Wimbledon 2019
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July 15, 2019

Defending champion Novak Djokovic claimed his fifth Wimbledon title on Sunday (Monday Manila time), beating eight-time champion Roger Federer 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 13-12 (7/3) in the longest ever final and settled by an historic tie-break.

July 15, 2019

Defending champion Novak Djokovic claimed his fifth Wimbledon title on Sunday beating eight-time champion Roger Federer 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 13-12 (7/3) in the longest ever final and settled by an historic tie-break.

July 13, 2019

Serena Williams's place among the legends of tennis is assured but her mission will not be accomplished unless she at least equals Margaret Court's record haul of 24 Grand Slam singles titles.

The 37-year-old American gets a third chance in a year to go level with the controversial Australian when she plays another former world number one Simona Halep in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.

Aside from the one-on-one rivalry on court, both women have a member of the royal family rooting for them -- Williams's friend Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Halep favouring Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. — AFP

July 12, 2019

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal battle for a place in the Wimbledon final on Friday, 11 years after they mesmerised Centre Court in a Grand Slam championship match widely regarded as the greatest ever played.

Nadal emerged triumphant that day, winning in five sets in a four-hour 48-minute epic of fluctuating fortunes that stretched out over seven hours because of constant, momentum-shifting rain interruptions.

The Spaniard won 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-7 (8/10), 9-7 as the clock ticked past 9pm and with the famous stadium in near-darkness. — AFP

July 11, 2019

American superstar Serena Williams is tantalisingly close to equalling Margaret Court's record haul of 24 Grand Slam titles but it's far from a certainty given her shaky displays so far at Wimbledon.

The 37-year-old seven-time champion had to draw on all her strength -- physical and mental -- to get past unseeded compatriot Alison Riske in the last eight and faces another grass court loving opponent in Barbora Strycova in Thursday's semi-finals.

The 33-year-old Czech veteran -- the oldest player to play in a woman's Wimbledonsemi-final for the first time -- has played some wonderful tennis and says she will step onto Centre Court "without any fear". — AFP

July 9, 2019

Seven-time champion Serena Williams reaches her 12th Wimbledon semi-final in a hard-fought 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory over unseeded American compatriot Alison Riske. 

The 37-year-old Williams, who is two wins away from equalling Margaret Court's Grand Slam singles title record haul of 24, looked far from convincing as Riske pushed her the whole way over an engrossing two-hour duel.

However, Williams served it out with an ace to seal her 97th win at Wimbledon.

She will play either Britain's French Open semi-finalist Johanna Konta or Czech veteran Barbora Strycova for a place in the final. — AFP

July 8, 2019

World number one Ashleigh Barty knocked out of Wimbledon by Alison Riske. — AFP

July 7, 2019

Wimbledon has unleashed a new lightweight app to try and hook the growing tennis-loving market in Asia, while AI-generated highlights are getting smarter at spotting the most exciting action.

The official Wimbledon app is packed with heavy graphics but the new, slimmed-down alternative is designed for fans in places with poorer bandwidth and older smartphones -- especially India.

The prestigious tennis tournament reckons it can potentially reach several hundred million people in India who are interested in the championships but can only download data over slow mobile phone networks.

The slimmer app has lightweight scores, results, headlines and the order of play. — AFP

July 7, 2019

Teenage sensation Coco Gauff has lit up the first week of Wimbledon with her winning performances on and off court but if her fairytale run is to continue she must overcome former number one Simona Halep in the last 16 on Monday.

The 15-year-old American, who still has a way to go to emulate Jennifer Capriati who reached the semi-finals in 1991 at the same age, will be punished by Halep if she reproduces the same error-strewn performance in her thrilling three set win over Polona Hercog on Friday.

"I feel like I've always been confident in myself," says Gauff. — AFP

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