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  • Novak Djokovic sees off veteran Tommy HaasNovak Djokovic sees off veteran Tommy Haas
    World No.1 Novak Djokovic is through to the quarter-finals of The Championships after a straight-sets win over 35-year-old Tommy Haas. Djokovic won 6-1, 6-4, 7-6
  • Sloane Stephens ends Puig's fairytale runSloane Stephens ends Puig's fairytale run
    Sloane Stephens, a 20-year-old from Palm Springs, Florida, seeded No.17, reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon for the first time with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory over Monica Puig of Puerto Rico.
  • Boost for Australia as Bernard Tomic puts out Gasquet Boost for Australia as Bernard Tomic puts out Gasquet
    Bernard Tomic of Australia, aged 20, reached the last 16 with a four-set win over Richard Gasquet of France by 7-6(7) 5-7 7-5 7-6(5) in two hours and 46 minutes on Centre Court.
  • Birthday girl Knapp brings Larcher De Brito back to earthBirthday girl Knapp brings Larcher De Brito back to earth
    Italy's Karin Knapp celebrated her 26th birthday with a straight sets win over Michelle Larcher De Brito, who had put out Maria Sharapova
  • Grega Zemlja sleeps on it to book place in third roundGrega Zemlja sleeps on it to book place in third round
    Grega Zemlja of Slovenia overcame the No.29 seed Grigor Dimitrov after four hours and four minutes on No. 3 Court with the match stretching over two days before there was a decision.
  • Agnieszka Radwanska seals victory under the roofAgnieszka Radwanska seals victory under the roof
    With the first closure of the Centre Court roof this year, Aga Radwanska eases through 6-1, 6-3 against France's Mathilde Johansson to face Marion Keys in the third round.
  • Former world No.1 Jankovic beaten in battle of SerbsFormer world No.1 Jankovic beaten in battle of Serbs
    Vesna Dolonc, the world's 97th ranked player, contributed hugely to Wimbledon's day of surprises by defeating 16th seed and fellow Serb Jelena Jankovic 7-5, 6-2 on No.1 Court.
  • Back on familiar turf, Radwanska rolls into round twoBack on familiar turf, Radwanska rolls into round two
    Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, runner up at Wimbledon for the first time last year, started this year's Championships in style as she defeated Yvonne Meusburger of Austria
  • Dark horse Del Potro powers into second roundDark horse Del Potro powers into second round
    Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro set out his stall for The Championships against Spain's Albert Ramos with a first round win 6-2, 7-5, 6-1.
  • Huge shock as Rafael Nadal suffers first-round lossHuge shock as Rafael Nadal suffers first-round loss
    Eight-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal is sensationally knocked out in the first round at Wimbledon by Belgian Steve Darcis.
  • Britain's Elena Baltacha falls at the firstBritain's Elena Baltacha falls at the first
    Britain’s Elena Baltacha, in her 12th appearance at Wimbledon, survived for only 74 minutes on No.3 Court against Italy’s Flavia Pennetta who cruised to victory 6-4, 6-1.
  • Men's semi-final preview: Discovering Roger FedererMen's semi-final preview: Discovering Roger Federer
    Roger Federer's talents as the king on the green turf are well acknowledged, however this is also a man of six languages, an avid supporter of FC Basle and a devoted father to twin daughters.
  • Azarenka unable to break Serena's strangleholdAzarenka unable to break Serena's stranglehold
    When it was over on the Centre Court for Victoria Azarenka, after 96 minutes, she assembled everything she had brought with her, put a towel in her bag, and left.
  • Tsonga standing in Murray's wayTsonga standing in Murray's way
    French fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is through to the semi-finals after ending German Philipp Kohlschreiber's run in four sets, 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-2. He will now meet Andy Murray.
  • Kerber holds nerve in battle of GermansKerber holds nerve in battle of Germans
    Angelique Kerber fought back after letting three second-set match points slip to edge Sabine Lisicki 6-3, 6-7(7), 7-5 in the quarter-final battle of the Germans.
  • Azarenka concedes just one gameAzarenka concedes just one game
    Victoria Azarenka sent out a thunderous warning to the rest of the survivors as she demolished fellow Grand Slam champion Ana Ivanovic 6-1, 6-0 on Monday to clinch a quarter-final place at Wimbledon.
  • Fish ends run of young pretenderFish ends run of young pretender
    American Mardy Fish, the No.10 seed, needed all of his guile and experience to deal with the 21-year-old Belgian wild card David Goffin before clinching a place in the last sixteen at Wimbledon.
  • Federer comes back from the brinkFederer comes back from the brink
    Roger Federer won a gripping third round match on Centre Court at Wimbledon on Thursday night after coming from two sets down to defeat the Frenchman Julien Benneteau in five sets.
  • Baghdatis through as Dimitrov retires hurtBaghdatis through as Dimitrov retires hurt
    Grigor Dimitrov, the 21-year-old Bulgarian tipped as one of the rising stars of tennis, has retired with an injury from his second-round match against Marcos Baghdatis.
  • Malisse puts out 13th seed SimonMalisse puts out 13th seed Simon
    Xavier Malisse of Belgium defeated 13th seed Gilles Simon of France in the second round at Wimbledon today and echo his best year in the Championships when he was a semi-finalist in 2002.
  • Clijsters' challenge gathering momentumClijsters' challenge gathering momentum
    Kim Clijsters has started her ninth Wimbledon in impressive fashion and she reached the third round with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Czech Andrea Hlavackova in 65 minutes.
  • Melzer finishes off WawrinkaMelzer finishes off Wawrinka
    Austria's Jurgen Melzer, who was within one point of a first-round victory over Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka on Tuesday night before the rain came, returned today to finish the job with victory in five sets.
  • Ferrer made to wait against dashing BrownFerrer made to wait against dashing Brown
    Dustin Brown, a qualifier from Germany, caused a sensation with his powerful serve-volley style but still trailed by two sets to Spain's David Ferrer when rain stopped play.
  • Azarenka romps through first testAzarenka romps through first test
    Victoria Azarenka has wasted little time reaching the second round with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Irina Falconi on No.1 Court.
  • Lisicki charges into second roundLisicki charges into second round
    German Sabine Lisicki has made a welcome return to Wimbledon after her semi-final run last year with a straight sets win over Croatian Petra Martic on Court No.13.

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