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Jul 11, 2015

Serena holds off battling Muguruza to win Wimbledon

LONDON (Reuters) – Serena Williams claimed a sixth Wimbledon title and fourth successive grand slam crown by suppressing the spirited attacking instincts of 20th-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza to win Saturday’s final 6-4 6-4.

American Williams reinforced her stranglehold on the women’s game by overcoming an early wobble and resisting a battling fightback to claim a 21st grand slam title that leaves her one behind German Steffi Graf’s record haul of professional era majors.

Jul 11, 2015

Tennis-Serena holds off battling Muguruza to win Wimbledon

LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – Serena Williams claimed a sixth Wimbledon title and fourth successive grand slam crown by suppressing the spirited attacking instincts of 20th-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza to win Saturday’s final 6-4 6-4.

American Williams reinforced her stranglehold on the women’s game by overcoming an early wobble and resisting a battling fightback to claim a 21st grand slam title that leaves her one behind German Steffi Graf’s record haul of professional era majors.

Jul 10, 2015

Age no barrier as Federer rolls back the years to beat Murray

LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer’s three-set demolition of Andy Murray at Wimbledon on Friday gave a succinct answer to those who question why the Swiss continues to play deep into his thirties when he has already won everything the game has to offer.

He extended his record in Wimbledon semi-finals to 10-0 with minimal fuss, having served with such consistent precision that the home hope could muster only one break point in the whole contest, and had, he said, proved a point.

Jul 10, 2015

Tennis-Age no barrier as Federer rolls back the years to beat Murray

LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) – Roger Federer’s three-set demolition of Andy Murray at Wimbledon on Friday gave a succinct answer to those who question why the Swiss continues to play deep into his thirties when he has already won everything the game has to offer.

He extended his record in Wimbledon semi-finals to 10-0 with minimal fuss, having served with such consistent precision that the home hope could muster only one break point in the whole contest, and had, he said, proved a point.

Jul 10, 2015

Federer dismantles Murray to reach 10th Wimbledon final

LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer does not lose Wimbledon semi-finals and he produced a display of clinical majesty to down Andy Murray and maintain his bid for a record eighth title with a sparkling 7-5 7-5 6-4 win on Friday.

The second seed reached his 10th final at the All England Club with a near-perfect demolition of home favourite Murray to set up a repeat of last year’s showpiece decider against world number one Novak Djokovic.

Jul 10, 2015

Tennis-Federer dismantles Murray to reach 10th Wimbledon final

LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) – Roger Federer does not lose Wimbledon semi-finals and he produced a display of clinical majesty to down Andy Murray and maintain his bid for a record eighth title with a sparkling 7-5 7-5 6-4 win on Friday.

The second seed reached his 10th final at the All England Club with a near-perfect demolition of home favourite Murray to set up a repeat of last year’s showpiece decider against world number one Novak Djokovic.

Jul 9, 2015

Maria still unsure how to solve a problem like Serena

LONDON (Reuters) – If Albert Einstein was correct and the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results then Maria Sharapova must be driving herself crazy every time she steps on court to face Serena Williams.

After 17 straight defeats, the latest of which ended her Wimbledon campaign at the semi-final stage on Thursday, the Russian still seemed bemused by the concept of shaking up her approach to playing the world number one.

Jul 9, 2015

Tennis-Maria still unsure how to solve a problem like Serena

LONDON, July 9 (Reuters) – If Albert Einstein was correct and the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results then Maria Sharapova must be driving herself crazy every time she steps on court to face Serena Williams.

After 17 straight defeats, the latest of which ended her Wimbledon campaign at the semi-final stage on Thursday, the Russian still seemed bemused by the concept of shaking up her approach to playing the world number one.

Jul 9, 2015

Serena mauls Sharapova to reach Wimbledon final

LONDON (Reuters) – Serena Williams feasted on familiar prey as she reached an eighth Wimbledon final with a superb 6-2 6-4 victory over Maria Sharapova on Thursday, her 17th win in a row over the Russian.

The five times champion is one match away from reinforcing her stranglehold on the women’s game by holding all four grand slam titles at the same time, a feat she will achieve for the second occasion if she beats 20th-seeded surprise package Garbine Muguruza of Spain in Saturday’s final.

Jul 9, 2015

Tennis-Serena mauls Sharapova to reach Wimbledon final

LONDON, July 9 (Reuters) – Serena Williams feasted on familiar prey as she reached an eighth Wimbledon final with a superb 6-2 6-4 victory over Maria Sharapova on Thursday, her 17th win in a row over the Russian.

The five times champion is one match away from reinforcing her stranglehold on the women’s game by holding all four grand slam titles at the same time, a feat she will achieve for the second occasion if she beats 20th-seeded surprise package Garbine Muguruza of Spain in Saturday’s final.