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Alonso rumours turn absurd

Fernando Alonso

Rumours about Fernando Alonso's future direction in Formula 1 have crossed into the absurd following reports that he could switch to the struggling Lotus squad.

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Great Britain's Tara Moore during the first round

British wild card Tara Moore registers first win at a grand slam event

Just call it the Marcus Willis effect. Tara Moore, a Briton ranked 227, won her first match at a grand slam event on Tuesday, a 6-3, 6-2 victory against Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck sending her into the second round here at the third time of asking. The 23-year-old repaid the faith shown by tournament organisers in giving her a wild card, with a fine performance to make it four Britons into round two.