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WRAPUP 4-Tennis-Murray puts down a marker as seeds stumble

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - The champagne cork that popped in the first game of Andy Murray's thrashing of Blaz Rola may have been premature, but the defending Wimbledon champion has already thrown down the gauntlet to his rivals.






UPDATE 15-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles results

Jun 25th 2014
June 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles matches on Wednesday Round 2 Michelle Larcher de Brito (Portugal) beat Jarmila Gajdosova (Australia) 6-3 4-6 6-3 10-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) beat Alison Van Uytvanck (Belgium) 3-6 6-3 8-6 Lauren Davis (U.S.) beat 12-Flavia Pennetta (Italy) 6-4 7-6(4) 16-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Naomi Broady (Britain) 6-3 6-2 Peng Shuai (China) beat Maria Kirilenko (Russia) 6-0 6-3






Tennis-Wimbledon order of play for Thursday

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Order of play on main show courts on the fourth day of the Wimbledon championships on Thursday (all matches second round, prefix numbers denote seedings):






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Djokovic lives to fight another day

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic showed that Wimbledon was no place for a 35-year-old warrior as he beat battle-scarred Czech Radek Stepanek 6-4 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(5) in a hugely entertaining contest to reach the third round of Wimbledon on Wednesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Assured Dimitrov eyes sustained challenge

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Burgeoning talent Grigor Dimitrov showed no nerves and little mercy in his first foray on Wimbledon's Centre Court, confident he could go far in the tournament.






Tennis-Djokovic lives to fight another day

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic showed that Wimbledon was no place for a 35-year-old warrior as he beat battle-scarred Czech Radek Stepanek 6-4 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(5) in a hugely entertaining contest to reach the third round of Wimbledon on Wednesday.






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

Jun 25th 2014
June 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Radek Stepanek (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(5) Jimmy Wang (Taiwan) beat 17-Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) 7-6(1) 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3 6-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat Bernard Tomic (Australia) 4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(3) 6-1 Gilles Simon (France) beat Robin Haase (Netherlands) 7-6(1) 6-4 6-4 26-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Andreas H






Tennis-Gulbis bows out but makes his mark with parting shots

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - From vampires to gambling and fine art, Ernests Gulbis offered a bizarre insight into the life of a millionaire Latvian tennis star during his brief Wimbledon challenge, which ended with a second-round defeat by Sergiy Stakhovsky on Wednesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Murray revels in quick second-round win

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Andy Murray made no apologies for blasting Slovenian Blaz Rola out of the second round at Wimbledon on Wednesday, pointing out that he has let leads slip too often and needs to be ruthless.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Venus in for the long haul, sets up Kvitova clash

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Venus Williams, the five-time Wimbledon champion who last won in 2008, insisted she has plenty of top-level tennis left in her as she set up a third-round clash with Petra Kvitova.






Tennis-Second seed Li dreams of being a housewife

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - China's Li Na looked at home on the grass of Wimbledon as she powered into the third round on Wednesday, but the second seed revealed that she dreams of becoming a housewife.






Tennis-Assured Dimitrov reaches maiden Wimbledon third round

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Queen's champion Grigor Dimitrov showed the value of extra grasscourt practice on Wednesday, when an assured 6-3 6-2 6-4 victory over Australian Luke Saville took him into Wimbledon's third round for the first time.






Tennis-Venus in for the long haul after advancing to third round

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Reaching the third round of a grand slam for the first time in 18 months, five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams insisted she has plenty of top-level tennis left in her after defeating Japan's Kurumi Nara 7-6 6-1.

Tennis-Champion Murray hands Rola a grand slam lesson

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Andy Murray gave Slovenian Blaz Rola a painful lesson in what it takes to be a grand slam winner, when he blasted the former college champion out of Wimbledon's second round 6-1 6-1 6-0.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Wimbledon men's doubles round 1 results

Jun 25th 2014
June 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Doubles Round 1 matches on Wednesday Feliciano Lopez/Jurgen Melzer (Spain/Austria) beat Alex Bolt/Andrew Whittington (Australia) 7-5 3-6 6-3 6-2 Dustin Brown/Jan-Lennard Struff (Germany) beat Ken Skupski/Neal Skupski (Britain) 5-7 6-3 6-4 6-2 15-Juan Sebastian Cabal/Marcin Matkowski (Colombia/Poland) beat Marcelo Demoliner/Purav Raja (Brazil/India) 6-2 6-4 6-4 14-Jamie Murray/John Peers (Britain/






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Wimbledon women's doubles round 1 results

Jun 25th 2014
June 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Doubles Round 1 matches on Wednesday 13-Lucie Hradecka/Michaella Krajicek (Czech Republic/Netherlands) beat Gabriela Dabrowski/Alicja Rosolska (Canada/Poland) 5-7 6-4 6-2 Andrea Petkovic/Magdalena Rybarikova (Germany/Slovakia) beat 3-Kveta Peschke/Katarina Srebotnik (Czech Republic/Slovenia) 7-5 6-3 10-Julia Goerges/Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Germany) beat Vesna Dolonc/Daniela Seguel (Serbia/Chile) 6-2 6-3






Tennis-Li powers into Wimbledon third round

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Second seed Li Na proved too powerful for Austrian Yvonne Meusburger as she eased into the Wimbledon third round with a 6-2 6-2 win on Wednesday.






Tennis-Fitness not an issue for Townsend in early Wimbledon exit

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Taylor Townsend's hopes of repeating her French Open success at Wimbledon were snuffed out by Klara Koukalova but for her, the first round defeat had nothing to do with the issue that has made her a poster child for heavier-set women.






Tennis-Murray eager to extinguish Blaz in round two

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Andy Murray will take a trip into the unknown against Slovenian world number 92 Blaz Rola as he continues the defence of his Wimbledon title in the second round on Wednesday.






WRAPUP 3-Tennis-Nadal survives fright on parade of champions

Jun 24th 2014
LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal and Maria Sharapova led a parade of former champions into the Wimbledon second round on Tuesday after Marion Bartoli briefly lit up Centre Court without swinging her racket.