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Sue Barker steps down from TV position | Wimbledon updates

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – The Newest from Wimbledon (all occasions native):

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8 pm

Former tennis participant Sue Barker is stepping down from her position working as a commentator and presenter at Wimbledon for the BBC.

Barker gained the French Open title in 1976 and has spent the final three a long time working for the British broadcaster on the All England Membership. For years, she has been the particular person interviewing the champions and runners-up on Heart Courtroom after the ultimate.

Barker’s ultimate interviewees had been Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios. Djokovic gained his seventh Wimbledon title by beating Kyrgios 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3).

“It has been an absolute privilege,” Barker stated. “I’ve liked it. Thirty wonderful years. ”

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7:20 pm

Czech duo Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova gained their second Wimbledon doubles title by beating top-seeded Elise Mertens and Zhang Shuai 6-2, 6-4.

The second-seeded Krejcikova and Siniakova broke at love within the ultimate recreation, organising a match level after a 38-stroke rally and changing it when Zhang netted a forehand.

It’s their fifth Grand Slam title as a pair, having gained Wimbledon in 2018, the French Open in 2018 and 2021, and the Australian Open this 12 months.

Mertens gained the ladies’s doubles title at Wimbledon final 12 months with Hsieh Su-wei and has three Grand Slam titles. Zhang has two however was searching for her first at Wimbledon.

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6 pm

Yui Kamiji of Japan and Dana Mathewson of the US gained the ladies’s wheelchair doubles title at Wimbledon.

The pair beat the top-seeded Dutch crew of Diede de Groot and Aniek van Koot 6-1, 7-5 on No. 3 Courtroom.

De Groot defeated Kamiji within the singles ultimate on Saturday.

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5:13 pm

Novak Djokovic has gained his seventh Wimbledon title after coming from a set all the way down to beat Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3) within the males’s ultimate.

Djokovic raced out to a 6-1 lead within the fourth-set tiebreaker and transformed his third match level when Kyrgios netted a backhand.

It’s Djokovic’s twenty first Grand Slam title general, placing him one behind record-holder Rafael Nadal.

Solely Roger Federer has gained extra Wimbledon titles, with eight.

Kyrgios was enjoying in his first Grand Slam ultimate.

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4:30 pm

A protestor who shouted “The place is Peng Shuai?” and held up an indication with the identical message was forcefully taken out of the stands at Heart Courtroom throughout the males’s ultimate at Wimbledon.

Activist Drew Pavlou, who was additionally faraway from the grounds on the Australian Open this 12 months, says he held up the signal and shouted throughout a cease in play however then was grabbed by safety guards and thrown to the bottom.

He says he was taken to a public space outdoors the stadium and escorted off the grounds.

Peng is a retired skilled tennis participant from China who final 12 months accused a former high-ranking member of the nation’s ruling Communist Celebration of sexual assault. She has made only a few public appearances since then.

The All England Membership didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

4 separate activists sporting “The place is Peng Shuai?” T-shirts had been stopped by safety at Wimbledon on Monday and had their baggage searched.

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4:10 pm

Novak Djokovic has gained the third set of the lads’s Wimbledon ultimate to take a 2-1 lead towards Nick Kyrgios.

Djokovic leads 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and is one set away from his seventh Wimbledon title.

At 4-4 within the third set, Kyrgios double-faulted to arrange break level, then netted a backhand at hand Djokovic the break.

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3:35 pm

Mili Poljicak grew to become the primary Croatian participant to win a junior Wimbledon title after defeating American participant Michael Zheng 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) within the boys’ ultimate.

The third-seeded Poljicak got here from a break down in each units to win his first junior Grand Slam title.

Zheng beat Poljicak in three units within the first spherical of this 12 months’s French Open and was attempting to develop into the second straight American to win the Wimbledon boys’ title. Samir Banerjee gained final 12 months. Poljicak misplaced to Banerjee in final 12 months’s quarterfinals.

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3:20 pm

Novak Djokovic has gained the second set of the lads’s Wimbledon ultimate towards Nick Kyrgios to degree the match at one set apiece.

Djokovic gained the set 6-3 after breaking at love for a 3-1 lead and saved 4 break factors within the ultimate recreation. Kyrgios gained the primary set 6-4.

Djokovic is searching for a seventh Wimbledon title and twenty first Grand Slam title general. Kyrgios is enjoying his first profession Grand Slam ultimate.

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2:50 pm

Shingo Kunieda lastly gained his first Wimbledon title to finish a profession Grand Slam in males’s wheelchair singles.

The 38-year-old Japanese participant defeated Alfie Hewett of Britain 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (10-5).

It’s Kunieda’s twenty eighth Grand Slam title general however he had solely reached one Wimbledon ultimate in 4 earlier appearances, ending as runner-up in 2019.

He’s the primary males’s wheelchair participant to finish a profession Grand Slam, and now holds all 4 main titles on the similar time after profitable this 12 months’s Australian Open and French Open, in addition to final 12 months’s US Open.

Hewett was searching for his sixth Grand Slam title and first at Wimbledon. He additionally misplaced within the ultimate to Kunieda eventually 12 months’s US Open and this 12 months’s Australian Open.

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2:40 pm

Nick Kyrgios has gained the primary set 6-4 towards Novak Djokovic within the males’s singles ultimate at Wimbledon.

Kyrgios broke for a 3-2 lead when Djokovic double-faulted on break level. He transformed his second set level with an ace.

The Australian is enjoying his first profession Grand Slam ultimate. Djokovic is searching for a seventh Wimbledon title and twenty first Grand Slam title general.

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2:10 pm

The boys’s ultimate at Wimbledon between Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios has began on Heart Courtroom.

Djokovic is attempting to win a seventh title on the All England Membership and a twenty first Grand Slam singles title general. Kyrgios is enjoying in his first main ultimate.

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1 pm

Novak Djokovic will play for his seventh Wimbledon title and twenty first Grand Slam singles title general towards Nick Kyrgios on Heart Courtroom.

Djokovic has gained the final three championships on the All England Membership. Kyrgios is enjoying in a serious tennis ultimate for the primary time in his profession.

Kyrgios is 2-0 towards Djokovic however each of these matches had been in 2017.

The ladies’s doubles ultimate might be on Heart Courtroom following the lads’s singles match. Prime-seeded Elise Mertens and Zhang Shuai will face second-seeded Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova.

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