Wimbledon 2012

  • Wimbledon show key to Olympics success: Paes July 14, 2012

    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 can’t wait to be back at the same venue for the London Olympics’ tennis events that kick off on July 27. “I’ve...
  • Stanford Classic awaits Wimbledon champ Serena November 16, 2012

    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 hard...
  • Federer eyes Olympic gold after Wimbledon win July 9, 2012

    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 see...
  • Roger Federer on 'seventh' heaven after win July 9, 2012

    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 July 9, 2012

    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 he...
  • Paes-Vesnina didn't play well together November 16, 2012

    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 July 9, 2012

    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 his...
  • Serena Williams plans to 'sell serve' July 9, 2012

    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 Sunday...
  • Tantalising wait for Andy Murray continues November 16, 2012

    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 final...
  • Valiant Paes-Vesnina lose Wimbledon final July 9, 2012

    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 of...
  • Federer beats Murray to win 7th Wimbledon title July 9, 2012

    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 a...
  • Victoria Azarenka to get back to world No. 1 July 8, 2012

    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 at...
  • Williams sisters win Wimbledon doubles title July 8, 2012

    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 was...
  • Marray ends 76-year doubles drought for Britain July 8, 2012

    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 man to...
  • Paes-Vesnina reach Wimbledon final after hard win July 7, 2012

    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 in...
  • Serena beats Radwanska to win fifth Wimbledon July 7, 2012

    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 her...
  • Sampras backing Federer in the Wimbledon final November 16, 2012

    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 my...
  • Federer's 8th Wimbledon final, Murray's 1st July 7, 2012

    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 July 7, 2012

    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 succession of...
  • Murray reaches Wimbledon final November 16, 2012

    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 with...
  • Paes-Vesnina in Wimbledon mixed doubles semis November 16, 2012

    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 of...
  • Federer downs Djokovic to reach Wimbledon final November 16, 2012

    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 career. "This...
  • Tendulkar watches Federer-Djokovic match July 6, 2012

    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 Box...
  • Wimbledon finalist Radwanska battling illness July 6, 2012

    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 Kerber 6-3,...
  • Federer vs Djokovic in marquee semi-final July 6, 2012

    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 their...
  • Williams sisters enter Wimbledon doubles semis November 16, 2012

    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 Thursday....
  • Paes-Vesnina in Wimbledon mixed doubles QF November 16, 2012

    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 staved...
  • Wimbledon: Bopanna-Zheng out of mixed doubles July 6, 2012

    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 and...
  • Serena Williams advances to Wimbledon final July 5, 2012

    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 I...
  • Radwanska downs Kerber to reach Wimbledon final November 16, 2012

    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 Kerber...