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Tennis-Lisicki holds nerve to sweep past Ivanovic

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Big serving from last year's runner-up Sabine Lisicki propelled the German into Wimbledon's fourth round on Monday, claiming a stop-go 6-4 3-6 6-1 victory over 11th seed Ana Ivanovic.






Tennis-Nishikori says Chang influence is paying off

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori reached the last 16 at Wimbledon for the first time on Monday and said working with former world number two Michael Chang was paying dividends.






Tennis-Quarter-finalist Zahlavova Strycova loving tennis again

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Unseeded Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova marched into her first grand slam quarter-final on Monday and revealed that she almost quit the sport at the end of the 2012 season.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wozniacki blames stupid errors for Strycova defeat

Jun 30th 2014
(Adds quotes, byline, corrects typo in Zahlavova Strycova name)






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Play resumes at Wimbledon after rain break

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Play resumed on all courts at Wimbledon at 1345GMT on Monday after a heavy rain shower sent players scurrying for cover.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Thigh injury forces American Keys out of Wimbledon

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Madison Keys, the last American woman standing in the singles at Wimbledon, was forced to withdraw from her third round encounter against Yaroslava Shvedova because of injury on Monday.






Tennis-Wozniacki becomes latest seed to fall to Zahlova Strycova

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki became the third Wimbledon seed to fall at the hands of the Czech Republic's Barbora Zahlova Strycova, dumped out of the fourth round 6-2 7-5 on Monday.






Tennis-Safarova first player through to Wimbledon quarter-finals

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Lucie Safarova became the first player to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday when she walloped 175th ranked qualifier Tereza Smitkova 6-0 6-2 in an all-Czech showdown.






Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Monday, June 30

Jun 30th 2014
FORTALEZA, Brazil - Netherlands substitute Klaas-Jan Huntelaar set up one goal and converted a penalty in the dying minutes as they recovered to beat Mexico 2-1 in an astonishing finale to their World Cup last 16 clash. (SOCCER WORLD/M51 NED MEX, (UPDATE 3, PIX), moved, by Gideon Long, 600 words)






Tennis-Memorable quotes from first week of Wimbledon

Jun 29th 2014
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - Following is a list of memorable quotes from the first week of Wimbledon:






Tennis-Champion Murray ready for real battles to commence

Jun 29th 2014
LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - Defending champion Andy Murray's tranquil progress through Wimbledon's opening week has been eerily calm.






Tennis-Sharapova primed for Wimbledon after Williams exit

Jun 29th 2014
London, June 29 (Reuters) - The shock losses suffered by top two seeds Serena Williams and Li Na have left Maria Sharapova with a smooth passage and the Russian is primed to win her second Wimbledon title, 10 years after winning her first as a 17-year-old.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Serena suffers earliest Wimbledon exit since 2005

Jun 29th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - It was not quite a Jill Craybas moment for Serena Williams at a soggy Wimbledon on Saturday but her third round defeat by Frenchwoman Alize Cornet was shocking all the same.






WRAPUP 2-Tennis-Serena fizzles out, Nadal and Federer march on

Jun 29th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Wimbledon great Serena Williams was sent packing by a Frenchwoman who once regarded grass court tennis as a chore but Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal illuminated the Centre Court lawn with commanding victories on Saturday.






Tennis-Fanatics fire Aussie Kyrgios through to last 16

Jun 29th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Rapper Drake left him feeling "really flat" on Saturday but luckily the 'Fanatics' were in the house to provide plenty of "energy and spark" to carry Nick Kyrgios into the fourth round of Wimbledon.






Tennis-Beauty sleep is antidote to rain for big-serving Raonic

Jun 29th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Eighth seed Milos Raonic woke from a nap to bludgeon his way into the last 16 at Wimbledon, losing just nine points on serve in a 7-6 (2) 7-6 (4) 6-2 victory over unseeded Pole Lukasz Kubot on Saturday.






Tennis-Cornet seals it with a kiss

Jun 28th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - It is unlikely that Alize Cornet will ever forget the moment she watched Serena Williams come charging towards the net - only to whip a backhand straight into the barrier.






Tennis-Champions Gate to end Wimbledon victory climb

Jun 28th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Some of Wimbledon's most memorable moments are the seconds after championship point when victorious, jubilant players clamber over the Centre Court commentary booth to celebrate with their loved ones in the players' box.






UPDATE 4-Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 3 results

Jun 28th 2014
June 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 3 matches on Saturday 23-Tommy Robredo (Spain) beat 15-Jerzy Janowicz (Poland) 6-2 6-4 6-7(5) 4-6 6-3 Nick Kyrgios (Australia) beat Jiri Vesely (Czech Republic) 3-6 6-3 7-5 6-2 8-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Lukasz Kubot (Poland) 7-6(2) 7-6(4) 6-2 4-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) 6-3 6-1 6-3 2-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) 6-7(4) 6-1 6-1 6-1






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Federer powers way past Colombian Giraldo

Jun 28th 2014
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Seven-times champion Roger Federer needed just 81 minutes to breeze through to the last 16 at Wimbledon with a 6-3 6-1 6-3 victory over Colombia's Santiago Giraldo on Saturday.