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Jul 8, 2013

Davies had solid game, says frustrated O’Driscoll

LONDON (Reuters) – Brian O’Driscoll reflected on his first British & Irish Lions series win through gritted teeth on Monday and could muster only faint praise for Jonathan Davies whose final-test selection ahead of him was so controversial.

O’Driscoll, in his fourth Lions tour, played in the first two tests but was left out of the match 23 for Sunday’s 41-16 victory in Brisbane as coach Warren Gatland opted for the Welsh centre pairing of Davies and Jamie Roberts.

Jul 8, 2013

Rugby-Davies had solid game, says frustrated O’Driscoll

LONDON, July 8 (Reuters) – Brian O’Driscoll reflected on his first British & Irish Lions series win through gritted teeth on Monday and could muster only faint praise for Jonathan Davies whose final-test selection ahead of him was so controversial.

O’Driscoll, in his fourth Lions tour, played in the first two tests but was left out of the match 23 for Sunday’s 41-16 victory in Brisbane as coach Warren Gatland opted for the Welsh centre pairing of Davies and Jamie Roberts.

Jul 7, 2013

Point-by-point guide to Murray’s decisive game

LONDON (Reuters) – Andy Murray had Britain on tenterhooks on Sunday in a nerve-13-minute shredding final game of the Wimbledon final before winning it to beat Serbia’s Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-5 6-4.

Here is a point-by-point guide to the remarkable decisive game in which Murray earned and lost three championship points and Djokovic squandered three break points before the Scot triumphed to end Britain’s 77-year wait for a Wimbledon men’s singles champion.

Jul 7, 2013

Tennis-Point-by-point guide to Murray’s decisive game

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) – Andy Murray had Britain on tenterhooks on Sunday in a nerve-13-minute shredding final game of the Wimbledon final before winning it to beat Serbia’s Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-5 6-4.

Here is a point-by-point guide to the remarkable decisive game in which Murray earned and lost three championship points and Djokovic squandered three break points before the Scot triumphed to end Britain’s 77-year wait for a Wimbledon men’s singles champion.

Jul 2, 2013

Bartoli outbreaks Stephens to reach semis

LONDON (Reuters) – Marion Bartoli beat Sloane Stephens 6-4 7-5 in a bizarre rain-interrupted quarter-final that featured eight successive breaks of serve on Tuesday to leave the French 15th seed one match away from a surprise second Wimbledon final.

Bartoli, beaten by Venus Williams in the 2007 final, snaffled the first set by winning the first two points played after a two and a half hour rain break.

Jul 2, 2013

Tennis-Bartoli outbreaks Stephens to reach semis

LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) – Marion Bartoli beat Sloane Stephens 6-4 7-5 in a bizarre rain-interrupted quarter-final that featured eight successive breaks of serve on Tuesday to leave the French 15th seed one match away from a surprise second Wimbledon final.

Bartoli, beaten by Venus Williams in the 2007 final, snaffled the first set by winning the first two points played after a two and a half hour rain break.

Jul 1, 2013

Murray survives mini-scare to reach last eight

LONDON (Reuters) – Andy Murray suffered a mini crisis of confidence and faced his first tiebreak of the tournament but recovered his nerve and timing to beat Russian Mikhail Youzhny 6-4 7-6(5) 6-1 on Monday and take his regular berth in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

With Laura Robson bowing out earlier in the day, number two seed Murray assumed his usual position as singles flag-bearer for the home country and he duly triumphed on a sun-drenched Center Court against the 31-year-old making his 13th Wimbledon appearance.

Jul 1, 2013

Murray survives mini-scare to reach Wimbledon’s last eight

LONDON (Reuters) – Andy Murray suffered a mini crisis of confidence and faced his first tiebreak of the tournament but recovered his nerve and timing to beat Russian Mikhail Youzhny 6-4 7-6(5) 6-1 on Monday and take his regular berth in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

With Laura Robson bowing out earlier in the day, number two seed Murray assumed his usual position as singles flag-bearer for the home country and he duly triumphed on a sun-drenched Centre Court against the 31-year-old making his 13th Wimbledon appearance.

Jul 1, 2013

Tennis-Murray survives mini-scare to reach last eight

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – Andy Murray suffered a mini crisis of confidence and faced his first tiebreak of the tournament but recovered his nerve and timing to beat Russian Mikhail Youzhny 6-4 7-6(5) 6-1 on Monday and take his regular berth in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

With Laura Robson bowing out earlier in the day, number two seed Murray assumed his usual position as singles flag-bearer for the home country and he duly triumphed on a sun-drenched Centre Court against the 31-year-old making his 13th Wimbledon appearance.

Jul 1, 2013

British women’s drought hits 30 years as Robson falls

LONDON (Reuters) – Laura Robson began the second week of Wimbledon looking to become the first British woman to reach the quarter-finals since 1984 but took just over 90 minutes to depart in tears as she was beaten in straight sets by Estonian Kaia Kanepi on Monday.

Robson, 19, awoke to newspaper stories predicting fame, riches and good odds of a future grand slam title but in a ragged, error-strewn display she was dispatched 7-6(6), 7-5 by the big-serving 36th-ranked Kanepi who reached the quarter-finals for the second time.

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      "I'm the head of UK sports reporting, based in London. I've been on the Reuters sports desk since 1997 and cover mainly football, rugby, athletics, golf, cycling and cricket."
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