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LONDON -- The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):6:35 p.m.In a first-round contest played under the Centre Court roof, Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Caroline Wozniacki 7-5, 6-4 in a match between two former No. 1 players.The 13th-seeded Russian, playing in her 13th Wimbledon, held off a late charge from the 45th-ranked Wozniacki, who was unseeded at a Grand Slam for the first time in eight years.Kuznetsova has reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals three times -- in 2003, 2005 and 2007.The retractable roof was closed for the match -- the third on Centre Court -- after the first rain delay of the tournament.---6:20 p.m.Because of rain, play has been suspended for the day at Wimbledon on all courts except Centre Court.---4:55 p.m.Two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki have started their first-round match at Centre Court with the roof closed.Play is still being delayed by rain on other courts.---4:40 p.m.Didnt take long for the first rain delay of Wimbledon this year.Play has been halted on all courts Tuesday, Day 2 of the tournament, because of a shower.The retractable roof is closed on Centre Court, the only arena at the All England Club where play can proceed when there is wet weather. Due there next is a match between two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki.---4:35 p.m.The first all-British mens match at Wimbledon in 15 years went as expected. Andy Murray was kept busy for 102 minutes by Liam Broady in winning 6-2, 6-3, 6-4.Murray wasnt broken, and broke Broady, ranked 235, four times in their first meeting.Its hard playing someone you know, but I did OK, Murray said.---4 p.m.Fourth-seeded Stan Wawrinka was extended to a fourth set before subduing American teenager Taylor Fritz to reach the second round at Wimbledon.Wawrinka, who had lost in the first round at the All England Club five times, passed the 18-year-old Fritz 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-4 on Court 1.The 65th-ranked Fritz, making his Wimbledon debut, was the youngest man in the draw.Also advancing was Juan Martin del Potro, the big-hitting Argentine making his first appearance at a Grand Slam since the 2014 Australian Open after a series on surgeries on his left wrist.Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion now ranked 165th, beat Stephane Robert of France 6-1, 7-5, 6-0.---2:30 p.m.Serena Williams began her Wimbledon title defense with a comfortable but tentative win over Swiss qualifier Amra Sadikovic, winning 6-2, 6-4 on Centre Court. Williams won the final point on a line call challenge.The six-time champion barely served any better than the 148th-ranked Sadikovic, who was making her main draw debut in a Grand Slam at the age of 27.Williams serve was shaky, she was broken once, and hit more unforced errors. But in her first match since her loss in the French Open final to Garbine Muguruza, Williams advanced to a second-round meeting with fellow American Christina McHale.---2:15 p.m.Back on the same No. 2 Court where his Wimbledon campaign imploded last year, Nick Kyrgios behaved and beat Radek Stepanek 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (9), 6-1 to open his latest run at the All England Club on Tuesday.The match really got interesting only when Kyrgios tried to finish it in the third set. He was broken serving for the match at 5-4, and was 5-2 down in the tiebreaker before squandering two match points and losing it. Kyrgios was warned for an audible obscenity in the changeover, and took out his frustration on Stepanek by rolling through the fourth set.Stepanek, trying at 37 to become the oldest man to win a Grand Slam match since Jimmy Connors at the 1992 U.S. Open, didnt serve well enough and was always under pressure.Kyrgios was a Wimbledon quarterfinalist on debut in 2014, and departed in the fourth round last year in a loss which included a code violation for swearing and unsportsmanlike conduct against the umpire.Hes seeded to meet Andy Murray in the fourth round.---2:05 p.m.French seeds Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga moved into the second round of Wimbledon with straight-set wins.No. 7 Gasquet swept past Britains Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3, while No. 12 Tsonga got past Spains Inigo Cervantes 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-4.Gasquet reached the Wimbledon semifinals last year, while Tsonga made it to the semis in 2011 and 2012.---1:10 p.m.Leave it to showman Nick Kyrgrios to pull off a shot like this.The Australian hit a between-the-legs shot -- a tweener -- from behind the baseline that sailed over Radek Stepaneks head at the net and dropped in for a perfect lob winner.The shot came in the opening game of third set, with Kyrgios already up two sets to love.Two years ago at Wimbledon, Kyrgios hit a tweener for a winning drop shot in his upset victory over Rafael Nadal.---12:30 p.m.Nick Kyrgios has grabbed the early advantage in his intriguing battle of the generations against Radek Stepanek in the opening round of Wimbledon.The 21-year-old Australian took the first set 6-4 against the 37-year-old Stepanek, who is bidding to become the oldest man to win a Grand Slam match since Jimmy Connors reached the second round of the 1992 U.S. Open at the age of 40.Kyrgios, who reached the quarterfinals here in 2014, went up 4-1 before Stepanek fought back to 4-4. Kyrgios then held for 5-4 and broke for the set, and raced out to a 3-0 lead in the second set.Stepanek is making his 14th Wimbledon appearance. He made it to the quarterfinals back in 2006.