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French Open 2018: Caroline Wozniacki’s grand slam run ends, Simona Halep on track

[ad_1] CAROLINE Wozniacki’s run of grand slam victories has ended abruptly as Russian Daria Kasatkina speared into the French Open quarters.Australian Open champion Wozniacki was on a run of 10 consecutive victories at the highest levels.But the sequence was halted by irrepressible Kasatkina, who thundered to a 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 fourth-round success.Simona Halep is on track to win her maiden grand slam.Source: AFPThe match was suspended on Sunday night due
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Rafael Nadal to take on Dominic Thiem in French Open final

[ad_1] RAFAEL Nadal faces the man considered to be his natural successor tomorrow night, as Dominic Thiem vies for the French Open crown. Nadal and Thiem will clash at Roland Garros in tomorrow night’s final in the battle between ruling monarch and heir apparent.Nadal bulldozed Argentine fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro 6-4 6-1 6-2 to cruise into his 11th Roland Garros decider and his 24th grand slam final overall.The
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ATP Stuttgart Cup final result, Roger Federer defeats Milos Raonic, score, Wimbledon warm-up

[ad_1] ROGER Federer claimed his 98th ATP title on Sunday with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) defeat of Milos Raonic in the grass-court Stuttgart Cup final.The Swiss great, who will be chasing a ninth Wimbledon triumph next month, beat his Canadian opponent for the 11th time in 14 meetings while winning a first Stuttgart title.The 36-year-old will regain the world number one ranking on Monday and is playing next week as
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Wimbledon 2018: Maria Sharapova returns to London but is at a career crossroads

[ad_1] THERE will be perfectly-timed put downs, gushing photo spreads, tired tabloid moans about the grunts and a stream of questions about Serena Williams. It can only mean one thing: Maria Sharapova is back at Wimbledon. Three years after her last appearance at the All England Club, and 14 years since the Russian won the title, launching the giggling teenager into the financial and media stratosphere, Sharapova’s career is at
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Wimbledon 2018 predictions: Boris Becker exclusive column, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Nick Kyrgios

[ad_1] WIMBLEDON is back and, for mine, Roger Federer is still the one everybody has to catch.He is the clear-cut favourite in my eyes this year.In the two grass court tournaments he was playing, in Stuttgart and Halle, he was looking for his nine or ten matches and he got them. He won Stuttgart and lost in the final of Halle to Borna Coric.Yes, he looked a little bit tired
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Wimbledon 2018: Boris Becker on Nick Kyrgios, Bernard Tomic, Alex de Minaur

[ad_1] WITH a stack of Australians in action at Wimbledon tonight, tennis legend Boris Becker writes exclusively about the development of Nick Kyrgios, Bernard Tomic and Alex de Minaur — and the harsh realties faced by today’s young tennis stars. THERE are a lot of sharks out there.I think for a young tennis player, it’s important to understand why you had a breakthrough, who was with you, and who will
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Wimbledon 2018: Nick Kyrgios slams Marion Bartoli

[ad_1] NICK Kyrgios slammed Marion Bartoli after the former Wimbledon champion labelled the controversial Australian “pathetic” and accused him of squandering his talent. Bartoli, who won Wimbledon five years ago, claimed Kyrgios and France’s Gael Monfils were wasting their huge potential because of bad attitudes.Kyrgios has been in trouble for his immature behaviour on and off the court several times in his short career.In a stinging blast, the Frenchwoman said
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Wimbledon 2018: Mark Philippoussis tells Nick Kyrgios ‘to step it up’ or risk wasting talent

[ad_1] FORMER Wimbledon runner-up Mark Philippoussis on Tuesday told fellow Australian Nick Kyrgios that talent alone won’t get him to the top and that his combustible compatriot “needs to step it up”. Kyrgios, who shot to fame when he shocked Rafael Nadal at the All England Club on his way to the quarter-finals in 2014, is still waiting to convert his natural touch for the sport into Slam silverware.Now 23,
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Wimbledon 2018: John Isner v Kevin Anderson, head-to-head, preview

[ad_1] JOHN Isner is ready to be associated with something bigger at Wimbledon other than winning a 70-68 fifth set in the longest match in tennis history.He figures a championship would do the trick - and now he’s only two victories away.Isner, a 33-year-old American playing in his 41st major tournament, reached his first grand slam semi-final by beating Milos Raonic 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 6-3 at the All
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Wimbledon 2018: Novak Djokovic v Kevin Anderson, son steals the show

[ad_1] NOVAK Djokovic had an extra body in his player box to celebrate his fourth Wimbledon title. Djokovic’s three-year-old son Stefan — who was too young to be allowed to watch the match from inside Centre Court — arrived just in time to see his dad lift the trophy.“It feels amazing because the first time in my life I have someone screaming daddy, daddy,” Djokovic said.Novak Djokovic’s player box.Source: Getty