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Garbine Muguruza overcomes Venus Williams to win first Wimbledon title

23-year-old Spaniard Garbine Muguruza overcame the challenge of 37 year old American fan favourite Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 in a lopsided final to claim her first ever Wimbledon title.

Muguruza, a runner-up to Serena Williams at Wimbledon a couple of years ago, showed that she had learnt plenty from her previous big day outing at SW19 to win the big points towards the business end of the first set before running away with the second as Venus faded badly.

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Canada’s most decorated wheelchair tennis athlete Sarah Hunter announces retirement

Tennis Canada announced on Thursday that former Paralympian and 17-time national singles and doubles champion Sarah Hunter (Surrey, B.C.) has confirmed her retirement from wheelchair tennis following an illustrious 17-year career on the ITF circuit. As Canada’s most decorated wheelchair tennis athlete, Hunter holds a long list of accomplishments to her name.

“It’s been an amazing way to spend the last 17 years,” Hunter said. “The places I’ve been, people I’ve met, and experiences I’ve had are all just incredible. I never imagined I would have all these opportunities when I was first injured. It was a difficult decision to retire, but I feel both a combination of sadness and satisfaction. My body said it was time but my mind was not as sure.  I will miss my many friends on the Tour and the adventures we got into. It has been both a lot of hard work and a lot of fun."

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Federer recovers from sluggish start to ease into Round 3 at Wimbledon

Seven-time champion Roger Federer eased into the third round at Wimbledon with a straight sets victory over Serbia's Dusan Lajovic. Federer, who turns 36 next month, won 7-6 (0), 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday at Centre Court in the evening light of Day Four.

Lajovic, ranked 79th in the world, broke Federer first to take a 2-0 lead. But Federer broke back soon and the pair then headed to the tie-break, which Federer dominated 7-0. He kept up that pressure in the second set, bullying the 27-year-old and eventually breaking him to take a 3-1 lead. The 18-time Grand Slam champion did not look back and took the win easily.

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Sania Mirza advances to second round of Wimbledon Women's Doubles

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium defeated Naomi Osaka and Shuai Zhang in straight sets to advance to the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday.

It was a cake walk for the Indo-Belgian pair as they outplayed their Janapese-Chinese opponents 6-4, 6-3 in an hour and 12 minutes at Court 11.

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Djokovic advances to third round of Wimbledon, Del Potro and Isner crash out

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic advanced to the third round at Wimbledon, defeating Czech Adam Pavlasek 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 on Thursday. The 22-year-old Pavlasek conceded his serve seven times against former World No. 1 in the match that lasted an hour and 34 minutes.

The three-time Wimbledon champion is now set to play against the winner between Latvian Ernests Gulbis who beat the no. 29 seed Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (3).

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Murray, Nadal cruise into third round at Wimbledon

Defending champion Andy Murray and 10-time French Open winner Rafael Nadal both moved to the third at Wimbledon with a straight-sets wins on Wednesday.

World No 1 Murray took only an hour and 36 minutes to beat Germany's Dustin Brown 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 while Nadal, who from 2012 to 2015 was defeated by players ranked respectively by No 100, No 135, No 144 and No 102, beat American Donald Young 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 to reach the last 32 for merely the second time since he was runner-up to Novak Djokovic here in 2011.

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Cibulkova, Azarenka battle into Wimbledon's third round

Slovak Dominika Cibulkova advanced to the third round of Wimbledon, defeating American Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday.

One break in each set was all Cibulkova needed to defeat the 22-year-old Brady, who missed three break points in a match that lasted for one hour and 16 minutes.

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