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Muguruza faces Williams in Wimbledon ladies final

Gabrine Muguruza will be playing in her first ever Grand Slam final Credit: PA Wire

Gabrine Muguruza will face five-time champion Serena Williams in the ladies Wimbledon singles final today.

Williams, 33, is eyeing her sixth singles title and to complete a second "Serena slam" - holding all four major titles at once.

Meanwhile, the 21-year-old Spaniard will be playing in her first ever Grand Slam final.

Muguruza beat Williams 6-2 6-2 in the second round at the 2014 French Open.


Murray on brink of Wimbledon exit as Federer leads 2-0

Murray is one set away from crashing out of Wimbledon. Credit: PA

Roger Federer moved to within one set of the Wimbledon final after going 2-0 up against Andy Murray.

Murray saved five set points during a marathon game to hold his serve and make it 5-5 in their semi-final.

However, Swiss Federer then held his serve with ease before breaking Murray and taking the set 7-5.

Federer edges first set of semi-final against Murray

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Roger Federer has won the first set of his semi-final against Andy Murray, breaking the Scot in his final service match to take it 7-5.

Both players held serve faultlessly in a match brimming with quality in front of a packed Centre Court until Murray served to stay in the set at 5-6.

A magnificent single-handed backhand from Federer gave the Swiss legend hope of breaking, and when Murray planted a shot into the net, he was two points away from clinching the first set.

Federer pounced on Murray's second serve to win two set points, and eventually made the second of those count. The British number one has a mountain to climb if he wants to make Sunday's final.

Djokovic two sets up against Gasquet at Wimbledon

Djokovic is two sets up against Gasquet Credit: PA

Novak Djokovic is two sets up in his Wimbledon semi-final against Richard Gasquet after taking the second 6-4.

The World number one carried on where he left off in the first, breaking his French opponent at the first opportunity, and serving out to put one foot in Sunday's final.


Thierry Henry watches tennis with Man United legend

Great to see these two getting on so well. Credit: BBC

Thierry Henry is sat next to Sir Alex Ferguson for today's men's semi-finals action at Wimbledon, but it didn't seem as though the pair had much to chat about after Novak Djokovic clinched the first set tie-break.

Former Arsenal striker Henry used to come up against Fergie's Man United side on a regular basis during his period with the Gunners in England.

Djokovic wins first set tie-break against Gasquet

Djokovic has taken the opening set. Credit: Reuters

World number one Novak Djokovic has won the first set of his Wimbledon semi-final against Richard Gasquet following a convincing tie-break.

The Serbian clinched the tie-break 7-2 after both men broke early on in an absorbing opening set.

Defending champion Djokovic is hoping to complete a hat-tick of titles at SW19 after victories here in 2011 and 2014.

The winner of today's match will play Andy Murray or Roger Federer, who play each other next on Centre Court, in Sunday's final.

Sir Alex Ferguson to support Andy Murray at semi-final

Sir Alex is a big fan of Andy Murray's. Credit: PA

Andy Murray was set to have Sir Alex Ferguson supporting him from the Royal Box in the Wimbledon semi-final against Roger Federer.

Two years ago Murray described advice from Ferguson as "gold dust" as he went all the way to the title.

The former Manchester United manager has attended many of Murray's biggest matches, including during his run to the 2012 US Open title.

Ferguson, 73, was due in the Royal Box alongside a host of major sporting stars, including India cricket favourite Sachin Tendulkar, former footballer Thierry Henry, and Wimbledon past champions Bjorn Borg, Lindsay Davenport and Manuel Santana.

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."

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