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  • Kvitova hands Bouchard majestic royal thumping

    Kvitova hands Bouchard majestic royal thumping

    Petra Kvitova produced a majestic performance to end Eugenie Bouchard’s hopes of becoming the first Canadian to win a grand slam title with a 6-3 6-0 win in the Wimbledon final yesterday. Much had been made of Bouchard’s raw power and...

  • Edberg has lifted Federer– Ivanisevic

    Stefan Edberg has helped Roger Federer regain the mental strength that can guide him to a record eighth Wimbledon title, according to Goran Ivanisevic. Ivanisevic coached Croatian compatriot Marin Cilic to the Wimbledon quarter-finals this year,...

  • Classy Federer sets up Djokovic final

    Classy Federer sets up Djokovic final

    Roger Federer reached a ninth Wimbledon final after emerging unscathed from the crosshairs of bullet-serving giant Milos Raonic, winning 6-4 6-4 6-4 with a masterful display of the grasscourt arts yesterday. Chasing a record eighth title at the...

  • Kvitova faces Bouchard in women’s showdown

    Kvitova faces Bouchard in women’s showdown

    Petra Kvitova ruthlessly ended the grand slam hopes of her friend Lucie Safarova in yesterday’s all-Czech semi-final and set her sights on claiming a second Wimbledon title against a young upstart chasing her first. The 2011 champion overcame the...

  • Federer is merely an obstacle to overcome says Raonic

    Milos Raonic will not be overawed by seven-times Wimbledon champion Roger Federer when the men take to Centre Court for today’s semi-final, the eighth seed said. The 23-year-old Raonic powered past Nick Kyrgios 6-7(4) 6-2 6-4 7-6(4) in Wednesday’s...

  • Murray dethroned

    Murray dethroned

    The mayhem created by an Australian firecracker the previous evening was continued in brutal fashion by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov yesterday as he annihilated defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray. With the dust still settling on 19-year-old...

  • Under 14 European tournament at VLTC

    The Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis Club, in conjunction with the Malta Tennis Federation, will be hosting the VLTC Kettle Chips European Tournament at their premises between July 12 and 19. The tournament, sponsored by Red October Company, is being held...

  • Nadal sent spinning out by 19-year-old Kyrgios

    Nadal sent spinning out by 19-year-old Kyrgios

    Rafael Nadal’s charge towards a third Wimbledon title came to a juddering halt in the fourth round yesterday when he was sensationally beaten by 19-year-old Australian wildcard Nick Kyrgios 7-6 5-7 7-6 6-3. Ranked 144th in the world, Kyrgios fired...

  • Bouchard powers into quarters

    Bouchard powers into quarters

    Canadian 20-year-old Eugenie Bouchard succeeded where Serena Williams failed as she beat Alize Cornet to reach the quarter-finals on another rain-hit day at Wimbledon yesterday. Frenchwoman Cornet caused a sensation on Saturday by removing...

  • Wozniacki blames stupid errors for Strycova defeat

    Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki said “stupid” mistakes cost her the chance of reaching a first Wimbledon quarter-final as she became the third seed to fall to rank outsider Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. Wimbledon is the only grand slam...

  • TCK to host Junior Open

    This year’s annual edition of the Junior Open tournament, organised by the Tennis Club Kordin (TCK) and sponsored by Wilson, will take place between July 17 and 24. Application forms for the tournament can be collected from Tennis Club Kordin or...

  • Murray ready for real battles to start

    Murray ready for real battles to start

    Defending champion Andy Murray’s tranquil progress through Wimbledon’s opening week has been eerily calm. No pesky upstarts trying to knock him off his perch, no tumbles on the lush lawns, no niggles from the back that needed surgery last year and...

  • Serena knocked out

    Serena knocked out

    Top seed Serena Williams’s challenge for a sixth Wimbledon singles title fizzled out with a shock 1-6 6-3 6-4 defeat by France’s Alize Cornet yesterday. The 32-year-old American was untroubled in the first set but her game disintegrated as 25th...

  • Hewitt unsure over return to Wimbledon

    Lleyton Hewitt admits he is “one injury away” from retirement and cannot make plans to return to Wimbledon next year. The 33-year-old Australian set a new open-era record for five-set matches in grand slam tournaments, bowing out fighting to Jerzy...

  • Li toppled, Djokovic tumbles on grass

    Li toppled, Djokovic tumbles on grass

    Wimbledon’s grass claimed its most notable victim so far when the women’s world No.2 Li Na exited the tournament and the lush lawns almost did for top men’s seed Novak Djokovic as he took an agonising tumble. Australian Open champion Li came up...

  • Nadal sees off Rosol

    Nadal sees off Rosol

    World number one Rafael Nadal pulled back from the abyss to reach the Wimbledon third round yesterday just when it looked as though bogeyman Lukas Rosol had returned to haunt him. Two years after being knocked out at the same stage by the...

  • Murray in a hurry

    Murray in a hurry

    The champagne cork that popped before the second point of Andy Murray’s thrashing of Blaz Rola may have been a little premature, but the defending Wimbledon champion has already thrown down the gauntlet to his rivals. The home favourite’s 6-1 6-1...

  • Assured Dimitrov reaches Wimbledon 3rd round

    Queen’s champion Grigor Dimitrov showed the value of extra grasscourt practice yesterday, when an assured 6-3 6-2 6-4 victory over Australian Luke Saville took him into Wimbledon’s third round for the first time. The 23-year-old Bulgarian, who...

  • Djokovic lives to fight another day

    Novak Djokovic showed that Wimbledon was no place for a 35-year-old warrior as he beat battle-scarred Czech Radek Stepanek 6-4 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(5) in a hugely entertaining contest to reach the third round of Wimbledon. Bidding to become the oldest...

  • Summer tournament in Żebbuġ

    The Żebbuġ Tennis Club will be organising the Scholl Summer Tournament for Under-10, Under-12 and Under-16 players. The tournament will take place on Monday at the club’s premises in Żebbuġ. All participants will receive gift vouchers from...

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