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UPDATE 1-Tennis-No more Mr Nice Guy as Djokovic demolishes Golubev

Jun 23rd 2014
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic is usually considered one of the "Mr Nice Guys" of the tennis circuit, always game for a laugh and ready to applaud the winners flying off his opponents' rackets.






Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

Jun 23rd 2014
June 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 9660 2 (2) Li Na(China) 7330 3 (3) Simona Halep(Romania) 6105 4 (4) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 5990 5 (5) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 4741 6 (6) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 4570 7 (9






Tennis-Wimbledon order of play for Tuesday

Jun 23rd 2014
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Order of play on selected main show courts on the second day of the Wimbledon championships on Tuesday (all matches first round, prefix numbers denote seedings):






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Murray starts latest stat-attack in style

Jun 23rd 2014
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - The problem for Andy Murray is that every time he arrives at Wimbledon he is saddled with erasing a statistic.






Tennis-Venus chalks up win on Wimbledon return

Jun 23rd 2014
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams chalked up her first victory at the tournament for three years, adopting an underdog mentality to help her to dispose of Spaniard Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-4 4-6 6-2.






UPDATE 27-Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 1 results

Jun 23rd 2014
June 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Benjamin Becker (Germany) beat Donald Young (U.S.) 6-4 6-3 6-4 16-Fabio Fognini (Italy) beat Alex Kuznetsov (U.S.) 2-6 1-6 6-4 6-1 9-7 21-Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) beat Samuel Groth (Australia) 7-5 7-6(2) 7-6(5) Andrey Kuznetsov (Russia) beat Daniel Evans (Britain) 6-1 7-5 3-6 7-6(5) Jan Hernych (Czech Republic) beat Tobias Kamke (Germany) 6-3 6-7(5) 6-






UPDATE 25-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles round 1 results

Jun 23rd 2014
June 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 10-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) beat Aleksandra Wozniak (Canada) 6-1 6-2 Coco Vandeweghe (U.S.) beat 27-Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) 6-3 3-6 7-5 Casey Dellacqua (Australia) beat Anett Kontaveit (Estonia) 3-6 7-6(4) 6-3 6-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Andrea Hlavackova (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-0 Alison Van Uytvanck (Belgium) beat Monica Niculescu (Romania






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Li survives wobbly first set to down Polish debutante

Jun 23rd 2014
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - One was a grand slam novice playing her first singles match on the main tour, the other was a double grand slam champion with millions in the bank and ranked second in the world.

WRAPUP 2-Tennis-Perfect start for Murray, the returning hero

Jun 23rd 2014
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - All was as it should be on the opening day of Wimbledon when returning British hero Andy Murray opened the defence of his historic title with an impressive first-round victory on Monday.






Tennis-Devastating Djokovic dashes into second round

Jun 23rd 2014
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic lived up to his top billing at Wimbledon when he combined brutal force with deft touches to reach the second round in a 6-0 6-1 6-4 destruction of Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev on Monday.






Tennis-Ukrainian Stakhovsky keeps Wimbledon in perspective

Jun 23rd 2014
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky was the toast of Wimbledon when he knocked out Roger Federer last year, but 12 months on he finds himself torn between tennis and keeping an eye on the political situation in his home country.






Tennis-Gulbis has no time for vampires, but umpires are okay

Jun 23rd 2014
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - French Open semi-finalist Ernests Gulbis has never been afraid of causing a stir and the Latvian was inadvertently at it again after his first-round victory at Wimbledon on Monday.






Tennis-Li survives wobbly first set to down Polish debutante

Jun 23rd 2014
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - No one would have guessed Li Na was facing a grand slam novice as the Chinese second seed survived a rollercoaster opening set before reaching the Wimbledon second round with a 7-5 6-2 win over Polish qualifier Paula Kania on Monday.






Colourful knickers banished for all-white at Wimbledon

Jun 23rd 2014
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Women's colourful knickers and men's black ones should be a thing of the past at Wimbledon as organisers of the tournament that began on Monday have advised players that guidelines requiring all-white tennis clothing will be strictly enforced.






Tennis-Hooked on the World Cup? Not early loser Stephens

Jun 23rd 2014
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Soccer is a hot topic in the Wimbledon locker rooms this year, but American Sloane Stephens's interest in the World Cup ended when friend Jozy Altidore was injured in her country's opening match.

UPDATE 1-Sunny skies, a British defending champion make for happy "Queue" at Wimbledon

Jun 23rd 2014
* Murray, sunshine bring out fans - Wimbledon spokesman (Adds Murray victory over Goffin)






Tennis-Azarenka enjoys first win after six months of injury woes

Jun 23rd 2014
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Former world number one Victoria Azarenka won her first match since January's Australian Open on Monday, beating Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3 7-5 in Wimbledon's first round.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Stosur's Wimbledon adventure over on day one

Jun 23rd 2014
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur's unhappy union with Wimbledon continued on Monday as the Australian became the highest seed to fall by the wayside on the opening day, going down 6-3 6-4 against Belgian Yanina Wickmayer.






Sunny skies, a British defending champion make for a happy "Queue" at Wimbledon

Jun 23rd 2014
* Murray, sunshine bring out the fans -Wimbledon spokesman






Tennis-ATP Tour singles standings

Jun 23rd 2014
June 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Rafa Nadal(Spain) 12500 2 (2) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 12330 3 (3) Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5420 4 (4) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 4945 5 (5) Andy Murray(Britain) 4680 6 (6) Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 4680 7 (7) David Ferrer(Spain) 4190 8