Defending champions Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis suffered a shock defeat in the women’s doubles quarter-finals at Wimbledon, beaten by Timea Babos of Hungary and Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday. The fifth seeded Hungary-Kazakh pair proved too good, breaking twice in each set for a place in the semi-finals. Babos and Shvedova broke in the third and seventh game of the first set. In the second set too they effected breaks twice, in the opening and sixth games, ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Serena Williams celebrates during her match against Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters. Serena Williams battered Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 6-4 in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Tuesday, seizing on moments of weakness from the Russian to ram home her advantage. The defending champion, seeking an elusive 22nd grand slam to equal Steffi Graf's open-era record, took the first set after finding a chink in her opponent's serving armoury in the ninth ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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