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2006-07-03 08:44:53

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia's Maria Sharapova dropped her first set at this year's Wimbledon in a battling 7-6 3-6 6-3 fourth round victory over Italian Flavia Pennetta on Monday. The 2004 champion was given a real test by 16th seed Pennetta who more than matched her for long periods of a tight fourth round encounter on court two. Sharapova, who used bags of ice to cool herself in the changeovers, took the first set tiebreak 7-5 but the fourth seed was immediately 3-0 down in the...

2006-07-02 22:08:53

By Bill Barclay LONDON (Reuters) - In-form Australian Lleyton Hewitt and British teenager Andy Murray will try to set up an intriguing quarter-final meeting at Wimbledon when they play their fourth round matches on Monday. Hewitt, the 2002 champion who won the pre-Wimbledon Queen's Club event, plays 23rd seed David Ferrer, one of a record three Spaniards in the last 16. Murray, fresh from his third-round upset of Andy Roddick, takes on Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis of...

2006-06-30 15:19:20

By Bill Barclay LONDON (Reuters) - Asian tennis flexed its muscles at Wimbledon on Friday when China's Li Na and Japan's Ai Sugiyama upset Svetlana Kuznetsova and Martina Hingis respectively in the third round. China's Li became the first player from the world's most populous nation to reach the last 16 of the Wimbledon singles thanks to a 3-6 6-2 6-3 win over Russian fifth seed Kuznetsova, this year's French Open runner-up. Hingis's return to the All England Club after a five-year...

2006-06-30 09:00:49

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne sailed into the fourth round at Wimbledon on Friday then suggested doing a grand slam double within a month ranked as one of the toughest challenges in tennis. Wimbledon is the only jewel missing in Henin-Hardenne's grand slam crown and in a wide open field, this could be her year. She has dropped just nine games so far in her almost effortless progress through the draw and on Friday she crisply...

2006-06-28 15:18:00

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Defending champions Roger Federer and Venus Williams dazzled their opponents in the London sunshine as Wimbledon's big hitters strutted their stuff on Wednesday. Federer oozed class and authority against British nearly-man Tim Henman on Center Court, chastening his friend and four-times semi-finalist 6-4 6-0 6-2 in a one-sided second round match. Williams uncoiled her long limbs for the first time this year on grass, dismantling fellow American...

2006-06-27 14:59:29

By Bill Barclay LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Federer penned another elegant page in the tennis record books while Andre Agassi overcame a bout of nerves to prolong his own Wimbledon story on Tuesday. Triple defending champion Federer broke Bjorn Borg's record for consecutive wins on grass with an authoritative 6-3 6-2 6-2 first round victory over Frenchman Richard Gasquet on Center Court, his 42nd win in a row on his favorite surface. Agassi, playing his last Wimbledon before retiring...

2006-06-25 23:08:21

LONDON (Reuters) - Men's champion Roger Federer and women's second seed Kim Clijsters will have to overcome gifted grasscourters to win their opening matches when Wimbledon starts on Monday. Federer plays French 20-year-old Richard Gasquet, who won the Nottingham warmup event on Saturday and almost beat Federer at Halle the previous week. "He reminds me a bit of me sometimes," said the Swiss who needs one win to break Bjorn Borg's record of 41 consecutive victories on grass. "It's...

2006-06-25 06:52:40

LONDON (Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Venus Williams is almost certain to miss the Fed Cup semi-final against Belgium next month. The U.S. team faces a Belgian squad that could feature U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters and French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne in Ostend on July 15-16. Speaking at a pre-Wimbledon news conference, the older Williams sister said: "I don't think I will play. I can't play that much tennis and stay healthy, that's a proven fact." Venus has struggled...

2006-06-23 10:24:05

EASTBOURNE (Reuters) - Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne maintained her recent dominance over compatriot Kim Clijsters with a 6-3 5-7 6-1 win on Friday to reach the Eastbourne International final. The French Open champion will meet fifth seed Anastasia Myskina in Saturday's final after she beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 2-6 6-4 in an all-Russian battle. "It was not an easy match," Henin-Hardenne told reporters. "There were ups and downs in the match, but I'm very happy the way it ended....

2006-06-22 09:21:39

By Clare Fallon EASTBOURNE (Reuters) - Justine Henin-Hardenne and Kim Clijsters set up a semi-final appointment at the Eastbourne grasscourt tournament with impressive wins on Thursday. French Open champion Henin-Hardenne beat Russian Elena Likhovtseva 6-2 6-4 while Clijsters needed just 44 minutes to defeat Italian Francesca Schiavone 6-2 6-1 in difficult, windy conditions at the Wimbledon warm-up event. Friday's seaside semi-final between the two Belgians will be their first...


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bodacious
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