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Jul 2, 2014

Tennis-Murray dethroned as youthful uprising continues

LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) – The mayhem created by an Australian firecracker the previous evening was continued in brutal fashion by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday as he annihilated defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.

With 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios’s third-round demolition of world No.1 Rafael Nadal still the talk of the town, Dimitrov caused the second seismic shock on Centre Court in the space of 24 hours by outclassing Murray 6-1 7-6(4) 6-2.

Jul 2, 2014

Bouchard overpowers Kerber to reach Wimbledon semis

LONDON (Reuters) – Eugenie Bouchard struck another blow for the new kids on the block when she overpowered Germany’s Angelique Kerber 6-3 6-4 to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals on Wednesday.

Already seen as the golden girl of tennis, the 20-year-old Canadian looked like a grand slam champion in waiting with another irresistible barrage of attacking strokes.

Jul 2, 2014

Tennis-Bouchard overpowers Kerber to reach Wimbledon semis

LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) – Eugenie Bouchard struck another blow for the new kids on the block when she overpowered Germany’s Angelique Kerber 6-3 6-4 to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals on Wednesday.

Already seen as the golden girl of tennis, the 20-year-old Canadian looked like a grand slam champion in waiting with another irresistible barrage of attacking strokes.

Jul 1, 2014

Kyrgios reminiscent of Sampras, says Woodbridge

LONDON (Reuters) – Former Wimbledon semi-finalist Todd Woodbridge described fellow Australian Nick Kyrgios’s stunning victory over world No.1 Rafael Nadal on Tuesday as one of the best performances he has ever seen from a teenager.

The 19-year-old wildcard continued his dream Wimbledon debut at the All England Club by overpowering the 14-times grand slam champion 7-6(5) 5-7 7-6(5) 6-3 to book his place in the quarter-finals.

Jul 1, 2014

Unwell Serena retires from doubles match

LONDON (Reuters) – Serena Williams was forced to pull out of her doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon on Tuesday after feeling unwell.

Up against German-Swiss duo Kristina Barrois and Stefanie Voegele, the 32-year-old American looked in distress when she incredibly served a whole game of double faults to trail 0-3.

Jul 1, 2014

Tennis-Kyrgios reminiscent of Sampras, says Woodbridge

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – Former Wimbledon semi-finalist Todd Woodbridge described fellow Australian Nick Kyrgios’s stunning victory over world No.1 Rafael Nadal on Tuesday as one of the best performances he has ever seen from a teenager.

The 19-year-old wildcard continued his dream Wimbledon debut at the All England Club by overpowering the 14-times grand slam champion 7-6(5) 5-7 7-6(5) 6-3 to book his place in the quarter-finals.

Jul 1, 2014

Tennis-Unwell Serena retires from doubles match

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – Serena Williams was forced to pull out of her doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon on Tuesday after feeling unwell.

Up against German-Swiss duo Kristina Barrois and Stefanie Voegele, the 32-year-old American looked in distress when she incredibly served a whole game of double faults to trail 0-3.

Jul 1, 2014

Federer glides on as Sharapova goes down fighting

LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer’s immaculate Wimbledon continued and Maria Sharapova’s ended prematurely but in different ways they both displayed what makes them great champions on Tuesday.

Federer was imperious as he glided serenely into the quarter-finals for the 12th time in his career, outclassing Spain’s Tommy Robredo 6-1 6-4 6-4.

Jul 1, 2014

Sharapova beaten by Kerber in thriller

LONDON (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova’s hopes of celebrating the 10th anniversary of her Wimbledon triumph with a sequel ended in a thrilling defeat by Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the fourth round on Tuesday.

The Russian’s chances of recapturing her 2004 title rose at the weekend when world No.1 Serena Williams was surprisingly beaten in the third round, but she joined the list of big-name casualties after a 7-6(4) 4-6 6-4 defeat on Center Court.

Jul 1, 2014

Tennis-Sharapova beaten by Kerber in thriller

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova’s hopes of celebrating the 10th anniversary of her Wimbledon triumph with a sequel ended in a thrilling defeat by Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the fourth round on Tuesday.

The Russian’s chances of recapturing her 2004 title rose at the weekend when world No.1 Serena Williams was surprisingly beaten in the third round, but she joined the list of big-name casualties after a 7-6(4) 4-6 6-4 defeat on Centre Court.