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Andy Murray: Britain’s three-time Grand Slam winner ready to be considered a singles player again

Andy Murray: Britain’s three-time Grand Slam winner ready to be considered a singles player again

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Andy Murray does not tend to sugar coat his answers.He accepts there are reasons to be cheerful after his 6-4 6-4 defeat by Richard Gasquet in Cincinnati, but admits he is "quite far away from where I would like to be".That is to be expected after just two weeks of dedicated practice before his first singles match for seven months. Murray will only play doubles in New York, when the US Open gets under way in a fortnight. But you can now consider him a singles player above all else once again. A singles player who expects to be back in his peak physical condition in January: 12 months after the second operation on his right hip. "I think nine to 12 months after the operation is when I would e...
Serena Williams faces Simona Halep in Wimbledon final chasing 24th Grand Slam

Serena Williams faces Simona Halep in Wimbledon final chasing 24th Grand Slam

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Wimbledon 2019 women's final on the BBCVenue: All England Club Date: Saturday, 13 July Time: 14:00 BSTCoverage: Live on BBC TV, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, the BBC Sport website and mobile app with text commentary online. Full detailsSerena Williams will need to deal with "pressure times 100" when she faces Simona Halep in Saturday's Wimbledon final seeking to equal the all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles.This is the challenge that got her back out on to the court after almost dying giving birth and the one that keeps her motivated at the age of 37."Serena has already beaten a lot of records but this is the ultimate one," coach Patrick Mouratoglou told the BBC. The final starts at ...
Edmund reaches first Grand Slam quarter-final

Edmund reaches first Grand Slam quarter-final

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2018 Australian OpenDates: 15-28 January Venue: Melbourne ParkCoverage: Watch highlights on BBC Two, the BBC Sport website and app. Live commentary on the best matches on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online.Kyle Edmund powered into a first Grand Slam quarter-final with a four-set win over Italy's Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open.The British number two, ranked 49th, recovered from a slow start to win 6-7 (4-7) 7-5 6-2 6-3 at Melbourne Park.Edmund, 23, trailed by a set and a break but hit 25 aces and cut down on early errors as he went on to dominate.He will face Australian Nick Kyrgios or Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the last eight on Tuesday.Edmund joins Andy Murray as the only British men to reach the quarter-finals in Melbourne since John Lloyd in 1985."Through to my first qua...