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Wimbledon 2019: Simona Halep into women’s final after win over Svitolina

• Halep beat Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-3• Romanian into Wimbledon final for the first timeSimona Halep has booked her place in her first Wimbledon final with a comfortable straight sets win over Elina Svitolina. Halep, whose best previous performance here…

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Rafael Nadal ‘excited’ for long-overdue Wimbledon rematch with Roger Federer

• No 3 seed defeats American Sam Querrey 7-5, 6-2, 6-2• Friday’s match will be first between pair at SW19 since 2008 finalEleven years since Rafael Nadal’s victory against Roger Federer at Wimbledon in what is widely accepted to be the greatest match i…

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World No 1 Ashleigh Barty crashes out of Wimbledon to Alison Riske

Top seed Barty beaten 3–6, 6–2, 6–3 by unseeded AmericanWorld No 55 Riske reaches her first Grand Slam quarter-finalThe world No1 and top seed, Ash Barty, has crashed out of Wimbledon in a three-set defeat by the American Alison Riske. Barty, who began…

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Novak Djokovic passes Wimbledon test as Kevin Anderson crashes out

• Djokovic beats Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 7-5, 6-7, 6-1, 6-4• Anderson suffers 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 defeat to Guido PellaNovak Djokovic overcame the first significant test of the defence of his Wimbledon title with a hard-fought victory over Poland’s Hubert H…

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Heather Watson tumbles out of Wimbledon after Kontaveit stands firm

• British wild card fails to capitalise on fast start on No 1 Court• 20th seed shows her quality in second set to win 7-5, 6-1Heather Watson’s hopes of matching her career-best performance at Wimbledon are over after she was outclassed by the 20th seed…

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Dan Evans and Harriet Dart seal first-round victories at Wimbledon

• Evans defeats Federico Delbonis in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3• Dart beats McHale to reach second round for the first time Dan Evans and Harriet Dart led the home charge early on Tuesday as both booked their places in the second round at Wimbledon. …

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Andy Murray set for dream doubles partnership with Serena Williams

• Two former world No1s may team up in mixed doubles• Safety concerns mean Andy Murray will start on a show courtAndy Murray has hinted he will team up with Serena Williams at Wimbledon after confirming he will enter the mixed doubles.Rumours of Murray…

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Heather Watson celebrates first top-tier win in nearly a year at Wimbledon

Watson beats American Caty McNally 7–6 (4), 6–2Marked her first full WTA Tour singles’ victory since last JulyHeather Watson overcame a sticky start to claim the first British victory of this year’s Wimbledon against the American qualifier Caty McNally…

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Jelena Ostapenko’s small steps take her past Dominika Cibulkova into semis

• Latvian wins 7-5, 6-4 after taking time to find her range• Ostapenko will play Angelique Kerber in semi-finalsDominika Cibulkova has shown a combustible side at these Championships but the fireworks belonged entirely to Jelena Ostapenko in their quar…

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Andy Murray protege Aidan McHugh slips to boys’ singles loss

• Scot loses in first round in three sets• Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares reach doubles quarter-finalsAndy Murray may be becoming a man of many hats – as he will demonstrate with a trip to the TV studio for a spot of punditry on Tuesday – but his manage…

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Wimbledon diary: Village prepares for mass exit to watch England v Sweden

Nearby pubs are set to strike it rich on Saturday afternoon because the All England Club refuses to show football on its public screensPubs in Wimbledon village are bracing for a stampede shortly before 3pm on Saturday for England’s World Cup quarter-f…

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Ashleigh Barty making Wimbledon waves after victory over Bouchard

• Australian No 1 wins in straight sets to reach third round• Kim Clijsters says Barty is a dark horse for the championshipAshleigh Barty is making waves at Wimbledon and considering no one has won more matches on grass this year it is easy to see why….

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Nick Kyrgios leads the revival of Australia’s Wimbledon challenge

• No 15 seed prevails over Denis Istomin 7-6, 7-6- 6-7, 6-3• Tomic, Ebden, De Minaur, Stosur, Barty and Gavrilova throughStatistics will only ever tell so much of the story with Nick Kyrgios, but a colossal total of 42 aces in a four-set victory agains…

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Cameron Norrie and Liam Broady are beaten, exposing Britain’s lack of depth

• Norrie fell to Aljaz Bedene, who used to represent GB• Broady loses 12 of last 13 games against Milos RaonicThen there were two. And that it was Aljaz Bedene, back representing Slovenia, who has left the British men’s ranks so depleted is an irony lo…