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The Williams family entourage is normally a feature of Wimbledon but this year Serena has been supported only by sister Isha. Her father, Richard has stayed home following the birth of a son, Dillon, while the rest of the family, including Venus, have also remained Stateside. Serena is staying in the same house in Wimbledon where they have previously passed the fortnight and despite her big sister not being there, she is still sleeping in the smaller bedroom.

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The puff of legends: What impact does smoking have on an athlete's performance?

Seeing Bradley Wiggins smoking might seem shocking, but there's a long tradition of athletes defying the doctors in favour of a crafty cigarette. So what impact does it have on their performance?

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On a day of highs and lows for British talent at the All England Club one thing at least was predictable: Andy Murray would make us sweat.

Charity telethon tops £50m on first night

Sport Relief has raised £50m in public donations, a new on-the-night record for the charity telethon.

Business Diary: S&P's summit is ticket to riches

Their performance during the credit crunch may have been less than stellar and they've been getting all sorts of flak during the current sovereign debt crisis, but life is still pretty good for the credit ratings agencies.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Wimbledon

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Wimbledon today - for the best of the Championships so far.

Minor British Institutions: Losers

Some talk of Andy Murray and some of Brown, G; of Scott and Boadicea, and such great names as these. For of all the world's great losers, there's none that can compare with the British, is there?

Katy Guest: Love letters and other let-downs

Our writer laments the lingering loss of literary mystique

JD Salinger: My love for Tim Henman (and other stories)

The author of 'The Catcher in the Rye' was famously eccentric. But newly released letters reveal an unexpected foible

Matthew Norman: Blair the benefits scrounger

Here is the former PM expecting the taxpayer to cough up untold amounts in order to protect him from the results of his self-indulgence in Iraq

Last Night: Isner v Mahut, Wimbledon

Game, set and match in epic 11-hour match that broke all the records

Annacone to leave LTA with little progress made

Paul Annacone, head coach of men's tennis at the Lawn Tennis Association for the last three years, is to leave when his contract expires in November.

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