Steve Tongue

Steve Tongue is a Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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Heather Watson celebrates after her impressive victory over Ajla Tomljanovic

Wimbledon 2014: Aggressive Heather Watson beats lockjaw to topple Croatia's Ajla Tomljanovic

Despite unusual ailment, the British No 1's new front-foot approach secures straight-sets victory and a meeting with No 9 seed Kerber
Samantha Murray, right, proved no match for Maria Sharapova

Wimbledon 2014: Britain's other Murray brushed aside by Maria Sharapova

Stockport's Sam Murray was beaten 6-1, 6-0 by the former champion
Kei Nishikori supporters nail their colours to the mast, literally
Naomi Broady celebrates her victory with her four-year-old niece Lola

Naomi Broady: British star who had funding cut by LTA for posting picture of herself next to condom machine wins opening match of Wimbledon 2014

The first Briton to fall at this year's Wimbledon went out shortly after 2pm on the opening day and a familiar woeful tale was unfolding thereafter until Naomi Broady recovered from a set down for a gutsy victory. The male contingent, with the obvious exception of Andy Murray, found the going tough and failed to get going.

World No 92 Blaz Rola is hoping he doesn't 'poop his pants' against Andy Murray on Wednesday

Wimbledon 2014: Andy Murray's next opponent hoping he doesn't 'poop his pants' when they meet

Murray plays world No 92 Blaz Rola on Wednesday after beating David Goffin

Wimbledon 2014: Johanna Konta the first Briton to fall in SW19 this year after losing to Peng Shuai

Naturalised Briton lost 4-6 6-3 4-6 to world No 57

Stuart Pearce is interviewed pitch side after being unveiled as the new Nottingham Forest Manager at the City Ground

World Cup 2014: Nottingham Forest's manager-in-waiting Stuart Pearce heads to Brazil with part of him believing he should be nearer to the dug-out than the press box

Pearce will be working as a pundit at the World Cup for TalkSPORT before joining up with Forest after his reign as England Under-21 manager ended last year

Brand Becks feels the heat as David Beckham's football plans for Miami get cool reception

As Hodgson’s boys touch down to warm up for  the World Cup, an England icon is being given cold shoulder

Fulham's Chris David celebrates his equaliser against Crystal Palace

Fulham 2 Crystal Palace 2 match report: Goalscoring youngsters offer hope to Fulham as 13-year Premier League stay comes to an entertaining end

Palace looked to have earned the three points through Dwight Gayle's effort but David gives supporters some cheer despite relegation

West Ham players celebrate after Andy Carroll gives them the lead against Tottenham

West Ham 2 Tottenham 0 match report: Relieved Sam Allardyce beats Tim Sherwood in the ‘P45 derby’

Calls for Allardyce to be sacked were quietened through victory over 10-man Spurs as Younes Kaboul red sees Tim Sherwood's future looking bleak

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