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UPDATE 32-Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 1 results

Jun 24th 2014
June 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 23-Tommy Robredo (Spain) beat Lukas Lacko (Slovakia) 7-6(5) 1-6 6-2 6-4 Julian Reister (Germany) beat Michael Russell (U.S.) 6-4 6-4 6-7(5) 4-6 7-5 Simone Bolelli (Italy) beat Tatsuma Ito (Japan) 7-5 7-6(3) 3-6 7-6(5) Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) beat 32-Dmitry Tursunov (Russia) 7-5 6-4 3-6 6-2 22-Philipp Kohlschrei






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nadal aims to fight through the Wimbledon jitters

Jun 24th 2014
LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - It was a jittery first outing for Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon on Tuesday. Memories of his chequered recent history at the tournament, the fast grass and a tough opponent combined to cause the world No.1 some anxious moments.






Tennis-Warrior Hewitt buoyed by rise of Aussie young guns

Jun 24th 2014
LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - Australian standard bearer Lleyton Hewitt scrapped to his 145th victory in grand slam play at Wimbledon on Tuesday and, for a change, he will have plenty of company in the second round.






Tennis-Keys justifies the hype with show of power

Jun 24th 2014
LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - Still buzzing from her first WTA title a few days ago, American teenager Madison Keys showed again why she is being tipped for a big future as she powered into Wimbledon's second round on Tuesday.






Tennis - Sure-footed Sharapova avoids first round slip-up

Jun 24th 2014
LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - After crashing out to Portuguese qualifier Michelle Larcher de Brito on the "dangerous" Wimbledon courts last year, Maria Sharapova kept her footing to dismantle British wildcard Samantha Murray 6-1 6-0 on Tuesday.

Tennis-Merciless Serena joins Venus in Wimbledon second round

Jun 24th 2014
LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - Serena Williams put the disappointment of Paris behind her on Tuesday, showing little mercy in a 6-1 6-2 demolition of compatriot Anna Tatishvili in the first round at Wimbledon.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Germany's Lisicki proves worthy of Ladies Day honour

Jun 24th 2014
LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - Sabine Lisicki opened her Wimbledon campaign with an emphatic victory against Israel's Julia Glushko, proving she was worthy of opening play on Centre Court and helping to erase memories of her meltdown in last year's final.

Tennis-Internet dating? I'm not that desperate, exclaims Wozniacki

Jun 24th 2014
LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - Dumped publicly by her former boyfriend, surely internet dating will mend Caroline Wozniacki's broken heart?






Tennis-Nadal overcomes first-round jitters

Jun 24th 2014
LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal was made to suffer in a nervous return to the Wimbledon lawns on Tuesday, harried and rattled through a 4-6 6-3 6-3 6-3 victory over Slovakia's Martin Klizan - his 700th tour win.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Federer back with a flourish

Jun 24th 2014
LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - They walked on to Court One as 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.






Tennis-Sharapova crushes Britain's Murray in opening match

Jun 24th 2014
LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - Former champion Maria Sharapova showed no mercy to British wildcard Samantha Murray in a brutal 6-1 6-0 first-round victory at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wawrinka conquers his Wimbledon demons

Jun 24th 2014
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.

Tennis-Federer back with a flourish

Jun 24th 2014
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.






Tennis-Germany's Lisicki proves worthy of ladies day honour

Jun 24th 2014
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.






Tennis-Wawrinka avoids another first-round exit

Jun 24th 2014
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.






Tennis-Nadal determined to make his mark in Wimbledon first round

Jun 24th 2014
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.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-No more Mr Nice Guy as Djokovic demolishes Golubev

Jun 23rd 2014
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.






Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

Jun 23rd 2014
June 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 9660 2 (2) Li Na(China) 7330 3 (3) Simona Halep(Romania) 6105 4 (4) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 5990 5 (5) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 4741 6 (6) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 4570 7 (9






Tennis-Wimbledon order of play for Tuesday

Jun 23rd 2014
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Order of play on selected main show courts on the second day of the Wimbledon championships on Tuesday (all matches first round, prefix numbers denote seedings):






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Murray starts latest stat-attack in style

Jun 23rd 2014
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - The problem for Andy Murray is that every time he arrives at Wimbledon he is saddled with erasing a statistic.