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UPDATE 2-Tennis-Cocktail of talent helps Muguruza reach semis

Jul 7th 2015
LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - A little bit of the Williams sisters' power combined with Maria Sharapova's mental strength and blended in with Martina Hingis' tactical nous -- that heady mix of talent made Garbine Muguruza into the "perfect player" who reached the Wimbledon semi-finals.








Tennis-Radwanska's grasscourt pedigree helps her reach semis

Jul 7th 2015
LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - Agnieszka Radwanska made her wealth of grasscourt experience count as she dispatched American hope Madison Keys 7-6(3) 3-6 6-3 to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for the third time in four years.








Tennis-Serena overpowers Azarenka to reach semi-finals

Jul 7th 2015
LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - Top seed Serena Williams overpowered Victoria Azarenka in an absorbing Wimbledon quarter-final on Tuesday, recovering from a set down to win 3-6 6-2 6-3.








Tennis-Vandeweghe accuses Sharapova of unsporting behaviour

Jul 7th 2015
LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - American Coco Vandeweghe accused Russia's Maria Sharapova of unsporting behaviour on Tuesday after going out to the Russian in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.








UPDATE 3-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles quarterfinal results

Jul 7th 2015
July 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Tuesday 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat 23-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 3-6 6-2 6-3 13-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat 21-Madison Keys (U.S.) 7-6(3) 3-6 6-3 4-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat CoCo Vandeweghe (U.S.) 6-3 6-7(3) 6-2 20-Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) beat 15-Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) 7-5 6-3








Tennis-Djokovic offers to apologise to upset Wimbledon ballgirl

Jul 7th 2015
LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic promised to apologise to a shaken ball girl for an outburst during his tough five set victory over big-serving South African Kevin Anderson on Tuesday.








REFILE-Tennis-Wimbledon's famous strawberries now come...as mush

Jul 7th 2015
LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - There's a new way to ingest strawberries at Wimbledon this year but the public isn't invited and the famous berries from the nearby English county of Kent aren't eaten with a spoon and don't come with cream either.








Tennis-Order of play for Wimbledon on Wednesday

Jul 7th 2015
LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - Singles order of play on the showcourts at the Wimbledon Championships on Wednesday (play begins at 1200 GMT unless stated).








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Screaming Djokovic pulls off the great escape

Jul 7th 2015
LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - Top seed and reigning champion Novak Djokovic pulled off a great escape at Wimbledon in beating South African Kevin Anderson on Tuesday after five tense sets to reach his 25th successive grand slam quarter-final.








Tennis-Sharapova advances after stiff test from Vandeweghe

Jul 7th 2015
LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova made it a remarkable 20 victories from 23 grand slam quarter-finals but was pushed all the way at Wimbledon on Tuesday by feisty American Coco Vandeweghe before emerging a 6-3 6-7(3) 6-2 winner.








Tennis-Muguruza finds her grasscourt groove to reach Wimbledon semi

Jul 7th 2015
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.








Tennis-Djokovic pulls off the great escape against Anderson

Jul 7th 2015
LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - Top seed and reigning champion Novak Djokovic pulled off the great escape at Wimbledon in beating South African Kevin Anderson 6-7(6) 6-7(6) 6-1 6-4 7-5 on Tuesday to reach his 25th successive grand slam quarter-final.








Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 4 result

Jul 7th 2015
July 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 4 on Tuesday 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat 14-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 6-7(6) 6-7(6) 6-1 6-4 7-5








REFILE-UPDATE 1-Tennis-Ferrer a surprise inclusion for Russia tie

Jul 7th 2015
BARCELONA, July 7 (Reuters) - Spain's new Davis Cup captain Conchita Martinez sprung a surprise on Tuesday by naming world number seven David Ferrer in her team for next week's Group I tie away to Russia.








Tennis-France picks Mahut over Monfils for GB Davis Cup clash

Jul 7th 2015
PARIS, July 7 (Reuters) - France have left Gael Monfils out of their team to play Great Britain in the Davis Cup next week, preferring lower-ranked Nicolas Mahut for his grasscourt and doubles skills - as predicted by Monfils himself.








Tennis-Ferrer a surprise inclusion in Spain team for Russia tie

Jul 7th 2015
BARCELONA, July 7 (Reuters) - Spain's new Davis Cup captain Conchita Martinez sprung a surprise on Tuesday by naming world number seven David Ferrer in her team for next week's Group I tie away to Russia.








UPDATE 2-Tennis-Kyrgios slams 'racist' Olympic great Fraser

Jul 7th 2015
SYDNEY, July 7 (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios has accused Olympic great Dawn Fraser of being a "blatant racist" after she said tennis players should "go back to where their parents came from" if they did not set a better example to Australian youth.








Tennis-Dimitrov splits with coach Rasheed

Jul 7th 2015
MELBOURNE, July 7 (Reuters) - World number 11 Grigor Dimitrov has split with coach Roger Rasheed, days after his disappointing third-round exit from Wimbledon.








Tennis-Order of play for Wimbledon on Tuesday

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Singles order of play at the Wimbledon Championships on Tuesday (play begins at 1200 GMT)








RPT-WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Djokovic recovers as match suspended, Serena wins

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - After three hours and two minutes of combat, Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson were forced off court in the twilight with their last 16 clash tantalisingly poised at two sets all and their Wimbledon audience begging for more.