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Novak Djokovic outlasts Rafael Nadal in epic Wimbledon semi-final

• Three-times champion wins 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (11), 3-6, 10-8• Serb to face Kevin Anderson in final on SundayNovak Djokovic is back, and back in the Wimbledon final. The three-times champion outlasted Rafael Nadal in yet another dramatic five-setter, final…

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Jamie Murray reaches mixed doubles final with Victoria Azarenka

• Pair beat Britons Jay Clarke and Harriet Dart 6-2, 6-2• Jack Draper reaches juniors’ final after four-hour battleFor the second year in a row Jamie Murray will lead Britain’s hopes of glory on the final weekend at Wimbledon after he and Victoria Azar…

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Angelique Kerber books Wimbledon final place after Ostapenko misfires

• Kerber defeats Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3• German could face either Serena Williams or Julia GörgesAngelique Kerber withstood a barrage of winners from Jelena Ostapenko to defeat the Latvian 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday and claim a place in the Wimbledon final for t…

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Roger Federer mortal after all and left to regret one that got away | Simon Cambers

Everyone was talking about another classic final with Nadal, and maybe a ninth title for Federer, but the Swiss suffered on No 1 Court at the hands of the inspired Kevin AndersonNo one saw that coming. Not Roger Federer, certainly not the 11,393 fans w…

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Serena Williams prepares for reprise with Julia Goerges in Wimbledon semi

• Seven-time champions saw off German at Roland Garros• Angelique Kerber faces Jelena Ostapenko in the second semiAfter a tournament dominated by shocks, the four remaining women will square off on Thursday for a place in the Wimbledon final. One of th…

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Serena Williams battles back to beat Camila Giorgi at Wimbledon

Williams reaches semi-finals with 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victorySeven-time champion will face Julia Goerges in last fourHaving cruised through her first four matches here, the question was asked of Serena Williams if she would rather have had a tough test to se…

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Line-call controversy mars Dominika Cibulkova’s progress to quarter-finals

• Slovak beat Hsieh Su-wei 6-4, 6-1 but angry at replayed point• Umpire changes decision over disputed returnDominika Cibulkova reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the third time in her career on Monday but found herself at the centre of a cont…

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Karolina Pliskova, last of Wimbledon’s top 10 women, falls to Kiki Bertens

• Seventh seed beaten 6-3, 7-6 (1) by the 20th seed Kiki Bertens• Bertens hits 35 winners on way to first Wimbledon quarter-finalKarolina Pliskova, the last of the top 10 women’s seeds , was sent packing in the fourth round at Wimbledon, beaten 6-3, 7-…

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Roger Federer aiming to stop Adrian Mannarino’s ‘good run’ in fourth round

• Rafael Nadal looking forward to his encounter with Jiri Vesely• Serena Williams to face another mother Evgeniya RodinaIt was Roger Federer who said after his third-round win here on Friday that shocks can be infectious. “I didn’t feel the effect this…

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Federer and Serena Williams remain but exodus of seeds raises questions

Upsets have been the norm at Wimbledon and grand slams may have to rethink their plans to revert to 16 seedsRoger Federer and Serena Williams have marched through in dominant fashion but fans coming to the All England Club in the second week may need t…

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Hsieh Su-wei dumps world No 1 Simona Halep out of Wimbledon

• No 1 seeded Romanian beaten 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 by Taiwanese• Simona Halep served for match at 5-3 in third setAnd then there was one. Simona Halep, the world No 1 and top seed, became the ninth of the top 10 women’s seeds to go out in the first week of Wi…

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Kevin Anderson hopes to help cut down on use of plastic racket covers

• ‘It is a big issue and one we can make a big difference in’• Anderson will use influence with ATP player councilIt is a sight as common as fans sipping Pimm’s at Wimbledon; players take a freshly strung racket from their bag and remove the plastic fr…

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Roger Federer piles on the fun in victory against Jan-Lennard Struff

• Federer beats Struff 6-3, 7-5, 6-2• No 1 seed says: ‘I will never underestimate anybody’No one does a first-week demolition better than Roger Federer. The defending champion is into the fourth round without dropping a set and one month shy of his 37t…

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Venus Williams out of Wimbledon after defeat to Kiki Bertens

• Five-times champion beaten in three sets by No 20 seed• Williams’s defeat means eight of top 10 seeds now outThere will be no fairytale run to the final at Wimbledon this year for Venus Williams. The five-times champion and 2017 finalist fought valia…

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Katie Boulter shows signs of promise in Wimbledon defeat to Naomi Osaka

• British player beaten by No 18 seed in second round• Boulter loses 6-3, 6-4 but seems destined for top 100Katie Boulter has come a long way in 2018, and a long way even in the past month. Her Wimbledon adventure came to an end on Thursday when she wa…

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Wimbledon diary: Madison Keys agrees ‘it’s coming home’ with Laura Robson

All England Club is not encouraging World Cup fever but one American player got into it during England’s win over ColombiaWorld Cup fever seems to be sweeping through Wimbledon even if the All England Club is maintaining its insistence that only the ye…

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Wilting Maria Sharapova may still be suffering from effects of ban

Russian’s first-round defeat at Wimbledon was a big surprise but she has shown few signs since returning from her 15-month ban that she will add to her grand slam tallyWhither Maria Sharapova? Of all the upsets so far at this year’s Wimbledon, the exit…

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Caroline Wozniacki crashes out of Wimbledon after flying ant invasion

• No 2 seed beaten 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 by Ekaterina Makarova• Match disrupted by flying ants on No 1 CourtThis year will forever go down as a great one in the career of Caroline Wozniacki, the Dane who became a grand slam champion for the first time in Melbo…

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Katie Boulter wins in three for prize meeting with Naomi Osaka in round two

• Briton sees off Paraguay’s Cepede Royg 6-4, 5-7, 6-4• Gabriella Taylor loses in three sets to Eugenie BouchardFirst one talented British youngster makes a name for herself on day one, then another follows suit the next day. After Katie Swan’s win on …

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Garbiñe Muguruza starts Wimbledon defence with win over Britain’s Broady

• No 3 seed and 2017 champion wins 6-2, 7-5 on Centre Court• Only five women have defended the title in open eraIn the 50 years since tennis welcomed the professionals back into the fold, only five women have successfully defended the Wimbledon title. …