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French Open 2018: Maria Sharapova sets up possible meeting with nemesis Serena Williams

[ad_1] MARIA Sharapova admitted on Saturday that “numbers don’t lie”, after setting up a potential 22nd meeting with Serena Williams, who she has lost to 18 times in a row.Sharapova crushed sixth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-2, 6-1 in the French Open third round and could next face 23-time Grand Slam champion Williams, who takes on German 11th seed Julia Goerges later on Saturday.Serena leads her head-to-head record with Sharapova 19-2,
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Novak Djokovic bundled out in shock loss at French Open by Marco Cecchinato

[ad_1] TRIPLE Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic might bypass the grass court season after sagging to French Open quarter-final defeat to Italian journeyman Marco Cecchinato.Inconsolable after blowing a 5-2 lead in the fourth set, the former world No 1 was devastated by a 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 1-6 7-6 (13-11) loss to world No 72 Cecchinato.Asked what his tournament schedule was, Djokovic snapped: “I don’t know. I don’t know if I’m going
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Nick Kyrgios, Dawn Fraser racist: Tennis star reignites war with Olympic legend

[ad_1] NICK Kyrgios has labelled Dawn Fraser a racist on Twitter after the Australian Olympic legend was honoured on the Queen’s Birthday with a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).The pair infamously fell out in 2015 after Fraser launched an extraordinary attack on Kyrgios after his quartfinal loss to Richard Gasquet at Wimbledon.Speaking on the Today Show, Fraser said that Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic should “go back to where
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Wimbledon wildcard: Alex de Minaur wins entry into main draw

[ad_1] ALEX de Minaur’s Wimbledon main draw dream has been granted after the star Sydney prodigy’s grasscourt excellence on the Challenger circuit was recognised with a wildcard into the world’s greatest tournament.De Minaur, 19, is one of only three teenagers in the world’s top 100 along with Canada’s Denis Shapovalov and Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas - and is held in similar regard.With the first Challenger victory of his career at Nottingham,
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Wimbledon 2018 qualifying results: Bernard Tomic crashes out of tournament

[ad_1] BERNARD Tomic’s hellish decline has continued with a final-round Wimbledon qualifying hammering from Belgian Ruben Bemelmans.Labouring in sweltering heat, Tomic required medical attention during a crushing 3-6 1-6 2-6 failure on his favourite surface.Within a win of reaching the main draw, lethargic Tomic barely moved towards serves in the third set, departing in just 80 minutes.Bernard Tomic has failed to register a grand slam victory this season. Picture: GettySource:
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Wimbledon 2018: Nick Kyrgios, Kim Clijsters casts doubt Aussie can maintain focus for two straight weeks

[ad_1] FOUR-TIME Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters has cast serious doubt on Nick Kyrgios’ ability to maintain focus for two weeks straight in his bid to win Wimbledon.The 15th-seeded Kyrgios takes on Uzbekistani challenger Denis Istomin on Tuesday in what he hopes will be the first step towards a hitherto elusive first Grand Slam title.However, Clijsters thinks Kyrgios will do it tough to win seven straight matches.“I think he has
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Wimbeldon 2018: Alex de Minaur sets up Rafa Nadal clash after beating Pierre-Hugues Herbert in four sets

[ad_1] AUSSIE teen sensation Alex de Minaur could face world No.1 Rafael Nadal in a dream third-round Wimbledon match-up after beating Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert. The 19-year-old prevailed 6-2 6-7 (10-8) 7-6 6-3 against the world No.72, bolstering his burgeoning reputation as one of the most exciting young players in men’s tennis.Handed a wildcard by the All England following his success at the Nottingham grass-court event last month, the world No.80
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Wimbledon 2018: Nick Kyrgios truth exposed by Kei Nishikori

[ad_1] JUST like it does before the Australian Open, the Nick Kyrgios hype machine goes into overdrive heading into Wimbledon each year.Ever since his stunning debut at the All England Club in 2014 when he went on a giant-killing spree that included the scalps of Richard Gasquet and Rafael Nadal to reach the quarter-finals, the expectations on the young Aussie have risen when the year’s third major rolls around.Strong performances
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Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer beaten by Kevin Anderson, score, video, reaction

[ad_1] ROGER Federer has been sensationally knocked out of Wimbledon, surrendering a two-set lead and a match point in a shock upset loss to South African giant Kevin Anderson.The eight-time Wimbledon champion suffered one of the most stunning defeats of his career on Thursday morning (AEST), as Anderson pulled off one of Wimbledon’s greatest ever comebacks to prevail 2-6 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 6-4 13-11.Federer’s bid to win a ninth Wimbledon
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Wimbledon 2018: Kevin Anderson sportsmanship after John Isner clash

[ad_1] TO say that Kevin Anderson won this interminable Wimbledon semi-final, and that John Isner lost it, didn’t really seem fair. To Anderson, anyway. They had played on and on, through 6 hours and 36 minutes of ho-hum hold after ho-hum hold, during the second-longest match in the history of a tournament that began in 1877, all the way until the never-ending serving marathon did, finally, end at 26-24 in