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HindustanTimes Wed,30 Jul 2014

Tennis

Andy Murray drops just 2 games in 2nd-round win

Defending champion Andy Murray dropped just two games as he overwhelmed Blaz Rola of Slovenia to reach the third round at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

Venus Williams beats Nara to reach Wimbledon 3rd round

Five-time champion Venus Williams overcame a slow start to beat Kurumi Nara 7-6 (4), 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the third round of a major for only the second time in her last 10 Grand Slam tournaments.

Ruthless Li into Wimbledon third round

Chinese second seed Li Na swept into the Wimbledon third round with an imperious 6-2, 6-2 victory over Austria's Yvonne Meusburger on Wednesday.

Nadal survives scare to face Wimbledon nemesis

Rafael Nadal overcame a rocky start to his Wimbledon 2014 campaign on Tuesday to set up a second round revenge clash with his All England Club nemesis Lukas Rosol.

Federer into Wimbledon second round

Roger Federer began his campaign for an eighth Wimbledon title with a confident 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 win over Italy's Paolo Lorenzi on Tuesday. He will go on to face either Gilles Muller or Julien Benneteau for a place in the last 32.

No more Mr 'Nice Guy' as Djokovic demolishes Golubev

Djokovic took on the role of Wimbledon executioner on Monday, combining brutal force with deft touches to reach the second round with a 6-0 6-1 6-4 victory.

Nadal, Federer get Wimbledon campaigns under way

World number one and two-time winner Rafael Nadal and seven-time champion Roger Federer begin their Wimbledon campaigns on Tuesday, desperate to banish the ghosts of 2013.

Sunny skies greet Murray as he opens defence with big win

All was as it should be on the opening day of Wimbledon as returning British hero Andy Murray began the defence of his historic title with a accomplished first-round win on Monday.

Stosur suffers more Wimbledon woe

Samantha Stosur suffered another Wimbledon nightmare as the Australian 17th seed crashed out in the first round on Monday.

Murray, Djokovic take Centre Court stage as Wimbledon gets underway

Defending champion Andy Murray and last year's runner-up Novak Djokovic will take Centre Court stage as Wimbledon gets underway on Monday.

5 things about Wimbledon: Murray and the World Cup

If Andy Murray isn't the only thing you're looking forward to this Monday, here are five other things to know this Wimbledon season.

Giorgi upsets returning Azarenka in Eastbourne

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka lost her first match after a three-month injury layoff to Italy's Camila Giorgi at the ATP-WTA Eastbourne International on Tuesday.

Bouchard suffers setback as seeds fall in Wimbledon tune-up

Rising Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard saw her pre-Wimbledon preparations go awry after losing 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 to American Vania King in the first round of the WTA/ATP 's-Hertogenbosch Open on Tuesday.

Federer beats Nishikori to set up Falla final

Roger Federer secured his place in a ninth Gerry Weber Open final after beating fourth seed Kei Nishikori 6-3 7-6 (4) on Saturday to set up a title showdown with Colombian Alejandro Falla in Germany.

Ivanovic nears her grasscourt 'dream'

Former French Open winner Ana Ivanovic, seven times a season-end top 20 player, at last moved closer to a dream by reaching the first grasscourt final of her career on Saturday.
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