---11 a.m.Serena Williams and Andy Murray both face potentially easy opening matches against lowly ranked opponents on Day 2 at Wimbledon.Defending womens champion and six-time winner Williams opens play on Centre Court against 148th-ranked Swiss qualifier Amra Sadikovic, making her first appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament.Since winning last years title, Williams has come up short in the majors, losing in the semifinals at the U.S. Open and finals of the Australian and French Opens. She needs one more Grand Slam championship to equal Steffi Grafs Open-era record of 22 titles.Murray, the 2013 Wimbledon champion, will be up second on Centre Court on Tuesday against Liam Broady, a British wild-card entry ranked No. 235. Its the first all-British mens meeting at Wimbledon since 2001 and first at a Grand Slam since 2006.Cheap Jerseys From China . The Masters champion and winner of last weeks Australian PGA has a three-round total of 14-under 199 at Royal Melbourne. "Im in a really good position for tomorrow," Scott said. Wholesale Custom Jerseys . Speaking to the Chicago Tribune at baseballs Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Boras called the former home of the Expos a "tremendous environment" for baseball. http://www.jerseyscheapcustom.com/ . After a replay, the winner will meet Sunderland in the quarterfinals. Sagbo did well to control Sone Alukos right cross and fire past Brighton goalkeeper Peter Brezovan. Aluko was making his first start in four months after recovering from an Achilles injury. Fake China Jerseys . It was the second consecutive win for the Pacers (2-5), who lost their first five preseason games. Jeff Teague led the Hawks (1-5) with 17 points and eight assists and Al Horford had 12 points and seven rebounds. Mike Scott scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half. Fake Jerseys 2020 . Shot outdoors against the stunning backdrop of Banff, Alta., the networks 30-minute original production airs tonight at 8pm et/5pm pt on TSN2. The four All-Star teams will play for $100,000 in prize money during TSNs annual skins game, airing live this weekend on TSN from The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre.You could hear it throughout the stands Saturday at Del Mar. Gasps of Oh! as California Chrome took command of the Pacific Classic right from the start and dared anyone to run with him. Gee as he bounded along, oblivious to those in pursuit. Wow when he burst clear once and for all at the head of the stretch.Oh-gee-wow moments in horse racing are few and far between. They require a race of importance, preferably of some length, with a best-case scenario for unforgettable drama. When it happens, the grandchildren will be told the tale.Still, oh-gee-wow means very little without context, which is why those closest to California Chrome should be taken at their word for the joyous excess of their post-game comments.Art Sherman said Chrome should be heading straight to the Hall of Fame, and Sherman sat on Swaps, which is all the historical context anyone ever needs when it comes to judging horseflesh.Victor Espinoza, who rode War Emblem and a young version of Tiznow, already knew what a good one could do. When badgered by the press to choose between Chrome and American Pharoah, his winner of the Triple Crown, Espinoza relented and went for the horse he has ridden to more than $13 million in earnings, and counting.Context is a harsh mistress.As California Chrome churned past the finish post last Saturday, with Espinoza geared down and Beholder resigned to her admirable second ahead of Dortmund, certain memories began fighting their way through the cobwebs, of great horses challenged by great mares of the era.Here is Dr. Fager, 130 pounds up and his tail on fire, leaving good horses like Rising Market and Kissin George in the dust in the 1968 Californian at Hollywood Park, with only the stubborn mare Gamely in serious pursuit.Here is Spectacular Bid, making one, two, three moves, as usual, in the 1980 Amory L. Haskell Handicap at Monmouth, breaking all hearts except the one belonging to Glorious Song, less than two lengths back at the end.Here is John Henry, already a legend, icing the 1984 Arlington Million like he owned the place, but not before dealing with the filly Royal Heroine, who crushed the rest of the field.Having just witnessed Songbird climb another rung up historys ladder in the Alabama Stakes at Saratoga, TV analyst and former rider Richard Migliore thought he was through being inspired for one Saturday. Then, as the 9 oclock hour arrived in New York, the California Chrome show filled the screen.That was an incredible performance, Migliore said. He stayed in the bridle much farther than most horses Ive ever seeen.ddddddddddddor those of us who do not speak fluent jockey, Migliore was describing the way California Chrome was attacking the race, teeth clenched and taking Espinoza for a ride. Ideally, a horse will come off the bit early in a race to conserve strength for the final run to the wire. To Migliores eye -- and Espinoza agreed -- California Chrome was ripping through a series of 12-second furlongs without dissipating energy or resolve.Gary Stevens can tell us what it looked like from aboard Beholder, who followed Chrome all the way around.Going into the far turn, Victor moved way outside trying to get me to go inside of him, Stevens said. I wouldnt do it, so he dropped back to about the 3 path, and Beholder swapped to her left lead. I thought, Ah, there we go. Just like last year.Last year, for those who need a refresher, Beholder made a move at that point that blew the Classic wide open, as she went on to win by 8-1/4 lengths.Then, all of a sudden, he opened up three lengths on me, said Stevens, who added an Oh of his own with another word attached.Victor took a peek under his arm, and it was almost like Usain Bolt with that Canadian guy in the qualifying the other night, Stevens said. Really, youre going to test me, and thats all youve got? Thats what Victor had. And believe me, he won with something in the tank.The thought is kind of scary -- that California Chrome can be trained to such a pitch that he would make a great mare like Beholder settle for second-best.The only other time I had that feeling of helplessness when I thought I was going to win was riding Rock Hard Ten in the Preakness, Stevens said. I was loaded at the quarter pole. I thought I had Smarty Jones any time I wanted. My colt dropped and went to running, and Smarty Jones just opened up on me. You feel like a little kid who thinks hes fast, and some guy comes galloping by. You never want to feel that again.Whats next? Whats left for California Chrome to accomplish? Art Sherman will let us know when to gear up for another day like Saturday. His immediate reaction to the race was, Wow. He said more, but you get the idea.In the meantime, the trainer was taking time out this week to have routine cataract surgery -- first one eye, then eventually the other -- so let the wisecracks begin.I do my best work in the dark, Sherman said with a laugh. Imagine how good Chrome would be if I could actually see him train.Oh. Gee. Wow. ' ' '

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