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  • 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...

  • Nadal survives fright on Centre Court

    Nadal survives fright on Centre Court

    Rafa Nadal and Maria Sharapova led a parade of former champions into the Wimbledon second round yesterday after Marion Bartoli briefly lit up Centre Court without swinging her racket. An order of play littered with big names began with a tearful...

  • Internet dating? I’m not that desperate, says Wozniacki

    Internet dating? I’m not that desperate, says Wozniacki

    Dumped publicly by her former boyfriend, surely internet dating will mend Caroline Wozniacki’s broken heart? “I’m not that desperate!” quipped bubbly Dane Wozniacki (picture) after she beat Shahar Peer 6-3 6-0 to reach the second round of...

  • Perfect start for Murray

    Perfect start for Murray

    All was as it should be on the opening day of Wimbledon when returning British hero Andy Murray opened the defence of his historic title with an impressive first-round victory yesterday. Under bright skies, with the Centre Court grass glistening,...

  • Nadal set for another dangerous liaison with Wimbledon

    Nadal set for another dangerous liaison with Wimbledon

    To most tennis players, Wimbledon’s inviting lush lawns represent green and pleasant land. For Rafa Nadal, however, dangers lurk around every nook and cranny of the famed grass arena. A champion at the All England Club in 2008 and 2010, memories...

  • Murray has Djokovic in his sights after theWimbledon draw

    Murray has Djokovic in his sights after theWimbledon draw

    A potential semi-final with number one seed Novak Djokovic looms for defending champion Andy Murray following the Wimbledon draw yesterday. Second seed and French Open champion Rafa Nadal has been named on the same side of the draw with seven-time...

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