• Watson defies death threats to shine at Wimbledon

    Heather Watson insists she will never let the "cowards" who send her death threats damage her career after the British number one equalled her best ever performance at Wimbledon. Watson defeated Slovakian world number 72 Daniela Hantuchova 6-4, 6-2 in the second round on Wednesday and is the only…

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  • Kyrgios courts Wimbledon trouble again

    Nick Kyrgios fired another verbal volley at Wimbledon officials during a heated 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-4 second round win over Argentina's Juan Monaco on Wednesday. Kyrgios has a reputation as one of the most volatile players on the men's tour and the Australian youngster is already facing a fine after…

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  • Tips are tops for golden couple Sharapova, Dimitrov

    Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov, the golden couple of tennis, share tips in private but try to keep things professional as they travel the world on tour, they said Wednesday. In a curious feat of scheduling, Sharapova played immediately after Dimitrov on Wimbledon's Court Two on Wednesday,…

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  • Nadal fires early warning to the big guns

    By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal might have been condemned to a lowly 10th seeding at Wimbledon but he remains a floater everyone will want to avoid after getting his campaign off to an impressive start with a straight-sets dismissal of Thomaz Bellucci on Tuesday. The twice champion,…

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  • Stressed Bouchard has no regrets

    By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - Eugenie Bouchard was brutally honest after suffering a first-round defeat by China's Duan Yingying at Wimbledon on Tuesday to end her hopes of repeating last year's run to the final. The Canadian 12th seed, crushed by Petra Kvitova in last year's showpiece, was…

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  • Tennis-Ivanovic dumped out of Wimbledon by American qualifier

    By Toby Davis LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Ana Ivanovic became the highest-profile casualty of Wimbledon's opening days as the seventh seed fell to 158th-ranked qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands in a second round clash on Wednesday. Ivanovic, a former French Open Champion and world number one, lost 6-3…

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  • Serena, Venus Williams advance to third round of Wimbledon

    Five American women are moving on to the third round, with two still to play on Thursday

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  • CoCo Vandeweghe scores big upset Wimbledon

    The unseeded 23-year-old American defeated No. 11 Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, 7-6, 6-4.

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  • Tennis-Japan's Nishikori pulls out of Wimbledon with calf strain

    LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori pulled out of Wimbledon before his second round match on Wednesday after failing to recover from a calf strain. "It's the same injury, it got better before the first match. I thought it would be okay but in the last match in fifth set it…

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  • Wimbledon Centre Court evacuated after restaurant fire

    Wimbledon's famed Centre Court was evacuated after the close of play on Wednesday as firemen and police responded to a fire in one of the stadium's plush restaurants. Police vans and fire engines were in attendance, and firemen in full breathing apparatus were seen going past the well-known Fred…

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  • Raonic cranks up power to beat veteran Haas

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Milos Raonic almost matched the Wimbledon serving speed record against German veteran Tommy Haas as the Canadian powerhouse moved into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday. Seventh seed Raonic, a semi-finalist last year on the west London lawns, boomed down one…

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  • Williams sisters pull out Wimbledon doubles

    American five-times Wimbledon women's doubles champion Serena and Venus Williams pulled out of this year's tournament on Tuesday, the All England Club said in a statement. The Williams sisters won the women's doubles title in 2000, 2002, 2008, 2009 and 2012. World number one Serena is bidding for a…

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  • Top-ranked Djokovic wins on Wimbledon's hottest day

    LONDON (AP) -- - Down a break at 3-1 in the first set, defending champion Novak Djokovic kept his cool on the hottest day in Wimbledon history. Running off 13 points in a row, Djokovic seized command and stayed in front the rest of the way on Centre Court as he beat Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-4,…

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  • Wimbledon at a glance

    LONDON (AP) — A look at Wimbledon on Wednesday:

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  • Cilic survives scare to reach third round

    By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) - A double fault by the narrowest of margins allowed Marin Cilic to complete a great escape at Wimbledon on Wednesday as the U.S. Open champion lived to fight another day with a heart-pumping five-set victory over Ricardas Berankis. One game later it was all over…

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  • Wimbledon champions advance with ease

    Defending women's champion Petra Kvitova and former men's winners Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray all won their first-round matches at Wimbledon on Tuesday in straight sets. In keeping with Wimbledon tradition, Kvitova had the honor of playing the first match on Centre Court on the…

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  • Ball boy collapses, fans roast in record Wimbledon heat

    A ball boy collapsed and fans took cover as Wimbledon sweltered Wednesday on the hottest day eve recorded at the championships. The suncream was slapped on and fans formed long queues at the water fountains as they tried to beat the heat in sweaty southwest London. Britain's Met Office national…

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  • Tennis-Tsonga shows he has the stomach for five-set win

    By Pritha Sarkar LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - An abdomen injury that scuppered Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's Wimbledon warm-up plans stood up to the test of a five-set battle as he reached the second round with a nerve-jangling 7-6(8) 6-7(3) 6-4 3-6 6-2 win over Gilles Muller. For Tsonga, however, the…

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