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HindustanTimes Mon,14 Jul 2014

Tennis

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.

Kyrgios inspired to beat Nadal by mother's barb

Wimbledon teenage sensation Nick Kyrgios said getting angry at his mum thinking he couldn't beat the world number one inspired his shock victory over Rafael Nadal.

Bopanna, Hlavackova move to mixed doubles pre-quarters

Rohan Bopanna and Andrea Hlavackova saved all three break chances they faced against British team of Colin Fleming and Jocelyn Rae to progress to the pre-quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Championships mixed doubles, in London on Tuesday.

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.

Paes-Stepanek survive scare, Sania-Cara ousted

Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek survived a first round scare but Sania Mirza and Cara Black were dumped from the women's doubles event of the Wimbledon Championships, in London.

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.

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.

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.

Li Na crashes at Wimbledon, Djokovic survives

Chinese superstar Li Na crashed out of Wimbledon on Friday in another twist to her love-hate relationship with the tournament while Novak Djokovic made the last 16 but only after surviving a painful fall.

Wimbledon: Venus Williams falls just short in battle of former champions

American veteran Venus Williams played like the great champion she has been at Wimbledon on Friday but fell just short, losing a high-quality Centre Court slug fest against Petra Kvitova.

Federer breezes into Wimbledon third round

Seven-time champion Roger Federer eased into the Wimbledon third round on Thursday with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 win over Luxembourg qualifier Gilles Muller.
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