wimbledon tennis 2012

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Jun 28th, 2012
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To quote the late Jack Buck, “I don’t believe what I just saw.” World No. 100 Lukas Rosol stunned two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in one of the biggest upsets in the 135-year history of the tournament. Nadal had made the finals in his last five W...
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Jun 27th, 2012
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Andy Murray has put on a devastating display of grass-court tennis to hammer Nikolay Davydenko and race into the second round of Wimbledon. The fourth seed did not make a single unforced error in the first two sets as he breezed past the Russian, a former world No.3, 6-1 6-1 6-4 under grey skies on [...
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Jun 27th, 2012
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Great Britain’s Elena Baltacha and Anne Keothavong celebrated being named in Britain’s Olympic team with emotional victories at Wimbledon on Monday. The pair were handed the two wild cards to represent Team GB at the London Games – held here in SW19 – while Laura Robson and Heather Watson will compet...
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Jun 26th, 2012
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Two-time winner Rafael Nadal and defending women’s champion Petra Kvitova start their Wimbledon campaigns on Tuesday while veterans Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt ride an emotional wave of support. Nadal, fresh from his record-breaking seventh French Open title, tackles Brazil’s Thomaz B...
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Jun 26th, 2012
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Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams suffered her worst All England Club defeat in 15 years on Monday, but top seeds Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer powered into the second round. Williams lost 6-1, 6-3 to 79th-ranked Russian Elena Vesnina in what was the 32-year-old’...
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Jun 26th, 2012
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Kim Clijsters, playing her final Wimbledon before retirement, reached the second round on Monday with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Serbian 18th seed Jelena Jankovic. Clijsters, unseeded this year, will face Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic for a place in the last 32. The Belgian, a four-time Grand Slam...
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Jun 24th, 2012
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This doesn’t happen on the women’s side. But on the men’s, the biggest burning question is answered in the first two minutes of a Grand Slam draw ceremony: Federer and Djokovic? Same half? Nearly every time, this has been the case, it’s uncanny.  And so it is at this Wimbledon. What it does is put [&...
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Jun 24th, 2012
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Schedule for Day 1 (women’s singles) Monday 25 June 2012 Centre Court 1:00 PM Start Time 2. [1] Maria Sharapova (RUS) v. Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) No. 1 Court 1:00 PM Start Time 3. [18] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) v. Kim Clijsters (BEL) No. 2  1. [3] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) v. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) ...
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Jun 24th, 2012
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Schedule for Day 1 – men’s singles Monday 25 June 2012 Centre Court 1:00 PM Start Time 1. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) v. Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) 3. [6] Tomas Berdych (CZE) v. Ernests Gulbis (LAT) No. 1 Court 1:00 PM Start Time 1. [8] Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) v.  David Nalbandian (ARG) 2. [3] Roger [&hel...
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Jun 24th, 2012
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Come Monday, the world of Tennis turns its eye to London. The 3rd Grand Slam of the year gets underway with focus on the usual suspects. But if there’s one thing tennis followers have learnt in 134 previous editions of the Championships, it’s to expect the unexpected! 28 of the last 29 Gr...