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Simona Halep sets sights on Olympics after fulfilling Wimbledon dream

The women’s champion aims to use her emphatic victory over Serena Williams as a springboard for further success, with 2020 Olympics in Tokyo a major goalShortly after her stunning victory over Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final on Saturday, Simona …

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Dylan Alcott wins at Wimbledon to secure fourth straight grand slam

• Australian beats Britain’s Andy Lapthorne 6-0, 6-2 in final• Alcott is Wimbledon’s first quad wheelchair singles championWhen Rod Laver won Wimbledon for the fourth and last time in 1969 it was the 11th time in 14 years that an Australian man had won…

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Novak Djokovic overcomes plucky Bautista Agut to reach Wimbledon final

• Djokovic beats Spanish opponent 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2• Winner will face Nadal or Federer in Sunday’s finalDefending champion Novak Djokovic withstood a brave effort by Roberto Bautista Agut as he wore down the Spaniard 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the Wi…

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Wimbledon 2019: Bautista Agut’s recent wins over Djokovic offer semi-final hope

• No 23 seed is in his first grand slam semi-final on Friday• Djokovic’s coach plays down losses in Doha and MiamiIt is tempting to suggest that Roberto Bautista Agut’s best chance of stopping Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals at Wimbledon would be if …

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Serena Williams ‘in good place’ before semi-final against Barbora Strycova

• Seven-times champion only two wins away from slam title No 24• Strycova has tactical ability to cause American problemsWhen Serena Williams was beaten in the third round at the French Open last month, while struggling with a right knee injury, the id…

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Andy Murray and Serena Williams out of Wimbledon mixed doubles

• Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar win 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 in third round• Matwe Middelkoop and Zhaoxuan Yang next up for top seedsAndy Murray and Serena Williams saw their hopes of mixed doubles glory come to an end at Wimbledon on Wednesday as they were be…

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Djokovic, Nadal and Federer show title credentials as they rush into last eight

Men’s ‘big three’ clinical as they all win in straight setsFederer and Nadal shaping up to meet in Wimbledon semi-finalIn the contest within a contest, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal – that’s in seeding order – seem intent on outdoing e…

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Johanna Konta praises Petra Kvitova’s passion and love for the game

• British No 1 says it is an honour to play the Czech• Konta and Kvitova meet in fourth round on MondayJohanna Konta usually prefers not to speak directly about her opponents, focusing only on herself and her methods. But when she plays on Monday for a…

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Johanna Konta roars back to knock Sloane Stephens out of Wimbledon

• British No 1 beats No 9 seed 3-6, 6-4, 6-1• Konta will face No 6 seed Petra Kvitova in fourth roundJohanna Konta produced a superb fightback to beat the ninth seed Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 on No 1 Court and reach the last 16 at Wimbledon on Satu…

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Coco Gauff keeps Wimbledon dream alive with thrilling comeback win

• 15-year-old beats Polona Hercog 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5• Gauff saves two match points in the second setWimbledon has found itself a new star. Coco Gauff had already shown everyone she could play dazzling tennis, her victory over the five-times champion, Ve…

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Johanna Konta and Dan Evans ready to move out of Andy Murray’s shadow

• Konta set to face American Sloane Stephens• Harriet Dart plays world No 1 Ashleigh Barty in third roundThe return of Andy Murray five months after hip-resurfacing surgery has had a huge impact on Wimbledon, with television clamouring to get him on at…

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Angelique Kerber’s title defence ends but Serena Williams rallies

• Defending champion loses 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 to Lauren Davis• Serena Williams wins 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 against Kaja JuvanIt is well over two decades since any woman other than Serena Williams and Venus Williams successfully defended the women’s title at Wimbledo…

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Ashleigh Barty crushes Van Uytvanck in ruthless warning to Wimbledon rivals

World No 1 and top seed wins 6-1, 6-3 in round twoBarty next faces Harriet Dart or Beatriz Haddad Maia Ashleigh Barty was in ruthless mood at Wimbledon on Thursday as she raced into the third round with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Alison Van Uytvanck of Be…

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Cori Gauff oozes confidence and maturity in win over Magdalena Rybarikova

• 15-year-old through to Wimbledon third round after 6-3, 6-3 win• Gauff is set to face Polona Hercog in round threeWe had better get used to this. The 15-year-old American Cori Gauff produced a performance oozing with confidence and maturity as she ba…

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World No 1 Ashleigh Barty sails through Wimbledon first round in straight sets

French Open winner Barty beats Sasai Zheng 6–4, 6–2Wimbledon champion Kerber beats Tatjana Maria 6–4, 6–3The new world No 1, Ash Barty, began her quest for a first Wimbledon title with a straight-forward 6-4, 6-2 win over Saisai Zheng of China on Tuesd…

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Cori Gauff, 15, eclipses Venus Williams in Wimbledon first round

• American youngster wins 6-4, 6-4 on Court One• Glimpse of future as five-time SW19 champion beatenThe 15-year-old American Cori Gauff produced one of the biggest opening-day upsets in Wimbledon history on Monday as she upended five-times champion Ven…

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Angelique Kerber enjoying special feeling as Wimbledon defence begins

The 2018 winner is confident on arrival at SW19 and has one eye on a potential quarter-final meeting with Serena WilliamsIt is 12 months since Angelique Kerber won Wimbledon for the first time, a victory she celebrated by dancing alongside Novak Djokov…

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Serena Williams: ‘I can’t go into grand slams thinking about records’ | Simon Cambers

Williams says of her Wimbledon challenge: ‘If I’m in the final, try to win one for once. That’s kind of what I think about’At Wimbledon, perhaps more than anywhere, preparation is key. The shorter than average season on grass courts means players often…

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Serena Williams says she is free to partner Andy Murray at Wimbledon

• ‘I’m available,’ says Williams – perhaps tongue in cheek• Murray has already been turned down by several playersConsidering he has been one of the biggest advocates of equal rights for men and women on the tennis tour, it is something of an irony tha…

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Angelique Kerber ready to be on top of the world again after Wimbledon win | Simon Cambers

The 30-year-old has learned from her past experience of being No 1 and will be better equipped to cope should it happen againThe path to glory is rarely smooth. Angelique Kerber’s victory against Serena Williams on Saturday gave her a third grand …