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The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 26 June 2013

Robson’s brilliant victory spares Britons’ blushes

Laura Robson beat 10th seed Maria Kirilenko, below, 6-3, 6-4 in her first-round match yesterday, saving the home contingent from equalling their worst performance at Wimbledon.

Robson joined Andy Murray, her mixed doubles partner at last summer’s Games, as the only Britons to reach the second round of singles competition.

“I’ve never actually done overly well here,” she said. “It was good that I managed to tough it out after I got nervous in the second set.” MORE

England fall short against Kiwis

New Zealand beat England by five runs in the first T20 international at The Oval last night. The Kiwis batted first and made  201-4, Brendon McCullum top-scoring with 68. Luke Wright scored a valiant 52 in England's run chase, but they fell short, reaching 196-5. MORE

Trescothick: axing of Compton ‘harsh’

The Somerset captain, Marcus Trescothick, believes that England’s decision to drop county team-mate Nick Compton ahead of the Ashes is “harsh”. Instead, Joe Root is set to open with Alastair Cook in England’s warm-up against Essex. MORE

Clarke fit to lead the Australians

Australia’s vice-captain Brad Haddin welcomed captain Michael Clarke’s return to fitness, calling it “great news” ahead of the team’s opening warm-up game against Somerset starting today. MORE

City agree to sell Tevez to Juventus

Manchester City agreed the sale of Carlos Tevez to Juventus for £10m last night – a third of the fee they paid for him – and with the player nearing agreement on personal terms, the club are likely to save £200,000 a week on wages. Tevez will join on a three-year deal. MORE

Corbisiero and Roberts are doubts

Lions head coach Warren Gatland is resigned to being without prop Alex Corbisiero and centre Jamie Roberts for Saturday’s second Test against Australia. Corbisiero is “struggling a little bit” to overcome a calf injury picked up in the first Test.

Murray motivated by Beijing defeat

Andy Murray will seek to avenge his defeat to Lu Yen-hsun in the first round of the Beijing Games in 2008 when the pair meet in the second round at Wimbledon on Court One today. “I learnt a lot from that match,” said Murray ahead of his tie against the world No 75.

Ancelotti named Real Madrid boss

Carlo Ancelotti was yesterday named Real Madrid’s new manager, with Laurent Blanc taking over from him as Paris Saint-Germain’s coach. Ancelotti signed a three-year deal at Real, replacing Jose Mourinho, who rejoined Chelsea as manager.

Interview: Alberto Contador

In an exclusive interview, the Spaniard tells Alasdair Fotheringham why he is the rider who can upset the odds and puncture the hopes of Team Sky’s Chris Froome in the Tour de France. MORE

Djokovic and Williams progress

World No 1 Novak Djokovic eased through to the second round with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Florian Mayer yesterday. Serena Williams, meanwhile, began the defence of her women’s singles crown with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Mandy Minella of Luxembourg. MORE

Ashley willing to sell Newcastle

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is willing to sell the club but only if he recoups the money he has spent since his takeover – £267m. A combined supporters group meeting has called on him to quit because of all his unpopular decisions. MORE

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