Steve Tongue

Steve Tongue is a Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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Samantha Murray, right, proved no match for Maria Sharapova

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

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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

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

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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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