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Jul 1, 2014

Sublime Federer into quarter-finals, Lisicki survives

LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer’s immaculate Wimbledon continued as he moved smoothly into the quarter-finals for the 12th time in his career on Tuesday by outclassing Spaniard Tommy Robredo.

The Swiss, bidding for a record eighth title at the grassscourt slam, needed only one hour 34 minutes of sublime tennis to win 6-1 6-4 6-4 and avenge a humiliating defeat at the hands of Robredo at last year’s U.S. Open.

Jul 1, 2014

Tennis-Sublime Federer into quarter-finals, Lisicki survives

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – Roger Federer’s immaculate Wimbledon continued as he moved smoothly into the quarter-finals for the 12th time in his career on Tuesday by outclassing Spaniard Tommy Robredo.

The Swiss, bidding for a record eighth title at the grassscourt slam, needed only one hour 34 minutes of sublime tennis to win 6-1 6-4 6-4 and avenge a humiliating defeat at the hands of Robredo at last year’s U.S. Open.

Jul 1, 2014

Bouchard sparkles as Murray reigns supreme

LONDON (Reuters) – Eugenie Bouchard succeeded where Serena Williams failed as she beat Alize Cornet to reach the last eight of Wimbledon on a rain-hit Monday that produced another display of grass mastery by defending men’s champion Andy Murray.

Frenchwoman Cornet caused a sensation on Saturday by removing five-times champion and pre-tournament favourite Williams, but the fresh-faced Bouchard proved to be made of sterner stuff as she edged to a 7-6(5) 7-5 victory.

Jun 30, 2014

Bouchard powers into quarters as Wimbledon plays catch-up

LONDON (Reuters) – Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard succeeded where Serena Williams failed as she beat Alize Cornet to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday.

Frenchwoman Cornet caused a sensation on Saturday when she sent five-times champion and pre-tournament favorite Williams packing but Bouchard proved to be made of sterner stuff as she edged to a 7-6(5) 7-5 victory.

Jun 30, 2014

Tennis-Bouchard powers into quarters as Wimbledon plays catch-up

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard succeeded where Serena Williams failed as she beat Alize Cornet to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday.

Frenchwoman Cornet caused a sensation on Saturday when she sent five-times champion and pre-tournament favourite Williams packing but Bouchard proved to be made of sterner stuff as she edged to a 7-6(5) 7-5 victory.

Jun 30, 2014

Nishikori says Chang influence is paying off

LONDON (Reuters) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori reached the last 16 at Wimbledon for the first time on Monday and said working with former world number two Michael Chang was paying dividends.

Nishikori needed only four games to complete a 3-6 6-3 4-6 7-6(4) 6-4 defeat of Italian Simone Bolelli after their third round match had been halted by bad light on Saturday.

Jun 30, 2014

Tennis-Nishikori says Chang influence is paying off

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori reached the last 16 at Wimbledon for the first time on Monday and said working with former world number two Michael Chang was paying dividends.

Nishikori needed only four games to complete a 3-6 6-3 4-6 7-6(4) 6-4 defeat of Italian Simone Bolelli after their third round match had been halted by bad light on Saturday.

Jun 29, 2014

Champion Murray ready for real battles to commence

LONDON (Reuters) – Defending champion Andy Murray’s tranquil progress through Wimbledon’s opening week has been eerily calm.

No pesky upstarts trying to knock him off his perch, no tumbles on the lush lawns, no niggles from the back that needed surgery last year and no question marks about his form which, for the first three rounds, has been imperious.

Jun 29, 2014

Tennis-Champion Murray ready for real battles to commence

LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – Defending champion Andy Murray’s tranquil progress through Wimbledon’s opening week has been eerily calm.

No pesky upstarts trying to knock him off his perch, no tumbles on the lush lawns, no niggles from the back that needed surgery last year and no question marks about his form which, for the first three rounds, has been imperious.

Jun 29, 2014

Serena suffers earliest Wimbledon exit since 2005

LONDON (Reuters) – It was not quite a Jill Craybas moment for Serena Williams at a soggy Wimbledon on Saturday but her third round defeat by Frenchwoman Alize Cornet was shocking all the same.

Just as when she was beaten by obscure fellow American Craybas at the same stage in 2005, no one saw it coming.