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Kvitova among the stars at the WTA's pre-Wimbledon bash

The stars of women's tennis stepped out in Kensington on Thursday night for the WTA's official pre-Wimbledon bash. Petra Kvitova will make her comeback at SW19 next week.

Wimbledon dream still alive for Alex Ward

MIKE DICKSON: Wimbledon lost Marcus Willis on Thursday but found an immediate sprinkling of romance to replace him in Alex Ward, a player of even more humble status.

Jo Konta beats world No 1 Angelique Kerber at Eastbourne

KIERAN GILL AT EASTBOURNE: A sobbing Johanna Konta overcame slipping and hitting her head off the turf on Thursday to beat world No 1 Angelique Kerber.

Novak Djokovic beats Donald Young to reach Eastboure semis

KIERAN GILL IN EASTBOURNE: After the first set was won in just 26 minutes, the second was considerably harder as Young put up a fight against the former world No 1.

Konta beats Ostapenko to earn clash with world No 1 Kerber

Two days of rain delays at the south coast grass court event left a backlog of matches with Konta one of several facing a punishing schedule, with the last-four clash due to follow only hours later.

Novak Djokovic backs Andy Murray to be fit for Wimbledon

The world No 1's preparations were again undermined when injury forced his withdrawal from an exhibition match at Hurlingham scheduled for Friday.

Marcus Willis misses out on dream Wimbledon return

Marcus Willis saw his dreams of a Wimbledon return dashed. Willis crashed out in straight sets to Ukraine's Illya Marchenko to miss out on a second Wimbledon appearance.

Katy Dunne sees Wimbledon hopes ended by qualifying defeat

Britain's Katy Dunne missed out on the chance to qualify for the Wimbledon main draw after being beaten 7-5 3-6 6-2 by Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium.

Jamie Murray: ATP should promote future of tennis

The 31-year-old Scot, who won the Queen's Club doubles title with Brazilian Bruno Soares, said the constant focus on the top players was undermining the quality of tennis.

Shriver feels Johanna Konta is not 'ready' for Wimbledon

As the country’s highest ranked player for three decades, the pressure is on Johanna Konta to be the first British winner of the ladies’ singles title since Virginia Wade in 1977.

Djokovic happy not to be one of the Wimbledon favourites

KIERAN GILL IN EASTBOURNE: Novak Djokovic finds it ‘liberating’ to no longer be world No 1, with Andy Murray set to shoulder the responsibility heading into Wimbledon.

Andy Murray handed No 1 seed at Wimbledon

The world No 1 did not turn up for either of his scheduled practice slots at the All England Club, having already withdrawn from a scheduled exhibition match on Tuesday.

John McEnroe: Maybe I should not have said anything

John McEnroe has acknowledged he should have kept quiet regarding Serena Williams and her hypothetical ranking on the men’s tour.

Marcus Willis is one win from another Wimbledon appearance

Marcus Willis is one win away from another Wimbledon appearance after the British fan favourite got the better of friend and compatriot Liam Broady on Wednesday.

Laura Robson suffers defeat to Ekaterina Alexandrova

Laura Robson will go into Wimbledon with just one win on grass behind her after losing to Ekaterina Alexandrova in the first round of the Aegon Southsea Trophy.

Andy Murray handed No 1 seed at Wimbledon

Despite playing just one competitive match on grass so far this season, Andy Murray has been handed the No 1 seeding ahead of his Wimbledon defence this year.

Paolo Maldini set to end tennis career after debut defeat

Paolo Maldini's pro tennis career is likely to stop at one match. The 49-year-old and his partner Stefano Landonio were beaten 6-1, 6-1 by Tomasz Bednarek and David Pel in Milan.

Serena Williams slams John McEnroe as row escalates

John McEnroe's comments about Serena Williams' tennis ability in a gender context descended into a full-blown row as the pregnant superstar hit back at the old curmudgeon.

Novak Djokovic into Eastbourne quarter finals

KIERAN GILL IN EASTBOURNE: The big fish in the sleepy seaside town didn’t disappoint as Novak Djokovic eased past Canada’s Vasek Pospisil on his Devonshire Park debut.

ITF plans to create World Cup of Tennis met with anger

The International Tennis Federation has risked the wrath of the leading players by announcing plans to hold a combined event featuring the Davis and Fed Cup finals in Geneva from 2018-20.

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