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Tennis-Federer overcomes first-set hiccup to advance in Halle

Jun 12th 2014
June 12 (Reuters) - Roger Federer was not immune to suffering some grasscourt jitters on Thursday as the Swiss began his first match on the lush green surface this year with a 6-7(8) 6-4 6-2 second-round win over Portugal's Joao Sousa at the Gerry Webber Open.






Tennis-Nadal primed for switch to grass

Jun 11th 2014
June 11 (Reuters) - After washing the clay dust out of his socks following his ninth French Open crown, world number one Rafa Nadal switches to grass on Thursday with a second-round clash against wildcard Dustin Brown at the Gerry Weber Open.






Tennis-Murray begins new chapter with same winning routine

Jun 11th 2014
By Tom Hayward Andy Murray began the next chapter of his colourful tennis story with a straightforward win over Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu in front of new coach Amelie Mauresmo at Queen's Club on Wednesday.






Tennis-Wawrinka ready to banish French Open horrors

Jun 11th 2014
LONDON, June 11 - Stanislas Wawrinka put his tennis rackets away for 12 days after a shock first round defeat at the French Open but was happy to get back into action at Queen's Club on Wednesday.






Tennis-Azarenka to make return from injury at Eastbourne

Jun 11th 2014
LONDON, June 11 (Reuters) - Former world number one Victoria Azarenka will return from a long injury lay-off at Eastbourne next week after receiving a wildcard for the Aegon International grasscourt tournament.






UPDATE 11-Tennis-Birmingham Classic women's singles round 2 results

Jun 11th 2014
June 11 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Birmingham Classic Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday Aleksandra Wozniak (Canada) beat Johanna Konta (Britain) 6-4 6-2 4-Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) beat Camila Giorgi (Italy) 6-3 6-2 6-Klara Koukalova (Czech Republic) beat Virginie Razzano (France) 5-7 7-6(5) 7-6(0) Petra Cetkovska (Czech Republic) beat 8-Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) 6-4 7-5 16-C






UPDATE 11-Tennis-Queen's men's singles round 2 results

Jun 11th 2014
June 11 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Queen's Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday 5-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) beat David Goffin (Belgium) 7-6(5) 6-2 Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France) beat 13-Nicolas Mahut (France) 6-3 1-6 7-6(5) Marinko Matosevic (Australia) beat Lukas Lacko (Slovakia) 7-6(3) 6-3 1-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Marcos Baghdatis (Cyprus) 3-2 (Baghdatis retired) 8-Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) beat






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Halle Open men's singles round 2 results

Jun 11th 2014
June 11 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Halle Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday Peter Gojowczyk (Germany) beat 3-Milos Raonic (Canada) 6-4 6-4 4-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat Gael Monfils (France) 6-1 3-6 6-3 Alejandro Falla (Colombia) beat Robin Haase (Netherlands) 7-6(1) 6-4 Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France) 6-2 6-4






Tennis-Hingis granted Wimbledon doubles wildcard

Jun 11th 2014
LONDON, June 11 (Reuters) - Former world number one Martina Hingis has been awarded a wildcard for the Wimbledon doubles competition as she continues her second comeback following her retirement in 2007.






Tennis-Russian player banned for life over corruption

Jun 10th 2014
LONDON, June 10 (Reuters) - Russian player Andrey Kumantsov was banned for life on Tuesday after being found guilty of multiple violations of tennis's rules on betting and match-fixing.






UPDATE 15-Tennis-Queen's men's singles results

Jun 10th 2014
June 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Queen's Men's Singles matches on Tuesday Round 2 2-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat James Duckworth (Australia) 7-6(3) 5-7 6-4 4-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat James Ward (Britain) 7-5 6-3 Sam Querrey (U.S.) beat Denis Kudla (U.S.) 6-4 6-3 7-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) beat Daniel Evans (Britain) 6-2 6-3 Round 1 Lukas Lacko (Slovakia) beat Matthew






