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Jun 28, 2014

Serena knocked out of Wimbledon by Cornet

LONDON (Reuters) – Top seed Serena Williams’ challenge for a sixth Wimbledon singles title fizzled out with a shock 1-6 6-3 6-4 defeat by France’s Alize Cornet on Saturday.

The 32-year-old American seemed in a hurry to make up for lost time following a long rain delay when she raced through the first set but when Cornet began to dig in her powerful game began to crumble in front of a stunned crowd on Court One.

Jun 28, 2014

Tennis-Serena knocked out of Wimbledon by Cornet

LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) – Top seed Serena Williams’ challenge for a sixth Wimbledon singles title fizzled out with a shock 1-6 6-3 6-4 defeat by France’s Alize Cornet on Saturday.

The 32-year-old American seemed in a hurry to make up for lost time following a long rain delay when she raced through the first set but when Cornet began to dig in her powerful game began to crumble in front of a stunned crowd on Court One.

Jun 28, 2014

Nadal, Sharapova reach last 16 at soggy Wimbledon

LONDON (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 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.