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Jun 23, 2014

Hooked on the World Cup? Not early loser Stephens

LONDON (Reuters) – Soccer is a hot topic in the Wimbledon locker rooms this year, but American Sloane Stephens’s interest in the World Cup ended when friend Jozy Altidore was injured in her country’s opening match.

Altidore tore a hamstring during the United States’ defeat of Ghana, and though they still have a great chance of reaching the last 16, Stephens had other things on her mind after losing in the first round of the grasscourt grand slam.

Jun 23, 2014

Tennis-Hooked on the World Cup? Not early loser Stephens

LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – Soccer is a hot topic in the Wimbledon locker rooms this year, but American Sloane Stephens’s interest in the World Cup ended when friend Jozy Altidore was injured in her country’s opening match.

Altidore tore a hamstring during the United States’ defeat of Ghana, and though they still have a great chance of reaching the last 16, Stephens had other things on her mind after losing in the first round of the grasscourt grand slam.

Jun 23, 2014

Tennis-Perfect start for Murray the returning hero

LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – All was as it should be on the opening day of Wimbledon as returning British hero Andy Murray began the defence of his historic title with a accomplished first-round victory on Monday.

Under bright skies, with the green Centre Court grass glistening and Murray resplendent in spotless white attire, the 27-year-old walked out to a standing ovation and proceeded to reward his fans by dismantling Belgium’s David Goffin.

Jun 22, 2014

I only miss last five seconds of my career, says Bartoli

LONDON (Reuters) – Apart from the final five seconds of her Wimbledon singles final last year Marion Bartoli is not missing her tennis career.

The Frenchwoman will be back at the All England Club next week minus her rackets, in the commentary box rather than trying to defend the title she won by beating Sabine Lisicki.

Jun 22, 2014

Tennis-I only miss last five seconds of my career, says Bartoli

LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) – Apart from the final five seconds of her Wimbledon singles final last year Marion Bartoli is not missing her tennis career.

The Frenchwoman will be back at the All England Club next week minus her rackets, in the commentary box rather than trying to defend the title she won by beating Sabine Lisicki.

Jun 19, 2014

A decade on, insatiable Sharapova seeks Wimbledon No.2

LONDON (Reuters) – When a 17-year-old Maria Sharapova lit up Wimbledon 10 years ago to win the title it was the launch pad to her becoming the world’s wealthiest sportswoman and an international tennis brand.

Yet despite the millions of dollars earned in prize money, endorsements and now a confectionary brand, the 27-year-old Russian’s hunger for victory remains insatiable.

Jun 19, 2014

Preview: A decade on, insatiable Sharapova seeks Wimbledon No.2

LONDON (Reuters) – When a 17-year-old Maria Sharapova lit up Wimbledon 10 years ago to win the title it was the launch pad to her becoming the world’s wealthiest sportswoman and an international tennis brand.

Yet despite the millions of dollars earned in prize money, endorsements and now a confectionary brand, the 27-year-old Russian’s hunger for victory remains insatiable.

Jun 19, 2014

Tennis-A decade on, insatiable Sharapova seeks Wimbledon No.2

LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) – When a 17-year-old Maria Sharapova lit up Wimbledon 10 years ago to win the title it was the launch pad to her becoming the world’s wealthiest sportswoman and an international tennis brand.

Yet despite the millions of dollars earned in prize money, endorsements and now a confectionary brand, the 27-year-old Russian’s hunger for victory remains insatiable.

Jun 19, 2014

Wimbledon stage set for returning hero Murray

LONDON (Reuters) – When Andy Murray walks into Wimbledon on Monday to begin what he hopes will be the successful defense of his title he may be feeling a little lighter than usual at this time of year.

Ever since assuming the role of Britain’s flag bearer at the All England Club from perennial semi-finalist Tim Henman, Murray has shouldered the huge weight of expectation heaped on him by a nation desperate to celebrate a men’s singles champion.

Jun 19, 2014

Preview – Wimbledon stage set for returning hero Murray

LONDON (Reuters) – When Andy Murray walks into Wimbledon on Monday to begin what he hopes will be the successful defence of his title he may be feeling a little lighter than usual at this time of year.

Ever since assuming the role of Britain’s flag bearer at the All England Club from perennial semi-finalist Tim Henman, Murray has shouldered the huge weight of expectation heaped on him by a nation desperate to celebrate a men’s singles champion.