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Wimbledon shock as Halep, Zverev crash, Nadal, Djokovic move on

Zverev, playing for the third day in succession, was shocked by Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis, ranked 138, in a gruelling five sets, 7-6 (7/2), 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0.

Advantage Serena as Venus joins seeds exit, Federer cruises

Serena, seeded a modest 25 this year, enjoyed a 7-5, 7-6 (7/2) win over France's Kristina Mladenovic to set up a last-16 duel with Russian qualifier -- and fellow mother -- Evgeniya Rodina.

Defending champ Muguruza out of Wimbledon as Nadal, Djokovic through

Muguruza's defeat leaves just top seed Simona Halep, number seven Karolina Pliskova and 10th seed Madison Keys as the remaining top-ranked contenders after two rounds.

‘It’s all about business’: Nadal blasts Wimbledon shot-clock plan

The US Open will have a shot clock for this year's tournament with Wimbledon poised to follow suit.

Federer, Serena breeze through Wimbledon furnace

Williams, like Federer, 36-years-old but chasing a 24th Slam title, enjoyed a hard-fought 7-5, 6-3 victory over Holland's Arantxa Rus.

Back on top, Nadal aims to end Wimbledon woe

Nadal extended his incredible record on the red dirt of Roland Garros earlier this month as he crushed Dominic Thiem to win his 11th French Open title.

Kvitova wins Birmingham title to boost Wimbledon bid

The 28-year-old, who won the second of her two Wimbledon titles in 2014, hasn't been past the third round in her last three appearances at the Grand Slam.

Murray to make competitive return against Kyrgios next week

Murray, who has been sidelined for almost a year since playing at Wimbledon last July, came through a practice session in London on Friday.

Oxfam boss hit by Haiti scandal to stand down

Oxfam Great Britain chief executive Mark Goldring will stand down at the end of the year.

At KFC’s UK restaurants, it’s not all gravy

The shortage crisis accounted for roughly 3 percent of Yum's 2017 global system sales.

EU’s Brexit treaty set to reignite tensions

The document appears to overlook key demands by Theresa May on the Irish border, citizens rights and a post-Brexit transition period.

After Russian veto, US, allies condemn Iran over missiles to Yemen

Russia had questioned the findings and blocked the resolution, saying the report did not contain conclusive evidence of Iran's violation of the embargo.

Oxfam investigates new sexual misconduct cases as MPs grill bosses

Last week, Oxfam unveiled an action plan to tackle sexual harassment and abuse, including creating a new vetting system for staff.

Crash-prone Christie returns to Olympic training

The 27-year-old, dubbed Britain's unluckiest Olympian in her native Scotland, smashed into the barriers at full pelt during the 1,500m semi-final.

Play ‘fake news tycoon’ to combat misinformation

Inoculation theory suggests that exposure to a weak or demystified version of an argument makes it easier to refute when confronted with more persuasive claims.