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2006-06-27 12:37:56

LONDON (Reuters) - Kim Clijsters was made to work hard before she booked her place in the Wimbledon second round with a 7-5 6-3 win over Russian Vera Zvonareva on Tuesday. The duo's previous meeting in the second round at Eastbourne six days ago had lasted just 10 minutes before the Russian was forced to quit with a foot injury. Zvonareva, who claimed the Edgbaston grasscourt title before Eastbourne, appeared to have overcome her injury but was unable to resist Clijsters's superior...

2006-06-26 22:17:15

LONDON (Reuters) - Andre Agassi will begin an emotional farewell appearance at Wimbledon against little-known Serbian Boris Pashanski in the first round on Tuesday. The 1992 champion, who will retire following the U.S. Open later this year, would like nothing more than to end his career by lifting a second title at the All England Club. While the 36-year-old American will hope his aging body holds up against Pashanski, his potential third-round opponent, French Open champion Rafael...

2006-06-26 13:41:37

By Bill Barclay LONDON (Reuters) - Wimbledon endured its soggiest start since 1991 on Monday with no matches completed on the first day of the grasscourt grand slam because of rain. Only 35 minutes of play took place before the weather stalled triple defending champion Roger Federer's bid to break Bjorn Borg's professional era record of 41 grasscourt wins in a row. The Swiss top seed led Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-3 1-2 when rain brought the covers on to Center Court at 1:45 p.m....

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...

2006-06-22 08:17:37

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 semi-final between the two Belgians will be their first meeting since...

2006-06-21 09:23:09

By Clare Fallon EASTBOURNE (Reuters) - Amelie Mauresmo's Wimbledon preparations hit the buffers on Wednesday when she lost her first match at the Eastbourne grasscourt tournament to French Fed Cup team mate Nathalie Dechy. The world number one was outplayed on a windy day at the English seaside, losing 3-6 6-2 6-3. "It's always difficult to beat one of your best friends but it is the first time I have beaten the active world number one player so it is a special win," said Dechy....

2006-06-20 21:03:26

By Bill Barclay LONDON (Reuters) - Memories of triumph and disaster will swirl in the mind of Martina Hingis when she returns to Wimbledon for the first time in five years next week. The checkered career of the 25-year-old Swiss, who is back on tour after a three-year break, has seldom been more black and white than at the All England Club. In 1997 Hingis became the youngest Wimbledon champion in the professional era when, aged 16 years and nine months, she overcame Czech Jana...


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