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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.

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.