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Category: Juniors

Wimbledon Day 11 | All American girls’ final after Lui and Li win semis

America’s drought at junior Wimbledon is set to come to an end on Saturday when two girls from the United States will meet in the final in what could prove be an umpire’s calling nightmare. Despite the departure of the top two seeds, also American, such is the depth of girls’ tennis in that country that two more can come through a draw of the world’s best, who gathered on the lawns of the All England Lawn Tennis Club at the start of the second week of The...

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Wimbledon Day 10 | Juniors fall foul of ‘all-white’ rule

Junior boys are falling foul of Wimbledon’s dress code, with Austrian junior Jurij Rodionov becoming the latest to be ordered off court to change his underwear. Before the coin toss of his boys’ match against Australian Blake Ellis, the No 11 seed had to pull up his shirt so umpire Philip Lodge could inspect his black underwear. A female supervisor then came out to take a look, and after 18-year-old Rodionov pulled his shorts down a little to reveal the offending underwear, he was sent off the court to...

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Wimbledon Day 7 | Juniors kick off at Wimbledon

The Junior Championships at Wimbledon have a huge following as spectators know this is the breeding ground of future Grand Slam champions. The likes of Bjorn Borg, Ivan Lendl, Pat Cash, Stefan Edberg and Roger Federer have hoisted the Boys trophy and gone on to win the senior title, while the girls include Ann Haydon Jones, Olga Morozova, Tracy Austin, Martina HIngis and Amelie...

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