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Djokovic, Sharapova book Wimbledon last 16

LONDON: Defending champion Novak Djokovic and 2004 winner Maria Sharapova swept into the Wimbledon fourth round yesterday as controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios bolstered his reputation as the next generation's brightest…

White still not right at Wimbledon

LONDON: Wimbledon’s famously strict dress code, which requires competitors to appear head-to-toe in white playing gear, has come under renewed fire for being “ridiculous” and “excessive”. Even Roger Federer, the…

Djokovic, Sharapova breeze through

LONDON: Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova breezed through at a sweltering Wimbledon yesterday where temperatures soared to a record 35.7 degrees while injury-plagued Japanese star Kei Nishikori was forced to…

Djokovic, Serena off to winning starts

LONDON: Defending champion Novak Djokovic and five-time women’s winner Serena Williams reached the Wimbledon second round yesterday as organisers boosted security and weathermen ramped up warnings of a crushing heatwave.…

Plaudits pour in for Serena

LONDON: Serena Williams arrives at Wimbledon for the latest stage of her bid for an historic calendar Grand Slam with the praise of her peers ringing in her ears. Williams…

Djokovic eyes Wimbledon healing after Paris misery

LONDON: Novak Djokovic insists his heartbreaking French Open final defeat has been consigned to history as he begins his Wimbledon title defence today. The world number one had stayed resolutely…

Murray crowned King of Queen’s

Nadal crashes at Queen’s

LONDON: Rafael Nadal suffered a shock first-round exit from the Wimbledon warm-up event at Queen’s Club as the Spanish star was beaten 6-3, 6-7 (6/8), 6-4 by unheralded Ukrainian Alexandr…

Nadal clinches clay-grass double

STUTTGART: Rafael Nadal earned his second title of the season and his fourth on grass as he defeated Serb Viktor Troicki 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 yeterday to become the first man…

Wawrinka shatters Djokovic dream

Serena wins 20th Grand Slam

PARIS: Serena Williams won her 20th Grand Slam title and third French Open crown at Roland Garros yesterday, clawing her way back from a break down in the last set…

Wawrinka sinks French hopes

PARIS: Stan Wawrinka shattered French hopes of a first men's singles champion in 32 years yesterday when he outlasted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-7 (1/7), 7-6 (7/3) 6-4 in the first…

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