Williams admitted that she has thought about ending her absence from the March tournament having purposely avoided it after alleged heckling and racial abuse
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Monday 02 July 2012
New shorts please for Andy Murray! The Scottish star dropped two points during his match against Marcos Baghdatis at Wimbledon on Saturday, due to spare balls falling out of his pocket.
Saturday 30 June 2012
It was a record-breaking day for women at Wimbledon today.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
Not sure what the Tories' bash-the-benefits brigade would have made of Potito Starace's efforts yesterday. The 30-year-old Italian was the first to depart this year's Championships, retiring hurt 59 minutes into the day. His 10 games against Ryan Sweeting earned him £14,500 as a first-round loser, which is not a bad hourly rate.
Thursday 21 June 2012
Wales have named an unchanged side for their third Test against Australia in Sydney on Saturday.
Thursday 14 June 2012
Former captain Ryan Jones is one of four changes to Wales' line-up for their second Test against Australia in Melbourne on Saturday.
Thursday 07 June 2012
Ireland coach Declan Kidney has rung the changes for the first Test against New Zealand at Eden Park on Saturday, with debuts for Simon Zebo and Declan Fitzpatrick.
Thursday 07 June 2012
Wales will head into the first of their three Tests against Australia in Brisbane on Saturday with 11 of the starting XV that clinched Grand Slam glory against France in March.
Thursday 31 May 2012
To find five different men who have won recent Grand Slam singles titles you have to go back to the start of 2005, when Marat Safin won the Australian Open. Since then the honours have been shared by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro, who gatecrashed the big three's private party three years ago at the US Open.
Saturday 21 January 2012
It's squeaky bum time for...
Friday 20 January 2012
Two five-set contests in three days proved too much for John Isner on Friday and his exit left the United States without a single man standing in the last 16 of the Australian Open for the first time since 1973.
Wednesday 18 January 2012
Some things never change in Australian tennis. Lleyton Hewitt can usually be relied upon to put his fans through the wringer, while the weight of local expectations always sits heavily on the shoulders of Sam Stosur, the best Australian woman player for 30 years.
Monday 19 December 2011
Munster 19 Scarlets 13
Tuesday 06 December 2011
1. Instead of a Book by Diana Athill
Can anyone resist the 94-year-old grand dame of publishing? This volume of letters spans 30 years.
Monday 05 September 2011
If Serena Williams does not win the US Open here next weekend it will be one of the biggest surprises in the sport since Tim Henman's great grandmother shocked Wimbledon by becoming the first woman to serve overarm at the All England Club 110 years ago.
Sunday 04 September 2011
Serena Williams was dominant early and closed out a straight sets win over No. 4 seed Viktoria Azarenka 6-1, 7-6 (5).
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