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Nadal advances to fouth round at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal defeated big-serving Karen Khachanov in straight sets to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon on Friday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/7/8 7:50:29

Sushi gains in popularity among players

The world’s top tennis players are ravenous for sushi, with Wimbledon catering chiefs ­having to lay on twice as much of the Japanese dish this year to meet the growing hunger.
Soure:AFP: 2017/7/6 23:53:39

Djokovic cruises into 3rd round

Novak Djokovic shrugged off sweltering 30 C heat to breeze past outclassed Adam Pavlasek 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 and reach the Wimbledon third round on Thursday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/7/6 23:53:39

Kvitova ‘glad it’s over’

Ailing Petra Kvitova, the two-time Wimbledon champion and the bookmakers’ favorite for the 2017 title, said she felt like a “slow animal” in her shock second-round exit on Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/7/6 23:48:39

New mum Azarenka marches on

Victoria Azarenka has called on WTA chiefs to provide more support for players who return to the tour after having children.
Soure:AFP: 2017/7/6 0:08:39

Minella is pregnant

Luxembourg's Mandy Minella is playing at Wimbledon while four and a half months pregnant, it was reported Tuesday, as the 31-year-old prepares to join Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka as a tennis mum. Minella lost 6-1, 6-1 to Italian veteran Francesca Schiavone but she caught the eye with her loose-fitting dress covering a small bump.
Soure:AFP: 2017/7/5 0:08:39

Kerber cruises at Wimbledon

World No.1 Angelique Kerber kicked off her bid to return to the Wimbledon final with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Irina Falconi on Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/7/5 0:03:40

Kvitova ‘not favored’

Two-time champion Petra Kvitova denied she was the favorite to win Wimbledon, ­insisting she remained an “underground” figure as she returns from the terrifying knife attack that nearly ended her career.
Soure:AFP: 2017/7/5 0:03:39

Andy Murray fit for Wimbledon

Andy Murray will begin his Wimbledon title defense on Monday after confirming his recovery from a hip injury that has disrupted his preparation for this year's tournament.
Soure:Reuters: 2017/7/3 0:03:39

Federer faces tough task at Wimbledon

Tournament favorite Roger Federer will have to do things the hard way if he is to win a record eighth Wimbledon title, after he was handed the toughest draw of the big names at the All England Club on Friday.
Soure:Reuters: 2017/7/1 0:23:39

The Channel Slam

A lot has changed since tennis turned professional in 1968, from the color of the balls to players' hairstyles and advances in racket and string technology.
Soure:AFP: 2017/6/30 5:03:39

Chinese table tennis authority pulls ‘exhuasted’ team out of upcoming Australia Open

The Chinese table tennis men's team has been pulled out of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour Australia Open, following three Chinese players' unsanctioned boycott of the China Open on June 23.
Soure:Global Times: 2017/6/29 15:13:39

Is calling Serena ‘best female player ever’ a sexist statement?

During a National Public Radio interview on Sunday, tennis legend John McEnroe confirmed a professional opinion from his new memoir, but seriously, calling Serena Williams "the best female player ever - no question."
Soure:Global Times: 2017/6/29 0:18:40

Combined finals in 1 city

Geneva was chosen as preferred bidder to host combined Davis Cup and Fed Cup finals from 2018 as part of reforms to transform the season-ending events, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said Wednesday.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/6/29 0:18:39

Murray Wimbledon top seed for 1st time

Defending champion Andy Murray’s indifferent form of late did not prevent him being named top seed for Wimbledon for the first time on Wednesday.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/6/29 0:13:39

Federer to play Hopman

Swiss great Roger Federer will use the Hopman Cup in Perth as preparation for the defense of his Australian Open title in 2018, mirroring his successful early season buildup this year.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/6/28 0:18:39

Injury scare for Murray

Andy Murray suffered an injury scare ahead of Wimbledon as the world No.1 pulled out of an exhibition match at the Hurlingham Club due to a sore hip on Tuesday.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/6/28 0:18:39

Cilic moves up to sixth

Croatia's Marin Cilic moved up to sixth in the latest ATP rankings released Monday after reaching the Queen's final.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/6/26 23:58:40