Nara reaches second round at Wimbledon

Jul 1, 2015

Nara reaches second round at Wimbledon

ondon Kurumi Nara reached the second round of Wimbledon for the second straight year after Magda Linette of Poland retired in the third set on Tuesday. Nara took the second set 6-3 to force a final set and was up 4-3 when Linette pulled ...

Nishikori prevails in five-set battle with Bolelli in opener

Jun 30, 2015

Nishikori prevails in five-set battle with Bolelli in opener

Fifth seed Kei Nishikori overcame a leg injury to reach the Wimbledon second round on Monday in a grueling five-set win over Italy’s Simone Bolelli. Nishikori, who needed his left calf strapped in the final set, triumphed over the world No. 56 in a ...

Nishikori cautious ahead of Wimbledon opener

Jun 28, 2015

Nishikori cautious ahead of Wimbledon opener

Kei Nishikori said Saturday he feels he’ll be ready for the first round of play at Wimbledon but only time will tell if his left calf is completely healthy. Nishikori retired in his Gerry Weber Open semifinal against Andreas Seppi with the calf problem ...

Jun 27, 2015

Police seize drone after Wimbledon flyover

Police have seized a drone which was flown over Wimbledon as some of the world’s top players warmed up for the Grand Slam in southwest London. Officers are investigating the incident after being alerted to a man flying a drone over the All England ...

Nishikori confident of fitness for Wimbledon after calf injury

Jun 26, 2015

Nishikori confident of fitness for Wimbledon after calf injury

Kei Nishikori expects to be ready for Wimbledon next week, saying Friday that his condition is steadily improving after hurting his left calf last week. “My injury is getting better all the time and I think I’ll be fine,” Nishikori, the fifth seed at ...

Nishikori sets new mark with No. 5 seed at Wimbledon

Jun 24, 2015

Nishikori sets new mark with No. 5 seed at Wimbledon

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori was handed the fifth seed for Wimbledon on Wednesday, making him the highest seeded Japanese player in the grass court major during the Open era. Nishikori, the 10th seed last year, surpassed the mark of Kimiko Date-Krumm, who was ...

Wounded Djokovic looking to heal at Wimbledon

Jun 24, 2015

Wounded Djokovic looking to heal at Wimbledon

Three weeks after his heartbreaking French Open final defeat, Novak Djokovic resurfaces to defend his Wimbledon title and prove that his Paris scars have healed. The world No. 1 has stayed resolutely out of the spotlight since his Roland Garros upset by Stan Wawrinka ...

Jun 23, 2015

Nishikori gets OK to practice again after calf injury

Injured Kei Nishikori has been cleared to resume practice for Wimbledon, his management company said on Monday. Nishikori retired in his Gerry Weber Open semifinal against Andreas Seppi with a calf injury on Saturday in Germany, where he underwent tests. World No. 5 Nishikori ...

Top seed Kvitova withdraws from Eastbourne

Jun 23, 2015

Top seed Kvitova withdraws from Eastbourne

Wimbledon holder Petra Kvitova will begin her title defense next week without any official grass-court matches following her Monday withdrawal from the Eastbourne International. “I didn’t feel well when I came here last Thursday,” said Kvitova. “I have a sore throat. “I have to ...

Jun 11, 2015

Becker to seek British citizenship

Boris Becker says he enjoys living in Wimbledon so much that he’s going to apply for British citizenship at some point in the future. Interviewed on BBC television, the German six-time Grand Slam champion said Wednesday that he and his family “love Wimbledon a ...