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Mahut and Herbert win men's doubles

Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut celebrate their win on Centre Court. Credit: PA

Nicolas Mahut earned a new place in the Wimbledon history books as he and Pierre-Hugues Herbert won the men's doubles title in an all-French final.

The 34-year-old Mahut is best known to many as the player who lost the longest tennis match of all-time, the 11 hours and five minutes clash on Wimbledon's Court 18 in 2010 that John Isner won after a 70-68 final set.

This time it was a Centre Court victory for Mahut to savour as he and Herbert justified their top seeding by beating unseeded Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-4 7-6 (7/1) 6-3.

Victory secured the winners £350,000 to split between themselves, and a second grand slam title following their victory at the US Open last September.


Heather Watson celebrates major mixed doubles upset

Heather Watson and Finnish partner Henri Kontinen stunned defending champions Leander Paes and Martina Hingis to reach the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles at Wimbledon.

Bizarrely, it was the first match Watson and Kontinen had played in the tournament after receiving walkovers in both the first two rounds.

Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen produced a stunning comeback win in their first tournament appearance. Credit: PA

Paes and Hingis are doubles royalty having won four mixed doubles slam titles together and a combined 35 doubles crowns at the four majors.

Watson and Kontinen, meanwhile, were playing in their first ever match together but came from a set down to win 3-6 6-3 6-2.

Kerber outclasses Venus to deny Williams sister final

Angelique Kerber will play six-time champion Serena Williams for the Wimbledon women's singles title after defeating the American's sister Venus in straight sets.

Australian open champion Angelique Kerber has reached her first Wimbledon final. Credit: PA

The German fourth seed overcame her eighth seeded opponent 6-4 6-4 in the semi-final to deny the sisters another final meeting at SW19.

Saturday's final will be the first at the grass-court grand slam for Australian Open winner Kerber as she looks to add to her maiden slam.

Top seed Serena Williams booked her place earlier with the 6-2 6-0 thrashing of Russia's Elena Vesnina.


Serena Williams defeats Vesnina in record time

Serena Williams celebrates her record breaking semi-final win over Elena Vesnina. Credit: PA

Serena Williams inflicted the fastest ever demolition in a Wimbledon semi-final as the American took just 49 minutes to thrash Russia's Elena Vesnina.

Williams dismissed the world number 50 6-2 6-0 on Centre Court, needing two minutes fewer than the previous record when her sister Venus hammered Dinara Safina in 2009.

Venus or Germany's Angelique Kerber will be her opponent in Saturday's final and the top seed now stands just one win away from equalling Steffi Graf's Open era best 22 grand slam titles.

Murray beats Tsonga to reach Wimbledon semi-final

Andy Murray is through to the semi-finals of Wimbledon after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in five sets.

Andy Murray is through to yet another Wimbledon semi-final Credit: PA

Murray steamed ahead to take the first two sets, but Tsonga mounted an impressive comeback to set up a deciding set.

However the second seed quickly took the final set after raising his game. Murray wins 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1.

Murray faces Tsonga in Wimbledon quarter-finals

Andy Murray celebrates at winning his semi final match over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Wimbledon in 2012. Credit: PA

Andy Murray faces Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Wimbledon today with a place in the semi-finals at stake.

Murray has an excellent record against 12th seed Tsonga having beaten him 12 times from 14 meetings.

Two of those matches came at Wimbledon, with Murray defeating the Frenchman in the quarter-finals in 2010 and the semi-finals two years later.

"Both matches were hard," said Murray. "They weren't easy. A few of the sets came down to just a couple of points.

"I know Tsonga is one of the best grass-court players in the world. If he plays well, I'm not on my game, I can lose that match for sure."

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