WImbledon 2012

  • Wimbledon show key to Olympics success: Paes 14-07-2012 10:48 AM

    Mumbai: India's tennis star Leander Paes says his Wimbledon performance is the perfect platform to serve up success at Olympics. After a successful Wimbledon, India tennis ace Leander Paes cant wait to be back at the same venue for the London Olympics tennis events that kick off on July 27....
  • Stanford Classic awaits Wimbledon champ Serena 10-07-2012 01:04 PM

    Stanford: Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer laboured past Kai-Chen Chang 7-5, 2-6, 7-5 in the first round of the Stanford Classic on Monday but all eyes will be on Wimbledon champion Serena Williams who begins her title defence on Wednesday. Fifth seed Wickmayer, ranked 37 in the world, had to work really...
  • Federer eyes Olympic gold after Wimbledon win 09-07-2012 10:15 PM

    London: The morning after Roger Federer won a record-tying seventh Wimbledon championship, he returned to the site of his latest triumph to conduct interviews in various languages and, while there, ran into All England Club Chairman Philip Brook. They exchanged pleasantries on Monday and before parting ways, Brook said: "I'll...
  • Roger Federer on 'seventh' heaven after win 09-07-2012 09:10 PM

    Though the seven-time Wimbledon champion is sorry for Andy Murray, he is also sure that the Briton's chance will come soon. ...
  • Federer, Azarenka return to No. 1 in rankings 09-07-2012 05:32 PM

    London: With his 31st birthday looming Roger Federer began a record-equalling 286th week at the top of the world rankings on Monday after claiming a seventh Wimbledon title. The accepted theory is that male tennis players begin the slow decline into retirement once they hit the 30 barrier but, as...
  • Paes-Vesnina didn't play well together 09-07-2012 01:48 PM

    India Davis Cup coach Nandan Bal said, Vesnina didn't serve well and missed too many easy volleys on Paes' serve. ...
  • Roger Federer never doubted his ability 09-07-2012 12:48 PM

    London: Roger Federer never doubted his ability to win grand slam titles during a two and a half year drought in which he was written off in some quarters and passed the 30 year age barrier that often signals the beginning of the end for top tennis players. After winning...
  • Serena Williams plans to 'sell serve' 09-07-2012 09:13 AM

    London: For the low, low price of a million dollars, Serena Williams' record-setting serve can be yours. OK, not really, of course. A day after winning her fifth Wimbledon singles title while raising her ace total to 102 for the tournament, Williams joked at the All England Club champions' dinner...
  • Tantalising wait for Andy Murray continues 09-07-2012 08:47 AM

    London: Roger Federer left the door tantalisingly ajar for local hero Andy Murray in the Wimbledon men's singles final on Sunday, then slammed it shut to win a record-equalling seventh Wimbledon title and in so doing return to the top of the world rankings. The Swiss great, contesting his eighth...
  • Valiant Paes-Vesnina lose Wimbledon final 09-07-2012 01:44 AM

    Wimbledon: Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina will have to wait for their first Grand Slam title together as they lost the closely fought Wimbledon mixed doubles summit clash to Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond, here on Sunday. The fourth-seeded Indo-Russian pair suffered a 3-6 7-5 4-6 defeat at the hands...
  • Federer beats Murray to win 7th Wimbledon title 08-07-2012 10:53 PM

    Wimbledon: Roger Federer won his record-tying seventh Wimbledon title Sunday, beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 under a closed roof on Centre Court. The 17-time Grand Slam champion excelled once the roof was closed early in the third set, giving Murray little chance to end Britain's 76-year wait for...
  • Victoria Azarenka to get back to world No. 1 08-07-2012 08:57 AM

    London: Victoria Azarenka will take over the No. 1 ranking from Maria Sharapova next week after Agnieszka Radwanska failed to win the Wimbledon title. Azarenka will return to the top spot when the new rankings are released on Monday, having been overtaken by Sharapova last month following the Russian's victory...
  • Williams sisters win Wimbledon doubles title 08-07-2012 08:52 AM

    London: One Wimbledon title wasn't enough for Serena Williams. About five hours after Williams won her fifth singles title by beating Agnieszka Radwanska, she and sister Venus were back on Centre Court to beat Czech duo Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday in the doubles final. It...
  • Marray ends 76-year doubles drought for Britain 08-07-2012 02:11 AM

    Wimbledon: One 76-year Wimbledon wait came to end for Britain on Saturday " in men's doubles. Jonathan Marray of Britain and Frederik Nielsen of Denmark beat Robert Lindstedt of Sweden and Horia Tecau of Romania 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-3 on Centre Court. Marray is the first British...
  • Paes-Vesnina reach Wimbledon final after hard win 07-07-2012 11:12 PM

    London: Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina stunned top seeds Bob Bryan and Liezel Huber to enter the mixed doubles final of the Wimbledon championships on Saturday. The fourth seed Indo-Russian pair scored a tough 7-5 3-6 6-3 win over their American opponents in the semifinals at court number one here...
  • Serena beats Radwanska to win fifth Wimbledon 07-07-2012 09:23 PM

