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Jul 12, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic hungry for more after chewing on Wimbledon turf again

LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) – In the era of Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, it is easy to downplay the achievements of Novak Djokovic until you glance at the names he left in his wake by claiming a ninth major title and third Wimbledon crown on Sunday.

Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Fred Perry and Ken Rosewall — names that trip off the tongue like a Who’s Who of undisputed greats — all sit behind the Serb on tennis’s honours board of grand slam champions.

Jul 12, 2015

Federer levels Wimbledon final against Djokovic

LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer fueled his hopes of a record eighth Wimbledon title by saving seven set points to level Sunday’s final against Novak Djokovic at one set each.

Both the opening sets were decided by tiebreaks with Djokovic, chasing a third Wimbledon trophy, running away with the first and Federer coming through a marathon second to leave the match tantalizingly poised.

Jul 12, 2015

Tennis-Federer levels Wimbledon final against Djokovic

LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) – Roger Federer fuelled his hopes of a record eighth Wimbledon title by saving seven set points to level Sunday’s final against Novak Djokovic at one set each.

Both the opening sets were decided by tiebreaks with Djokovic, chasing a third Wimbledon trophy, running away with the first and Federer coming through a marathon second to leave the match tantalisingly poised.

Jul 11, 2015

Wimbledon winner Serena eyes fairytale in New York

LONDON (Reuters) – Having spent the last two weeks saying she would not talk about a possible Grand Slam, Serena Williams allowed herself a few moments to enjoy her sixth Wimbledon title before thoughts turned to New York and the elusive calendar year feat.

Williams belongs to an exclusive club of women who have held all four major titles at the same time, and achieved the so-called ‘Serena Slam’ for the second time with her 6-4 6-4 victory over Garbine Muguruza in Saturday’s Wimbledon final.

Jul 11, 2015

Tennis-Wimbledon winner Serena eyes fairytale in New York

LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – Having spent the last two weeks saying she would not talk about a possible Grand Slam, Serena Williams allowed herself a few moments to enjoy her sixth Wimbledon title before thoughts turned to New York and the elusive calendar year feat.

Williams belongs to an exclusive club of women who have held all four major titles at the same time, and achieved the so-called ‘Serena Slam’ for the second time with her 6-4 6-4 victory over Garbine Muguruza in Saturday’s Wimbledon final.

Jul 11, 2015

Muguruza will be a Wimbledon champion soon, says Serena

LONDON (Reuters) – After feeling the full force of Garbine Muguruza’s ferocious forehand and being made to scrap like a bloodied street fighter, Serena Williams has seen enough of the Spaniard to make a bold prediction — soon she will be a Wimbledon champion too.

There is little solace to be had when you are beaten into second place unless your opponent, one of the greatest talents in the sport’s history, believes you are destined to lift one of tennis’s greatest prizes.

Jul 11, 2015

Tennis-Muguruza will be a Wimbledon champion soon, says Serena

LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – After feeling the full force of Garbine Muguruza’s ferocious forehand and being made to scrap like a bloodied street fighter, Serena Williams has seen enough of the Spaniard to make a bold prediction — soon she will be a Wimbledon champion too.

There is little solace to be had when you are beaten into second place unless your opponent, one of the greatest talents in the sport’s history, believes you are destined to lift one of tennis’s greatest prizes.

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.