Watson defies death threats to shine at Wimbledon

London (AFP) - Heather Watson insists she will never let the "cowards" who send her death threats damage her career after the British number one equalled her best ever performance at Wimbledon.

Serena makes short work of Babos

LONDON (Reuters) - Top seed Serena Williams was kept waiting to get on Centre court but she swept aside big-serving Hungarian Timea Babos 6-4 6-1 inside an hour on Wednesday to reach the Wimbledon thi...

Ice-cool Serena defies heat to make third round

London (AFP) - Serena Williams hardly broke sweat in the Wimbledon heat as the world number one cruised into the third round with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Hungary's Timea Babos on Wednesday.

Tips are tops for golden couple Sharapova, Dimitrov

London (AFP) - Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov, the golden couple of tennis, share tips in private but try to keep things professional as they travel the world on tour, they said Wednesday.

Kyrgios courts Wimbledon trouble again

London (AFP) - Nick Kyrgios fired another verbal volley at Wimbledon officials during a heated 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-4 second round win over Argentina's Juan Monaco on Wednesday.

Danny Blind appointed new Dutch coach

The Hague (AFP) - Danny Blind was named as new Netherlands coach on Wednesday, taking over from Guus Hiddink who left the post with the Dutch team struggling to qualify for Euro 2016.

French Ryder Cup venue is ideal says Clarke

Paris (AFP) - Europe Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke is convinced Le Golf National outside Paris will prove to be a perfect venue for the 2018 Ryder Cup with the European team at a distinct advantage.

Djokovic, Sharapova breeze as Wimbledon endures record heat

London (AFP) - Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova breezed through at a sweltering Wimbledon on Wednesday where temperatures soared to a record 35.7 degrees while injury-plagued Japanese star Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw.

Schweinsteiger's Bayern future unclear: Sammer

Berlin (AFP) - Bayern Munich's director of sport Matthias Sammer admitted Wednesday that Bastian Schweinsteiger's future remains unclear at the German league giants with rumours swirling linking him to Manchester United.

Sharapova sails through at Wimbledon

London (AFP) - Former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova outclassed Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp on Wednesday, breezing into the third round with a straight-sets victory.