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Category: Wimbledon

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Tennis tantrums quiz: how well do you remember these meltdowns?

Broken rackets, rants and more Serena Williams has had her fair share of outbursts. How did she threaten a line judge at the US Open in 2009?She told her: “You will never, ever be on a court of mine again”She said: “I will look for you, I will pursue y…

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Rejuvenated Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic looks to New York | Kevin Mitchell

The Serb has been happier with the state of his game – and his mind – since reuniting with his former coach Marian VajdaIf anyone doubted that elite tennis players – like champions in any sport – reside on a different planet, they had only to follow th…

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Wimbledon cleaning staff ‘take food from bins due to low pay’

Housekeepers claim club provides insufficient money for food during their shiftsCleaning staff at Wimbledon claim they were forced to take food from bins because they were given insufficient money by the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) to buy lunc…

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Novak Djokovic’s son inspires revival at Wimbledon after wilderness years | Sean Ingle

Singles champion fulfils boyhood dream, this time in front of his own child, as he wins his first grand slam in three yearsWhen Novak Djokovic was a young boy in Serbia he spent hours smacking tennis balls against a dilapidated wall until they became b…

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Novak Djokovic seals fourth Wimbledon title in final stroll over Kevin Anderson

• Serb wraps up his 13th major title with straight-sets win• Anderson’s battle to reach the final catches up with himIt took Novak Djokovic five minutes to break Kevin Anderson’s serve, but he could not break his admirable resistance over two hours and…

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Novak Djokovic seals fourth Wimbledon title in final stroll over Kevin Anderson

• Serb wraps up his 13th major title with straight-sets win• Anderson’s battle to reach the final catches up with himIt took Novak Djokovic five minutes to break Kevin Anderson’s serve, but he could not break his admirable resistance over two hours and…

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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 …

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Wimbledon 2018 men’s final: Kevin Anderson v Novak Djokovic – live!

Game-by-game updates from Centre Court, starting at 2pm BSTDjokovic outlasts Nadal in epic Wimbledon semi-finalAny thoughts? You can email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 11.40am BST Hello. Usually people talk about the weather when they have nothing in…

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Wimbledon highlights day 12: Kerber and Djokovic overpower Serena Williams and Nadal – video

An epic 12th day at Wimbledon that played host to royal sisters-in-law Kate and Meghan, saw Angelique Kerber beat Serena Williams to win her first Wimbledon title. In the men’s singles, after an epic five-hour battle over two days, Novak Djokovic outla…

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Angelique Kerber recalls memories of hero Steffi Graf after Wimbledon win

• Kerber is first German to win Wimbledon since Graf in 1996• Unforced errors cost Serena Williams after impressive fortnightIn a noted essay on women’s tennis, written in 1988, the year of Angelique Kerber’s birth, the novelist Martin Amis reckoned St…

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Serena Williams and other parents proving age is no barrier at Wimbledon | Tim Lewis

All four men’s semi-finalists were over 30 with tennis players enjoying longer careersIn July 2016, a tweet from a TV presenter made me laugh: “How the hell do you win Wimbledon with a baby in your house?” Andy Murray had just beaten Milos Raonic in st…

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Serena Williams encouraged by her Wimbledon performance despite defeat

• American lost to Angelique Kerber but going ‘in right direction’ • Delay because of men’s semi-final had no impact, says WilliamsSerena Williams described the two?hour delay in the Wimbledon women’s singles final as a “necessary evil” but insisted it…

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Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson must slug it out in Wimbledon final | Kevin Mitchell

Weary warriors in a men’s final that resembles a gruelling boxing match – and this is the last time the All England Club should allow it to happenIf Kevin Anderson and Novak Djokovic are hurled into another marathon fifth set to decide the winner of th…

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Angelique Kerber wins Wimbledon title after victory over Serena Williams

• No 11 seed wins 6-3, 6-3 on Centre Court• Serena Williams’ wait for a 24th grand slam title goes onTiger Woods and Serena Williams could spend hours talking about struggle and pain – as black American athletes in historically white sports, and champi…

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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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Angelique Kerber v Serena Williams: Wimbledon 2018 women’s final – live!

Live updates from the final on Centre CourtWilliams pits fighter spirit against Kerber’s resolveEmail katy.murrells@theguardian.com or tweet @KatyMurrells 3.37pm BST Nadal slips on the grass at 0-30 on his serve and he slides 0-40 down, three match poi…

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Wimbledon 2018 men’s semi-final: Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal – live!

Updates as play resumes with Djokovic leading 2-1 in setsAnderson suffers survivor’s guilt after Isner marathonAnd you can email Will or tweet @Will_Unwin 12.58pm BST No need for the roof today as it is a lovely, warm day across London. I am very much …

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State of pay: tennis has huge gender gap in earning power

More than 70% of men in the world’s top 200 have earned more than their female counterparts in 2018 with prize money only equal at the majorsWhether it is Serena Williams who completes her fairytale comeback in the Wimbledon ladies final on Saturday or…

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Novak Djokovic edges ahead in Wimbledon semi-final with Rafael Nadal

• Former world No 1 takes third set on tie-break• Nadal had hit back to level semi-final showdownAt the end of a very long Friday when nothing could be taken for granted, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic added an entertaining late-night postscript to th…

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Kevin Anderson suffers survivor’s guilt after marathon defeat of John Isner | Andy Bull

Spectators on Centre Court grew beards and ballboys walked off as grown men before John Isner lost the final set 26-24The grass grew, the sun set, governments fell, empires crumbled, and John Isner and Kevin Anderson played tennis. Ace after ace, game …