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Sania Mirza enters top-5 for first time in her career

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza achieved a career-best rank of number five in the world as the new WTA doubles chart was released on Monday.

Defeated Federer pledges Wimbledon return next year

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer insists his agonising final defeat against Novak Djokovic won't be his farewell to the All England Club.

Kvitova thumps Bouchard to win 2nd Wimbledon title

Petra Kvitova overwhelmed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in less than an hour on Saturday to win Wimbledon for the second time in the most lop-sided final in more than two decades.

Federer tames Raonic, set to meet Djokovic in the Wimbledon final

Roger Federer reached a ninth Wimbledon final after suppressing bullet-serving giant Milos Raonic 6-4 6-4 6-4 with a masterful display of the grasscourt arts on Friday.

Paes makes semis, Sania bows out

Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic entered the men’s doubles semi-finals while Sania Mirza and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau bowed out in the mixed doubles pre-quarterfinals at Wimbledon.

Murray crashes as Dimitrov, Djokovic, Federer reach semis

Defending champion Andy Murray joined Rafael Nadal at the Wimbledon exit door Wednesday when he was sent crashing by Grigor Dimitrov who stormed into a semi-final clash with top seed Novak Djokovic.

Maria Sharapova reveals she doesn't know who Sachin Tendulkar is!

Maria Sharapova, French Open champion and a Tennis player with a large fan base, was recently asked if she knew Sachin Tendulkar. "I don't," said Sharapova curtly — perhaps breaking hearts of many cricket fans in India.

Nadal sent packing by Aussie ace machine Nick Kyrgios

Rafael Nadal's days of living dangerously at Wimbledon were finally ended on Tuesday by a 144th-ranked teenage tyro who came armed with an inexhaustible supply of aces and wonder-shots.

Federer back into Wimbledon quarters for 12th time

With a dominant display of grass-court tennis, Roger Federer kept up his bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title by beating Tommy Robredo in straight sets on Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals at the All England Club for the 12th time.

Wimbledon: Murray reigns supreme as Bouchard sparkles

Eugenie Bouchard succeeded where Serena Williams failed as she beat Alize Cornet to reach the last eight of Wimbledon on a rain-hit Monday that produced another display of grass mastery by defending men's champion Andy Murray.

Wimbledon: Serena shocker puts Sharapova in pole position

Maria Sharapova has warned her Wimbledon title rivals she is peaking just in time to take advantage of Serena Williams' stunning exit.

Wimbledon: Federer powers way past Colombian Giraldo

Seven-times champion Roger Federer needed just 81 minutes to breeze through to the last 16 at Wimbledon with a 6-3 6-1 6-3 victory over Colombia's Santiago Giraldo on Saturday.

Serena Williams loses in 3rd round at Wimbledon

Five-time champion Serena Williams lost to 25th-seeded Alize Cornet of France 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturday. It's Williams' earliest exit at the All England Club since 2005, when she also was beaten in the third round.

I'm not the retiring type, says Venus Williams

Defiant Venus Williams made it clear she has no intention of retiring following her painful Wimbledon exit. "It's weird. We don't encourage them (tennis players) to stick around. It's like, 'Get out of here'," she says.

Nadal eyes easier passage to Wimbledon fourth round

World number one Rafael Nadal, into the third round for the first time since 2011, will be hoping for an easier ride on the Wimbledon grass after two tough rounds when he meets Mikhail Kukushkin on Saturday.
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