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Tennis-Stosur almost lost for words after "bad tennis"

LONDON, July 3 - Hoisting a grand slam trophy into the air seemed several lifetimes ago on Friday as Sam Stosur suffered one of the more ignominious Wimbledon exits of recent years.

WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Djokovic, Sharapova restore order at Wimbledon

LONDON, July 3 - Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova restored order to a shaken Wimbledon on Friday, imposing brutal authority on their battered opponents a day after Rafa Nadal's exit at the hands of maverick journeyman Dustin Brown.

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UPDATE 4-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles round 3 results

July 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Friday 23-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat Kristina Mladenovic (France) 6-4 6-4 6-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 3-6 6-3 6-1 4-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat 29-Irina Begu (Romania) 6-4 6-3 30-Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands (U.S.) 7-5 7-5 CoCo Vandeweghe (U.S.) beat 22-Samantha Stosur (Australia) 6-2 6-0

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Tennis-Unstoppable Djokovic silences Tomic

LONDON, July 3 - It was job well done for Novak Djokovic as he silenced Bernard Tomic and his Australian Fanatics with an emphatic 6-3 6-3 6-3 victory in the Wimbledon third round on Friday.

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Tennis-Sharapova breezes past Begu into last 16

LONDON, July 3 - Fourth seed Maria Sharapova moved serenely into the Wimbledon fourth round with a 6-4 6-3 victory over Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu on Friday.

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UPDATE 5-Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 3 results

July 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 3 matches on Friday 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat 27-Bernard Tomic (Australia) 6-3 6-3 6-3 14-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) beat 24-Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) 6-4 7-6(6) 6-3 26-Nick Kyrgios (Australia) beat 7-Milos Raonic (Canada) 5-7 7-5 7-6(3) 6-3 4-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Fernando Verdasco (Spain) 6-4 6-3 6-4 21-Richard Gasquet (France) beat 11-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 6-3

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Tennis-Wawrinka makes light work of Verdasco

LONDON, July 3 - Stan Wawrinka continued his stealthy progress through the Wimbledon draw with another clinical victory on Friday as the Swiss dispatched Fernando Verdasco 6-4 6-3 6-4 to reach the fourth round.

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Tennis-Frenchman Gasquet sends poor Dimitrov home at Wimbledon

LONDON, July 3 - France's Richard Gasquet eased into the last 16 at Wimbledon on Friday, comfortably winning a battle of the backhands with misfiring Bulgarian 11th seed Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets.

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Tennis-Aces high as firebrand Kyrgios knocks out Raonic

LONDON, July 3 - Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios produced a brutal serving display to bludgeon his way past seventh seed Milos Raonic and reach the fourth round of Wimbledon with a 5-7 7-5 7-6(3) 6-3 victory on Friday.

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Tennis-Wimbledon still abuzz over dread-locked Brown

LONDON, July 3 - Dread-locked German Dustin Brown was nowhere to be seen at Wimbledon on Friday, at least into the early afternoon, but his shock upset of Rafa Nadal the night before remained the talk of the tournament.

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Dhoni: the legacy of a cricket champion

When Dhoni finally hangs up his boots for good in all forms of cricket, he'll be best remembered as a handsome and charismatic leader who inspired India to scale cricket's greatest heights.

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