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  • Murray wins Wimbledon crown

    Murray wins Wimbledon crown

    Britain's Andy Murray claimed his second Wimbledon title with a clinical 6-4 7-6(3) 7-6(2) defeat of big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic on Centre Court on Sunday. The world number two, champion in 2013, was in control throughout the two hour 48...

  • Murray favourite for title as usual suspects go missing

    Milos Raonic will not be the only man experiencing something new on Wimbledon’s Centre Court today – for the first time Britain’s Andy Murray will start a grand slam final as favourite after crushing Tomas Berdych in the semis. Murray was seeded...

  • Serena Williams wins Wimbledon final to match Graf's record

    Serena Williams wins Wimbledon final to match Graf's record

    Serena Williams beat Germany's Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-3 to claim a seventh Wimbledon singles title and equal Steffi Graf's professional era record of 22 grand slam singles crowns. The 34-year-old American edged a high-quality final on a blustery...

  • Raonic ends Federer’s run to reach first final

    Raonic ends Federer’s run to reach first final

    Milos Raonic made Roger Federer feel his age yesterday as the Canadian sharp-shooter bombarded Centre Court with a succession of 140 mph missiles to flatten the seven-times champion and reach his first grand slam final in five gripping...

  • History calls as Serena and Kerber face off in showdown

    When Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber walk onto Wimbledon’s Centre Court for the women’s final today, the legacy of Steffi Graf will loom large. The showdown will see world number one Williams try to equal Graf’s professional era record of 22...

  • International tournament for juniors at VLTC starts tomorrow

    For the ninth consecutive year, the Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis Club, in collaboration with the Malta Tennis Federation, will be hosting an international U-14 tournament starting tomorrow. The main sponsors of the tournament will be Kettle Chips. The...

  • 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...

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