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French Open 2018: Serena Williams responds to Donald Trump’s Maria Sharapova theory

[ad_1] AS if the Serena Williams-Maria Sharapova French Open round of 16 match needed anymore spice.A French Open reporter has been criticised for asking Williams about a 14-year-old Donald Trump quote about her rivalry with Maria Sharapova.The reporter, from Inside Tennis, said he interviewed Trump in the wake of Williams’ defeat to Sharapova in the 2004 Wimbledon Final.“After the 2004 Wimbledon match with Maria, I had the opportunity to interview
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French Open 2018: Coverage of men’s semi-finals; Dominic Thiem, Rafael Nadal

[ad_1] DOMINIC Thiem has clinically snuffed out Marco Cecchinato’s French Open dream, grinding the Italian into the red clay of Roland Garros - but not without a fight.The first Austrian to reach a grand slam final since Thomas Muster triumphed here in 1995, Thiem will face either 10-time champion Rafael Nadal or US Open winner Juan Martin del Potro in the decider.The only man to beat Nadal on clay over
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Stuttgart Open: Roger Federer def. Nick Kyrgios, score, result, video

[ad_1] Australian No.1 Nick Kyrgios has lost his showdown with Roger Federer as the Swiss great reclaimed the world No.1 ranking by booking his place in the final of the Stuttgart Open. Federer was pushed all the way by the fourth-seeded Kyrgios on Saturday, who fired down 23 aces in another battling performance at the German grasscourt tournament.Federer, 36, will now overtake Spain’s Rafael Nadal when the new ATP rankings
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Eastbourne International: Andy Murray def. Stan Wawrinka, score, result, video

[ad_1] ANDY Murray beat Stan Wawrinka 6-1, 6-3 at the Eastbourne International in the second match of his comeback from long-term hip problems. Murray returned last week at the Queen’s Club after 11 months out and lost to Nick Kyrgios in the first round.Wawrinka’s erratic serve proved his downfall as, although he hit eight aces, he double-faulted four times, including on match point.Fed surrenders No.1 ranking1:20The Swiss player has also
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Wimbledon 2018: Jason Kubler v Guido Pella preview, Australian’s remarkable comeback from six knee surgeries

[ad_1] EVERYTHING looks perfect because it is and now the wait.The old place never looks better than the Sunday before the Monday when the world starts watching Wimbledon again, with flowers bloomed to perfection, courts manicured to perfection, every seat cleaned individually on centre court to perfection, including the Royal Box, which seats are covered just in case pigeons bombard imperfection.And now the wait.Tents have lined the adjacent Church Rd
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Wimbledon results 2018: Roger Federer keeps alive outrageous streak

[ad_1] As Roger Federer was winning 35 consecutive service points at Wimbledon on Wednesday — yes, 35 in a row — a Centre Court spectator cheered him on while wearing a red shirt with white lettering that said, “Perfect.” The Swiss great comes pretty close to living up to that at times. Federer moved into the third round at the All England Club as he chases his record-extending ninth championship
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Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams stays on course for eighth Wimbledon title

[ad_1] SERENA Williams believes there is an “aura” surrounding her when she plays and has no hesitation in describing herself as “great”. The 36-year-old American was reacting to US compatriot Madison Keys claiming that “it must suck” being Williams as every woman wants to claim her scalp.“I’m glad someone admitted that,” said Williams who stayed on course for an eighth Wimbledon title on Friday with a 7-5, 7-6 (7/2) win
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Wimbledon 2018: Dominica Cibulkova tantrum vs Hsieh Su-Wei

[ad_1] DOMINIKA Cibulkova launched a scathing attack on Wimbledon’s officials after a line call controversy marred her 6-4 6-1 rout of Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei on Monday.Cibulkova was furious when Hsieh successfully persuaded the umpire to replay a point that was initially called in the Slovakian’s favour and would have given her three set points in the opening set.Hsieh’s protests to the umpire prompted the match referee to come on court
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Wimbledon 2018: Rafael Nadal v Novak Djokovic, preview, start time in Australia

[ad_1] RAFAEL Nadal described long-time rival Novak Djokovic as “one of the more complex” players he’s ever met as they prepare to clash for the 52nd time — more than any other two men have ever played each other — on Saturday (AEST) with a Wimbledon final spot at stake. World number one Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion at the All England Club, trails Djokovic, the 2011, 2014 and
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Wimbledon final 2018: Novak Djokovic career records, statistics, all-time men’s majors list

[ad_1] HE’S officially back.Novak Djokovic is a grand slam champion for the first time since 2016 after a securing his fourth Wimbledon title with a straight-sets masterclass over South African Kevin Anderson in Sunday’s final.These are the incredible numbers behind a triumph that strengthens the Serbian star’s legacy as one of the greatest tennis players in history.LEGACYBy winning his fourth Wimbledon title, Djokovic joins Rod Laver and Reggie Doherty in