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Jul 7, 2015

Tennis-Radwanska’s grasscourt pedigree helps her reach semis

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) – Agnieszka Radwanska enjoyed a remarkable turnaround in fortunes as she made her wealth of grasscourt experience count to dispatch American hope Madison Keys and reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for the third time in four years.

Six weeks after perishing in the first round of the French Open to Germany’s Annika Beck, Poland’s finest stands two wins away from becoming the first player from her country to claim a Wimbledon singles title following a 7-6(3) 3-6 6-3 victory.

Jul 7, 2015

Keys and Bacsinszky silenced at Wimbledon

LONDON (Reuters) – The daughter of two lawyers and a former waitress received their last orders at the Wimbledon on Tuesday when Madison Keys and Timea Bacsinszky missed out on a great opportunity to set up a semi-final date.

Instead, Agnieszka Radwanska and Garbine Muguruza showed they had a greater appetite for success.

Jul 7, 2015

Tennis-Keys and Bacsinszky silenced at Wimbledon

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) – The daughter of two lawyers and a former waitress received their last orders at the Wimbledon on Tuesday when Madison Keys and Timea Bacsinszky missed out on a great opportunity to set up a semi-final date.

Instead, Agnieszka Radwanska and Garbine Muguruza showed they had a greater appetite for success.

Jul 7, 2015

Muguruza finds her grasscourt groove to reach Wimbledon semi

LONDON (Reuters) – Garbine Muguruza’s new-found love-affair with grass blossomed further on Tuesday as she became the first Spanish woman in 18 years to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals with a 7-5 6-3 win over Timea Bacsinszky.

The 21-year-old, who took instant dislike to the lush green surface after losing her first match on it three years ago in Birmingham, found her comfort zone to outwit and out-hit Bacsinszky.

Jul 7, 2015

Tennis-Muguruza finds her grasscourt groove to reach Wimbledon semi

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) – Garbine Muguruza’s new-found love-affair with grass blossomed further on Tuesday as she became the first Spanish woman in 18 years to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals with a 7-5 6-3 win over Timea Bacsinszky.

The 21-year-old, who took instant dislike to the lush green surface after losing her first match on it three years ago in Birmingham, found her comfort zone to outwit and out-hit Bacsinszky.

Jul 6, 2015

Serene Federer in seventh heaven at Wimbledon

LONDON (Reuters) – It was a case of 7-7-7 for Roger Federer at Wimbledon on Monday as he fired down seven aces, won seven games on the trot and sat through a seven-minute injury timeout in an otherwise serene 6-2 6-2 6-3 win over Roberto Bautista Agut.

The Spaniard became the latest man to fall under Federer’s serving spell as the suave Swiss flung out winners here, there and everywhere to glide into his 45th grand slam quarter-final.

Jul 6, 2015

Tennis-Serene Federer in seventh heaven at Wimbledon

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) – It was a case of 7-7-7 for Roger Federer at Wimbledon on Monday as he fired down seven aces, won seven games on the trot and sat through a seven-minute injury timeout in an otherwise serene 6-2 6-2 6-3 win over Roberto Bautista Agut.

The Spaniard became the latest man to fall under Federer’s serving spell as the suave Swiss flung out winners here, there and everywhere to glide into his 45th grand slam quarter-final.

Jul 6, 2015

Serena proves she is leading lady in Williams sister act

LONDON (Reuters) – It was yet another awkward encounter that is unlikely to live long in the memory but Venus Williams showed that she was no sore loser when she whispered some “sisterly words” into Serena’s ear as they embraced at the net at Wimbledon on Monday.

A contest featuring siblings, who between them have hoisted the Rosewater Dish 10 times, should have been a blockbuster but, as has been the case in the majority of their previous 25 meetings, it turned out to be an anti-climax that ended in a 6-4 6-3 fourth round triumph for younger sister Serena.

Jul 6, 2015

Tennis-Serena proves she is leading lady in Williams sister act

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) – It was yet another awkward encounter that is unlikely to live long in the memory but Venus Williams showed that she was no sore loser when she whispered some “sisterly words” into Serena’s ear as they embraced at the net at Wimbledon on Monday.

A contest featuring siblings, who between them have hoisted the Rosewater Dish 10 times, should have been a blockbuster but, as has been the case in the majority of their previous 25 meetings, it turned out to be an anti-climax that ended in a 6-4 6-3 fourth round triumph for younger sister Serena.

Jul 5, 2015

Williamses renew rivalry as little sister eyes Serena Slam

LONDON (Reuters) – With her heart racing as she stood two points from defeat in her third round match at Wimbledon, Serena Williams looked in serious danger of missing out on a 26th on-court date with older sister Venus.

For a fleeting second, the American even contemplated finding “a dance class” while she “hung around to watch Venus play” as brave Brit Heather Watson looked like she would deny the sisters a chance to renew their Wimbledon rivalry by toppling the world number one.