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WIMBLEDON champion Roger Federer enjoyed a hassle-free passage into the semi-finals of the Swiss Open yesterday after his quarter-final opponent David Sanchez was forced into withdrawing from the tournament due to a knee injury.
WIMBLEDON champion Roger Federer was given a rapturous reception to his homeland yesterday and is now the proud owner of a cow named Juliette after Swiss Open organisers marked his Grand Slam success in bizarre fashion.
WHEN Roger Federer lifted the famous gold trophy to celebrate his victory at Wimbledon on Sunday, he became the first native Swiss to win a singles title at the All England Championships.
SERENA Williams’ second straight Wimbledon championship helped her mark a full year at No1, while Roger Federer’s first Grand Slam title lifted him to a career-high No3 in the ATP Tour rankings announced yesterday.
CHILDREN in East Lothian are being offered free swimming during the summer holidays.
IT TOOK Roger Federer five years to move from junior champion to senior champion at Wimbledon. It is unlikely to take him as long again to recapture the trophy he won so imperiously yesterday.
AN OVERJOYED Martina Navratilova celebrated her 20th Wimbledon title yesterday, tying her with Billie Jean King for the most titles at the All England Club.
LAWN Tennis Association chief executive John Crowther is confident of recruiting John McEnroe to inject fresh impetus into the game in Britain.
ROGER FEDERER sank to his knees Bjorn Borg-style, lifted both arms to the heavens and then filled the Centre Court with tears of emotion.
SERENA Williams embarks this morning on her second full year as world No1. She took over the top slot after beating her sister Venus in last year’s Wimbledon final, and did no more than confirm her supremacy on Saturday with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over the same opponent.
IT ISN’T often that a men’s singles final is deemed not the main story to emerge from the last day of Wimbledon. Some, though, will claim this is exactly what happened yesterday, when time stood still on the centre court amid lengthening shadows on a very special evening. It was a measure of the respect and, dare one say it, the love still remaining for Martina Navratilova that the arena was crammed in the hope history might be made.
PRESIDENT of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, wants Wimbledon to become home to the event’s tennis competition if London wins its bid to host the 2012 Games.
THEY went up a hill and came down a mountain. At least it must have felt like that for a few thousand Australians who plummeted from the high reached in expectation of another Aussie victory. The Aussie Alp, Mount Philippoussis, re-name it what you wish, but by the end of three short sets Henman Hill had become a mound of misery. So no change there, then.
KIM Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama continue to take the women’s doubles event by storm, yesterday adding the Wimbledon crown to their French Open success earlier in the season.
VENUS WILLIAMS faces a major dilemma over how long to devote to her recovery from the injuries which wrecked her Wimbledon dream.
IT’S just as well Berlei bras are renowned for their Shock Absorber range.
BRITAIN’S last chance of success at Wimbledon disappeared last night as Scotland’s Andrew Murray and his boys’ doubles partner Tom Rushby, succumbed to the greater power of defending champions Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau.
UNUSUALLY for a Wimbledon final, it ended in a draw. Serena Williams won the match by 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, and claimed the £535,000 cheque, but Venus Williams won the battle for family honour. And she walked off with a none-too-shabby £287,500 runner’s-up purse.