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Tsitsipas: Onus on youngsters to beat ‘big three’ at Wimbledon

Tsitsipas wants to see someone new triumph at Wimbledon this year.

Federer ‘fresh’ for tenth Halle title tilt

Roger Federer gets his campaign underway against a tricky opponent in John Millman, who beat him at Flushing Meadows last season.

Barty looking forward to fresh start on grass

Newly-crowned French Open champion Ashleigh Barty is looking forward to a fresh start as she gets ready to begin her build-up to Wimbledon on Birmingham's grass courts next week.

Andy Murray aims for singles return this year

Murray has been training with American Frances Tiafoe but has still not fully tested his recovery with any singles practice matches.

Thiem seeks to end Serena row with mixed doubles offer

Looking back at the incident Thiem can see the funny side to it.

Venus Williams to make Birmingham debut

The tournament runs from June 15-22.

Djokovic facing tricky Roland Garros opener

World number one Djokovic can become only the second man in history to hold all four Grand Slams simultaneously twice if he triumphs in Paris.

Murray plays down his chances of playing singles at Wimbledon

Last month Murray said he is pain free which has led to the Briton’s plan to return in the doubles at Wimbledon.

Muguruza beats Zheng in Rome before Roland Garros

The 25-year-old Muguruza, who won the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon in 2017, has twice reached the semi-finals in Rome.

Nicole Gibbs will miss Roland Garros as she fights cancer

American Nicole Gibbs salivary gland cancer surgery is on Friday as she aims to quality for Wimbledon in June.

‘In no-man’s land’: Federer taking ‘baby steps’ on clay return

'I'm not very confident going into this clay court season. I don't even remember how to slide anymore.'

Murray could get extended wildcard deadline for Wimbledon

Andy Murray, former world number one, may extend the deadline for his wildcard application to compete in this year's Wimbledon.

Wimbledon prize money rises 11.8%

Men's and women's singles will take home 2.35 million pounds each, making them 100,000 more richer than the previous year.

Fallen giant Lisicki eyes unlikely Wimbledon comeback

Sabine Lisicki says she has unfinished business in Wimbledon.

Hewitt to replace Wimbledon chairman Brook in December

Philip Brook has been chairman of the AELTC for nine years.

‘Motivated’ Federer targets ninth Wimbledon crown

He says his failure to defend his Australian Open title changes nothing and his aim is the same as always - to beat Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Murray much more than just a tennis player, says Mauresmo

Mauresmo says Murray is a champion reaching beyond his sport, especially by taking steps forward on the gender equality topic.

‘Legend’ Murray can be proud of achievements, says Federer

Murray has won Wimbledon twice and Federer hoped the Scot could keep playing long enough to be able to say goodbye on the famous grass courts.

Murray was indestructible at his peak, says Corretja

Corretja describes Murray's style as something of a throwback, saying he may have lacked the explosive power of some of the modern generation but knew how to outwit opponents.

Heartbreak and disbelief as Murray announces retirement

Tennis legend Andy Murray's failure to recover from a hip injury prompted a volley of tributes to the man, fond recollections of a historic career and encouragement to serve up a fitting farewell.

End in sight for magnificent Murray

31-year-old Andy Murray's excruciating pain from a serious hip injury is drawing the curtain on a professional career that spanned over 14 years.

Isner welcomes Wimbledon’s new tiebreak rule

John Isner agrees with Wimbledon's decision to introduce tiebreaks at 12-12 in the final set.

Wimbledon brings in final set tiebreak

The AELTC ruled that the tiebreak will be played when the score reaches 12-12 in the final set of all matches at the tournament, singles and doubles.

Kvitova attacker faces up to 12 years in prison

The 28-year-old Kvitova, currently the world number four, suffered career-threatening injuries to her playing left hand as she fought off the intruder at her home.