LONDON The quality of Wimbledon’s courts have been criticized by some players but the head groundsman at the All England Club says there are not significantly different to previous years. The courts came under fire when French player Kristina Mladenovic slated the Court 18 surface after her defeat by American Alison Riske on Thursday. Mladenovic
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MOSCOW A firm part-owned by Germany’s Siemens has been hired to help install electricity turbines in Crimea, a region subject to European Union sanctions barring EU firms from supplying it with energy technology, three sources close to the project told Reuters. Reuters exclusively reported earlier this week, citing sources with knowledge of the delivery, that
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BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping urged Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday to put aside “distractions” that have strained bilateral ties and warned that China was unwilling to compromise on Taiwan, state news agency Xinhua said. Relations have been complicated for decades by the legacy of Japan’s wartime aggression. Self-ruled Taiwan, which is claimed
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By Alan Baldwin | SPIELBERG, Austria SPIELBERG, Austria Ferrari’s Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel looked a good bet for pole position after posting the fastest time in final practice for the Austrian Grand Prix on Saturday. The German, 14 points clear of Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton after eight races, was 0.269 seconds quicker than his British
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By Pritha Sarkar | LONDON LONDON Centre Court fans at Wimbledon will be hoping to see a bit more of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on Saturday when they play back-to-back third round matches. The last time Djokovic and Federer played successive matches on tennis’ most famous stage, fans were left short changed as both
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