Sharapova just can’t crack Serena

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE Maria Sharapova said she lacks ideas on how to get past the Serena Wiliams’ hurdle, after Thursday’s 6-2 6-4 mauling by the world number one in a semi-final match on Centre Court. The Russian suffered her 17 straight defeats to Serena, who cruised into Saturday’s Wimbledon final battle with Muguruza. “Every time

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McIlroy pulls out of British Open

BY ABAYOMI JOHNSON Rory Mcilroy has pulled out of next week’s British Open Championship because of torn ligaments. “After careful consideration, I have decided not to play the Open Championship at St. Andrews,” the world number one said on Wednesday on Instagram. The 26-year-old posted a photo with a special rail on the left foot.

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Wimbledon men’s singles quarterfinal results

21-Richard Gasquet (France) beat 4-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-4 11-9 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat 9-Marin Cilic (Croatia) 6-4 6-4 6-4 3-Andy Murray (Britain) beat Vasek Pospisil (Canada) 6-4 7-5 6-4 2-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat 12-Gilles Simon (France) 6-3 7-5 6-2