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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.






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.