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Sharapova unimpressed with Cameron grunting joke

Maria Sharapova gave short shrift to Prime Minister David Cameron's joke that England's women's footballers would need "earplugs" to cope with the grunting during her Wimbledon clash with Serena Williams.

Sharapova wasn't impressed with the Prime Minister's joke. Credit: PA

Sharapova lost to Williams for a 17th consecutive time in Thursday's semi-final, the top seed American prevailing 6-2 6-4.

England's footballers headed straight to Wimbledon after attending a Downing Street reception to celebrate their third-place finish at the Women's World Cup.

Mr Cameron told the England stars on leaving Number 10 "take your earplugs, they're quite loud", referring to Sharapova and Williams' on-court grunting.

When asked for her thoughts on Mr Cameron's joke, Sharapova replied: "Next question please."

Spanish youngster Muguruza reaches Wimbledon final

Muguruza is through to the final of Wimbledon. Credit: PA

Spanish youngster Gabrine Muguruza has booked her place in the final of Wimbledon after beating 2012 finalist Agnieszka Radwanska in three sets.

The 21 year-old edged past her Polish opponent 6-2 3-6 6-3 on Centre Court to reach her first ever Grand Slam final.

Muguruza, who hadn't progressed past the second round at Wimbledon before this year's tournament, will play either Serena Williams or Maria Sharapova in Saturday's final.


Maria Sharapova edges into Wimbledon last four

Sharapova is bidding for her second Wimbledon title. Credit: PA

Maria Sharapova has reached the Wimbledon semi-finals for the fifth time in her career with a three sets victory over Coco Vandeweghe.

The Russian overcame her American opponent 6-3 6-7 (3-7) 6-2 and will play either Serena Williams or Victoria Azarenka in this week's last four.

Sharapova is bidding for her sixth grand slam and the first since her victory over Simona Halep in last year's French Open final.

The 28 year-old's only Wimbledon title to date arrived back in 2004 when she shocked Serena Williams less than three months after celebrating her 17th birthday.

Djokovic completes comeback over Anderson

Reigning champion Djokovic is through to the quarter-finals. Credit: PA

Novak Djokovic has booked his place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals after completing his comeback against Kevin Anderson.

World number one Djokovic won the match 6-7 (6-8) 6-7 (6-8) 6-1 6-4 7-5 to book his place in Wednesday's last eight against Marin Cilic.

The reigning champion had fallen two sets behind against the big-serving South African, but levelled the fourth-round match when fading light brought play to a halt on Monday evening.

When play resumed today, the final set went with serve until Djokovic broke at 5-5, and the Serbian held on to win the deciding set 7-5.

Wimbledon face criticism after halting Djokovic match

Wimbledon faced criticism from angry fans on Monday night after deciding against moving champion Novak Djokovic's fourth-round cliff-hanger to finish on Centre Court.

Djokovic resumes his match with Kevin Anderson at 1pm today. Credit: PA

Djokovic fell two sets behind against big-serving South African Kevin Anderson but had levelled the fourth-round match when fading light brought play to a halt on Court One.

Anderson had taken the first two sets on tie-breaks, setting up the possibility of a major upset, before improvingDjokovic battled back to make the scoreline 6-7 (6/8) 6-7 (6/8) 6-1 6-4 0-0.

Tournament officials ruled out the prospect of moving the match to finish on Centre Court, where lighting under the roof allows matches to continue until an 11pm curfew, deciding instead it would resume at 1pm on Tuesday on Court One.

A statement on Twitter from Wimbledon said: "Regarding Djokovic/Anderson not being moved to Centre: Ideally, tournament scheduling aims to finish a match on the court it started. With no urgent need to finish the match tonight, both Djokovic & Anderson were happy to resume at 1pm on No.1 Court tomorrow."


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