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  • No fifth Williams final as Kerber overcomes Venus

    No fifth Williams final as Kerber overcomes Venus

    Venus Williams fell painfully short of a ninth Wimbledon final appearance as she failed to fire in a straight-sets semi-final defeat to Angelique Kerber, yesterday. After sister Serena coasted to victory over Elena Vesnina in just 49 minutes, it...

  • Murray survives Tsonga rally

    Murray survives Tsonga rally

    Second seed Andy Murray survived a ferocious Jo-Wilfried Tsonga comeback to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for the seventh time last night, winning the day’s second Centre Court blockbuster 7-6 6-1 3-6 4-6 6-1. After Roger Federer’s miraculous...

  • Serena, Venus move a step away from final

    Serena, Venus move a step away from final

    Serena and Venus Williams are closing in on another family final after the sisters cruised through to the last four yesterday. The most famous siblings in tennis last met in a major final at Wimbledon in 2009 and stand one win each away from a...

  • Berdych battles through to last eight

    Tomas Berdych yesterday held his nerve to beat fellow Czech Jiri Vesely in the deciding set of a Wimbledon fourth-round clash he wanted to finish under the Centre Court lights 24 hours earlier. Runner-up to Rafael Nadal six years ago, Berdych is...

  • Murray downs Kyrgios

    Murray downs Kyrgios

    World number two Andy Murray withstood the challenge of Nick Kyrgios yesterday, sweeping aside the mercurial Australian 7-5 6-1 6-4 on Centre Court to reach his ninth straight Wimbledon quarter-final. For much of a pulsating first set 15th seed...

  • Djokovic shows rare fallibility in shock loss to Querrey

    Djokovic shows rare fallibility in shock loss to Querrey

    Novak Djokovic is fallible after all, as American powerhouse Sam Querrey proved in stunning fashion to stop the Serb's seemingly unstoppable charge towards a calendar year grand slam at a rain-hit Wimbledon. The 28th seed boomed down 31 aces and...

  • Del Potro ousts Wawrinka

    Del Potro ousts Wawrinka

    Juan Martin del Potro is making the most of his second coming at Wimbledon. Seven years have passed since he scalped Roger Federer at his peak in the US Open final – seven years of injury torment. The Argentinian is back in SW19 and though not...

  • Watch: Furious tennis player does a John McEnroe

    Watch: Furious tennis player does a John McEnroe

    Serb tennis player Viktor Troicki had a meltdown with the umpire during a Wimbledon match yesterday before losing the match.  Troicki aimed a volley of abuse at the umpire as the World No 27 crashed out of Wimbledon.  He screamed when the Italian...

  • Muguruza upset by qualifier

    Muguruza upset by qualifier

    Second seed Garbine Muguruza, bidding to add the Wimbledon crown to her French Open title, was sensationally beaten in the second round yesterday by Slovakian qualifier Jana Cepelova 6-3 6-2 in the shock of the tournament so far. Spaniard...

  • Djokovic sees off Mannarino

    Djokovic sees off Mannarino

    Some first-round matches had yet to start at Wimbledon yesterday as defending champion Novak Djokovic eased through to the third round. Afforded a spot on roofed Centre Court, the Serbian was able to avoid the rain that was affecting all other...

  • Serena toils to scrappy win

    Serena toils to scrappy win

    Defending champion Serena Williams stuttered to a low-key and error-strewn 6-2 6-4 first-round victory over Swiss qualifier Amra Sadikovic yesterday. Looking ill-at-ease, as though her quest for an elusive 22nd grand slam title was weighing...

  • Djokovic makes a solid start to his title defence

    Djokovic makes a solid start to his title defence

    It was not quite the triple bagel that Novak Djokovic was aiming for during the opening 41 minutes of his first-round match but the Serbian is unlikely to be too disappointed after he beat Britain’s James Ward 6-0 7-6 6-4 at Wimbledon...

  • Djokovic focused on title defence but sees bigger picture

    Djokovic focused on title defence but sees bigger picture

    On court Novak Djokovic is taking tennis to extraordinary new levels with his single-minded obsession with winning; off it the Serbian is more than happy to share power. The 29-year-old will begin his attempt to win a fourth Wimbledon title today...

  • Stuck on 21, Serena aims to finish the job

    Stuck on 21, Serena aims to finish the job

    The peak remains tantalisingly close for Serena Williams but negotiating the final incline to a record-equalling 22nd grand slam singles title is proving the trickiest of all. American veteran Williams gets another chance to match Steffi Graf’s...

  • Federer ready to put ‘one stupid move’ behind him

    Federer ready to put ‘one stupid move’ behind him

    All it took was “one stupid move” for Roger Federer’s season to fall into an abyss. For much of his career, the seven-times Wimbledon champion had been blessed with a body that seemed bullet-proof against the aches, pains and injuries suffered by...

  • ETF U-16 tournament at TCK

    Tennis Club Kordin (TCK), in conjunction with the Malta Tennis Federation, will be hosting the U-16 European Tennis tournament, an event that forms part of Tennis Europe’s calendar for junior players. Once again, a good number of players from all...

  • Djokovic to meet Ward in first round

    Djokovic to meet Ward in first round

    Defending men’s champion Novak Djokovic will play British wildcard James Ward in the first round of the Wimbledon championships on Monday as he continues his bid for a calendar year grand slam. Serena Williams, looking to retain her women’s title...

  • Berdych still undecided due to Zika concerns

    Berdych still undecided due to Zika concerns

    World number nine tennis player Tomas Berdych has said he is undecided whether to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics because of health fears over the Zika virus. “The Olympics are still on my schedule and in my plans,” Czech Berdych, who is seeded...

  • Murray to start bid for second Wimbledon title as the second seed

    Murray to start bid for second Wimbledon title as the second seed

    Andy Murray will be seeded second at Wimbledon as the British number one targets a third grand slam title. Murray, who ended his country’s 77-year wait for a men’s champion at the All England Club in 2013, will be in a separate half to top seed...

  • TCK to host Wilson Juniors Open in July

    This year’s Juniors Open at Tennis Club Kordin, again sponsored by Wilson, will be played between July 11 and 21, the organisers said. Young players are encouraged to participate in the tournament in any of these categories – Under-18, Under-16,...

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