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Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon

Posted by on 16/07/2017
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Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon

Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon

LONDON: Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion yesterday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final. Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon’s oldest men’s winner of the modern […]

Muguruza stuns Venus to win first Wimbledon

Posted by on 15/07/2017
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Muguruza stuns Venus to win first Wimbledon

Muguruza stuns Venus to win first Wimbledon

LONDON: Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title and shattered Venus Williams’ history bid with a majestic 7-5, 6-0 victory in yesterday’s final. Muguruza overwhelmed Williams with a supreme display of power hitting in 77 minutes on Centre Court to become only the second Spanish woman to win Wimbledon. Watched from the Royal Box […]

Muguruza storms into second Wimbledon final

Posted by on 13/07/2017
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Muguruza storms into second Wimbledon final

Muguruza storms into second Wimbledon final

LONDON: Garbine Muguruza stormed into her second Wimbledon final in three years with a 6-1, 6-1 demolition of nerve-ridden Magdalena Rybarikova in just 64 minutes on Centre Court yesterday. Muguruza, seeded 14th, took advantage of a woeful performance from the Slovak world number 87 to secure her third Grand Slam final appearance. The 23-year-old, beaten […]

Murray into 10th successive Wimbledon q-final

Posted by on 10/07/2017
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Murray into 10th successive Wimbledon q-final

Murray into 10th successive Wimbledon q-final

Kerber crashes out, Venus oldest q-finalist for 23 years LONDON: Defending champion Andy Murray reached a 10th successive Wimbledon quarterfinal yesterday with a 7-6 (7/1), 6-4, 6-4 win over Benoit Paire of France. The world number one will face Sam Querrey, who he leads 7-1 in career meetings, for a place in the semi-finals. “I […]

Djokovic into Wimbledon last-16 for 10th time

Posted by on 08/07/2017
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Djokovic into Wimbledon last-16 for 10th time

Djokovic into Wimbledon last-16 for 10th time

LONDON: Three-time champion Novak Djokovic reached the Wimbledon fourth round for the 10th time yesterday with a 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (7/2) win over Ernests Gulbis of Latvia. Second seed Djokovic will play France’s Adrian Mannarino for a place in the quarter-finals. “I’m delighted with the performance today. I thought I raised the level of tennis,” […]

Teen Osaka ‘preparing whole life’ to finally face Venus Williams

Posted by on 06/07/2017
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Teen Osaka ‘preparing whole life’ to finally face Venus Williams

Teen Osaka ‘preparing whole life’ to finally face Venus Williams

LONDON: Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka wasn’t even born when Venus Williams made her Wimbledon debut 20 years ago, but she believes her life has been building towards the moment they meet on a tennis court. That time will come on Friday when they clash for a place in the last-16 at the All England Club. […]

Konta reaches third round at Wimbledon

Posted by on 05/07/2017
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Konta reaches third round at Wimbledon

Konta reaches third round at Wimbledon

Gritty Nishikori down Stakhovsky LONDON: Britain’s biggest hope for a women’s champion at Wimbledon worked her way into the third round yesterday. Johanna Konta trailed early but managed to come back and hang on for a 7-6 (4), 4-6, 10-8 victory over Donna Vekic on Centre Court. “It’s a nice feeling not to have to […]

Federer, Djokovic get free passes at Wimbledon

Posted by on 04/07/2017
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Federer, Djokovic get free passes at Wimbledon

Federer, Djokovic get free passes at Wimbledon

LONDON: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic barely had to break sweat to make winning starts at Wimbledon as their injury-hit opponents retired hurt from their first round matches yesterday. Federer is chasing a record eighth Wimbledon title and he was already well on top at the start of his 19th All England Club campaign when […]

Venus in tears over crash as Murray, Nadal stroll

Posted by on 03/07/2017
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Venus in tears over crash as Murray, Nadal stroll

Venus in tears over crash as Murray, Nadal stroll

LONDON: Venus Williams wept at Wimbledon over the “devastation” of a fatal road accident for which she is facing legal action as Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal eased into the second round yesterday. Williams, the 37-year-old five-time champion, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her maiden appearance at the All England Club. But that landmark […]

Federer backs injured Murray to recover for Wimbledon

Posted by on 29/06/2017
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Federer backs injured Murray to recover for Wimbledon

Federer backs injured Murray to recover for Wimbledon

LONDON: Roger Federer expects Andy Murray to defend the Wimbledon title despite his hip injury scare, but he warned the world number one not to play through the pain if he is seriously hurt. Murray’s fitness has become a major issue ahead of the start of Wimbledon on Monday after the Scot was forced to […]

Kvitova reaches first grass final since 2014

Posted by on 24/06/2017
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Kvitova reaches first grass final since 2014

Kvitova reaches first grass final since 2014

BIRMINGHAM: Petra Kvitova took a big step forwards to convincing herself that she can make a full recovery when she reached the final of the Aegon Classic by outplaying her exhausted friend and Czech compatriot Lucie Safarova. The twice former Wimbledon champion showed few signs of the appalling knife injuries to her playing hand in […]

Boris Becker declared bankrupt

Posted by on 21/06/2017
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Boris Becker declared bankrupt

Boris Becker declared bankrupt

LONDON: Former German tennis star Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt by a court in London after failing to pay a “substantial” long-standing debt since 2015. Laywers for the the three-time Wimbledon champion pleaded with a Bankruptcy Court registrar yesterday to allow Becker a “last chance” to pay off the debt. But Registrar Christine Derrett, […]

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