M. Chastain

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Wimbledon Ladies Semifinals Showcase Up and Coming Talent

Is it the beginning of a new era? The Wimbledon Ladies Singles Semifinals are at Centre Court and the names are almost unrecognizable: Lucie Safarova, Petra Kvitova, Eugenie Bouchard, and Simona Halep. Even though Kvitova and Halep are in the top 10, when one thinks of women’s tennis the first names to pop up are Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. Kvitova won the 2011 Wimbledon championships, but she is still overshadowed by Williams and Sharapova. Jul 3, 2014 7:20 AM PT

Australian Teen Nick Kyrgios Shocks Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon

LONDON--Nick Kyrgios, the Aussie teenager who has a booming serve, knocked out world number one and second seed Rafael Nadal, 7-6(7), 5-7, 7-6(5), 5-3 in one of the most entertaining matches at Wimbledon. Nadal knows what it feels like to knock out the world's top tennis player as a teenager since he was the last person to do so when he ousted Roger Federer as a 19-year-old. Nadal, who is untouchable on clay, failed to make the Wimbledon quarters for the third straight year. Jul 1, 2014 11:39 AM PT

Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka Set Up First All-Swiss Quarterfinal at Wimbledon

Roger Federer defeated Tommy Robredo 6-1, 6-4, 6-4, and soared into Wimbledon’s quarterfinals. His next opponent is fellow countryman Stan Wawrinka, who beat Feliciano Lopez 7-6(7), 7-6(9), 6-3. Federer’s serve was incredible with zero double faults hours before his countrymen play Argentina in the World Cup. Jul 1, 2014 8:11 AM PT

Petro Poroshenko Ends Ceasefire in East Ukraine

The ceasefire in east Ukraine is over and President Petro Poroshenko said the government will attack the pro-Russian forces if necessary. As of 12:35PM Kiev time, four civilians were killed and two Ukrainian journalists kidnapped. Jul 1, 2014 7:31 AM PT

Ukrainians Raise Money for the 'People's Drone' to Help Army

Ukrainians have stepped up and started an online crowdfund to raise money for the “people’s drone.” In Ukraine, Donetsk formed the “Donetsk People’s Republic” and Luhansk split to form “Luhansk People’s Republic.” Fighting is non-stop in the regions between the pro-Russian forces and Ukrainian army. The pro-Russians receive “humanitarian aid” from Russia, but Ukraine is cash-strapped and the army is in need of supplies. Jun 30, 2014 9:12 AM PT

Eugenie Bouchards Stops Alize Cornet at Wimbledon, Advances to Quarters

LONDON, United Kingdom – Thirteenth seed Eugenie Bouchard advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals after she defeated twenty-fifth seed Alize Cornet 7-6(7), 7-5 on Monday. Cornet’s stellar play even in the loss showed her defeat of Serena Williams on Saturday was not a fluke. Jun 30, 2014 8:50 AM PT

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