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Garbiñe Muguruza runs out of steam at Wimbledon in shock defeat by Cepelova

Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

When Garbiñe Muguruza won the French Open less than a month ago, one of her first thoughts was to question how on earth Rafael Nadal has won nine titles in Paris. Winning seven matches to secure a grand slam title requires everything to be in sync, something the Spaniard found out the hard way on Thursday when she was dumped out in the second round.

Novak Djokovic breaks a Rod Laver record with second-round victory

Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

Protected by the Centre Court roof and fortified by his tenacity, nothing was going to stop Novak Djokovic from securing his 30th consecutive grand slam victory, a record in the open era. The rain could not touch Djokovic and nor could Adrian Mannarino, who produced some delightful touches without ever coming close to bloodying the world No1’s nose.

Johanna Konta seals first win at Wimbledon by beating Mónica Puig

Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

It took an extra day but for Jo Konta it was worth the wait. The Briton finally earned her first Wimbledon singles win, at the fifth time of asking. Having led Mónica Puig of Puerto Rico 6-1, 2-1 overnight after Tuesday’s rain delay, Konta made a slow start on the resumption, under still menacing skies, but recovered well to take her place in round two for the first time with a 6-1, 7-5 victory.

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F1 title win for unlucky Lewis Hamilton would be his greatest, says Jenson Button

Jenson Button views the Formula One title race with the wistful gaze of the non-contender. He is in 15th place with 19 points, 269 behind the leader, Nico Rosberg. He was a champion once, in 2009, and with 300 races behind him his opinion is meaningful as Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton do battle over the final races of the season, starting with Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix.

NFL: Washington Redskins at New York Giants

Time for Odell Beckham to quit the tantrums and let his talent do the talking

Ben McAdoo, the first-year head coach of the New York Giants, made a brief statement and took several questions from reporters after his team practised on Wednesday. The first nine questions happened to be about the Green Bay Packers, Sunday’s opponent. McAdoo was a Packers’ assistant for eight seasons, the last two as a coach for quarterback Aaron Rodgers.