Articles tagged 'wimbledon'

Djokovic over the moon 8 July 2014 LONDON - A jubilant Novak Djokovic said his mental strength was the key to winning Wimbledon for a second time, describing his five-set victory over the seven-times champion Roger Federer on Sunday as the “best grand slam final I have played in my career”. The Serb, who let slip a two-sets-to-...
Murray beats Djokovic to end Britain's wait 7 July 2013 LONDON - Andy Murray wiped out 77 years of pain and hurt as he became the first British man since 1936 to win the men's title at Wimbledon with a 6-4 7-5 6-4 victory over world No 1 Novak Djokovic on Sunday. Just why Britain had to wait almost eight decades to witness such scenes of unbridled ...
Djokovic, Murray battle into final 6 July 2013 LONDON - Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will meet in a mouth-watering Wimbledon final after the top two seeds survived gruelling last four clashes on Friday. World No 1 Djokovic defeated Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-7 (6/8), 6-3 in the longest semifinal in All England Club hist...
Odds favour Lisicki ahead of semis 3 July 2013 LONDON - An improbable scenario that would have prompted a polite chuckle among tennis fans two weeks ago is set to play out on Thursday when Marion Bartoli, Kirsten Flipkens, Sabine Lisicki andAgnieska Radwanska do battle in the Wimbledon semifinals. The odds on those players making the last ...
Djokovic, Murray final showdown on course 3 July 2013 LONDON - Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray remain on course for a Wimbledon final showdown after the top two seeds took contrasting routes into the last four on Wednesday. Djokovic will face Juan Martin del Potro for a place in Sunday's final as the world No 1 clinched his 13th consecutive Grand ...
Djokovic powers into Wimbledon semis 3 July 2013 LONDON - Novak Djokovic came through his toughest test at Wimbledon so far, beating the hard-hitting Tomas Berdych in straight sets on Wednesday to reach his 13th consecutive grand slam semi-final. Djokovic wasted four break points in the first set and was broken twice in the second, but he ul...
Flipkens, Lisicki strike blow for Wimbledon wounded 2 July 2013 LONDON - Kirsten Flipkens and Sabine Lisicki, whose careers were almost wrecked by illness and injury, booked emotional places in the Wimbledon semifinals on Tuesday. Flipkens will be playing in her first Grand Slam semifinal at the age of 27 after knocking out 2011 champion Petra Kvitova, 4-6...
Serena stunned by Lisicki at Wimbledon 1 July 2013 LONDON - Germany's Sabine Lisicki caused one of the biggest shocks in recent history in the women's event as she upended five-times champion Serena Williams 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Monday.   The 24th-seeded German trailed 3-0 in the final set but stormed back...
Serena reaches Wimbledon 4th round 29 June 2013 LONDON - Serena Williams cruised effortlessly into the Wimbledon fourth round on Saturday as the first week's shockwaves left just eight of the top 20 seeds still standing. Women's defending champion Serena Williams was equally ruthless taking just over an hour to carve out a 6-2, 6-0 win over...
Djokovic eases into next round 29 June 2013 LONDON - Novak Djokovic cruised effortlessly into the Wimbledon fourth round on Saturday as the first week's shockwaves left just eight of the top 20 seeds still standing. World No 1 Djokovic, the 2011 champion, destroyed French 28th seed Jeremy Chardy, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in just 86 minutes. He ...
Serena feared becoming next victim 27 June 2013 LONDON - Serena Williams was so shocked by the defeats of Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova and the injury carnage of black Wednesday at Wimbledon that she feared she would be next on the hit-list. Defending champion Williams saw title rival Sharapova, the third seed, beaten by Portuguese qualif...
Djokovic finds calm after storm 27 June 2013 LONDON - Novak Djokovic has been visiting a Buddhist Temple in an effort to escape the pressure-cooker atmosphere of a grand slam, the Serb said after bringing calm to Wimbledon with a comfortable straight sets win on Thursday. The world No 1 moved seamlessly into the third round by beating 30...
Federer falls to Stakhovsky 26 June 2013 LONDON - Seven-time winner Roger Federer suffered a humiliating Wimbledon defeat on an injury-cursed Wednesday which turned the All England Club upside down. Defending champion Federer, the third seed, lost to Ukraine's world number 116, Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/5), 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) in ...
Azarenka blasts Wimbledon courts 26 June 2013 LONDON - World No 2 Victoria Azarenka limped out of Wimbledon on Wednesday and blasted the state of the All England Club courts which she believes are compromising player safety. The Australian Open champion withdrew just minutes before she was due on Centre Court to face Italian veteran Flavi...