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Wimbledon superfan holds shirtless photo of Novak Djokovic during match

A Novak Djokovic superfan has taken her fandom to the next level. During Djokovic’s opening match at Wimbledon on Monday, cameras captured an elderly woman cheering on Djokovic while clasping a blown-up shirtless photo of the tennis star. Djokovic, the top-ranked male tennis player in the world, ousted British teenager...
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Venus, 41, rises to 90th Wimbledon win in 90th career major

Venus Williams accumulated 10 aces Tuesday by smacking serves at up to 114 mph — not quite like the old days, but not too shabby, either. She drove forehands to corners. She made her way to the net for crisp volleys. And when it was all over, the 41-year-old American celebrated her first Wimbledon match win since 2018 by raising her arms and yelling "Come on!" before reprising her familiar smile-and-twirl wave at No. 3 Court.
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Wimbledon Saves Its Biggest Applause For A Vaccine Hero

Sarah Gilbert, the Oxford scientist who co-developed the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, was showered with applause at rainy Wimbledon on Monday as the tennis tournament returned from a year’s absence due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Watch the clip below.) Before Novak Djokovic played Britain’s Jack Draper in the opening match on...
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Fast Company

Never mind Wimbledon, Naomi Osaka and her brand partners are acing this moment

In a marketer’s ideal world, tennis star Naomi Osaka would walk out onto the green grass of Wimbledon in stylishly modern Nike tennis whites, Beats by Dre Flex Wireless earphones clearly visible in her ears, with the pop of the neon-green band of the Tag Heuer smartwatch that she wore on the cover of Vogue Japan drawing your eye to her wrist. Then she’d sit down and maybe give herself a quick massage with her Hyperice Hypervolt before warming up for her match. It would be a perfect—and perfectly natural—product placement moment for all the world to see at the planet’s most renowned tennis tournament.

Wimbledon day two

LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - Highlights of day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships on Tuesday (all times GMT):. A number of matches on the outside courts were cancelled due to rain with seeded players such as Bianca Andreescu, Victoria Azarenka, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Pablo Carreno Busta having to wait to get their Wimbledon campaigns underway.

Serena Williams out of Wimbledon after slipping on Centre Court, injuring leg

Serena Williams retired from her first-round match at Wimbledon on Tuesday against Aliaksandra Sasnovich due to a right leg injury. Holding a 3-1 lead in the first set, Williams slipped and needed to take an injury timeout at the game's conclusion to receive treatment. She returned to the court, but her movement was visibly limited.

Roger Federer Survives And Advances At Wimbledon After His Opponent Retires With Knee Injury

Roger Federer might have crashed out unceremoniously in the first round at Wimbledon had his opponent remained healthy enough to play a fifth set. But France’s Adrian Mannarino suffered a right knee injury after losing his footing late in the fourth set and ended up retiring from the match one point into the fifth set. No. 6 Federer advanced to the second round after splitting the first four sets, 6-4, 6-7(3), 3-6, 6-2.
The Guardian

Wimbledon ditches traditional gender distinction over players’ towels

Wimbledon will no longer provide different coloured towels to men and women players after officials decided to scrap one of the last bastions of genderism. Traditionally men were given two “championship” green and purple towels, while women received two “seasonal” ones, which in 2019 were pink and turquoise. But this year, for the first time, players are receiving one of each when they step on court.
The Guardian

Share your experiences of Wimbledon 2021

Wimbledon this year has started off with a damp morning on day one but with the roof on centre court, viewers in southwest London and at home will be able to watch some play. We would like to hear from spectators and those working at the tennis tournament on their experiences this year. How has the All England Club adapted to the pandemic? What are you looking forward to the most?

Play Underway On Outside Courts At Wimbledon

First-round matches at Wimbledon on outside courts are underway after they were delayed due to rain on Monday. The action had started on time on Centre Court and court one due to both having roofs. Novak Djokovic's match against British wild card Jack Draper commenced at 1:30 p.m local time...

The Latest: Andy Murray wins seesaw match at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):. Andy Murray’s Wimbledon comeback is already generating plenty of drama. The 34-year-old Scotsman played his first match at the All England Club since 2017. And despite blowing a huge lead in the third set, he won. Murray beat No....
The Guardian

Wimbledon 2021: Federer through as Mannarino retires in fifth set – as it happened

Anyway, that was a pretty decent day ... and there’s another just like it but nothing like it all along tomorrow. Ooh yeah! See you then!. Right, that’s us for today. On No1, Struff has just served out to claw back a set against Medvedev – it’s now 2-1 – Krejcikova leads Tauson 6-3 2-0; Bertens and Kostyuk are 3-3 in set two, first to Kostyuk; and Jones leads Gauff 2-1 on serve in set two, Gauff having taken the first 7-5.

Wimbledon begins as delta variant cases climb in Britain

LONDON — Right on cue, the British weather welcomed the first day of the Wimbledon tennis tournament with rain and gray skies. But the tournament and London itself face a greater threat: rising coronavirus cases in England, driving by the more infections delta variant, first identified in India. World-class tennis...