Steve Tongue

Steve Tongue is a Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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There was a tinge of extra emotion on Centre Court as Venus Williams bowed out for what might be the last time

Wimbledon 2014: Sun is setting on Venus Williams after being eclipsed by Petra Kvitova

If there was an extra touch of emotion in the standing ovation accorded to Venus Williams as she exited Centre Court and the women’s singles, it was surely tinged by the notion that there may possibly be no more days in the sun there – or even under the roof. For two and a half hours, the five-time Wimbledon singles winner had gone head to head while conceding 10 years to the sixth seed Petra Kvitova, who emerged from the fiercest of contests triumphant by  5-7, 7-6, 7-5. 

South Africa's Kevin Anderson

Wimbledon 2014: Combustible Fabio Fognini fails to set up date with Andy Murray

The Italian was beaten by South Africa's Kevin Anderson who is now the man that lies in wait for the defending champion

Denis Istomin has mother Klaudiya in his corner – as a coach

Wimbledon 2014: Blazing trail with women coaches pays off for both Denis Istomin and Mikhail Kukushkin

The Uzbeki is coached by his mother, while the Kazakh is married to his coach

Gaël Monfils made another early Wimbledon exit, this time at the hands of Jiri Vesely

Wimbledon 2014: Gaël Monfils and Richard Gasquet fall but Jo-Wilfried Tsonga battles on

It was a bad day for the French here as Richard Gasquet and Gaël Monfils, seeded 13 and 24 respectively, went out to two of tennis’s bright young things before Jo-Wilfried Tsonga restored some Gallic pride. All three matches were five-set epics, Tsonga’s having been held over from the previous night, just as his first-round encounter had been.

Venus Williams is the oldest player left in the women’s draw but 34-year-old still packs a punch

Wimbledon 2014: Venus Williams sets up battle of champions with Petra Kvitova

There will be a meeting of former champions tomorrow after Venus Williams came through a rollercoaster second-round match to earn a tie against the sixth seed and 2011 winner Petra Kvitova.

Roberto Bautista Agut insists he is ‘not scared’ of Andy Murray

Wimbledon 2014: Roberto Bautista Agut denies Andy Murray revenge

Jan Hernych beat the British No 1 in the Scot's first game as a professional, in April 2005
China's Li Na returns against Austria's Yvonne Meusburger during their women's singles second round match on day three of the 2014 Wimbledon
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
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
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