• Kvitova shattered by surprise Wimbledon exit

    Deposed Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova admitted it will take her weeks to recover from the shock of her third round defeat against Jelena Jankovic. Kvitova had won Wimbledon twice in the last four years and had never failed to make at least the quarter-finals in her last five visits to south-west…

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  • Wimbledon 'all-white' clothing rule is too strict: Federer

    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Players' efforts over the years to get Wimbledon's "all-white" clothing rule relaxed got a boost on Thursday when Roger Federer said he thought the policy as it stood was "quite extreme". Federer, whose remarks carry more weight than some other players because as…

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  • Federer dodges Groth bullets to reach Wimbledon last 16

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Federer showed that you need more in your arsenal than a bullet serve if you want to seriously trouble the grasscourt masters these days as he snuffed out the threat of Sam Groth in four sets at Wimbledon on Saturday. Federer's Australian opponent holds the…

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  • Tomic slams 'disrespectful' Tennis Australia, 'actor' Rafter

    (Reuters) - Bernard Tomic launched a blistering tirade against Tennis Australia and its head of performance Pat Rafter after his third round exit at Wimbledon on Friday. The attack came after former world number one Rafter said he would end funding for players in their 20s and that Tomic's sister…

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  • Defending champ Kvitova crashes out of Wimbledon

    Petra Kvitova's reign as Wimbledon champion came to a shock end on Saturday as Jelena Jankovic staged a superb fightback to claim a 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 third round victory. Kvitova's exit marks the first time since 2009 that the two-time Wimbledon winner has failed to make at least the quarter-finals at…

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  • Tennis-Dreadlocked Brown's Wimbledon exit disappoints fans

    By Michael Roddy LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) - Wimbledon lost one of its biggest crowd pleasers on Saturday when dreadlocked German Dustin Brown, who toppled twice champion Rafa Nadal, lost to Serb Victor Troicki before a court filled with fans willing him to victory. Shouts of "Way to go Dustin,…

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  • Kvitova joins Wimbledon exodus, Federer into last 16

    Defending champion and second seed Petra Kvitova crashed out of Wimbledon on Saturday leaving just four of the top 10 women left in the tournament. The Czech, who was also champion in 2011, lost 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 to veteran campaigner Jelena Jankovic who goes on to play 2012 runner-up Agnieszka…

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  • Serena tells Wimbledon fans to support Venus

    Serena Williams has called on fans to support her sister Venus when the two five-time Wimbledon champions meet in an emotional fourth round clash on Monday. The sisters, who have 27 Grand Slam titles between them, will be on opposing sides of the net for the sixth time at Wimbledon and for the 26th…

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  • Magician Federer pulls out the party tricks

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - It was not the first time Wimbledon had dissolved into a chorus 'oohs' and 'aahs' at the brilliance of Roger Federer but the Swiss ringmaster almost outdid himself when he flashed his racquet between his legs to lob Sam Querrey on Thursday. To Querrey's credit he…

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  • Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles round 3 results

    July 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Saturday 28-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) beat 2-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 3-6 7-5 6-4 Olga Govortsova (Belarus) beat Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) 7-6(4) 6-3 15-Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) beat…

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  • Tennis-Stosur almost lost for words after "bad tennis"

    LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Hoisting a grand slam trophy into the air seemed several lifetimes ago on Friday as Sam Stosur suffered one of the more ignominious Wimbledon exits of recent years. U.S. Open champion four years ago, and seeded 22nd here, Stosur simply capitulated after a bright start to…

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  • Isner at it again at Wimbledon, tied 10-all in 5th vs. Cilic

    Marathon man John Isner is at it again at Wimbledon. The winner of the longest match in tennis history found himself involved in another never-ending one at the All England Club, tied with reigning U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic at 10-all in the fifth set when their third-round contest was…

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  • Sharapova's in it to win it at Wimbledon

    Maria Sharapova has her steely gaze set on reclaiming the Wimbledon crown, saying her memories of lifting the trophy 11 years ago fuelled her desire to do it again. Sharapova said memories of her 17-year-old self winning her first Grand Slam at the All England Club motivated her to reclaim the…

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  • Don't abandon coach Toni, Djokovic tells Nadal

    Novak Djokovic told long-time rival Rafael Nadal not to be panicked into sacking his uncle Toni as coach in a bid to salvage his faltering career. US legend John McEnroe said he believed Nadal needs to cut the cord with Toni, who has guided Nadal to 14 Grand Slam titles, if he wants to return to…

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  • Wawrinka makes light work of Verdasco

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka continued his stealthy progress through the Wimbledon draw with another clinical victory on Friday as the Swiss dispatched Fernando Verdasco 6-4 6-3 6-4 to reach the fourth round. The Spaniard, a former top 10 player, looked to be feeling the effects…

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  • 2 points from loss, Serena wins at Wimbledon; Venus next

    LONDON (AP) — Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd.

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  • Spanish federation fires Davis Cup captain Gala Leon

    The new president of the Spanish tennis federation (RFET) has fired the nation's first female Davis Cup captain, Gala Leon, two weeks before the Group I second-round tie away to Russia. Leon, who had a career-high ranking of 27 as a player, was a surprise choice to replace Carlos Moya, who stood…

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