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Jul 15, 2015

Australian debutant Arnold ready for Open fast lane

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – After six years waiting for his first major championship, go-kart loving Australian Scott Arnold’s career picks up speed on Thursday when he tees it up in the British Open at St Andrews.

The 29-year-old grabbed one of three starting spots on offer at the final qualifying event last month, a year after a heyfever attack put paid to his chances.

Jul 13, 2015

Steel-plated Djokovic a step too far for Federer

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic again revealed the true depth of his steely core to grind Wimbledon idol Roger Federer’s hopes of a record eighth title into Centre Court’s baseline dust on Sunday.

With a sell-out crowd urging Federer to scale the same dizzy heights he reached in eclipsing Britain’s Andy Murray in Friday’s semi-final, Djokovic shrugged off losing a stomach-churning second-set tiebreak to prevail 7-6(1) 6-7(10) 6-4 6-3.

Jul 12, 2015

Djokovic downs Federer to win third Wimbledon crown

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic displayed the true depth of his steely core to end Roger Federer’s hopes of a record eighth Wimbledon title with a 7-6(1) 6-7(10) 6-4 6-3 victory on Sunday.

The world number one overcame losing a stomach-churning second set tiebreak in which he squandered six points for a two-set lead, rebounding to overwhelm the Centre Court favourite who had reached dizzy heights in beating home favourite Andy Murray in Friday’s spellbinding semi-final.

Jul 12, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic downs Federer to win third Wimbledon crown

LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic displayed the true depth of his steely core to end Roger Federer’s hopes of a record eighth Wimbledon title with a 7-6(1) 6-7(10) 6-4 6-3 victory on Sunday.

The world number one overcame losing a stomach-churning second set tiebreak in which he squandered six points for a two-set lead, rebounding to overwhelm the Centre Court favourite who had reached dizzy heights in beating home favourite Andy Murray in Friday’s spellbinding semi-final.

Jul 11, 2015

Hingis and Mirza win women’s doubles

LONDON (Reuters) – Martina Hingis and partner Sania Mirza produced a stirring fightback to claim the Wimbledon women’s doubles title under the Centre Court roof lights on Saturday.

The 34-year-old former Swiss Miss, who won the singles in 1997 and has returned to the doubles circuit with great success after coming out of retirement, held her serve to seal a 5-7 7-6(4) 7-5 win over Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

Jul 11, 2015

Tennis-Hingis and Mirza win women’s doubles

LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – Martina Hingis and partner Sania Mirza produced a stirring fightback to claim the Wimbledon women’s doubles title under the Centre Court roof lights on Saturday.

The 34-year-old former Swiss Miss, who won the singles in 1997 and has returned to the doubles circuit with great success after coming out of retirement, held her serve to seal a 5-7 7-6(4) 7-5 win over Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

Jul 11, 2015

Late glitch fails to slam brakes on Serena charge

LONDON (Reuters) – Standing a set and 5-1 up in the Wimbledon final against a Spaniard playing only her second match in tennis’s most famous arena, a fourth consecutive grand slam singles title looked a formality for Serena Williams on Saturday.

She duly completed the job against Garbine Muguruza 6-4 6-4 to claim the so-called ‘Serena Slam’ and will head to the U.S. Open bidding to become only the third woman to win the “calendar year” Grand Slam in the professional era.

Jul 11, 2015

Tennis-Late glitch fails to slam brakes on Serena charge

LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – Standing a set and 5-1 up in the Wimbledon final against a Spaniard playing only her second match in tennis’s most famous arena, a fourth consecutive grand slam singles title looked a formality for Serena Williams on Saturday.

She duly completed the job against Garbine Muguruza 6-4 6-4 to claim the so-called ‘Serena Slam’ and will head to the U.S. Open bidding to become only the third woman to win the “calendar year” Grand Slam in the professional era.

Jul 11, 2015

Evergreen Federer out to defy time and Djokovic

LONDON (Reuters) – Mocking the aging process, Roger Federer will attempt to become the oldest Wimbledon champion in the professional era by beating Novak Djokovic on Sunday in a repeat of last year’s final.

When the Swiss walked off the hallowed Centre Court, beaten but proud, after being denied an eighth title by the Serb in a five-set thriller, many thought they had seen his last hurrah.

Jul 11, 2015

Tennis-Evergreen Federer out to defy time and Djokovic

LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – Mocking the ageing process, Roger Federer will attempt to become the oldest Wimbledon champion in the professional era by beating Novak Djokovic on Sunday in a repeat of last year’s final.

When the Swiss walked off the hallowed Centre Court, beaten but proud, after being denied an eighth title by the Serb in a five-set thriller, many thought they had seen his last hurrah.