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# Wimbledon

This year
# Controversy
Support for unvaccinated Djokovic's bid to enter US
The Serbian star is currently barred from entering the country.
# doubles vision
Wimbledon shorten men's doubles to three sets
Traditional format had been criticised for discouraging more singles specialists from entering the doubles.
Last year
# breaking with tradition
Female players at Wimbledon allowed to wear dark-coloured underwear from 2023
Wimbledon have been under pressure to relax the strict guidance to reduce anxiety around menstrual cycles.
# Disappointment
Djokovic says he will not play US Open because of lack of Covid vaccination
The 21-time grand slam champion had hoped in vain for the rules to be relaxed.
# Defamation
She looks like she’s had 700 drinks – Fan accused by Kyrgios taking legal action
Kyrgios had complained to the umpire about the behaviour of Anna Palus in his four-set defeat by Novak Djokovic in this year’s Wimbledon final.
# Wimbledon
Where Is Peng Shuai? protester kicked out of Centre Court during men’s final
Drew Pavlou tried to enter the stands during the match between Nick Kyrgios and Novak Djokovic.
# Rockovic
Djokovic clinches seventh Wimbledon title after four-set triumph over Kyrgios
The 35-year-old Serb is now one Slam ahead of Roger Federer in the all-time race.
# Reaction
'We win Wimbledon,' says Russia tennis chief after Rybakina triumph
Shamil Tarpischev hailed the 23-year-old’s success.
# success
Russian-born Elena Rybakina triumphs in Wimbledon final
The victory denied Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur a chance to make African tennis history.
# normal service
Djokovic ends Norrie's Wimbledon dream and books final with Kyrgios
The British number one took the opening set before Djokovic fought back.
# Out
Rafael Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon due to injury
The 22-time grand slam winner struggled with an abdominal problem during his quarter-final win over Taylor Fritz.
# History Maker
Rybakina eases past Halep to set up Wimbledon final against Jabeur
Jabeur became the first African woman in the Open era to reach a Grand Slam singles final, after ending the run of close friend Tatjana Maria.
# grin and bear it
Nadal battles on despite 'seven millimetre' tear to abdomen - report
The two-time champion intends to play Nick Kyrgios in tomorrow’s semi-final.
# doubt
Nadal unsure he will be fit to face Kyrgios in Wimbledon semi
The Spaniard admitted his father and sister had been gesticulating for him to quit his quarter-final match against Fritz.
# Wimbledon
Nadal defies injury to reach eighth Wimbledon semi-final
The Spanish great will face Nick Kyrgios in the last four.
# new ground
Nick Kyrgios powers into Wimbledon semi-finals with straight-sets win
The controversial Australian saw off Cristian Garin to reach his maiden Grand Slam semi-final.
# Centre Court
Former champion Halep progresses to Wimbledon semi-finals
The 30-year-old will face Elena Rybakina, who became the first player representing Kazakhstan to reach a Grand Slam semi-final.
# Take a Bow
History-making Jabeur sets up Wimbledon semi with 'BBQ buddy' Maria
The Tunisian went one set down to Czech opponent Marie Bouzkova but lost only two games after that.
# Boost
Britian's Cameron Norrie wins 5-set thriller to reach Wimbledon semi-finals
The defending champion came from two sets down to beat young Italian Jannik Sinner.
# you've gotta see her
Maria's family fairytale continues as 34-year-old reaches Wimbledon semis
Tatjana Maria, who had never before made it passed the third round of a major, hopes to face family friend Ons Jabeur in the last four.
# due in court
Tennis star Kyrgios charged with assault in Australia
The 27-year-old reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon on Monday.
# splitting opinion
Controversial Nick Kyrgios 'is good for tennis' – Wimbledon last-eight opponent Cristian Garin
Kyrgios has been fined €13,500 so far but also produced plenty of thrills on court.
# Sw19
Nadal into Wimbledon quarters as Kyrgios lurks
Meanwhile, 2019 champion Simona Halep demolished Spanish fourth seed Paula Badosa in just 60 minutes.
# Haters
Nick Kyrgios happy ‘so many people are upset’
The Australian has matched his best performance at SW19 by reaching the quarter-finals.
# Close Call
Wimbledon defends start times after Novak Djokovic criticised late finishes
The reigning champion’s fourth-round match against Tim van Rijthoven on Centre Court on Sunday began at 8pm and finished just before 11pm.
# Women's Tennis Association
Wimbledon appealing against WTA fine for banning Russian and Belarusian players
The All England Club has reportedly been fined £207,000 for banning Russian and Belarusian players after the invasion of Ukraine.
# Wimbledon
Jamie Murray and Venus Williams beaten by British pair in mixed doubles epic
Britain’s Jonny O’Mara and Alicia Barnett won a marathon final-set tie-break.
# Sorry scenes
Rafael Nadal apologises after heated exchange on Centre Court
The two-time Wimbledon champion beat Lorenzo Sonego in straight sets to reach the fourth round.
# no love lost
Tsitsipas says Kyrgios is 'a bully' with 'evil side'
The mercurial Australian prevailed 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (9/7) in the match, during which both players were warned by the umpire.
# Chaos
Incredible scenes as Kyrgios wins bad-tempered Wimbledon clash with Tsitsipas
Earlier, Iga Swiatek’s remarkable 37-match winning streak came to an end.
# Sw19
‘Come on Tim’ – Novak Djokovic to face Wimbledon’s breakout star in fourth round
Van Rijthoven’s rapid rise this summer continued, as he beat Nikoloz Basilashvili to the sound of ‘come on Tim’ at Wimbledon.
# Sw19
Nadal and Swiatek survive wobbles to progress at Wimbledon
Nadal is chasing a calendar Grand Slam.
# Emotional
Britain's Boulter dedicates shock win at Wimbledon to late grandmother
She secured a stunning upset against 2021 finalist Karolina Pliskova.
# Loyalty
Novak Djokovic says jailed Boris Becker 'can always count on me'
Lily de Carvalho and the fallen star’s son Noah were in the Serb’s box on Centre Court for his second-round win on Wednesday.
# Tennis
Andy Murray knocked out of Wimbledon by big-serving John Isner
Isner fired down 36 aces to hand Murray his earliest Wimbledon exit.
# gone girl
US Open champion Emma Raducanu crashes out of Wimbledon
The 10th seed lost her second-round match against Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-3.
# Onwards
Flawless Djokovic sends out Wimbledon warning after straight sets victory
The defending champion effortlessly saw off Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-1 6-4 6-2.
# Wimbledon
Serena Williams beaten by Harmony Tan in late-night thriller on Centre Court
Playing her first singles match for a year, Williams fell to a 7-5 1-6 7-6 (7) defeat.
# third-set wobble
Nadal survives Wimbledon scare as Covid forces Berrettini out
Elsewhere, women’s top seed Iga Swiatek extended her winning streak and Serena Williams returned to singles after a year away.
# Unhappy
Nick Kyrgios admits spitting in direction of fan at Wimbledon
British number eight Paul Jubb just fell short of a big first-round shock.