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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.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Murray revels in quick second-round win

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Andy Murray made no apologies for blasting Slovenian Blaz Rola out of the second round at Wimbledon on Wednesday, pointing out that he has let leads slip too often and needs to be ruthless.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Venus in for the long haul, sets up Kvitova clash

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Venus Williams, the five-time Wimbledon champion who last won in 2008, insisted she has plenty of top-level tennis left in her as she set up a third-round clash with Petra Kvitova.






Tennis-Second seed Li dreams of being a housewife

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - China's Li Na looked at home on the grass of Wimbledon as she powered into the third round on Wednesday, but the second seed revealed that she dreams of becoming a housewife.






Tennis-Assured Dimitrov reaches maiden Wimbledon third round

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Queen's champion Grigor Dimitrov showed the value of extra grasscourt practice on Wednesday, when an assured 6-3 6-2 6-4 victory over Australian Luke Saville took him into Wimbledon's third round for the first time.






Tennis-Venus in for the long haul after advancing to third round

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Reaching the third round of a grand slam for the first time in 18 months, five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams insisted she has plenty of top-level tennis left in her after defeating Japan's Kurumi Nara 7-6 6-1.

Tennis-Champion Murray hands Rola a grand slam lesson

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Andy Murray gave Slovenian Blaz Rola a painful lesson in what it takes to be a grand slam winner, when he blasted the former college champion out of Wimbledon's second round 6-1 6-1 6-0.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Wimbledon men's doubles round 1 results

Jun 25th 2014
June 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Doubles Round 1 matches on Wednesday Feliciano Lopez/Jurgen Melzer (Spain/Austria) beat Alex Bolt/Andrew Whittington (Australia) 7-5 3-6 6-3 6-2 Dustin Brown/Jan-Lennard Struff (Germany) beat Ken Skupski/Neal Skupski (Britain) 5-7 6-3 6-4 6-2 15-Juan Sebastian Cabal/Marcin Matkowski (Colombia/Poland) beat Marcelo Demoliner/Purav Raja (Brazil/India) 6-2 6-4 6-4 14-Jamie Murray/John Peers (Britain/






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Wimbledon women's doubles round 1 results

Jun 25th 2014
June 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Doubles Round 1 matches on Wednesday 13-Lucie Hradecka/Michaella Krajicek (Czech Republic/Netherlands) beat Gabriela Dabrowski/Alicja Rosolska (Canada/Poland) 5-7 6-4 6-2 Andrea Petkovic/Magdalena Rybarikova (Germany/Slovakia) beat 3-Kveta Peschke/Katarina Srebotnik (Czech Republic/Slovenia) 7-5 6-3 10-Julia Goerges/Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Germany) beat Vesna Dolonc/Daniela Seguel (Serbia/Chile) 6-2 6-3






Tennis-Li powers into Wimbledon third round

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Second seed Li Na proved too powerful for Austrian Yvonne Meusburger as she eased into the Wimbledon third round with a 6-2 6-2 win on Wednesday.






Tennis-Fitness not an issue for Townsend in early Wimbledon exit

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Taylor Townsend's hopes of repeating her French Open success at Wimbledon were snuffed out by Klara Koukalova but for her, the first round defeat had nothing to do with the issue that has made her a poster child for heavier-set women.






Tennis-Murray eager to extinguish Blaz in round two

Jun 25th 2014
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Andy Murray will take a trip into the unknown against Slovenian world number 92 Blaz Rola as he continues the defence of his Wimbledon title in the second round on Wednesday.






WRAPUP 3-Tennis-Nadal survives fright on parade of champions

Jun 24th 2014
LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal and Maria Sharapova led a parade of former champions into the Wimbledon second round on Tuesday after Marion Bartoli briefly lit up Centre Court without swinging her racket.






UPDATE 32-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles round 1 results

Jun 24th 2014
June 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Donna Vekic (Croatia) beat 21-Roberta Vinci (Italy) 6-4 4-6 6-4 Camila Giorgi (Italy) beat Alexandra Cadantu (Romania) 6-1 7-6(5) Alison Riske (U.S.) beat 26-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) 4-6 7-5 6-1 Chanelle Scheepers (South Africa) beat Christina Mchale (U.S.) 6-3 6-3 11-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat Francesca Schiavone (






Tennis-Halep seizes Centre Court chance to open Wimbledon account

Jun 24th 2014
LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - Third seed Simona Halep made the most of the Centre Court stage gifted to her in a scheduling change, disposing of her Brazilian opponent Teliana Pereira 6-2 6-2 in a clinical display on Tuesday.

Tennis-Wimbledon order of play for Wednesday

Jun 24th 2014
Order of play on main show courts on the third day of the Wimbledon championships on Wednesday (all matches second round, prefix numbers denote seedings):






UPDATE 32-Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 1 results

Jun 24th 2014
June 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 23-Tommy Robredo (Spain) beat Lukas Lacko (Slovakia) 7-6(5) 1-6 6-2 6-4 Julian Reister (Germany) beat Michael Russell (U.S.) 6-4 6-4 6-7(5) 4-6 7-5 Simone Bolelli (Italy) beat Tatsuma Ito (Japan) 7-5 7-6(3) 3-6 7-6(5) Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) beat 32-Dmitry Tursunov (Russia) 7-5 6-4 3-6 6-2 22-Philipp Kohlschrei






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nadal aims to fight through the Wimbledon jitters

Jun 24th 2014
LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - It was a jittery first outing for Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon on Tuesday. Memories of his chequered recent history at the tournament, the fast grass and a tough opponent combined to cause the world No.1 some anxious moments.






Tennis-Warrior Hewitt buoyed by rise of Aussie young guns

Jun 24th 2014
LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - Australian standard bearer Lleyton Hewitt scrapped to his 145th victory in grand slam play at Wimbledon on Tuesday and, for a change, he will have plenty of company in the second round.






Tennis-Keys justifies the hype with show of power

Jun 24th 2014
LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - Still buzzing from her first WTA title a few days ago, American teenager Madison Keys showed again why she is being tipped for a big future as she powered into Wimbledon's second round on Tuesday.