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WRAPUP 2-Tennis-Serena fizzles out, Nadal and Federer march on

Jun 29th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Wimbledon great Serena Williams was sent packing by a Frenchwoman who once regarded grass court tennis as a chore but Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal illuminated the Centre Court lawn with commanding victories on Saturday.






Tennis-Fanatics fire Aussie Kyrgios through to last 16

Jun 29th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Rapper Drake left him feeling "really flat" on Saturday but luckily the 'Fanatics' were in the house to provide plenty of "energy and spark" to carry Nick Kyrgios into the fourth round of Wimbledon.






Tennis-Beauty sleep is antidote to rain for big-serving Raonic

Jun 29th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Eighth seed Milos Raonic woke from a nap to bludgeon his way into the last 16 at Wimbledon, losing just nine points on serve in a 7-6 (2) 7-6 (4) 6-2 victory over unseeded Pole Lukasz Kubot on Saturday.






Tennis-Cornet seals it with a kiss

Jun 28th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - It is unlikely that Alize Cornet will ever forget the moment she watched Serena Williams come charging towards the net - only to whip a backhand straight into the barrier.






Tennis-Champions Gate to end Wimbledon victory climb

Jun 28th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Some of Wimbledon's most memorable moments are the seconds after championship point when victorious, jubilant players clamber over the Centre Court commentary booth to celebrate with their loved ones in the players' box.






UPDATE 4-Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 3 results

Jun 28th 2014
June 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 3 matches on Saturday 23-Tommy Robredo (Spain) beat 15-Jerzy Janowicz (Poland) 6-2 6-4 6-7(5) 4-6 6-3 Nick Kyrgios (Australia) beat Jiri Vesely (Czech Republic) 3-6 6-3 7-5 6-2 8-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Lukasz Kubot (Poland) 7-6(2) 7-6(4) 6-2 4-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) 6-3 6-1 6-3 2-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) 6-7(4) 6-1 6-1 6-1






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Federer powers way past Colombian Giraldo

Jun 28th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Seven-times champion Roger Federer needed just 81 minutes to breeze through to the last 16 at Wimbledon with a 6-3 6-1 6-3 victory over Colombia's Santiago Giraldo on Saturday.

UPDATE 2-Tennis-Nadal offers battling example to young players

Jun 28th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal believes the best example his successful generation have offered up-and-coming tennis players is that they never stop battling to beat each other but remain friends off the court.






UPDATE 5-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles round 3 results

Jun 28th 2014
June 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Saturday Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) beat Vera Zvonareva (Russia) 7-6(1) 3-6 6-3 25-Alize Cornet (France) beat 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) 1-6 6-3 6-4 9-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat 24-Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) 3-6 6-3 6-2 13-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat 20-Andrea Petkovic (Germany) 6-3 6-4 3-Simona Halep (Romania) beat Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) 6-4 6-1 5-Maria Shara






Tennis-Federer breezes into second week by thrashing Giraldo

Jun 28th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Seven-times champion Roger Federer needed just 81 minutes to breeze through to the fourth-round of Wimbledon with a 6-3 6-1 6-3 victory against Colombia's Santiago Giraldo on Saturday.






Tennis-Serena falls to Cornet in third round of Wimbledon

Jun 28th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams was beaten 1-6 6-3 6-4 by France's Alize Cornet in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturday.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Contented Sharapova strides into fourth round

Jun 28th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - A cheerful Maria Sharapova hit top gear under a closed Centre Court roof at Wimbledon, comfortably winning 11 games on the trot to keep her bid for a second title on track, 10 years after she won her first.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Play resumes on outside courts at Wimbledon

Jun 28th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Play resumed at Wimbledon on all courts following a four-hour rain delay on Saturday.






Tennis-Sharapova strides into fourth round

Jun 28th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova hit top gear under a closed Centre Court roof at a rain-hit Wimbledon as she won 11 games on the trot to cruise past American Alison Riske 6-3 6-0 to reach the fourth round on Saturday.






Tennis-Nadal reaches fourth round after hiccup

Jun 28th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal has made a habit this week of giving himself a tough start and in Saturday's third round he again handed the first set to a lowly opponent before imposing himself at Wimbledon.






Tennis-Chair umpire Bernardes faults McEnroe on "no umpire" scheme

Jun 28th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Brazilian chair umpire Carlos Bernardes has heard all about former Wimbledon champion John McEnroe's call for doing away with umpires, and he doesn't buy it for a second.






Tennis-Nadal eyes easier passage to Wimbledon fourth round

Jun 28th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - World number one Rafael Nadal, into the third round for the first time since 2011, will be hoping for an easier ride on the Wimbledon grass after two tough rounds when he meets Mikhail Kukushkin on Saturday.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Murray strolls into last 16

Jun 28th 2014
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - Champion Andy Murray declared he was fighting fit after steaming into the last 16 of Wimbledon with another show of force on Friday, outclassing Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2 6-3 6-2.






WRAPUP 3-Tennis-Li toppled and Djokovic tumbles on Wimbledon's grass

Jun 28th 2014
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - Wimbledon's grass claimed its most notable victim so far when the women's world number two Li Na exited the tournament on Friday and the lush lawns almost did for top men's seed Novak Djokovic, who took an agonising tumble.






Tennis-Berdych falls in late-night thriller

Jun 28th 2014
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - It was so late and so dark at Wimbledon that even Hawkeye went to sleep. It was just too bad a grumpy Tomas Berdych could not find a way to escape the nightmare scenario as he slumped to a 7-6(5) 6-4 7-6(6) third round defeat by Marin Cilic on Friday.