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Kerber leads high-powered trio through in Eastbourne

A trio of former world number ones stormed into the quarter-finals at Eastbourne on Wednesday with Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova all sharpening their grasscourt games ahead of Wimbledon.

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Cilic offers Nadal a Wimbledon reality check

Spaniard Rafael Nadal got a quickfire reminder of the challenge he faces to win a third Wimbledon title as he was blown away by big-serving Marin Cilic in an exhibition match on Wednesday.

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Tsitsipas faces steep learning curve at Wimbledon

Tsitsipas faces steep learning curve at Wimbledon

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The rise of Stefanos Tsitsipas is one of the feel-good stories of tennis this year but the Greek world number six with the infectious smile and aggressive game will be out of his comfort zone as the grass-court season builds up to Wimbledon.

New world number one Barty out of Eastbourne with arm injury

New world number one Barty out of Eastbourne with arm injury

EASTBOURNE, England (Reuters) - New world number one Ashleigh Barty has suffered a pre-Wimbledon injury scare, withdrawn from this week's Eastbourne grasscourt tournament with a recurrence of a right arm injury.

No magic formula to Barty's rise, says coach Tyzzer

No magic formula to Barty's rise, says coach Tyzzer

EASTBOURNE, England (Reuters) - How do you take a player with no ranking and who had just spent a year hitting cricket rather than tennis balls and turn her into a Grand Slam champion and world number one in three years, Ashleigh Barty's coach Craig Tyzzer was asked on Monday.

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