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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.

'Irritable' Henman striving to address age syndrome

Tim Henman is wrestling with his good-guy image and that of a grumpy old man after admitting he is coming down with "over-30 syndrome". As the only member of the world's top 10 never to have reached a grand slam final, Henman is using Andre Agassi as a role model as he seeks to blossom in the latter years of his career.

Henman saves match point to beat distraught Rusedski

Greg Rusedski was inconsolable last night after failing to convert a match point before losing to Tim Henman for the sixth time in eight meetings on the ATP Tour.

Racing: Royal Shakespeare for role as Britain's leading player

A weekend of Champion Hurdle trials opens this afternoon at Haydock, where assorted members of the locker room vie for the privilege of becoming the Tim Henman of the division. In other words, to be damned with the faint praise of being Britain's number one. The serious business, though, is deemed to be taking place tomorrow in Ireland, where four of the top six seeds in the betting for the Cheltenham crown - all of which are Irish-trained - lock horns at Leopardstown.

Henman quits Davis Cup to focus on Grand Slams

Jeremy Bates, Britain's Davis Cup captain, described Tim Henman's retirement from the team yesterday as a "watershed". With Greg Rusedski approaching his 32nd birthday this year, the loss of Henman seems like the beginning of the end of a period of comparative success for the British game.

Safin cuts short Henman's year

Tim Henman acknowledged the dilemma of his life in tennis. "I've never hidden behind the fact that I'll be judged on whether I win Wimbledon or not," he said. "I'm sure if I don't win Wimbledon, then that's what will stick in a lot of people's minds."

Henman in warning over schedule

Bates opts for stalwarts as Rusedski shows fitness

Britain's Davis Cup captain decided to rely upon Greg Rusedski alongside Tim Henman against Austria in the World Group play-off.

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