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Argentines edge closer to ending a 13-year drought at their home event

The chances of the 13-year drought since an Argentine won the Argentine Open in Buenos Aires have increased dramatically with two ‘Argentinos’ featuring in the last four, thankfully on opposite sides of the draw.

It’s Tauson v Badosa and Golubic v Ferro in Lyon semis

There were mixed fortunes for the two Claras at the Open 6ème Sens - Métropole de Lyon on Friday, when Tauson extended her winning streak to 9, booking a place in her first WTA semi-final with a straight-sets defeat of Camila Giorgi, while Burel bowed out in 3 sets to...

Kvitova beats Pegula to book Muguruza final

Petra Kvitova is into her 3rd Qatar Total Open final in the last 4 years after making it past the in-form Jessica Pegula on Friday, and will play Garbiñe Muguruza for the trophy on Saturday, who secured her spot when Victoria Azarenka withdrew because of the back...

Tstsipas scrambles through to Rotterdam semis.

It was another gruelling day for the title favourite as he added over two-and-half-hours to his tally on court this week.

Paire disgraces himself

The behaviour of Benoit Paire, the abrasive Frenchman, dominated proceedings on the fourth day of the Argentine Open after tanking the final game against local player Francisco Cerundolo, and spitting on the court for which he was docked a point.

Golubic guns down Garcia, Burel bagels Sasnovich

A Swiss qualifier, Viktorija Golubic, stunned 3rd-seeded Caroline Garcia from France, 6-1 6-2, to reach the quarter-finals of the Open 6ème Sens - Métropole de Lyon on Thursday, while Greet Minnen upset the No 8 seed Arantxa Rus and Clara Burel beat Aliaksandra...

Azarenka fights past pain and Svitolina, as Pegula shocks Pliskova

Two-time Qatar Total Open champion Victoria Azarenka, hampered by a back problem, produced a remarkable performance to defeat top seed Elina Svitolina on Thursday, setting up a semi-final meeting with Garbiñe Muguruza, who outmatched Maria Sakkari in her quarter-final.

Tsitsipas takes over favourite’s mantle

With the top seed eliminated, the Greek God, Stefanos Tsitsipas, the second seed at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, is nowfavourite to collect the ultimate prize in Rotterdam on Sunday.

Krajicek responds to critcism

Richard Krajicek, the 1996 Wimbledon champion who currently is the Tournament Director of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, an event he also won in 1995, felt that he should respond to the criticisms recently aired by Alexander Zverev following his disappointing...

Nagal pulls off a great win

The second seed at the Argentina Open, Cristian Garin, a Chilean who, with local hero Diego Schwartzman is the second most successful current player in South America. He has won all four of his ATP titles on clay but on this occasion found himself sacrificed on the...
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Wimbledon | Going to The Championships? Take Note

A decision to carry out track works on the eve of the Wimbledon Championships has sparked outrage.

District line services from Earl’s Court to Wimbledon, Edgware Road and Kensington (Olympia) will be suspended on 29 June and 30 June due to the repairs.

This has frustrated Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond, who said this would inconvenience thousands of people trying to attend the tournament.

“I am very disappointed that TfL have chosen to close the service this weekend,” he said.

“They have had years of warning of the dates for the tennis.

“Lots of visitors will be wanting to come to our area, and many people hoping to queue for ground tickets arrive over this weekend.

“I am especially annoyed as I thought we had secured an agreement from TfL to stop this happening.

“Even at this late stage the sensible thing would be to stop the works and run the service.”

TfL have been contacted for comment.

Wimbledon ditches plastic wrapping

No longer will players be taking new rackets out of polythene wrapping bags on court at Wimbledon when need a replacement.

The All-England club has removed plastic bags from the player racket-stringing operation as part of a raft of environmentally-friendly moves, which means there will be 4,500 fewer such bags used at this year’s Championships, which starts on Monday.

“We believe that Wimbledon, along with other major events, has a vital role to play in helping to protect the environment, today and for the future,” said club Chief Executive Richard Lewis in a statement.

Last year’s Wimbledon men singles finalist, Kevin Anderson, who is also the Vice-President of the ATP Player Council, has called for all major tournaments to also scrap the packaging.

Last year, no waste produced from the Championships went to landfill, the club said, and plastic straws were also banned.

Wimbledon is not the only London sports event becoming more environmentally friendly – the Oval cricket ground has reported that it has reached 90% of its target to become completely single-use plastic free.

Middle Sunday Tennis Festival

The LTA and the AELTC have teamed up to capture the interest in the upcoming Wimbledon Championships by staging a free tennis festival in Wimbledon Park on the middle Sunday of the tournament.

The ‘Middle Sunday. Opened Up’ festival on 7 July will provide an opportunity for locals to show their enthusiasm for Wimbledon.






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  1. Elaine James

    Network Rail either forget or don’t think that Wimbledon Tennis needs to be attended before it starts for the workers to set it all up !

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    • Tennis Threads

      Elaine James it’s ridiculous to think the busiest weekend no one will notice!

      Reply

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