Mon, July 06, 2009

Wimbledon 2009 tennis tournament

Federer beats Roddick for record 15th Grand Slam

A year ago, Roger Federer left Centre Court a broken man after losing an epic five-set final, his Wimbledon title ripped away and his aura of invincibility shattered. Full story

BACKGROUND

Wimbledon

The Championships, Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is generally considered the most prestigious. It has been held in Wimbledon since 1877.

POLL

Who will win Wimbledon 2009?
Roger Federer
Andy Murray
Novak Djokovic

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Federer's 15th grand slam title fulfilled

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2 Williams sisters, 2 Russians reach Wimbledon SFs

2009-07-01 03:50:32 GMT SINA.com WIMBLEDON, England – Her 19th consecutive victory at the All England Club already wrapped up, Venus Williams grabbed a seat and watched younger sister Serena win easily to reach the semifinals, too.

A roof closes at Wimbledon, and the fans roar

2009-07-01 03:27:20 GMT SINA.com WIMBLEDON, England: Rhythmic clapping rang out on Centre Court, accompanied by not-so-staid chants of "Roof! Roof! Roof!"

Ivanovic sidelined for 1-2 weeks due to thigh injury

2009-07-01 00:24:50 GMT Xinhua English LONDON, July 1 (Xinhua) -- Former world number one Ana Ivanovic will be sidelined for one to two weeks due to the left thigh injury that forced her to quit her fourth-round Wimbledon match against Venus Williams, the Serb said on Tuesday.

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Federer edges Roddick 16-14 in 5th for 15th major title

2009-07-06 00:54:11 GMT Xinhua English LONDON, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Roger Federer wrote a new page in history Sunday in the Wimbledon championship as he toiled to claim his fifteenth Grand Slam title.

Federer beats Roddick for record 15th Grand Slam

2009-07-06 00:37:45 GMT SINA.com WIMBLEDON, England: A year ago, Roger Federer left Centre Court a broken man after losing an epic five-set final, his Wimbledon title ripped away and his aura of invincibility shattered.

Federer, Roddick to meet in Wimbledon final

2009-07-04 02:27:44 GMT Xinhua English LONDON, July 4 (Xinhua) -- Five-time champion Roger Federer advanced into his seventh straight Wimbledon final Friday and will play against American Andy Roddick for a record 15th Grand Slam title.

Majestic Federer storms past giant Karlovic

2009-07-02 03:34:15 GMT SINA.com LONDON: Five-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer reached his 21st consecutive Grand Slam semifinal yesterday with a majestic 6-3, 7-5, 7-6 (7/3) dismantling of giant Croatian Ivo Karlovic.

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Serena Williams beats Venus to clinch third Wimbledon title

2009-07-04 23:49:09 GMT Xinhua English Serena Williams of the United States reacts during the ladies' singles final against her sister Venus Williams at the 2009 Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the Centre Court in Wimbledon of London July 4, 2009.

Williams sisters reach Wimbledon final again

2009-07-03 00:24:31 GMT Xinhua English LONDON, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Venus and Serena Williams followed different paths to set up a family duel again at the Wimbledon women's singles final on Thursday.

Federer,Roddick, Murray,Haas complete final four

2009-07-02 03:50:14 GMT Xinhua English Roger Federer of Switzerland beat Ivo Karlovic of Croatia Wednesday to reach the Wimbledon semifinals and move a step closer to a record 15th Grand Slam championship. Two-time finalist Andy Roddick, Andy Murray and Tommy Haas completed the final four.

Williams sisters into Wimbledon women's singles semis

2009-07-01 01:44:15 GMT Xinhua English LONDON, July 1 (Xinhua) -- Wimbledon braced itself for a fourth all-Williams singles final on Tuesday after Venus and Serena stormed into the semifinals by burying their opponents with ease.

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Serena Williams reaches Wimbledon semifinals

2009-07-01 00:32:47 GMT Xinhua English Serena Williams of the United States of America returns the ball during the Ladies' Singles Quarterfinals against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the Centre Court in the 2009 Wimbledon Tennis Championships in Wimbledon of London, UK, June 30, 2009. Serena Williams won 2-0.

Andy Roddick advances at Wimbledon

2009-06-30 01:58:40 GMT Xinhua English Andy Roddick of the United States thumbs up after winning the men's singles fourth round match against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic at the 2009 Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Britain, on June 29 2009. Roddick won 3-0.

Hewitt upbeat about Roddick showdown at Wimbledon

2009-06-30 01:55:15 GMT Xinhua English LONDON, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Former Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt on Monday said he has nothing to fear while facing sixth seed Andy Roddick of the United States in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon on Wednesday.

Safina survives Wimbledon scare

2009-06-30 01:52:45 GMT Xinhua English Dinara Safina of Russia returns the ball to Amelie Mauresmo of France during the women's singles fourth round match at the 2009 Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Britain, on June 29 2009. Safina won 2-1.