Kevin Garside

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Caroline Wozniacki plays a return during her defeat by Barbora Zahlavova Strycova
Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova (L) and US player Madison Keys (R) switch sides during their women's singles third round match on day six of 2014 Wimbledon

Wimbledon 2014: Madison Keys ruled out through injury abductor injury before she has a chance to step out on court

Keys' match against Yaroslava Shvedoverwas suspended on Saturday night but Keys was unfit to continue on Monday morning

Luis Suarez returns home to Uruguay
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Jimmy Wang to set up a fourth-round match with Novak Djokovic

Wimbledon 2014: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the mood to take on top seed Novak Djokovic

The gift of a towel to a spectator was a nice touch by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after smashing the ball into her torso. The next prize he must claim for himself, and that is the scalp of No 1 seed Novak Djokovic.

Novak Djokovic tumbles during his victory over Gilles Simon

Wimbledon 2014: Novak Djokovic survives scare after Boris Becker roll backfires

The Serb beat Gilles Simon in straight sets despite an injury scare after taking a tumble

Jonathan Marray won the men’s doubles title in 2012

Wimbledon 2014: Jonathan Marray gets back in the money on his return

The doubles champion of two years ago is through to the second round

Rafael Nadal shows his relief after coming from behind to beat Lukas Rosol

Wimbledon 2014: Rafael Nadal ensures lightning doesn't striker twice against Lukas Rosol, but only after early scare

The world number one was a point away from going two sets down

Ernests Gulbis struggles to keep his cool against Sergiy Stakhovsky

Wimbledon 2014: Ernests Gulbis goes bust as Sergiy Stakhovsky keeps his cool for a clean sweep

Looking on the bright side, the most Ernests Gulbis might blow in the casino is £43k, the absurd amount of compensation doled out to those departing this precinct at the second hurdle. And that's if he gambles the lot.

Tara Moore hits a forehand to Vera Zvonareva

Wimbledon 2014: Tara Moore misses chance of glory as Vera Zvonareva rallies to win epic tie

Oh Tara, so close and yet … (yes, you can fill in the rest yourselves). This is Wimbledon and Tara Moore is British, so a first-round exit complete with the heroically maddening denouement conforms absolutely to convention, and a little, perhaps, to the wholehearted template set by her mentor, the late Elena Baltacha.

Madison Keys during her straight sets demolition of Monica Puig

Wimbledon 2014: Madison shows she holds the keys to a golden future

The big-serving American demolished Monica Puig 6-3, 6-3 in little more than an hour
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