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Jul 1, 2015

Ivanovic dumped out of Wimbledon by American qualifier

LONDON (Reuters) – Ana Ivanovic became the highest-profile casualty of Wimbledon’s opening days as the seventh seed fell to 158th-ranked qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands in a second round clash on Wednesday.

Ivanovic, a former French Open Champion and world number one, lost 6-3 6-4 to become the second-highest seed to exit the women’s draw after Simona Halep was beaten on Tuesday.

Jul 1, 2015

Tennis-Ivanovic dumped out of Wimbledon by American qualifier

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – Ana Ivanovic became the highest-profile casualty of Wimbledon’s opening days as the seventh seed fell to 158th-ranked qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands in a second round clash on Wednesday.

Ivanovic, a former French Open Champion and world number one, lost 6-3 6-4 to become the second-highest seed to exit the women’s draw after Simona Halep was beaten on Tuesday.

Jul 1, 2015

Dimitrov out to prove doubters wrong

LONDON (Reuters) – It would be fair to say that 2015 has not worked out as planned for Grigor Dimitrov, but that has just made the Bulgarian more determined to prove his doubters wrong.

While he moved seamlessly into the third round at Wimbledon on Wednesday with a 7-6(8) 6-2 7-6(2) win over American Steve Johnson, his failure to build on the successes of 2014 mean few are tipping him to match his run to the semi-finals last year.

Jul 1, 2015

Tennis-Dimitrov out to prove doubters wrong

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – It would be fair to say that 2015 has not worked out as planned for Grigor Dimitrov, but that has just made the Bulgarian more determined to prove his doubters wrong.

While he moved seamlessly into the third round at Wimbledon on Wednesday with a 7-6(8) 6-2 7-6(2) win over American Steve Johnson, his failure to build on the successes of 2014 mean few are tipping him to match his run to the semi-finals last year.

Jun 30, 2015

Misfiring Murray does enough to advance

LONDON (Reuters) – As Andy Murray rightly pointed out the record book will show a straight-sets victory over a potentially testing opponent, but for 20 minutes of his 6-4 7-6(3) 6-4 Wimbledon win against Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin on Tuesday the wheels came off.

After Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer, his potential last eight and semi-final opponents, laid down emphatic markers, Murray was given a far more exerting first-round workout as his 59th-ranked foe applied the pressure.

Jun 30, 2015

Tennis-Misfiring Murray does enough to advance

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – As Andy Murray rightly pointed out the record book will show a straight-sets victory over a potentially testing opponent, but for 20 minutes of his 6-4 7-6(3) 6-4 Wimbledon win against Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin on Tuesday the wheels came off.

After Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer, his potential last eight and semi-final opponents, laid down emphatic markers, Murray was given a far more exerting first-round workout as his 59th-ranked foe applied the pressure.

Jun 30, 2015

Nervous Kvitova begins defence in brutal style

LONDON (Reuters) – Petra Kvitova probably wishes she could be this nervous before every match if her 35-minute 6-1 6-0 rout of Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens at Wimbledon on Tuesday was anything to go by.

Stepping out on to a sun-kissed Centre Court to begin the defence of her title, the Czech confessed to feeling the butterflies churning in her stomach.

Jun 30, 2015

Tennis-Nervous Kvitova begins defence in brutal style

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Petra Kvitova probably wishes she could be this nervous before every match if her 35-minute 6-1 6-0 rout of Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens at Wimbledon on Tuesday was anything to go by.

Stepping out on to a sun-kissed Centre Court to begin the defence of her title, the Czech confessed to feeling the butterflies churning in her stomach.

Jun 29, 2015

Serena overcomes early wobble to ease through

LONDON (Reuters) – The cobwebs were dusted off and normal service was swiftly resumed, but for a few games at the start of her 6-4 6-1 victory over Margarita Gasparyan, Serena Williams looked edgy, vulnerable and nothing like a five times Wimbledon champion.

Embarking on her quest to clinch a second non-calendar year grand slam, Williams strode out on to Court One under hazy skies, but in the face of an early onslaught from her Russian opponent, she was quickly turning the air blue as her frustration levels mounted.

Jun 29, 2015

Tennis-Serena overcomes early wobble to ease through

LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – The cobwebs were dusted off and normal service was swiftly resumed, but for a few games at the start of her 6-4 6-1 victory over Margarita Gasparyan, Serena Williams looked edgy, vulnerable and nothing like a five times Wimbledon champion.

Embarking on her quest to clinch a second non-calendar year grand slam, Williams strode out on to Court One under hazy skies, but in the face of an early onslaught from her Russian opponent, she was quickly turning the air blue as her frustration levels mounted.