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2006-07-06 12:02:53

By Bill Barclay LONDON (Reuters) - France's Amelie Mauresmo survived a mid-match slump to reach her first Wimbledon final with a 6-3 3-6 6-2 victory over Russian Maria Sharapova on Thursday. The world number one led 6-3 3-1 before 2004 champion Sharapova reeled off five successive games to force a third set in an enthralling semi-final tussle on Center Court. Mauresmo recovered her rhythm in the decider, though, and will face French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne in Saturday's...

2006-07-06 11:17:30

LONDON (Reuters) - France's Amelie Mauresmo survived a mid-match slump to reach her first Wimbledon final with a 6-3 3-6 6-2 victory over Russian Maria Sharapova on Thursday. The world number one led 6-3 3-1 before 2004 champion Sharapova reeled off five successive games to force a third set in an enthralling semi-final tussle on Center Court. Mauresmo recovered her rhythm in the decider, though, and will face French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne in Saturday's final, a repeat...

2006-07-06 10:05:06

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Justine-Henin Hardenne reached her second Wimbledon final on Thursday when she out-hit fellow Belgian Kim Clijsters 6-4 7-6 on Center Court. Second seed Clijsters, who has now fallen at the semi-final stage of all three grand slams tournaments this year, had plenty of chances but wavered under a barrage of fierce hitting. U.S. Open champion Clijsters has now lost her last five grand slam meetings with Henin-Hardenne, including the semi-final at...

2006-07-06 08:47:08

LONDON (Reuters) - Justine-Henin Hardenne reached her second Wimbledon final on Thursday when she out-hit fellow Belgian Kim Clijsters 6-4 7-6 on Center Court. Henin-Hardenne, who needs a Wimbledon crown to complete her collection of grand slam titles, fell a break behind in the first set before reeling off three successive games from 3-4. Clijsters served for a fluctuating second set at 6-5 but thrashed a forehand wide to let her opponent off the hook and take it into a tiebreak....

2006-07-05 21:20:41

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova will be the odd one out when the women's singles reaches the semi-final stage at Wimbledon on Thursday. The Russian is the only member of the four protagonists to hold aloft the Rosewater Dish. For the other three the tournament has always ended in disappointment. World number one Amelie Mauresmo, who plays 2004 champion Sharapova, has lost in the semi-final on her three previous visits while Justine Henin-Hardenne and fellow...

2006-07-05 10:49:04

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova will be the odd one out when the women's singles reaches the semi-final stage at Wimbledon on Thursday. The Russian is the only member of the four protagonists to hold aloft the Rosewater Dish. For the other three the tournament has always ended in disappointment. World number one Amelie Mauresmo, who plays 2004 champion Sharapova, has lost in the semi-final on her three previous visits while Justine Henin-Hardenne and fellow...

2006-07-04 08:21:25

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Two players will stand out from a crowd of familiar faces on women's quarter-finals day at Wimbledon on Tuesday. Li Na, the first Chinese player to reach a grand slam quarter-final, faces Belgian Kim Clijsters in the second match on Center Court. Over on court one France's 26-year-old Severine Bremond, ranked 129th in the world, has the daunting task of taking on French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne. It would be a major shock if either...

2006-07-03 14:09:03

By Bill Barclay LONDON (Reuters) - Li Na created tennis history for China at Wimbledon on Monday while the United States departed from the singles with its tail firmly between its legs. British hopes of a first men's champion since 1936 also evaporated in the searing sunshine when Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis brushed aside Scottish teenager Andy Murray in the fourth round. Men's champion Roger Federer, second seed Rafael Nadal and women's top seed Amelie Mauresmo advanced easily to the...

2006-07-03 11:30:53

By Bill Barclay LONDON (Reuters) - Li Na created history for China at Wimbledon on Monday while the United States departed from the singles with its tail firmly between its legs. British hopes of a first men's champion since 1936 also evaporated in the searing sunshine when Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis brushed aside Scottish teenager Andy Murray in the fourth round. Li, 24, overcame Czech 17-year-old Nicole Vaidisova 4-6 6-1 6-3 to become China's first grand slam singles...

2006-07-03 11:00:59

By Bill Barclay LONDON (Reuters) - Li Na created history for China at Wimbledon on Monday while the United States departed from the singles with its tail firmly between its legs. British hopes of a first men's champion since 1936 also evaporated in the searing sunshine when Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis brushed aside Scottish teenager Andy Murray in the fourth round. Li, 24, overcame Czech 17-year-old Nicole Vaidisova 4-6 6-1 6-3 to become China's first grand slam singles...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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