Wimbledon gears up for great showdown

2011-06-20 14:14:48

Extremely competitive and spectacular matches are expected as year's third Grand Slam starts on Monday.

Murray hoping to take a leaf out of Li's book

2011-06-20 09:51:05

For a man carrying the weight of his nation's Wimbledon hopes on his shoulders, Andy Murray cut a relaxed figure as he completed round after round of media interviews on Saturday.

Lucic, Dokic happy to drop daddy issues

2011-06-18 07:46:31

LONDON - As precocious teenagers in 1999, Mirjana Lucic and Jelena Dokic rocked Wimbledon before their worlds fell apart under the heavy hands of their fathers.

Phil's woes symbolic of us struggles

2011-06-18 07:46:31

Four-time major champion Phil Mickelson struggled to a three-over par 74 in Thursday's first round of the US Open, symbolizing the troubles Americans had in staying among the leaders.

Serena goes from brush with death to Wimbledon favourite

2011-06-16 13:50:07

Serena Williams has won titles after overcoming adversity before but if she retains her Wimbledon singles crown just months after a scrape with death it would represent the American's greatest comeback.

Clijsters out of Wimbledon with foot injury

2011-06-16 11:09:44

World number two Kim Clijsters has withdrawn from Wimbledon with a foot injury, organisers of the grasscourt grand slam said on Wednesday.

Li Na suffers first defeat after French Open

2011-06-16 09:25:03

China's Li Na lost to Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 6-7(7), 3-6 during the International Women's Open tennis tournament match at Eastbourne in southern England, her first defeat after the French Open title two weeks ago.

Li Na clinches first grass-court win after French Open

2011-06-15 10:39:46

Li Na defeated Tamira Paszek of Austria 7-5, 6-4 at the International Women's Open tennis tournament match at Eastbourne in southern England, winning her first grass court match after the French Open title.

Li Na's victory catalyst for reform

2011-06-13 09:31:22

Breaking away from the pack, Li Na not only became the highest paid sportswoman with the first grand slam singles title in Asia, but challenged China's state training system.

Nadal reaches Queen's last eight after rare blip

2011-06-10 10:36:37

Rafa Nadal suffered a late blip against unseeded Czech Radek Stepanek before reaching the quarter-finals of the Queen's Club championships on Thursday after Andy Murray and Andy Roddick both cruised through.

Li triumph watched by 116 million in China

2011-06-09 14:56:55

Li Na's victory in the French Open final attracted a domestic television audience of 116 million, the WTA has said.

Roddick survives ace barrage by Lopez at Queen's

2011-06-08 10:23:47

Andy Roddick's right shoulder survived a bruising examination by Spaniard Feliciano Lopez on Tuesday as the American opened his grasscourt season with a 7-6 6-7 6-4 victory in the second round at Queen's Club.