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Rafael Nadal refused to get involved in what could have been a Wimbledon scheduling stoush after crushing Portugal’s Joao Sousa 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 on Monday for a  quarter-final spot. The 18-time Grand Slam winner would not be drawn out as to the logistics of his match being played on Centre Court while women’s top seed Ash Barty was scheduled on No. 2. “They made a decision,” the third seed said. “Honestly, my feeling is today
Serena  Williams struggled into the semi-finals at Wimbledon on Tuesday in a patchy 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 defeat of Alison Riske. The seven-time champion at the All England Club teetered on the edge several times during the  two-hours battle, losing serve five times but converting on 10 of 16 break chances against her fellow American opponent. Riske, who came to the court with more than nine cumulative hours of tennis in her legs, was unable to
As she soars into the second week in a spectacular Wimbledon debut, 15-year-old qualifier Coco Gauff is relying on her parents to keep her grounded as her tennis adventure continues. The American prodigy has been writing her own script during her first appearances at the All England Club, beating her idol Venus Williams in the opening round and calmly fighting back from two match points down in her third-round defeat of Polona Hercog. With her
The much-hyped mixed doubles duo of Serena Williams and Andy Murray made it to centre court late on Saturday – about 4½ hours after Williams has disposed of Julia Goerges out on  No. 1 Court. And it didn’t disappoint a packed stadium as Williams and Murray beat Andreas Mies and Alexa Guarachi 6-4, 6-1. Her performance even included one serve, rated at 122 mph, equalling the fastest hit in singles by any woman during the tournament.

4th July 2019

Gauff does it again

WOMEN’S DAY 3 15-year-old qualifier  Coco Gauff has continued her amazing run at Wimbledon. Summoned to play  under the new Court 1 roof after a late court change, due to the lengthy  court two match between Kevin Anderson and Jarko Tipsarevic, Gauff started confidently confidently and cooly dismissed 2017 semifinalist Madgalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-3. Gauff showcased her immense power losing just five points on first serve — and her speed in backing up her Monday win  over