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Kohanna Konta slams British media: French Open defeat first round

[ad_1] JO KONTA branded the British press “b*****ds” after another French Open flop.Konta’s wretched Roland Garros run of never winning a main draw match continued as she lost 6-4 6-3 to world No 93 Yulia Putintseva – her fourth first round defeat in a row in Paris.And the British No 1 said repeated questions about her record at the clay Grand Slam were not helping her bid to break her
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French Open: Australia’s Sam Stosur through to third round

[ad_1] SAM Stosur has added further lustre to an imposing French Open record by steaming into the third round at Roland Garros with a dominant victory over doubles partner Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.Bolstering her Roland Garros win-loss tally to 26-13, Stosur overcame the Russian 30th seed 6-2 7-6 (7-1) to earn a tilt at 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza, who beat France’s Fiona Ferro 6-4 6-3.In command from the outset with her trademark
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French Open: Novak Djokovic matches Roger Federer feat

[ad_1] RESURGENT former champion Novak Djokovic has progressed to his 12th French Open quarter-final with an ominous 6-3 6-4 6-2 fourth-round win over Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco. Seeded 20th after a well-documented slump, Djokovic equalled Roger Federer’s mark of reaching nine consecutive quarterfinals at Roland Garros, blunting Verdasco’s explosive firepower with his signature counter-punching to book an unlikely last-eight date with Marco Cecchinato.Two years after being found guilty of match-fixing,
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French Open: Maria Sharapova def. by Garbine Muguruza, score, result, video

[ad_1] GARBINE Muguruza’s big strokes overwhelmed Maria Sharapova right from the start. Their French Open quarterfinal Wednesday was no contest at all, a 6-2, 6-1 one-way journey. Simona Halep went from out-of-sorts to on-target against Angelique Kerber, scrambling to every ball and staying the course to erase an early deficit. Halep pointed her right index finger at her temple when she eventually completed a 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2 comeback to
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Rosmalen Championships: Bernard Tomic def. Robin Haase, results, scores

[ad_1] THE enigmatic Bernard Tomic has recorded his first win over a top-50 player in almost a year just weeks after bombing out of the French Open to lucky loser Marco Trungelliti. The former world No.17 beat sixth seed and world No.44 Robin Haase 6-3 7-5 at the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships in the Netherlands.Tomic’s last win over one of the game’s elite came on June 29 last year when
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Queens: Nick Kyrgios fined over obscene gesture

[ad_1] NICK Kyrgios has been fined £13,190 ($17,500) after the controversial Australian was caught on camera making an obscene gesture involving a water bottle at Queen’s Club. Kyrgios is back in hot water after he was seen performing an imitation of a lewd act at the change of ends during his Queen’s semi-final loss to Marin Cilic.The 23-year-old has been handed a hefty sanction by the ATP Tour for “inappropriate
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Wimbledon news: Ashleigh Barty hoping to break Wimbledon duck

[ad_1] ASHLEIGH Barty is taking nothing for granted as she looks to break her Wimbledon duck and embark on a breakout grand slam run. Seeded for the first time at The All England Club, Barty is viewed as a title dark horse after showcasing her grass-court class with title success in Nottingham and a quarter-final appearance at Eastbourne.The 22-year-old also won the Wimbledon junior crown at 15 and feels she
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Wimbledon 2018: Eugenie Bouchard distracted by ball boy’s fly

[ad_1] EUGENIE Bouchard said she was delighted to be at the centre of a “mob of love” at Wimbledon on Wednesday morning (AEST) as the one-time runner-up tries to resurrect her career. The Canadian lost to Petra Kvitova in the 2014 final but since that breakthrough year, which also saw her reach the Australian and French Open semis, her tennis has gone into a tailspin.Once talked about as the “next
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Wimbledon 2018: Johanna Konta, Dominika Cibulkova thighs scandal

[ad_1] ENGLAND’S Johanna Konta moaned to the umpire about rival Dominika Cibulkova slapping her thighs — claiming it was distracting her between first and second serves.The Slovak, who won 6-3 6-4, insisted she had done nothing wrong after confirming the Brit had made a complaint, The Sun reports.She said: “Jo complained to the umpire about me slapping my leg when waiting to receive, but I have been doing that my
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Wimbledon 2018 results: Serena Williams into quarterfinals

[ad_1] SERENA Williams has survived another day of Wimbledon carnage to edge ever closer to a record-equalling 24th grand slam singles crown. Williams celebrated her milestone 100th match at The All England Club with a 90th win, needing just a tick over an hour to see off Russian qualifier and fellow tennis mum Evgeniya Rodina.Serena Williams is on track for a record-equalling 24th grand slam.Source: APThe American superstar advanced as