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Wimbledon, cancelled, first time, World War Two

Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since World War Two

04 April, 2020 11:16 am 11:16 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The Wimbledon championships were cancelled for the first time since World War Two on Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic struck another blue-riband sports event off the calendar and wiped out the entire tennis grasscourt season. While the decision had looked inevitable for some time, since the virtual shutdown of world sport and … Read More


Wimbledon: Djokovic beats Federer to win fifth title

07 July, 2019 8:43 am 8:43 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic again proved the toughest nut for Roger Federer to crack, repelling all the Swiss threw at him in an epic duel to win a fifth Wimbledon crown in the longest singles final in the tournament’s 133-year history on Sunday. The indefatigable 32-year-old withstood almost five hours of Federer brilliance, dredging … Read More

Halep, Williams, win, Wimbledon, title

Halep stuns Williams to win Wimbledon title

07 July, 2019 9:36 pm 9:36 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Serena Williams’ wait for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title goes on after Simona Halep stunned the off-key American 6-2 6-2 in a one-sided Wimbledon final on Saturday. An inspired Halep took full advantage of an error-strewn display by seven-times champion Williams to become the first Romanian to win a Wimbledon … Read More

Djokovic, Roberto, Bautista, Roger Federer, Wimbledon, final

Djokovic, Federer charge into Wimbledon final

07 July, 2019 11:34 pm 11:34 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic and Roger Federerto advance into the Wimbledon final on Friday. Djokovic held off a spirited challenge from Spanish outsider Roberto Bautista Agut to triumph in four sets, while Roger Federer scampered past Rafael Nadal to seal the berth in the final. Remarkably the 6-2 4-6 … Read More

Riske, rewarded, Barty, battle, Wimbledon

Riske rewarded in Barty battle at Wimbledon

07 July, 2019 6:49 pm 6:49 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – In knocking world number one Ash Barty out of Wimbledon, Alison Riske showed that when your dad is a former secret service agent and FBI investigator, you learn how to turn the screw on even the most intimidating opponents. Riske created one of the biggest shocks of the tournament with her 3-6 … Read More

Federer, crushes, Clarke, reach, Wimbledon, third, round

Federer crushes Clarke to reach Wimbledon third round

07 July, 2019 10:39 pm 10:39 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer dashed home hopes of an outlandish upset at Wimbledon by easing into the third round with a 6-1 7-6(3) 6-2 win over Britain’s world number 169 Jay Clarke on Thursday to reach the third round. Federer had never lost a Grand Slam match to somebody as low as Clarke in … Read More

Federer, seeded, second, Wimbledon, Nadal, three

Federer seeded second at Wimbledon, Nadal drops to three

06 June, 2019 5:46 pm 5:46 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Eight-time champion Roger Federer was confirmed as the second seed for Wimbledon on Wednesday, bumping Rafael Nadal down to third despite being ranked below the Spaniard. Defending champion Novak Djokovic tops the draw while new world number one Ash Barty is top seed in the women’s singles. South African Kevin Anderson, runner-up … Read More

Wimbledon to take firm line on treatment of ball boys and girls

10 October, 2018 9:48 am 9:48 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Wimbledon is prepared to take action against players who behave badly towards ball boys and girls and plans to discuss the matter with representatives of men’s and women’s tennis, commercial director Mick Desmond said on Wednesday. The subject became a hot topic last week after Spaniard Fernando Verdasco was pilloried on social … Read More

Wimbledon, Australian Open considering final-set tiebreaks

09 September, 2018 10:08 am 10:08 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wimbledon and the Australian Open are considering introducing final-set tiebreaks in 2019. The issue hit the headlines after the six-hour, 36-minute semi-final between Kevin Anderson and John Isner at Wimbledon this year, which Anderson won 26-24 in the final set. The exhausted South African then lost in straight sets to Novak … Read More

Djokovic puts his foot on the Gasquet to reach last 16

09 September, 2018 10:01 am 10:01 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic enjoyed his first routine victory at this year’s US Open at the third attempt  as the two-time champion eased into the fourth round with a 6-2 6-3 6-3 win over flamboyant Frenchman Richard Gasquet. The sixth-seeded Serb needed four sets to despatch his first two opponents, struggling especially in … Read More

Super-Mom Serena into 10th Wimbledon final

07 July, 2018 8:46 am 8:46 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Serena Williams demonstrated that having a baby had not robbed her of any of her phenomenal tennis skills when she became the first mother in 38 years to reach the Wimbledon final, with a 6-2 6-4 demolition of Germany’s Julia Goerges on Thursday. Goerges had come into her first Grand Slam semi-final … Read More