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Rain-hit Wimbledon to play tennis on middle Sunday

Wimbledon has announced it will schedule play on the tournament's middle Sunday for the first time since 2004 after rain delayed the match schedule.

The tournament tweeted confirmation of the extra day's play - also known as 'People's Sunday' - which will see tickets sold to the public online.


Rain halts upset in the making with Djokovic on the brink

Novak Djokovic's hopes of defending his Wimbledon title hang in the balance after rain halted his match with him two sets down to Sam Querrey.

Novak Djokovic has won the last four grand slams. Credit: PA

The number one seed lost the opening set on a tie break before American 28th seed blew him away in the second to take the set 6-1 before rain interrupted the match on Court 1.

Djokovic's exit would leave Andy Murray as the highest ranked player in the men's draw.

French Open champion Muguruza ousted in major upset

Reigning French Open champion and second seed Garbine Muguruza has crashed out of Wimbledon as world number 124 Jana Cepelova created a major upset in the women’s draw.

Slovakia’s Cepelova sped through the second-round match to claim a 6-3 6-2 victory over the Spanish world number two, who was runner-up to Serena Williams in SW19 last year.

Garbine Muguruza fell in straight sets to Jana Cepelova, right, in the biggest shock yet of this year's championships. Credit: PA

Simon threatens to sue Wimbledon umpire

Gilles Simon in action at Wimbledon. Credit: PA

Gilles Simon ensured the weather remained a talking point on day four of Wimbledon as he threatened to sue umpire John Blom.

After the rain washed out large chunks of days two and three of the Championships, better conditions ensured a prompt start on Thursday.

But when drizzle passed over the All-England Club just after 1.30pm, Simon - on Court One against Grigor Dimitrov - was unhappy at having to play on.

At 40-30 down in the second game of the second set, he walked to his chair and exchanged words with Blom, clearly about the weather.

"I don't want to play, when it's raining, on grass. That's it," he was heard saying, before adding: "If I play and get injured, I will sue you and you will pay."

Dimitrov returned to his seat too but the weather soon passed over and the pair resumed their second-round clash.


Britain's world 772 Marcus Willis stars in Wimbledon win

British qualifier Marcus Willis has celebrated the upset of the first round at Wimbledon after beating an opponent ranked more than 700 places above him in the world.

Willis - the world 772 - saw off Lithuania's Ricardis Berankis - the world 54 - 6-3 6-3 6-4 in front of a passionate home crowd.

Marcus Willis could now face Roger Federer if the seven-time champion avoids a first round upset. Credit: PA
Willis came through six rounds of qualifying to play at SW19 and earns £50,000 for his triumph. Credit: PA
There was first round disappointment for Laura Robson though after a 6-2 6-2 defeat to Angelique Kerber. Credit: PA
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