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Tag Archives: Wimbledon

Emotional Sharapova quits Wimbledon in pain

LONDON: Fifteen years after shooting to global fame when she captured the Wimbledon title and the hearts of Centre Court, an emotional Maria Sharapova quit the tournament in pain, raising more questions about her future in the sport. The 2004 champion retired with a left arm injury in the final ...

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Australian Open could be last, says retiring Andy Murray

LONDON: Britain’s Andy Murray says he plans to retire after this year’s Wimbledon but fears next week’s Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career. The three-time Grand Slam winner, who is struggling to recover from hip surgery, was in tears at a news conference in Melbourne on ...

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Novak Djokovic Wins 4th Wimbledon Title

LONDON: Novak Djokovic raced to a fourth Wimbledon title and 13th career Grand Slam crown on Sunday when he defeated a battling but exhausted Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3). World number 21 Djokovic added the 2018 title to his wins in 2011, 2014 and 2015 as he became the ...

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Kerber beats Serena Williams to win Wimbledon

AFP LONDON: Angelique Kerber became the first German woman to win Wimbledon for 22 years as the 11th seed shattered Serena Williams’ bid for Grand Slam history with a shock 6-3, 6-3 victory in Saturday’s final. Kerber avenged her defeat against Williams in the 2016 Wimbledon title match, overwhelming the ...

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Ostapenko into Wimbledon quarter-finals

LONDON: Former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko swept into her second Wimbledon quarter-final with a 7-6 (7/4), 6-0 win against Belarusian world number 50 Aliaksandra Sasnovich on Monday. Latvian 12th seed Ostapenko came from 2-5 down in the first set to finish off Sasnovich, who had stunned two-time Wimbledon champion ...

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Roger Federer cruises into Wimbledon quarter-finals

PARIS: Roger Federer needed just 16 minutes to win the opening set in a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 defeat of France’s Adrian Mannarino to reach his 16th Wimbledon quarter-final on Monday. Eight-time champion Federer will be playing in his 53rd Grand Slam last-eight when he tackles either Gael Monfils of France ...

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Nadal kills curse of 100 club at Wimbledon as Kvitova crashes

LONDON: World number one Rafael Nadal breezed into the Wimbledon second round Tuesday but fellow two-time champion and title favourite Petra Kvitova crashed out. Nadal cruised to a 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 win over Israel’s Dudi Sela as the Spaniard returned to action for the first time since claiming his 11th ...

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Wozniacki gets pre-Wimbledon boost with Eastbourne title

(Vincent Thian/AP) EASTBOURNE: Denmark’s world number two Caroline Wozniacki gave herself the perfect confidence-booster ahead of Wimbledon with a hard fought 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) victory over Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka to take her second WTA Eastbourne title on Saturday. The 27-year-old top seed was winning her first title since claiming her ...

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Tennis: Roger Federer eyes 9th Wimbledon Title

LONDON: Having seen longtime rival Rafael Nadal tighten his iron-grip on Roland Garros, Roger Federer aims to extend his personal dominance of Wimbledon by claiming a ninth title at the All England Club. Despite his 37th birthday fast approaching, and having been stunned by Borna Coric in the Halle grasscourt ...

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