Experience wins the day as Venus downs Kasatkina

By Clare Lovell LONDON, Jul 1 : Experience wrestled aside youth at Wimbledon today when Venus Williams, at 36 the oldest woman in the draw, overcame a match-point rain break and tenacious Russian teenager Daria Kasatkina to reach the fourth round. Kasatkina, 19, demonstrated clearly how she has leapt 128 places up the rankings in […]

Kyrgios involved in heated row with journalists

By Martyn Herman LONDON, Jul 1 : Nick Kyrgios was involved in a heated row in his post-match news conference after being questioned about his behaviour during his five-set victory over Dustin Brown at Wimbledon today. The Australian 15th seed received a warning from umpire Jake Garner at the start of the third set after […]

Playing catch-up, Tsonga and Berdych finally negotiate round two

By Alison Williams LONDON, Jul 1 : Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was in no mood to hang about today, racing to a one-set lead in just 18 minutes against Argentina’s Juan Monaco some three hours after they first warmed up on another rain-interrupted day at Wimbledon. The pair were among eight matchups at the bottom of the […]

Nadal, Wozniacki included in Olympic entry list

By Pritha Sarkar LONDON, Jun 30 : Rafael Nadal, the 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medallist, and former world number one Caroline Wozniacki were among those named in the provisional entry list for the August Rio Games by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) today. Nadal and Wozniacki’s participation had been in doubt as injury had prevented […]