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Astroturf on Centre Court? Wimbledon weighing up controversial move to install an artificial playing surfaceWimbledon chiefs are considering installing an artificial surface on Centre CourtIt would make the court more durable and allow more matches to be played on itRugby uses similar pitch technology by weaving plastic grass with natural grassBy Nik Simon For The Mail On Sunday Published: 17:32 EDT, 21 July 2018 | Updated: 18:27 EDT, 21 July 2018 Wimbledon chiefs are considering a controversial move to install an artificial playing surface on Centre Court to allow more matches to be played.The Mail on Sunday can reveal plans are advanced for a hybrid practice court and committee members have been briefed about such surfaces.Wimbledon prides itself on its natural grass courts but there is growing demand for more women's games on Centre Court. Serbian Novak Djokovic picks up a piece of loose turf during a match at…
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Wimbledon 2-1 Brighton: Dons down Premier League opponents as Seagulls' record signing Jurgen Locadia limps off injuredJoe Pigott and Kwesi Appiah gave AFC Wimbledon a  first-half leadOliver Norwood scored a second-half penalty but Brighton fall to defeat Record signing Jurgen Locadia limped off in the first half for the Seagulls By Ian Winrow for MailOnline Published: 12:25 EDT, 21 July 2018 | Updated: 13:48 EDT, 21 July 2018  Jurgen Locadia handed Brighton manager Chris Hughton a pre-season injury scare after the hobbling out of the defeat at League One Wimbledon.The striker pulled up with a groin problem early in the second half when Albion were trailing to first half goals from Joe Pigott and Kwesi Appiah.Oliver Norwood pulled one back for the Premier League side with a 65th minute penalty.  Kewsi Appiah doubled the lead from close range for Wimbledon after Joe Pigott's opener But the main concern for Hughton…
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Serena Williams rises 153 places to world No 28 after finishing as Wimbledon runner-up Serena Williams was playing her fourth tournament since giving birthWilliams was beaten in the final by Angelique Kerber, the new World No 4Novak Djokovic is up to 10th after winning the men's tournament at SW19 By Jack Bezants for MailOnline Published: 10:31 EDT, 16 July 2018 | Updated: 10:31 EDT, 16 July 2018 Serena Williams returned to the world's top 30 in the WTA ranking…
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Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber celebrate Wimbledon singles titles at Champions' DinnerNovak Djokovic lifted his fourth Wimbledon singles title on Sunday afternoonA straight sets win over big-hitting South African Kevin Anderson saw him take itAngelique Kerber's impressive win over Serena Williams was her first SW19 title As part of dinner tradition, Djokovic danced with women's champion Kerber By Nathan Salt For Mailonline Published: 18:02 EDT, 15 July 2018 | Updat…
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Novak Djokovic yells 'shut the f*** up' to Wimbledon crowd but cheers up after his win saying it was nice to hear his son cheering on 'Daddy'Djokovic won his fourth Wimbledon title beating Kevin Anderson in three setsDespite the straight sets victory he found the partisan crowd highly frustratingThe Serbian tennis star asked the umpire to keep the crowd quiet at one stageThe 31-year-old said he relished the opportunity to play tennis in front of his sonBy Joe Middleton For Mailonline …
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By Associated Press Published: 16:43 EDT, 15 July 2018 | Updated: 16:54 EDT, 15 July 2018 LONDON (AP) - A quick look at Wimbledon: THE MEN'S SINGLES FINAL Novak Djokovic is back at his best and the Wimbledon champion for a fourth time, grabbing a lead right away against a weary Kevin Anderson in the final and winning 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) on Sunday. Anderson nearly managed to extend the match, holding five set points to force a fourth set. Djokovic held steady…
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Wimbledon 2018: Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo struts into the men's final in an all-white one-shouldered number alongside mystery male companionBy Andrew Bullock For Mailonline Published: 11:12 EDT, 15 July 2018 | Updated: 14:58 EDT, 15 July 2018 She's often out and about with a man in tow, and Sunday was no different for Georgia Toffolo as she sashayed her way into the Wimbledon 2018 men's final.Ever-stylish, the Made In Chelsea star, 23, stunned in an all-white ens…
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Novak Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon title with straight-sets victory over Kevin AndersonNovak Djokovic appeared in his fifth Wimbledon final on Sunday afternoonThe 31-year-old claimed his fourth title beating Kevin Anderson 6-2 6-2 7-6 (3)Djokovic was pushed until the last point but won in two hours and 19 minutesAs a result of his performance, Anderson will no rise to World No 5 By Mike Dickson for the Daily Mail Published: 11:30 EDT, 15 July 2018 | Updated: 11:54 …
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Who's Who in Wimbledon's Royal Box? Real royalty and showbiz stars including Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne get the hottest ticket in townMen's final at Wimbledon showcased a star-studded Royal Box with actors Eddie Redmayne and Hugh GrantDuke and Duchess of Cambridge were also in attendance to watch Novak Djokovic take on Kevin AndersonThose in the Royal Box appeared in high sprites ahead of the match on Centre CourtBy Jessica Green For Mailonline Published: 11:14 EDT…
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British starlet Jack Draper falls just short in Wimbledon boys' final as he loses to Chun Hsin Tseng in three setsJack Draper loses to No 1 seed Chun Hsin Tseng 6-1, 6-7, 6-4 in the boys' finalThe 16-year old hoped to become the first British boys' champion since 1962He was exhausted by the third set and ultimately succumbed to a narrow defeatBy Kieran Gill for the Daily Mail Published: 11:33 EDT, 15 July 2018 | Updated: 11:56 EDT, 15 July 2018 Jack Draper mis…
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Wimbledon 2018 men's final LIVE – Novak Djokovic takes the first set against Kevin Anderson in 29 minutesDjokovic wasted little time in taking the first set 6-2 in just under half-an-hourAnderson struggled to get a grip on Centre Court and was broken twiceDjokovic is attempting to win his fourth Wimbledon title and 13th Grand Slam By Adam Shergold for MailOnline Published: 06:28 EDT, 15 July 2018 | Updated: 09:53 EDT, 15 July 2018 Novak Djokovic is aiming for his fourth Wimbledon title on…
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Bringing the sunshine! Kate is radiant in a yellow frock as she and William arrive at Wimbledon to watch Djokovic take on Anderson in the men's finalThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived at Wimbledon for men's finalsKate, 36, looks radiant in a sunflower yellow frock for the occasion Royal couple will watch Novak Djokovic take on Kevin Anderson on Centre CourtYesterday Kate watched the women's singles finals with sister-in-law MeghanBy Stephanie Linning For Mailonline Pub…
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Keeping up with the royals: Serena's box at Wimbledon with A-listers including Tiger Woods and Anna Wintour gives Kate and Meghan's star power a run for their money - but it isn't enough to secure her victory in the finalThe 36-year-old tennis powerhouse - who gave birth to daughter Olympia via emergency caesarean section on September 1 - was cheered on by hubby Alexis Ohanian in her seating boxBoris Kodjoe, Anna Wintour, Lewis Hamilton and Tiger Woods were also sitting in Williams' box Zend…
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'I was playing for you today': Serena Williams cries as she dedicates Wimbledon performance to all mothers after losing to Angelique Kerber in women's finalSerena Williams lost out to Germany's Angelique Kerber in straight sets today The seven-time champion, 36, was first mother to reach the final in 38 yearsAmerican dedicated her Wimbledon performance 'to all the moms out there'  By Dianne Apen-sadler For Mailonline Published: 14:13 EDT, 14 July 2018 | Updated: 0…
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