• Djokovic fears smear campaign in 'Becker signals' row

    Defending champion Novak Djokovic fears he is becoming the victim of a smear campaign after his opening Wimbledon victory on Monday was overshadowed by more allegations of cheating. The world number one and top seed eased to a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber on Centre Court…

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  • How Hawk-Eye Is Destroying Tennis

    Wimbledon kicks off today. But thanks to this technology, you might tune out.

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  • Serena Williams' Wimbledon starts slow; Venus wins 6-0, 6-0

    As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start. In her first-round match at Wimbledon on Monday, Williams dropped three of the first four games. The No. 1-seeded Williams extended her pursuit of a fourth consecutive major title and her bid for a calendar-year…

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  • Nishikori digs deep to go distance at Wimbledon

    Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori overcame a leg injury to reach the Wimbledon second round on Monday in a gruelling five-set win over Italy's Simone Bolelli. It wasn't easy to play for three hours but I should be ready for the next one." He will face Santiago Giraldo of Colombia on Wednesday for a…

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  • Wimbledon Lookahead: Smallest group of US men since 1947

    LONDON (AP) -- The seven U.S. men in the Wimbledon main draw represent the country's smallest contingent since 1947, when only five played at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament.

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  • Big four pose no problem for Wawrinka

    By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - French Open champion Stan Wawrinka feels completely comfortable about his failure to break into the unofficial big four of men's tennis despite winning two grand slam titles. The Swiss stunned Novak Djokovic in the Roland Garros final this month to collect his second…

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  • No tears as Hewitt says farewell to Wimbledon

    Lleyton Hewitt admitted he just managed to hold back the tears as the former Wimbledon champion's swansong ended in a frustrating five-set defeat against Jarkko Nieminen on Monday. Hewitt is embarking on a prolonged farewell tour before retiring after next year's Australian Open and he was hoping…

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  • Djokovic rages, Hewitt bids Wimbledon farewell

    Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova reached the Wimbledon second round on Monday as 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt's 17-year All England Club career came to a bruising end. Defending champion Djokovic enjoyed a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber with crucial breaks…

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  • Novak Djokovic goes to a Buddhist temple to meditate between matches at Wimbledon

    In the chaos and pressure of Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic finds an escape at a Buddhist temple just...

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  • Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles round 1 results

    June 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Sloane Stephens (U.S.) beat 27-Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-2 6-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Alison Riske (U.S.) 3-6 7-5 6-3 Yulia Putintseva (Kazakhstan) beat Marina Erakovic (New…

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  • Here's why the players at Wimbledon have to wear all white

    The Championships, Wimbledon has the strictest dress code of all the major Grand Slam tennis...

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  • Venus still a shining light for old stagers

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Venus Williams blazed a trail for Wimbledon's elders on the opening day of the championships on Monday with a 6-0 6-0 hammering of fellow American Madison Brengle. In her 18th main draw appearance at the All England Club where she has triumphed five times in a…

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  • Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 1 results

    June 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Marsel Ilhan (Turkey) beat Jerzy Janowicz (Poland) 7-6(4) 6-4 6-7(4) 6-3 Alexander Zverev (Germany) beat Teymuraz Gabashvili (Russia) 6-3 1-6 6-3 3-6 9-7 Marcos Baghdatis (Cyprus) beat Donald Young…

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  • Nadal leads Spanish players' criticism of federation

    Rafa Nadal and David Ferrer along with other high-profile figures in Spanish tennis have signed an open letter criticizing their federation over the poor running of the sport in the latest development of an ongoing feud. A total of 44 people put their name on Sunday to a seven-point statement that…

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  • Tennis-No mercy as Kerber enjoys double bagel for lunch

    LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Germany's Angelique Kerber handed out the third 6-0 6-0 thrashing so far at Wimbledon when she sent compatriot Carina Witthoeft packing on Tuesday. Five-times champion Venus Williams and Andrea Petkovic had clocked up the so-called "double bagel" on the opening day of…

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  • Tennis-Healthy Sharapova back firing on all cylinders

    (Repeats fixing spelling of miserably in first par) By Mitch Phillips LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - When Maria Sharapova miserably exited the French Open four weeks ago it was to a soundtrack of her coughing but the trademark scream was back at full volume on Monday when she blew past Briton Johanna…

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  • Tennis-Nishikori troubled but not floored by calf strain

    Kei Nishikori shook off a calf strain that had hindered his Wimbledon build-up as he survived a 6-3 6-7(4) 6-2 3-6 6-3 test against Italian Simone Bolelli to reach the second round of the grasscourt major on Monday. Concerns that the injury which forced the Japanese to retire from the Halle…

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