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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.

Jun 29, 2015

Kyrgios argues with umpire in easy Wimbledon win

LONDON (Reuters) – Australia’s Nick Kyrgios denied calling an official “dirty scum” but could find himself in trouble following a bad-tempered exchange in his first-round victory over Diego Schwartzman at Wimbledon on Monday.

Kyrgios was two sets up in his 6-0 6-2 7-6(6) win over the Argentine when he confronted umpire Mohamed Lahyani about a contentious call in the third set.

Jun 29, 2015

Tennis-Kyrgios argues with umpire in easy Wimbledon win

LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – Australia’s Nick Kyrgios denied calling an official “dirty scum” but could find himself in trouble following a bad-tempered exchange in his first-round victory over Diego Schwartzman at Wimbledon on Monday.

Kyrgios was two sets up in his 6-0 6-2 7-6(6) win over the Argentine when he confronted umpire Mohamed Lahyani about a contentious call in the third set.

Jun 29, 2015

Tennis-Australian Kyrgios storms into second round

LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – Nick Kyrgios reminded Wimbledon fans of the destructive weapons that shook up the tournament last year by powering into the second round with a straight-sets demolition of Diego Schwartzman on Monday.

A year after the towering Australian stunned then world number one Rafa Nadal to become the first man to reach the last eight on his Wimbledon debut since 2004, he cranked up the firecracker forehand to crush Argentine Schwartzman 6-0 6-2 7-6(6).