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  • Bryan-Raymond clinch mixed deciderBryan-Raymond clinch mixed decider
    Americans Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond put semi-final disappointment in the men’s and women’s doubles respectively behind them by claiming mixed doubles glory to bring down the curtain on Wimbledon 2012.
  • Record glory for Britain's Marray and Dane NielsenRecord glory for Britain's Marray and Dane Nielsen
    Britain's Jonny Marray and Denmark's Frederik Nielsen have clinched the Gentlemen's Doubles titles after a five-set upset of fifth seeds Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 6-3.
  • Murray digs deep to reach first Wimbledon finalMurray digs deep to reach first Wimbledon final
    Andy Murray has become the first British player to reach the men's singles final since 1938 after he beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.
  • Bryan brothers fight back to avoid upsetBryan brothers fight back to avoid upset
    Mike and Bob Bryan, the American twins came back from two sets to one down to triumph 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 over countrymen Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram and reach the semi-finals.
  • Bryans edge closer to finals rematchBryans edge closer to finals rematch
    Wimbledon could see a repeat of last year’s Gentlemen's Doubles final after Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau and Bob and Mike Bryan both wrapped up victories to complete the quarter-final line-up.
  • Ladies' semi-final preview: discovering Victoria AzarenkaLadies' semi-final preview: discovering Victoria Azarenka
    Victoria Azarenka will be gunning for Serena Williams as the pair go head-to-head in Friday’s semi-finals, not least due to her poor record against the American. Here are 10 facts you may not know.
  • Paes and Stepanek on wrong end of a doubles shockPaes and Stepanek on wrong end of a doubles shock
    It was 1999 when Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes first enjoyed prominence as doubles partners, but 13 years on the Indian duo will not be adding another Wimbledon crown.
  • Frenchman on Tsong against FishFrenchman on Tsong against Fish
    If you did not know it by now, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is Mr Cool. A set down overnight to Mardy Fish, the unflustered Frenchman simply came back and casually won the next three sets.
  • Kirilenko keeps Russian flag flyingKirilenko keeps Russian flag flying
    A 25-year-old blonde Russian by the name of Maria clenched her fist and beamed a huge smile at reaching the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. But this was not Maria Sharapova.
  • Cilic beats Querrey in second longest matchCilic beats Querrey in second longest match
    Marin Cilic, the 16th seed from Croatia, beat American Sam Querrey 7-6, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 17-15 in a match lasting five hours and 31 mins, the second longest men's singles match in The Championships history.
  • Unseeded Austrian continues hot streakUnseeded Austrian continues hot streak
    In-form Austrian Tamira Paszek has ground out a tough three-setter against big-hitting Belgian Yanina Wickmayer 2-6, 7-6(4), 7-5 in 2hr and 40mins to set up a Round of 16 battle with Italian Roberta Vinci.
  • Gasquet continues love affair with SW19Gasquet continues love affair with SW19
    Frenchman Richard Gasquet continued his love affair with SW19 by reaching the second week of the Championships for a fourth time in succession, downing Nicolas Almagro in straight sets.
  • Malisse upsets another seed in VerdascoMalisse upsets another seed in Verdasco
    There cannot be a single player who will relish facing seed-slayer Xavier Malisse. After his stunning upset of Gilles Simon, the Belgian was at it again with a 1-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 triumph over Fernando Verdasco.
  • Kvitova safely through in twoKvitova safely through in two
    Defending champion Petra Kvitova has swept aside Scot Elena Baltacha in straight sets 6-0, 6-4 to book her place in the third round on Thursday afternoon.
  • Verdasco adds to Spain's celebrationsVerdasco adds to Spain's celebrations
    Fernando Verdasco never finds it easy at Wimbledon but beat Slovenian wildcard Grega Zemlja in four sets, much to the delight of his Spanish fans,still revelling in their Euro 2012 semi-final win.
  • Brown's run hits Ferrer roadblockBrown's run hits Ferrer roadblock
    David Ferrer has followed up his grass-court title run in The Netherlands with a 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4 win over the dread-locked qualifier Dustin Brown in the first round.
  • Del Potro starting to gather momentumDel Potro starting to gather momentum
    If you did not know much about tennis, you would be hard pushed to tell the difference between Juan Martin Del Potro and Robin Haase.
  • Young's poor run continuesYoung's poor run continues
    American Donald Young's miserable losing sequence was extended to 11 matches when he was beaten by birthday boy Mikhail Youzhny, the No. 26 seed, in four sets.