Category: Tennis

Tennis: Serbian press crown Djokovic ‘King of Tennis’ – The Punch
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Tennis: Serbian press crown Djokovic ‘King of Tennis’ – The Punch

The Serbian press on Monday proclaimed Novak Djokovic “king of tennis” with the “heart of a hero” after he claimed his fifth Wimbledon title beating eight-time champion Roger Federer. The 32-year-old Serbian saved two match points as he took his Grand Slam tally to 16, four off Federer’s overall record in the longest final in…

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Tennis: Mochizuki makes Grand Slam history for Japan at Wimbledon – The Punch
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Tennis: Mochizuki makes Grand Slam history for Japan at Wimbledon – The Punch

Shintaro Mochizuki made history on Sunday becoming the first Japanese player to win a boy’s Grand Slam title, beating Carlos Gimeno Valero of Spain 6-3, 6-2 in the Wimbledon final. The 16-year-old, who was playing just his third grass-court tournament, follows 1969 girls singles title winner Kazuko Sawamatsu in triumphing at the grass-court Grand Slam.…

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Tennis: Serena puts legend King in her place, says equality is her cause – The Straits Times
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Tennis: Serena puts legend King in her place, says equality is her cause – The Straits Times

LONDON (AFP) – Serena Williams delivered a stinging rebuke to fellow tennis legend Billie Jean King who said she should focus on tennis and stop behaving like a celebrity and fighting for equality. King – who was no stranger to fighting for equality for women players when she was starting out – may feel justified…

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Tennis: Serena to face Halep in Wimbledon final – The Punch
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Tennis: Serena to face Halep in Wimbledon final – The Punch

US player Serena Williams reacts after a point against Czech Republic’s Barbora Strycova during their women’s singles semi-final match on day ten of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 11, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE Seven-time champion…

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Tennis: Federer, Nadal braced for Wimbledon epic – The Punch
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Tennis: Federer, Nadal braced for Wimbledon epic – The Punch

Switzerland’s Roger Federer signs autographs after beating Japan’s Kei Nishikori during their men’s singles quarter-final match on day nine of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2019. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal…

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Tennis: Djokovic into ninth Wimbledon semi-final – The Punch
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Tennis: Djokovic into ninth Wimbledon semi-final – The Punch

Four-time champion Novak Djokovic reached the Wimbledon semi-finals for the ninth time on Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 win over David Goffin of Belgium. The world number one secured his 70th match win at the tournament and will be playing in his 36th semi-final at the majors. Defending champion Djokovic will face either Spain’s…

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Tennis: Serena in good place at Wimbledon, says coach – The Punch
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Tennis: Serena in good place at Wimbledon, says coach – The Punch

Serena Williams is in a good place, pain-free at last and 100 per cent focused on winning Wimbledon, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou said Wednesday. Williams, 37, has worked incredibly hard to come back from giving birth, and multiple injury problems, in order to target Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles, he said.…

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Tennis: Murray rules out US Open singles return – CNA
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Tennis: Murray rules out US Open singles return – CNA

LONDON: Andy Murray on Tuesday (Jul 9) ruled out playing singles at the US Open, indicating it could take up to 18 months before he felt ready to return.The 32-year-old Scot had hinted that his successful hip surgery, as well as a promising foray into doubles at Wimbledon, could pave the way for a dramatic…

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Tennis: Serena Williams moved past US Open controversy after therapy and an apology – New Zealand Herald
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Tennis: Serena Williams moved past US Open controversy after therapy and an apology – New Zealand Herald

In the days following her loss to Naomi Osaka in the 2018 U.S. Open final, Serena Williams had trouble falling asleep at her Florida home. That match had ended in controversy after umpire Carlos Ramos penalized Williams three times in a series of decisions Williams and many observers saw as unfair and sexist. Williams felt…

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Tennis: Querrey hoping he doesn’t ‘get defeated’ by Nadal – The Punch
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Tennis: Querrey hoping he doesn’t ‘get defeated’ by Nadal – The Punch

Sam Querrey will try to take down Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon on Wednesday but if it all goes belly-up, the big American just hopes he doesn’t get his ‘clock cleaned’. Querrey has only beaten the two-time champion once in six meetings. However, Wimbledon is made for his big-hitting game. The 31-year-old made the semi-finals in…

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Tennis: Serena fined $10,000 for Wimbledon court damage – The Punch
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Tennis: Serena fined $10,000 for Wimbledon court damage – The Punch

Seven-time champion Serena Williams has been fined $10,000 for damaging one of the All England Club courts with her racquet, officials said Tuesday. The 37-year-old American was sanctioned for an incident which took place during a practice session before the tournament got underway. READ ALSO: Buhari seeks Senate’s confirmation of NIPSS DG, NCC’s Executive Director “The…

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Tennis: Fognini may face fine for Wimbledon ‘bomb’ outburst – The Punch
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Tennis: Fognini may face fine for Wimbledon ‘bomb’ outburst – The Punch

Fabio Fognini may face a fine for saying “a bomb should explode” on Wimbledon, All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis said Monday. The Italian 12th seed made the outburst during his straight-sets third-round defeat to US world number 94 Tennys Sandgren on Saturday. “It’s fair to play here? Damned English, really. Damned, really. Wish…

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Tennis: Djokovic into 11th Wimbledon quarter-final – The Punch
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Tennis: Djokovic into 11th Wimbledon quarter-final – The Punch

Defending champion Novak Djokovic reached his 11th Wimbledon quarter-final on Monday and 45th at the majors with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win over France’s Ugo Humbert. Four-time champion and top seed Djokovic will face Belgium’s David Goffin for a place in the semi-finals. Djokovic, 32, has a 5-1 career record over 21st seed Goffin who…

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Tennis: Querrey to face Nadal in Wimbledon quarter-finals – The Punch
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Tennis: Querrey to face Nadal in Wimbledon quarter-finals – The Punch

Sam Querrey reached his third Wimbledon quarter-final on Monday with a 6-4, 6-7 (7/9), 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/5) win over fellow American Tennys Sandgren. World number 65 Querrey, 31, who made the semi-finals in 2017, faces two-time champion Rafael Nadal on Wednesday for a place in the semi-finals. (AFP) DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW…

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Tennis: Nadal into seventh Wimbledon quarter-final – The Punch
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Tennis: Nadal into seventh Wimbledon quarter-final – The Punch

Rafael Nadal reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the seventh time on Monday as the evergreen 30-somethings of men’s tennis threatened to take a stranglehold at the All England Club. Third seed Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion, swept to an easy 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 win over outclassed Joao Sousa of Portugal. He will next play…

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