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  • Watch: Djokovic strolls to Wimbledon triumph

    Watch: Djokovic strolls to Wimbledon triumph

    Novak Djokovic is a grand slam winner once again after defeating a weary Kevin Anderson to claim his fourth Wimbledon title. The Serbian has been fighting for two years to restore health, form and confidence after the heights of making it four...

  • Watch: Kerber stuns Serena to win Wimbledon title

    Watch: Kerber stuns Serena to win Wimbledon title

    Angelique Kerber ripped up the script when she stunned Serena Williams 6-3 6-3 to win her first Wimbledon title on Saturday. The 11th seed took advantage of an error-strewn performance by the seven-times champion to become the first German woman...

  • Djokovic beats Nadal in marathon match to reach Wimbledon final

    Djokovic beats Nadal in marathon match to reach Wimbledon final

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic reached his fifth Wimbledon final as he resisted everything great rival Rafael Nadal could throw at him to win 6-4 3-6 7-6(9) 3-6 10-8 in a two-day classic that concluded in nerve-jangling tension on Saturday. Twelfth seed...

  • Longest-ever Wimbledon semi-final sees Anderson through

    Longest-ever Wimbledon semi-final sees Anderson through

    When Kevin Anderson lost his footing and fell on his backside while hitting a backhand on John Isner's serve in the men's semi-final at Wimbledon on Friday nobody would have blamed him if he did not bother getting up again. After all this was at...

  • Top seed Halep stunned by Hsieh in Wimbledon third round

    Top seed Halep stunned by Hsieh in Wimbledon third round

    Women's top seed Simona Halep crashed out in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturday when she was beaten 3-6 6-4 7-5 by Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei. The Romanian world number one, who claimd her first Grand Slam title at last month's French Open, never...

  • Champion Muguruza falls in the second round

    Champion Muguruza falls in the second round

    Garbine Muguruza's Wimbledon title defence was hijacked by Alison van Uytvanck as the little-known Belgian produced a fearless brand of hard-hitting tennis to topple the champion with a 5-7 6-2 6-1 victory in the second round on Thursday. Muguruza...

  • Wozniacki joins seed exodus after stinging loss

    Wozniacki joins seed exodus after stinging loss

    Caroline Wozniacki's honeymoon on grass was short-lived as she became the 11th women's seed to fall on the first three days at Wimbledon in a 6-4 1-6 7-5 second-round defeat by Ekaterina Makarova on Wednesday. The Danish second seed, who won the...

  • Federer delivers shot-making masterclass to reach round three

    Federer delivers shot-making masterclass to reach round three

    When Roger Federer's lunging mis-hit spun high into the air and turned into a glorious lob, Lukas Lacko must have known it was going to be one of those days when he might as well enjoy having the best view in the house. It was just too bad the...

  • Murray pulls out of Wimbledon

    Murray pulls out of Wimbledon

    Andy Murray has announced his withdrawal from Wimbledon on the eve of the tournament. The two-time champion had been due to play Benoit Paire in the first round on Tuesday and spoke positively about his prospects at a press conference on Saturday,...

  • Awe-inspiring Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open title

    Awe-inspiring Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open title

    Rafael Nadal beat Austrian seventh seed Dominic Thiem 6-4 6-3 6-2 to claim a record-extending 11th French Open title on Sunday. The Spanish world number one took his Roland Garros win-loss record to a jaw-dropping 86-2 as he captured his 17th...

  • Halep fights back to finally clinch French Open title

    Halep fights back to finally clinch French Open title

    World number one Simona Halep ended years of heartache to clinch her first Grand Slam title with 3-6 6-4 6-1 victory over American Sloane Stephens in the French Open final on Saturday. The popular Romanian, who had lost three major finals before...

  • Rain saves Nadal as Spaniard lines up semis clash with Del Potro

    Rain saves Nadal as Spaniard lines up semis clash with Del Potro

    Rafael Nadal admitted the rain saved him from a shock French Open defeat. The 10-time champion needed a downpour on Wednesday evening to rescue him from a deluge of break points, five of which were converted by tricky Argentinian Diego...

  • Halep reaches French Open final and retains number one ranking

    Halep reaches French Open final and retains number one ranking

    Simona Halep reached her third French Open final, and held on to the world number one spot, with a straight-sets victory over Garbine Muguruza. American Sloane Stephens, the 10th seed, now stands between Halep and a first grand slam title. It will...

  • McEnroe predicts tough return for Murray at Wimbledon

    McEnroe predicts tough return for Murray at Wimbledon

    John McEnroe expects Andy Murray to battle past his hip problem and play at Wimbledon this year but has warned the Briton that he faces a tough test against hard-hitting opponents. Former world number one Murray has not played a competitive match...

  • Muguruza thrashes Sharapova in Paris

    Muguruza thrashes Sharapova in Paris

    Spain's Garbine Muguruza thrashed Maria Sharapova to reach the French Open semi-finals on Wednesday as a much-anticipated second top-of-the-bill showdown in three days failed to materialse at Roland Garros. Sharapova's eagerly-awaited fourth-round...

  • Cecchinato stuns former champion Djokovic at French Open

    Cecchinato stuns former champion Djokovic at French Open

    Marco Cecchinato beat former champion and 12-times major winner Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-6(4) 1-6 7-6(11) at the French Open on Tuesday to become the first Italian man to reach a Grand Slam semi-final in 40 years. Cecchinato cruised through the...

  • Belgium detains 13 in tennis match-fixing probe

    Belgium detains 13 in tennis match-fixing probe

    Belgium has detained 13 people in raids over an investigation into suspected match-fixing in the lower ranks of professional tennis, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday. A criminal organisation with ties to Belgium and Armenia has been bribing...

  • Cecchinato upsets Goffin to reach last eight

    Cecchinato upsets Goffin to reach last eight

    Unheralded Italian Marco Cecchinato stormed into the French Open quarter-finals by upsetting Belgian eighth seed David Goffin 7-5 4-6 6-0 6-3 on Sunday. World number 72 Cecchinato, who had never been past the first round at a Grand Slam, will next...

  • Djokovic's bid for second French Open off to glum-faced start

    Djokovic's bid for second French Open off to glum-faced start

    Novak Djokovic launched his campaign for a second French Open title with a moody victory over Brazilian qualifier Rogerio Dutra Silva on Monday, winning 6-3 6-4 6-4. In his quest to become the first men's player in the Open era to win each of the...

  • Azarenka dumped out of French Open in first round

    Azarenka dumped out of French Open in first round

    Two-time Grand Slam winner Victoria Azarenka crashed out of the French Open in the first round losing 5-7 5-7 to Katerina Siniakova on Monday, playing only her fifth tournament of the year after a legal battle over the custody of her son. The...