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British pair win Wimbledon wheelchair men's doubles title

Alfie Hewett (left) and Gordon Reid celebrate their Wimbledon title. Credit: PA

Great Britain's Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid won the Wimbledon wheelchair men's doubles title in a dramatic match that went to a final-set tiebreak.

The home favourites and second seeds got the better of French players Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer, winning 4-6 6-1 7-6 (8/6) on Court 17.

Raonic tipped to beat Murray in Wimbledon final by former coach

Milos Raonic beat Roger Federer in the semi-finals. Credit: PA

The coach who set Milos Raonic on the road to the Wimbledon final has no doubt his former pupil will prove too strong for Andy Murray on Sunday.

It was a day just like any other in early 1999 when father Dusan, heeding the advice of his barber, took the eight-year-old Milos along to the Blackmore Tennis Club in Richmond Hill, Ontario, on the Toronto outskirts.

Located in a well-to-do neighbourhood, the club and its coach Casey Curtis had established a reputation for nurturing talent, and Dusan was willing to indulge his young son's wide-eyed enthusiasm for the sport.

The moment Curtis set eyes on Raonic that day was one of epiphany.

"Believe it or not, on the first day I turned to my assistant and said, 'I think that kid's going to be number one in the world one day'," Curtis said.

"The balls were flying all over the place but the boy could really swing a racket, and that's a huge asset. He had a tremendous passion for the game and he listened really well and learned very well.

"I actually believe that if there's one guy in the top five that Milos thinks he can handle, it's Andy. I think he beats Andy on Sunday."


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.

Jamie Murray out of Wimbledon after five-set epic

Julien Benneteau saw off the challenge from Murray and Soares. Credit: PA

Doubles world number one Jamie Murray saw his Wimbledon title hopes shattered after a thrilling five-set quarter-final defeat.

The Scot and Brazilian partner Bruno Soares looked to be heading out in straight sets, but they saved three match points in the third and took it the distance before falling 6-4 6-4 6-7 (11/13) 6-7 (1/7) 10-8 to French opponents Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

A baying Court 18 crowd willed Murray and Soares to come through, and when the third seeds broke back after sliding 4-2 behind in the decider there was renewed hope.

But Murray had his serve broken in the 17th game, and after four hours and 30 minutes of a high-intensity contest, Roger-Vasselin slapped a volley through the British player's defences to secure the win.

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