former world number two Michael Chang was paying dividends.






Tennis-Quarter-finalist Zahlavova Strycova loving tennis again

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Unseeded Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova marched into her first grand slam quarter-final on Monday and revealed that she almost quit the sport at the end of the 2012 season.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wozniacki blames stupid errors for Strycova defeat

Jun 30th 2014
(Adds quotes, byline, corrects typo in Zahlavova Strycova name)






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Play resumes at Wimbledon after rain break

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Play resumed on all courts at Wimbledon at 1345GMT on Monday after a heavy rain shower sent players scurrying for cover.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Thigh injury forces American Keys out of Wimbledon

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Madison Keys, the last American woman standing in the singles at Wimbledon, was forced to withdraw from her third round encounter against Yaroslava Shvedova because of injury on Monday.






Tennis-Wozniacki becomes latest seed to fall to Zahlova Strycova

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki became the third Wimbledon seed to fall at the hands of the Czech Republic's Barbora Zahlova Strycova, dumped out of the fourth round 6-2 7-5 on Monday.






Tennis-Safarova first player through to Wimbledon quarter-finals

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Lucie Safarova became the first player to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday when she walloped 175th ranked qualifier Tereza Smitkova 6-0 6-2 in an all-Czech showdown.