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James McGee of Ireland returns a shot against Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan in their  first round at the 2014 US Open. Photograph:  Elsa/Getty Images

Ireland’s James McGee bowed out of the US Open in the first round on Monday night, beaten by 6-4, 2-6, 1-6, 6-7 (3/7) by Kazakhstan’s Aleksandr Nedovy(...)

Eugenie Bouchard: can take her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon today.

Eugenie Bouchard was asked yesterday to describe her game. “Solid, aggressive,” came the reply. The trade secrets are safe with the Canadian as she fa(...)

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard in action during her semi-final win over Simona Halep. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Wimbledon continued to enjoy the rise and rise of Canadian Eugenie Bouchard. On the hottest day so far and with a new face to contest the final agains(...)

 Eugenie Bouchard of Canada after winning her Ladies’ Singles semi-final match against Simona Halep of Romania. Photograph:  Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Eugenie Bouchard continued her relentless march to the top of the women’s game by defeating Simona Halep to reach her first grand slam final at Wimbl(...)

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard after her 6-3, 6-4 win over Angelique Kerber of Germany in their quarter-final game at Wimbledon yesterday. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Eugenie Bouchard’s ‘breakout’ year has become quite a thing of beauty. The junior player of two years ago has blossomed and maintained the top half o(...)

Angelique Kerber  hits a return during her women’s singles quarter-final against Eugenie Bouchard. Photograph:  Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

The new golden girl of tennis, Eugenie Bouchard, reached the Wimbledon semi-finals this afternoon with a 6-3 6-4 defeat of Angelique Kerber. The 20-ye(...)

Angelique Kerber of Germany celebrates during her  fourth-round match against Maria Sharapova of Russia at Wimbledon. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

Oh. I. Say. Now Maria Sharapova, the favourite, is gone, too. In a women’s competition distinguished by shock results – with incredulity only fraction(...)

Alize Cornet of France, the 25th seed,  celebrates after winning her  singles third round match against Serena Williams of the US at Wimbledon  on Saturday. Photograph:  Steve Bardens/Getty Images

First match on Centre Court today is Alize Cornet against Canadian Eugenie Bouchard ranked 13. Hands up for that prediction? The clearing out of the (...)

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reacts after breaking serve during her women’s singles match against Ana Konjuh of Croatia. Photo: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Tennis needs big statements. It requires individuals break into and upset the settled hierarchies. It demands character and that players introduce sp(...)

Maria Sharapova 
of Russia (2ndL) holds her trophy as she poses
with her coach Sven Groeneveld (left) and the rest of the team after her French Open victory over Simona Halep at Roland Garros.
Maria Sharapova of Russia (2ndL) holds her trophy as she poses with her coach Sven Groeneveld (L) and team in the dressing room after winning the women’s singles final match against Simona Halep of Romania during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Sindy Thomas/FFT/Pool (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

Wimbledon remains the leafy place where Maria Sharapova became a star. It has been 10 years since Sharapova, then the 13th seed, upset former Wimbledo(...)

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