UPDATE 11-Tennis-Birmingham Classic women's singles results

Jun 10th 2014
June 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Birmingham Classic Women's Singles matches on Tuesday Round 2 Lauren Davis (U.S.) beat Victoria Duval (U.S.) 6-2 2-6 6-2 7-Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) beat Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) 6-1 6-4 Coco Vandeweghe (U.S.) beat Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) 5-7 7-5 6-1 1-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat Mona Barthel (Germany) 6-4 6-1 Round 1 12-Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) beat Stefanie






Tennis-Victory on grass helps Dimitrov banish Paris nightmare

Jun 10th 2014
LONDON, June 10 (Reuters) - Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov eased into the grasscourt season with a confident victory over Britain's James Ward in the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club on Tuesday.

UPDATE 6-Tennis-Halle Open men's singles round 1 results

Jun 10th 2014
June 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Halle Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Gael Monfils (France) beat Benjamin Becker (Germany) 6-1 7-5 Teymuraz Gabashvili (Russia) beat Illya Marchenko (Ukraine) 6-7(9) 6-4 7-6(4) Steve Johnson (U.S.) beat Albano Olivetti (France) 6-4 6-2 Lu Yen-Hsun (Taiwan) beat Mate Pavic (Croatia) 7-6(2) 6-7(11) 7-6(5) Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) beat 6-Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) 6-3 6-4 Aleja






Tennis-Murray hints at gentler approach with new coach Mauresmo

Jun 9th 2014
LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) - Brad Gilbert was hired to turn a fledgling Andy Murray into a physical powerhouse, while the Scot turned to Ivan Lendl for some of the ruthless streak that made the Czech-born American a multiple grand slam champion.






UPDATE 15-Tennis-Birmingham Classic women's singles round 1 results

Jun 9th 2014
June 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Birmingham Classic Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Camila Giorgi (Italy) beat Katy Dunne (Britain) 4-6 6-1 2-1 (Dunne retired) 9-Zhang Shuai (China) beat Eleni Daniilidou (Greece) 7-5 6-4 Shahar Peer (Israel) beat Kristina Mladenovic (France) 4-6 6-2 6-2 Nadiya Kichenok (Ukraine) beat Sharon Fichman (Canada) 6-7(6) 7-6(2) 6-3 11-Madison Keys (U.S.) beat Teliana Pereira (Brazil) 6-3 6-3 Vi






UPDATE 9-Tennis-Queen's men's singles round 1 results

Jun 9th 2014
June 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Queen's Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Kenny De Schepper (France) beat Somdev Devvarman (India) 6-4 7-5 Lleyton Hewitt (Australia) beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver (Spain) 6-3 6-3 Adrian Mannarino (France) beat Daniel Cox 7-5 6-2 13-Nicolas Mahut (France) beat Marsel Ilhan (Turkey) 6-3 6-4 Daniel Evans (Britain) beat Jurgen Melzer (Austria) 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(2) Denis Kudla (U.S.) beat Michael Russell (U.S.






UPDATE 4-Tennis-Halle Open men's singles round 1 results

Jun 9th 2014
June 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Halle Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Joao Sousa (Portugal) beat Jan-Lennard Struff (Germany) 6-4 6-2 Dustin Brown (Germany) beat Andrey Kuznetsov (Russia) 6-3 6-4 Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France) beat 8-Jerzy Janowicz (Poland) 7-6(5) 6-2 Peter Gojowczyk (Germany) beat Michal Przysiezny (Poland) 7-5 6-4 Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) beat Andreas Seppi (Italy) 6-3 6-4






Tennis-Relieved Australian Tomic earns first win in five months

Jun 9th 2014
LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) - After five months seemingly stuck in quicksand Bernard Tomic's career took a step in the right direction with a morale-boosting victory on the lush Queen's Club turf on Monday.

Tennis-Record-collector Nadal closes in on Federer's hoard

Jun 9th 2014
PARIS, June 9 (Reuters) - When Roger Federer won his 17th grand slam title in 2012, it seemed his record haul would last forever as it took more than a century of trying for a super-human male athlete to come along and win that many major trophies.