New mum Azarenka back to old winning ways



Tue, 04 Jul 2017 - 12:20 GMT


Tue, 04 Jul 2017 - 12:20 GMT

Tennis - Wimbledon - London, Britain - July 3, 2017 Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka celebrates winning her first round match against USA’s Catherine Bellis REUTERS/Toby Melville

Tennis - Wimbledon - London, Britain - July 3, 2017 Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka celebrates winning her first round match against USA’s Catherine Bellis REUTERS/Toby Melville

4 July 2017:Former world number one Victoria Azarenka sealed her comeback to Wimbledon after the birth of her son with a 3-6 6-2 6-1 win over American teenager Catherine Bellis. Playing her first grand slam since the 2016 French Open, the twice Wimbledon semi-finalist got off to a slow start, going down 4-0 in the first set as she shook off the showcourt cobwebs nearly seven months after Leo was born in December.

Wawrinka stunned by big-hitting Wimbledon debutant Medvedev

Stan Wawrinka's Wimbledon hopes were shredded in the first round on Monday as the fifth seed, hobbled by a niggling knee injury, came up against one of tennis's new generation of heavy hitters in the shape of Russian Daniil Medvedev. The Swiss three times grand slam champion was out-gunned by 21-year-old Medvedev, who had the Centre Court crowd on their feet as he pulled off a dazzling array of winners to wrap up a 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-1 victory on his first Wimbledon appearance.

Haas leaves Wimbledon with heavy heart but bag full of memories

As one of only two men to have beaten Roger Federer this year, Tommy Haas might have been hoping that his Wimbledon swansong would have a fairytale ending. It was not to be.

Venus breaks down in tears after win over Mertens

Venus Williams broke down in tears during her post-match news conference at Wimbledon on Monday when asked about a recent motoring incident she was involved in, which led to the death of a 78 year old Florida man. Williams, who won her first-round match against Belgian Elise Mertens in straight sets, was asked about her feelings regarding the incident.

Sunshine and Federer await Wimbledon crowds

Bright sunshine and Roger Federer await tennis fans heading to the All England Club for the second day of action at Wimbledon on Tuesday. After an opening day which saw world number three Stan Wawrinka suffer a surprise defeat at the hands of Russian Daniil Medvedev, the focus turns to his Swiss compatriot and the favorite for the men's title.

Djokovic kicks off Wimbledon campaign after dismal year

A lot can happen in 12 months. Just ask Novak Djokovic who came into last year's Wimbledon as holder of all four grand slam titles but has since relinquished his grip on the men's game in spectacular fashion. The Serb, who begins his campaign for a fourth Wimbledon title against Slovakian Martin Klizan on Centre Court, has not lifted a grand slam trophy since last year's French Open.

Japan's Osaka enjoys winning Wimbledon debut

Japan's Naomi Osaka made a winning start to her first Wimbledon campaign, beating Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-3 7-6(3) in the opening round at the All England Club on Monday. The world number 59 made her WTA main draw breakthrough in 2014 and has since beaten established players including Elina Svitolina, Venus Williams and Johanna Larsson in the last three years.

Rejuvenated Federer back to conquer Wimbledon again

When Roger Federer landed heavily on his knee on his beloved Wimbledon turf 12 months ago, few would have put money on the popular Swiss walking back through the All England Club gates as the favorite to win a 19th grand slam title. Yet that is the reality facing 84th-ranked Alexandr Dolgopolov when the Ukrainian faces one of Wimbledon's all-time favorite sons in Tuesday's first round match on Center Court.

Golf - Woods says has completed treatment to deal with medications

Tiger Woods, who was a no-show last week at the PGA tournament that benefits his foundation, said on social media on Monday that he had completed a program to help him manage medications he used to deal with back pain. "I recently completed an out of state private intensive program. I will continue to tackle this going forward with my doctors, family and friends. I am so very thankful for all the support I've received," Woods said on Twitter.

Betts replaces injured Trout in AL All Star team

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts will start for the American League All Star team next week in place of injured MikeTrout, Major League Baseball announced on Monday. Betts had the fourth-most votes among AL outfielders and entered Monday with a .286 batting average, 15 home runs and 51 RBIs. The 24-year-old will be making his second straight All Star appearance.



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