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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.

Jun 28, 2014

Serena fizzles out, Nadal and Federer march on

LONDON (Reuters) – A gaping hole appeared in the women’s draw at Wimbledon after Alize Cornet toppled top seed Serena Williams on Saturday but Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer stayed on course for a semi-final showdown after convincing wins.

On a day of dark clouds and rain delays at the All England Club, Williams’s hopes of a sixth singles title fizzled out as she sank to a 1-6 6-3 6-4 defeat against the 25th seed who celebrated her shock win by kissing the Court One turf.

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.