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Jun 29, 2015

Venus still a shining light for old stagers

LONDON (Reuters) – Venus Williams blazed a trail for Wimbledon’s elders on the opening day of the championships on Monday with a 6-0 6-0 hammering of fellow American Madison Brengle.

In her 18th main draw appearance at the All England Club where she has triumphed five times in a glittering career, the 35-year-old rolled back the years with a devastating display against a star-struck rival 10 years her junior.

Jun 29, 2015

Tennis-Venus still a shining light for old stagers

LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – Venus Williams blazed a trail for Wimbledon’s elders on the opening day of the championships on Monday with a 6-0 6-0 hammering of fellow American Madison Brengle.

In her 18th main draw appearance at the All England Club where she has triumphed five times in a glittering career, the 35-year-old rolled back the years with a devastating display against a star-struck rival 10 years her junior.

Jun 29, 2015

Warrior Hewitt waves goodbye after thriller

LONDON (Reuters) – Fighting tooth and nail as only he knows how old warrior Lleyton Hewitt waved an emotional goodbye to Wimbledon after losing a dramatic five-set match to Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen on Monday.

Thirteen years after beating Argentina’s David Nalbandian to win the title, the 34-year-old, who will retire after next year’s Australian Open, went toe to toe with fellow veteran Nieminen but went down 3-6 6-3 4-6 6-0 11-9.

Jun 29, 2015

Tennis-Warrior Hewitt waves goodbye after thriller

LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – Fighting tooth and nail as only he knows how old warrior Lleyton Hewitt waved an emotional goodbye to Wimbledon after losing a dramatic five-set match to Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen on Monday.

Thirteen years after beating Argentina’s David Nalbandian to win the title, the 34-year-old, who will retire after next year’s Australian Open, went toe to toe with fellow veteran Nieminen but went down 3-6 6-3 4-6 6-0 11-9.

Jun 29, 2015

Birdman Djokovic soars past Kohlschreiber

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic displayed his usual killer instinct against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first round at Wimbledon on Monday but took pity on a tiny bird on Centre Court.

The defending champion pounced at the key moments to see off a dangerous opponent 6-4 6-4 6-4 but was more compassionate when it came to the disorientated sparrow which seemed determined to hog the limelight.

Jun 29, 2015

Tennis-Birdman Djokovic soars past Kohlschreiber

LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic displayed his usual killer instinct against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first round at Wimbledon on Monday but took pity on a tiny bird on Centre Court.

The defending champion pounced at the key moments to see off a dangerous opponent 6-4 6-4 6-4 but was more compassionate when it came to the disorientated sparrow which seemed determined to hog the limelight.

Jun 29, 2015

Serena and Djokovic up and running at Wimbledon

LONDON (Reuters) – Serena Williams moved past the halfway mark in her quest for a rare calendar year grand slam and Novak Djokovic clicked smoothly back into gear as the 129th Wimbledon Championships opened for business on Monday.

Serial title winner Williams, 33, has the Australian Open and French Open under her belt this year and her bid for a sixth Wimbledon crown began with a 6-4 6-1 victory over Russian debutant Margarita Gasparyan.

Jun 29, 2015

Tennis-Serena and Djokovic up and running at Wimbledon

LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – Serena Williams moved past the halfway mark in her quest for a rare calendar year grand slam and Novak Djokovic clicked smoothly back into gear as the 129th Wimbledon Championships opened for business on Monday.

Serial title winner Williams, 33, has the Australian Open and French Open under her belt this year and her bid for a sixth Wimbledon crown began with a 6-4 6-1 victory over Russian debutant Margarita Gasparyan.

Jun 29, 2015

Wimbledon gates swing open in bright sunshine

LONDON (Reuters) – The All England Club gates swung open a week later than usual for the start of the 129th Wimbledon Championships on Monday with sunshine greeting the world’s top players and fans streaming in to watch them.

Men’s defending champion Novak Djokovic was due to open proceedings on Centre Court — his first competitive match since losing the French Open final to Stanislas Wawrinka.

Jun 29, 2015

Tennis-Wimbledon gates swing open in bright sunshine

LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – The All England Club gates swung open a week later than usual for the start of the 129th Wimbledon Championships on Monday with sunshine greeting the world’s top players and fans streaming in to watch them.

Men’s defending champion Novak Djokovic was due to open proceedings on Centre Court — his first competitive match since losing the French Open final to Stanislas Wawrinka.