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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Swiss miss unable to solve a problem like Maria

Jun 26th 2014
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - There is a steely look about Maria Sharapova as she talks about focus, concentration and looking to the future, not the past.






Tennis-Federer has all the aces to flatten Muller

Jun 26th 2014
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Sharp-shooter Roger Federer fired down 25 aces as he flattened Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 6-3 7-5 6-3 under a closed Centre Court roof on Thursday to reach the third round of Wimbledon.






UPDATE 13-Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 2 results

Jun 26th 2014
June 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 4-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) 6-3 7-5 6-3 9-John Isner (U.S.) beat Jarkko Nieminen (Finland) 7-6(17) 7-6(3) 7-5 Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) beat Julian Reister (Germany) 7-6(7) 6-4 6-4 5-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Lu Yen-Hsun (Taiwan) 7-6(6) 6-3 3-6 7-5 14-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) beat Sam Quer






UPDATE 13-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles round 2 results

Jun 26th 2014
June 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday Madison Keys (U.S.) beat 31-Klara Koukalova (Czech Republic) 7-5 6-7(3) 6-2 Vera Zvonareva (Russia) beat Donna Vekic (Croatia) 6-4 6-4 5-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) 6-2 6-1 9-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Heather Watson (Britain) 6-2 5-7 6-1 13-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat Silvia Soler Espinosa (Spain) 7-5 6-1






Tennis-Ruthless Sharapova continues smooth progress

Jun 26th 2014
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova put in a business-like performance to cast aside qualifier Timea Bacsinszky 6-2 6-1 in only an hour on her way to the third round at Wimbledon.

Tennis-Fighting Tsonga just can't stay away

Jun 26th 2014
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga just cannot keep off the grass at Wimbledon this year, having played on all four days of the championships so far during a torturous route to the third round.






Tennis-Raonic impresses, but says no one plays well on grass

Jun 26th 2014
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - A few of the past Wimbledon champions watching this year's championships would disagree but big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic reckons grass courts do not allow for great tennis.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Serena makes short work of Scheepers after late night

Jun 26th 2014
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Serena Williams showed no ill-effects from a late-night doubles outing, barely breaking sweat in a 6-1 6-1 thrashing of South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers to reach the third round on Thursday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nadal withstands second Rosol onslaught to reach third round

Jun 26th 2014
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Lightning threatened to strike twice for Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon as his 2012 conqueror Lukas Rosol took a set from the world No.1 in Thursday's second-round tussle.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Australian teenager Kyrgios stuns Gasquet with comeback win

Jun 26th 2014
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios staged a stunning comeback to beat French 13th seed Richard Gasquet 3-6 6-7(4) 6-4 7-5 10-8 in the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday after surviving nine match points.

Tennis-Nadal withstands second Rosol onslaught to reach third round

Jun 26th 2014
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Lightning threatened to strike twice for Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon as his 2012 conqueror Lukas Rosol took a set from the world No.1 in Thursday's second-round tussle.






Tennis-Nadal meets Rosol in revenge match

Jun 26th 2014
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - French Open champion Rafael Nadal will face his 2012 Wimbledon nemesis, Lukas Rosol, on Thursday, knowing he will have to up his game to avoid another second-round exit at the hands of the Czech world number 52.






WRAPUP 4-Tennis-Murray puts down a marker as seeds stumble

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - The champagne cork that popped in the first game of Andy Murray's thrashing of Blaz Rola may have been premature, but the defending Wimbledon champion has already thrown down the gauntlet to his rivals.






UPDATE 15-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles results

Jun 25th 2014
June 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles matches on Wednesday Round 2 Michelle Larcher de Brito (Portugal) beat Jarmila Gajdosova (Australia) 6-3 4-6 6-3 10-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) beat Alison Van Uytvanck (Belgium) 3-6 6-3 8-6 Lauren Davis (U.S.) beat 12-Flavia Pennetta (Italy) 6-4 7-6(4) 16-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Naomi Broady (Britain) 6-3 6-2 Peng Shuai (China) beat Maria Kirilenko (Russia) 6-0 6-3






Tennis-Wimbledon order of play for Thursday

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Order of play on main show courts on the fourth day of the Wimbledon championships on Thursday (all matches second round, prefix numbers denote seedings):






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Djokovic lives to fight another day

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic showed that Wimbledon was no place for a 35-year-old warrior as he beat battle-scarred Czech Radek Stepanek 6-4 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(5) in a hugely entertaining contest to reach the third round of Wimbledon on Wednesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Assured Dimitrov eyes sustained challenge

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Burgeoning talent Grigor Dimitrov showed no nerves and little mercy in his first foray on Wimbledon's Centre Court, confident he could go far in the tournament.






Tennis-Djokovic lives to fight another day

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic showed that Wimbledon was no place for a 35-year-old warrior as he beat battle-scarred Czech Radek Stepanek 6-4 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(5) in a hugely entertaining contest to reach the third round of Wimbledon on Wednesday.






UPDATE 14-Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 2 results

Jun 25th 2014
June 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Radek Stepanek (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(5) Jimmy Wang (Taiwan) beat 17-Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) 7-6(1) 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3 6-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat Bernard Tomic (Australia) 4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(3) 6-1 Gilles Simon (France) beat Robin Haase (Netherlands) 7-6(1) 6-4 6-4 26-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Andreas H






Tennis-Gulbis bows out but makes his mark with parting shots

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - From vampires to gambling and fine art, Ernests Gulbis offered a bizarre insight into the life of a millionaire Latvian tennis star during his brief Wimbledon challenge, which ended with a second-round defeat by Sergiy Stakhovsky on Wednesday.