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Djokovic beats Anderson, wins 4th Wimbledon title

Djokovic beats Anderson, wins 4th Wimbledon title

London: Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic on Sunday overpowered South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) in a lopsided Wimbledon final, taking home the trophy for the fourth time in his career. Both players had reached the final round after surviving the two longest semifinal matches in Wimbledon’s history. Djokovic needed just two hours and


World No.132 Diatchenko stuns Sharapova in Wimbledon 1st round

Wimbledon: Russia’s Maria Sharapova suffered an upset against 132nd-ranked countrywoman Vitalia Diatchenko, who prevailed 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 in the first round of Wimbledon tennis championships hereAon Tuesday. The 24th-seeded Sharapova, who was playing Wimbledon for the first time since returning to the WTA Tour last year after serving a 15-month doping suspension, won the


Nadal clinches 11th French Open title

Paris: Rafael Nadal of Spain powered past Austrian Dominic Thiem in straight sets to clinch his record-extending 11th men’s singles title at the French Open tennis championships here on Sunday. Following his 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory, Nadal became the second player in history to have won 11 singles titles at any Grand Slam event after Margaret


Thiem in French Open quarters, to face Zverev

Paris: Austria’s Dominic Thiem on Sunday defeated Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-2, 6-0, 5-7, 6-4 to reach his third consecutive French Open quarterfinals, setting up a duel with Germany’s Alexander Zverev. The Austrian seventh-seed needed two hours and 28 minutes to eliminate 19th-seeded Nishikori, a finalist at the Monte-Carlo Masters in April, reports Efe. “It’s something


Sharapova books place in French Open 3rd round

Paris: Russia’s Maria Sharapova on Thursday defeated Donna Vekic of Croatia 7-5, 6-4, to book a place in the third round of the French Open, the second Grand Slam event of the year, held on clay court. In their first career match, Sharapova, a former World No. 1, needed nearly two hours to reach the third