• Tennis: Wimbledon heat leaves Tomic … AFP - 25 minutes ago

    Australia's Bernard Tomic says he has been left dizzy and sleepless by the Wimbledon heatwave. Tomic defied blistering temperatures approaching 34C to advance to the third round with a 7-6 (7/3), 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) win over France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Wednesday. Tomic battled on to wrap up his win in one hour and 59 minutes, ensuring he would avoid prolonging his heat-induced misery any longer.

  • Ice cream for primates, blackouts for … AFP - 40 minutes ago

    A blistering heatwave sweeping through Europe on Wednesday brought blackouts to France and fears of heat stroke for Wimbledon tennis fans, but meant a range of interesting ice creams for the continent's zoo animals. With temperatures pushing 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), the UN warned heatwaves were growing more frequent and intense due to climate change, and called on more countries to put warning systems in place to inform people of the dangers. At the Safaripark Beekse Bergen zoo in The Netherlands, staff had already put their emergency procedures in place -- including ice cubes for baboons, cold showers for the elephants, and special meat- and fruit-flavoured ice cream for the ring-tailed lemurs.

  • Paes-Nestor advance to Wimbledon second … ANI - 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    London, July 01 (ANI): Indian tennis maestro Leander Paes and his Canadian partner Daniel Nestor advanced to the second round of Wimbledon after defeating Dusan Lajovic and Viktor Troicki in straight sets on Wednesday.

  • Broady and beard cut down to size by … Reuters - 1 hour 29 minutes ago
    Broady and beard cut down to size by …

    British wildcard Liam Broady, whose bushy beard and family dramas have received as much attention as his first-round win, was cut down to size by Belgium's David Goffin at Wimbledon on Wednesday. Broady, one of four home players through to the second round of the men's singles for the first time since 2006, stayed with 16th seed Goffin in the opening set but could not maintain the pace in searing heat and went down 7-6(3) 6-1 6-1. A service game lasting more than 10 minutes broke Broady's resistance early in the second set and the accurate Goffin pressed the accelerator to race away from the 21-year-old.

  • Paes advances, Raja ousted from Wim … IANS - 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    Wimbledon, July 1 (IANS) Indo-Canadian tennis pair of Leander Paes and Daniel Nestor won their men's doubles opener comfortably to ease into the second round with a straight sets victory at Wimbledon here on Wednesday. The 11th seeds needed only an hour and 43 minutes to beat Serbian pair of Dusan Lajovic and Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 on Court 6 of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

  • Tennis: Wimbledon results - 1st upd … AFP - 1 hour 51 minutes ago

    Results at Wimbledon on Wednesday, the third day of the 2015 championships at the All England Club (x denotes seeding):

  • Paes-Nestor enter second round at W … IANS - 1 hour 53 minutes ago

    Wimbledon, July 1 (IANS) Indo-Canadian tennis pair of Leander Paes and Daniel Nestor eased into the second round of the men's doubles event with a straight sets win at Wimbledon here on Wednesday. The 11th seeds needed only an hour and 43 minutes to beat Serbian pair of Dusan Lajovic and Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 on Court 6 of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. The third set went level till the 10th game when the unseeded pair were finally broken in the 11th, which was enough to seal the set and match for Paes and Nestor.

  • Tennis: Injured Nishikori out as Wimbledon … AFP - 2 hours 5 minutes ago

    Injury-plagued Japanese star Kei Nishikori limped out of Wimbledon on Wednesday as top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams targeted quickfire wins to escape temperatures soaring to a brutal 34 degrees. Fifth-seeded Nishikori had been scheduled to face Colombian world number 60 Santiago Giraldo on Centre Court for a place in the last 32. "It got worse in the fifth set of that match, it hurt so much," said Nishikori.

  • Bouchard faults with black bra at W … IANS - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    Wimbledon, July 1 (IANS) Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard escaped strict punishment from umpire Louise Engzell despite breaking Wimbledon's dress code. The 21-year-old, who reached the final of last year's lone grass court Major, wore a black bra whose strap was easily visible during her women's singles first round defeat to China's Ying-Ying Duan here on Tuesday. Engzell checked to see if Bouchard had broken the dress code but did not take action against the World No.12.

  • Tennis: Suncream at ready as Wimbledon … AFP - 2 hours 37 minutes ago

    Wimbledon tennis chiefs were geared up for one of the hottest days of play ever recorded at the prestigious tournament as the mercury rose in London on Wednesday. As play got under way at the All England Club, all eyes were on the thermometers as fans queueing outside the gates slapped on the suncream and refilled their water bottles. The highest temperature ever reached during The Championships stands at 34.6 degrees Celsius (94.28 degrees Fahrenheit), a record set in 1976.

  • Deepak ousts Nikhil for tennis semis … IANS - 3 hours ago

    Bengaluru, July 1 (IANS) Unseeded Deepak A. stormed into the semi-finals of the boys singles, knocking out second seed Nikhil Niranjan 6-1, 6-3 in an all Karnataka quarter-final of the KTPPA-AITA Championship Series junior tennis tournament here on Wednesday.

  • Tennis: Wimbledon heat on Djokovic, … AFP - 5 hours ago

    Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams target quickfire second round wins at Wimbledon on Wednesday to escape the searing heat which will send temperatures soaring to a brutal 34 degrees. Early Wednesday, All England Club chiefs closed the Centre Court roof to keep the 15,000-capacity arena air-conditioned. "The Centre Court roof is currently closed to protect the playing surface from the heat.

  • Wimbledon 2015: Talking Points from … Sportskeeda - 5 hours ago
    Wimbledon 2015: Talking Points from …

    Day two of Wimbledon 2015 saw two of last year's ladies semi-finalists head for the exit door. Rafael Nadal also made his way into the second round and could hold the key to the bottom half of the men's draw.

  • China's 'Duanwenport' shocks … IANS - 6 hours ago

    Wimbledon, July 1 (IANS) Chinese tennis player Duan Yingying, nicknamed 'Duanvenport' by her fans, said she hopes to win more matches after shocking last year's finalist Eugenie Bouchard in the women's singles first round of Wimbledon here. Although Duan, who stands 1.86 metres, looks as strong as Davenport in her playing days, she is unlikely to emulate the achievement of the three-Major winner, who was World No.1 at 22. Duan, ranked 117th in the world, had to beat three rivals in qualifying to set up a clash against the 12th-ranked Bouchard.

  • Tennis: Five Wimbledon facts - day  … AFP - 15 hours ago

    - 18-year-old Alexander Zverev, who takes on wild card Denis Kudla, is one of two teenagers to reach the second round from the five to start the men's main draw, alongside Borna Coric. Just five teenagers have reached the third round at Wimbledon since 2006: Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic in 2006, Marin Cilic in 2008, Bernard Tomic in 2011 and Nick Kyrgios in 2014.

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