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Jun 28, 2014

Tennis-Nadal, Sharapova reach last 16 at soggy Wimbledon

LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal again offered a chink of light to an opponent on his way to the last 16 at a gloomy Wimbledon on Saturday but another former champion Maria Sharapova was taking no chances under the Centre Court roof.

For the third match in a row Spaniard Nadal found himself a set in arrears against an inspired adversary, this time in the form of Kazakhstan’s 63rd-ranked Mikhail Kukushkin, before switching on the after-burners to romp home 6-7 (4) 6-1 6-1 6-1.

Jun 27, 2014

Venus falls just short in battle of former champions

LONDON (Reuters) – American veteran Venus Williams played like the great champion she has been at Wimbledon on Friday but fell just short, losing a high-quality Center Court slug fest against Petra Kvitova.

A match-up between two of the best exponents of grasscourt tennis always looked like being a classic and it did not disappoint as 2011 champion Kvitova edged it 5-7 7-6(2) 7-5.

Jun 27, 2014

Tennis-Venus falls just short in battle of former champions

LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) – American veteran Venus Williams played like the great champion she has been at Wimbledon on Friday but fell just short, losing a high-quality Centre Court slug fest against Petra Kvitova.

A match-up between two of the best exponents of grasscourt tennis always looked like being a classic and it did not disappoint as 2011 champion Kvitova edged it 5-7 7-6(2) 7-5.

Jun 27, 2014

Djokovic through to last 16 after injury scare

LONDON (Reuters) – Rolling around in pain clutching his left shoulder, Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon hopes looked in serious jeopardy against Gilles Simon on Center Court on Friday but he recovered to win 6-4 6-2 6-4 and reach the last 16.

Leading 3-2 in the third set the Serb was closing in on an uneventful victory against his French opponent when he stumbled and dived to reach a forehand, crashing heavily to the turf.

Jun 27, 2014

Tennis-Djokovic through to last 16 after injury scare

LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) – Rolling around in pain clutching his left shoulder, Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon hopes looked in serious jeopardy against Gilles Simon on Centre Court on Friday but he recovered to win 6-4 6-2 6-4 and reach the last 16.

Leading 3-2 in the third set the Serb was closing in on an uneventful victory against his French opponent when he stumbled and dived to reach a forehand, crashing heavily to the turf.

Jun 26, 2014

Fighting Tsonga just can’t stay away

LONDON (Reuters) – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga just cannot keep off the grass at Wimbledon this year, having played on all four days of the championships so far during a torturous route to the third round.

The popular Frenchman, twice a semi-finalist at the All England Club, needed two days and five sets to beat Austrian Jurgen Melzer in round one and came through another two-part thriller against American Sam Querrey on Thursday.

Jun 26, 2014

Tennis-Fighting Tsonga just can’t stay away

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga just cannot keep off the grass at Wimbledon this year, having played on all four days of the championships so far during a torturous route to the third round.

The popular Frenchman, twice a semi-finalist at the All England Club, needed two days and five sets to beat Austrian Jurgen Melzer in round one and came through another two-part thriller against American Sam Querrey on Thursday.

Jun 26, 2014

Nadal fights off bogeyman Rosol, Serena on a roll

LONDON (Reuters) – World number one Rafael Nadal pulled back from the abyss to reach the Wimbledon third round on Thursday just when it looked as though bogeyman Lukas Rosol had returned to haunt him.

Two years after being knocked out at the same stage by the hard-hitting Czech in a late night Center Court horror show, the Spaniard found himself a point away from falling two sets behind before fighting back to win 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4 6-4.

Jun 26, 2014

Tennis-Nadal fights off bogeyman Rosol, Serena on a roll

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – World number one Rafael Nadal pulled back from the abyss to reach the Wimbledon third round on Thursday just when it looked as though bogeyman Lukas Rosol had returned to haunt him.

Two years after being knocked out at the same stage by the hard-hitting Czech in a late night Centre Court horror show, the Spaniard found himself a point away from falling two sets behind before fighting back to win 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4 6-4.

Jun 25, 2014

Tennis-Murray in a hurry, Venus rolls back years

LONDON (Reuters) – Andy Murray obliterated the second obstacle blocking his path to consecutive Wimbledon titles on Wednesday as he ended Blaz Rola’s All England Club adventure in brutal fashion.

The home favorite, who last year ended Britain’s 77-year hunt for a men’s singles champion, flattened the Slovenian 6-1 6-1 6-0 to reach the third round without dropping a set and stretch his winning streak at the All England Club to 15.