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Nadal already feeling at home on Wimbledon grass

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:00pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal moved seamlessly from months of claycourt success to a satisfyingly smooth first-round victory on grass as he opened his Wimbledon campaign with a commanding 6-1 6-3 6-2 victory over Australian John Millman on Monday.

Smiling Kvitova into second round

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 11:36am
LONDON (Reuters) - A smiling Petra Kvitova skipped into the second round of Wimbledon on Monday, the twice champion beating Johanna Larsson 6-3 6-4 on a sun-bathed Centre Court.

Halep hits her rhythm on Wimbledon grass

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 11:33am
LONDON (Reuters) - French open finalist Simona Halep found her grasscourt rhythm to beat qualifier Marina Erakovic 6-4 6-1 and take the first step towards a title that is wide open in the absence of 2016 champion Serena Williams.

Not just for kids - paintball comes of age with its own Campaign Cup

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 11:05am
LONDON (Reuters) - Once the stuff of children's birthday outings, paintball is attracting a growing band of devotees who see it as a competitive sport like any other, with its own international league.

Cycling: Sagan wins tour stage despite pedal problem in closing sprint

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 11:00am
LONGWY, France (Reuters) - World champion Peter Sagan suffered an untimely pedal problem but slotted his shoe back into its clip in time and powered to victory in the third stage of the Tour de France on Monday.

Britain's Robson says she let herself down after early exit

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 10:38am
(Reuters) - British wildcard Laura Robson said she let herself down after losing 6-4 6-2 to Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia in the first round at Wimbledon on Monday.

Murray motors as Wimbledon gets under way

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 10:19am
LONDON (Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Andy Murray opened 2017 Centre Court action in style on Monday, motoring into the second round with a 6-1 6-4 6-2 win over Alexander Bublik.

Venus under way with win over Mertens

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 10:02am
LONDON (Reuters) - Five-times Wimbledon champions Venus Williams came through a tricky first-round test against Belgian Elise Mertens on Monday emerging with a 7-6(7) 6-4 victory.

Fans' favorite Nishikori outclasses Italian Cecchinato

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 10:00am
LONDON (Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori breezed through his Wimbledon first-round clash with Italy's Marco Cecchinato 6-2 6-2 6-0 on Monday, demolishing an opponent who was playing his first senior-level match on grass.

Fleetwood prepares for special homecoming at British Open

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 8:06am
LONDON, England (Reuters) - Tommy Fleetwood's dramatic win at the French Open pushed his world ranking to a career-high 15 on Monday, as the 26-year-old looked forward to being thrust center stage in England's sporting summer.

Tsonga thrashes Norrie to sweep into second round

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 7:57am
LONDON (Reuters) - Twice Wimbledon semi-finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga breezed into the second round on Monday with a 6-3 6-2 6-2 victory over British wildcard Cameron Norrie, whose first grand slam appearance ended in a swift and painful exit.

Kyrgios retires injured in Wimbledon first round

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 7:16am
LONDON (Reuters) - Australian 20th seed Nick Kyrgios retired injured in his first round Wimbledon match on Monday after losing the first two sets to French doubles specialist Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

Joshua keen on Klitschko rematch, will fight Pulev otherwise

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 5:33am
(Reuters) - IBF, WBA and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says he is eager for a rematch with Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko after April's thrilling bout but will face Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev if Klitschko decides to retire.

Motor racing: Force India drivers reminded that the team comes first

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 5:20am
LONDON (Reuters) - Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya has reminded drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon that the team must take priority after a collision at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix wrecked hopes of a first win in Formula One.

Excitement and crowds build as Wimbledon gets under way

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 5:09am
LONDON (Reuters) - Queues snaked down to the All England Club on Monday morning as the opening day of the Wimbledon championships got underway.

Soccer: World Cup hosting needs radical overhaul - marketing guru

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 4:44am
ZURICH (Reuters) - A packed crowd watches two teams battle it in a World Cup match on a rainy evening at London's Wembley stadium. Yet the action is really happening on a balmy night in Marrakech.

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