    Wimbledon: Serena Williams is back, and she looks almost as good as ever. The 30-year-old American won her fifth Wimbledon title Saturday on Centre Court, beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to claim her 14th major championship. After hitting a backhand winner on match point, she fell onto...
  • Sampras backing Federer in the Wimbledon final 07-07-2012 09:53 AM

    London: Pete Sampras expects Roger Federer to beat Andy Murray in the Wimbledon final, allowing the Swiss star to tie two of the American's records: seven titles at the All England Club, and 286 weeks ranked No. 1. "Personally," Sampras said with a chuckle, "I've gotten used to Roger breaking...
  • Federer's 8th Wimbledon final, Murray's 1st 07-07-2012 09:23 AM

    London: Roger Federer is back in the Wimbledon final for the first time since 2009. If that seems like a long gap for the six-time champion, imagine how all of Britain feels: Andy Murray is the first man from the host country to play for the title at the All...
  • Serena faces Radwanska in Wimbledon final 07-07-2012 08:53 AM

    London: More than once during the past fortnight, Serena Williams has won an important point at Wimbledon and then returned to the baseline, her clenched fist leading the way. The ferocity of the gesture is understandable, given the obstacles she has beaten back in the past couple of years. A...
  • Murray reaches Wimbledon final 06-07-2012 11:08 PM

    Wimbledon: The buzz around Centre Court gradually increased while Andy Murray inched closer to ending one of the longest waits in British sports. A tennis crowd used to disappointments finally saw reason to believe, with the classic shouts of "Come on Andy" at Wimbledon over the last seven years coupled...
  • Paes-Vesnina in Wimbledon mixed doubles semis 06-07-2012 10:00 PM

    London: India's Leander Paes and his Russian partner Elena Vesnina beat unseeded Paul Hanley and Alla Kudryavtseva to stroll into the mixed doubles semifinals of the Wimbledon tennis championships here Friday. The fourth seeds got the better of the Australian-Russian pairing 6-2, 6-2 in the quarters. They next meet winners...
  • Federer downs Djokovic to reach Wimbledon final 06-07-2012 08:08 PM

    Wimbledon: Roger Federer advanced to his record eighth Wimbledon final on Friday, beating defending champion Novak Djokovic in four sets. The six-time champion defeated Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 under a closed roof on Centre Court and is now one victory from equaling two other records in an already record-laden...
  • Tendulkar watches Federer-Djokovic match 06-07-2012 07:49 PM

    London: Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Friday paid a visit to the All England Club to watch the marquee semifinal match between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in Wimbledon. Tendulkar, who decided to skip India's limited overs series in Sri Lanka starting later this month, was at the Wimbledon Royal...
  • Wimbledon finalist Radwanska battling illness 06-07-2012 07:42 PM

    London: Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska cancelled a news conference on Friday because of a respiratory illness that made it difficult for her to speak. Radwanska is scheduled to meet four-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams for the title on Saturday. Radwanska played with the ailment on Thursday, when she beat Angelique...
  • Federer vs Djokovic in marquee semi-final 06-07-2012 03:49 PM

    London: With "Murray Mania" gripping Britain, it's the other men's semi-final at Wimbledon that has many tennis fans anticipating a griping matchup on Friday afternoon. Six-time champion Roger Federer and last year's winner Novak Djokovic will face each other on the grass of Wimbledon for the first time " in...
  • Williams sisters enter Wimbledon doubles semis 06-07-2012 02:00 PM

    London: A couple of hours after reaching her seventh Wimbledon ladies singles final, Serena Williams returned to Centre Court with sister Venus to secure a spot in the semi-finals of the ladies doubles. The Williams sisters routed Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears 6-1, 6-1 in less than an hour on...
  • Paes-Vesnina in Wimbledon mixed doubles QF 06-07-2012 10:25 AM

    London: Veteran Leander Paes was the lone Indian left in fray at the Wimbledon as he reached the mixed doubles quarter-finals with Elena Vesnina after Rohan Bopanna and Jie Zheng crashed to a straight-set defeat in the last-eight stage of the same event here. Fourth seeds Paes and Russia's Vesnina...
  • Wimbledon: Bopanna-Zheng out of mixed doubles 06-07-2012 12:49 AM

    London: India's Rohan Bopanna and his Chinese partner Jie Zhang crashed out of the mixed doubles after they lost their quarter-final match in Wimbledon on Thursday. Bopanna and Zheng, who are seeded 10th, went down 2-6, 5-7 to the second seeded American pair of Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond. Bopanna...
  • Serena Williams advances to Wimbledon final 05-07-2012 08:47 PM

    Serena Williams is back in the Wimbledon final. The 13-time Grand Slam champion reached her seventh Wimbledon final on Thursday, smacking 24 aces to beat Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the semifinals.The final point of the match was, fittingly enough, the record-breaking ace. "I've been working so hard, and...
  • Radwanska downs Kerber to reach Wimbledon final 05-07-2012 07:17 PM

    London: A steady hand, or steady backhands and forehands actually, was all it took for Agnieszka Radwanska to reach her first Wimbledon final. The third-seeded Pole won five straight games to take the first set, and then held on after taking an early lead in the second to beat Angelique...