Paul Newman

Paul Newman is Tennis Correspondent for The Independent.

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Stanislas Wawrinka trains on Sunday

Wimbledon 2014: Stanislas Wawrinka facing hectic week after Saturday deluge

Australian Open champion could play five matches in seven days if he reaches final

Serena Williams fails to find the answers as she crashes out of Wimbledon on Saturday

Wimbledon 2014: Serena Williams cannot even seek solace with sister Venus

The pair will play in the doubles on Monday, but Serena is not looking forward to it

Andy Murray trains in the rain on Sunday

Wimbledon 2014: Andy Murray feels pressure has reduced after glory of last year’s victory

The Brit faces Kevin Anderson on Monday

Maria Sharapova started slowly against the American Alison Riske but ran out a 6-3, 6-0 winner

Wimbledon 2014: Half-time court report from SW19

As we enter the second week of Wimbledon 2014, Paul Newman assesses the successes and the failures, the shocks and the sure things from the first six days at the All England Club

6ft 8in Kevin Anderson is the first South African to reach the fourth round since Wayne Ferreira 14 years ago

Wimbledon 2014: Andy Murray faces lofty challenge against 6ft 8in South African Kevin Anderson

Champion says he enjoys pressure as he prepares to cut down giant in fourth round

Wimbledon 2014: Rafael Nadal stumbles but clicks into good form as he defeats Mikhail Kukushkin to advance into last 16

The world No 1 has made a habit of losing the first set this week but once he had quelled the Kazakh’s opening flourish he coasted through

A dejected Li Na heads for a straight-sets defeat

Wimbledon 2014: Li Na pays the price for a lack of practice with exit to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova

The value of getting grass-court matches under your belt in the build-up to Wimbledon was underlined in decisive fashion here as Li Na, the world No 2, went out of the tournament in the third round. The 32-year-old Chinese had decided not to play any tournaments en route to the All England Club and her ring-rustiness showed as she was beaten 7-6, 7-6 by the Czech Republic’s Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.

Andy Murray in action during his victory over Roberto Bautista

Wimbledon 2014: Andy Murray makes short work of Spaniard Roberto Bautista

Champion in explosive form to brush aside world No 23 in straight sets and set up meeting with 6ft 8in Anderson

Britain's Heather Watson (R) looks on during her women's singles second round defeat to Germany's Angelique Kerber

Wimbledon 2014: Heather Watson goes on the attack to show she knows way forward despite defeat by classy Angelique Kerber

The Brit was unable to avoid exiting the tournament in the second round

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia celebrates after winning her Ladies' Singles second round match against Jie Zheng

Wimbledon 2014: Ana Ivanovic continues to show strong form on grass

Serb in 6-4, 6-0 victory over China’s Zheng Jie

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