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Murray hails Lendl for inspiring Wimbledon glory

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Britain's Andy Murray celebrates beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4.  AFP

Andy Murray dedicated his historic Wimbledon triumph to coach Ivan Lendl, the Czech who won eight Grand Slam titles but never cracked the mysteries of the All England Club.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Tennis: Djokovic, Serena top bill on super Monday

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Serena Williams of the United States smiles after beating Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan in a Women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday, June 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams top the bill at Wimbledon’s super Monday when they attempt to capitalize on the shock exits of their heavyweight Grand Slam rivals.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Tennis: Nadal considered French Open ‘impossible dream’

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Spain's David Ferrer returns the ball to compatriot Rafael Nadal during the men's final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Sunday, June 9, 2013 in Paris. AP  FILE PHOTO

Rafael Nadal admitted that making history as an eight-time French Open champion was an impossible dream when he was desperately battling to reboot his career during a seven-month injury lay-off.

Posted: June 10th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Tennis: Five-set Federer grabs 900th win to reach last eight

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Roger Federer. AP FILE PHOTO

Roger Federer racked up his 900th tour win and reached a 36th consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final Sunday while tearful Tommy Robredo also took the five-set route into the French Open quarter-finals.

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

No Serena, no Sharapova in tweaked Fed Cup

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Sloane Stephens, left, of the US is congratulated by compatriot Serena Williams after winning their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.   AP /Andy Wong

The 2013 Fed Cup World Group gets underway Saturday with the tournament missing marquee names Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova and with a late format tweak aimed at boosting the event’s appeal.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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