Tennis

  • Andy Murray in action against Kevin Anderson. Picture credit: MENG YONGMIN/LANDOV/Press Association Images

    Wimbledon: Day 7

    July 1, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Andy Murray swept into the quarter-finals with a comfortable victory against Kevin Anderson on another rain affected day at Wimbledon. The Scot had easily beat his first three opponents in this years tournament but the big-serving 20th seed looked like a step in class. However, last year’s champion continued his […]

     
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    Henman Hill, Tommy Robredo and Strawberries: A Day At Wimbledon

    June 29, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    As I travelled to SW19 with a friend, I set myself three objectives: to watch some world-class singles tennis, to enjoy strawberries and cream relaxing on Henman Hill, and to avoid getting sunburned. Two out of three isn’t bad. Another of those could quite easily have been not to fall […]

     
  • Wimbledon: Day 6

    Wimbledon: Day 6

    June 29, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Number one seed, Serena Williams has been knocked out of Wimbledon after suffering a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 defeat to France’s Alize Cornet on Court one. Rain forced the two off court, during the opening set, for over four hours at 1 game all but Williams returned and won five straight […]

     
  • Andy Murray, Britain's sole player in the top 100 of the men's world rankings. Picture credit: AP/Press Association Images

    Wimbledon: Day 5

    June 28, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Andy Murray breezed into the fourth round and the second week of Wimbledon, as he beat Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets. It took just 1 hour and 36 minutes to beat his opponent 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 and extend his 16 match unbeaten streak at Wimbledon. Agut was Murray’s […]

     
  • Heather Watson returns the ball in her match against Agelique Kerber. Picture credit: HUGO PHILPOTT/LANDOV/Press Association Images

    Wimbledon: Day 4

    June 27, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Another day and another Brit is out of Wimbledon as Heather Watson lost her second round match to Angelique Kerber on Centre Court. The 22 year old was outplayed in the first set before claiming a much deserved second. However it was Kerber who battled her way through the third […]

     
  • Andy Murray, Britain's sole player in the top 100 of the men's world rankings. Picture credit: AP/Press Association Images

    Wimbledon: Day 3

    June 26, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Andy Murray raced his way into the third round at Wimbledon by thrashing Slovenian Blaz Rola 6-1, 6-1, 6-0. Murray’s experience and ability on grass showed from the start as he broke the Slovenian three times before taking the first set after just 28 minutes. There wasn’t much to cheer […]

     
  • Heather Watson celebrates defeating Ajla Tomljanovic. Picture  credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Wimbledon: Day 2

    June 25, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Heather Watson continued her great form with an impressive straight set win against Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia. Tomljanovic had a chance to break Britain’s number 1 early in the first set but Watson was able to hold. Watson battled her way through the remainder of the set and despite hawk-eye […]

     
  • Andy Murray ended 2016 as world number one. credit: Pavel Golovkin/AP/Press Association Images

    Wimbledon: Day 1

    June 24, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Andy Murray began the defence of his Wimbledon title in emphatic style by beating Belgian David Goffin 6-1, 7-5, 6-4. The world number five walked onto Centre Court to a standing ovation, ending 78 long years for a British player to open Wimbledon as defending champion. Murray raced to a […]

     
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    SportsByte’s Coverage of Wimbledon 2014

    June 23, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Wimbledon 2014 starts today and SportsByte will be providing coverage across the tournament.   There will be daily round-ups of the biggest stories from the previous day at Wimbledon, and there will also be opinion pieces and features across the two weeks. We will also speak to tennis stars across […]

     
  • Sunderland beat Teesside in Varsity tennis

    Sunderland beat Teesside in Varsity tennis

    April 30, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Sunderland’s tennis team beat Teesside 4-2 to take the point in their Tees-Wear varsity match. It is the second time the Wearsiders have beaten the visitors this season and they never looked like losing, winning nine out of the 12 sets. Sunderland’s Matt Wigham was pleased with the team’s performance […]