IOL Venus withdraws from Wimbledon American Venus Williams has pulled out of this year’s Wimbledon because of a back injury, the five-times singles champion said. Rafa prepares for Wimbledon test French Open champion Rafael Nadal is preparing for a tricky transition from the clay to the grass of Wimbledon as his bid for ... Tomic advances at Eastbourne Bernard Tomic has recharged his form on grass, shaking off last week’s hamstring concern to post a first round win over James Ward ... Federer’s historic Wimbledon bid Ten years after Roger Federer made his Grand Slam breakthrough at Wimbledon, he returns to the All England Club as defending champion, but ... Radwanska seeks consistency on grass Agnieszka Radwarska is hoping to improve her grass-play consistency on what she calls her favourite surface as she starts as women’s top seed ... Sport24 Serena: Teen rape victim lucky Serena Williams is facing an angry backlash after suggesting that a rape victim “shouldn’t have put herself in that position”. Venus out of Wimbledon Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams has pulled out of this year’s tournament because of an ongoing lower back injury. Na progresses in Eastbourne Li Na began her grass season with just six days before the start of Wimbledon, beating Alize Cornet at the Eastbourne International. Wozniacki, Tomic advance Defending champion Tamira Paszek was forced to retire with a left thigh injury from her first-round match against Caroline Wozniacki. Malisse ousts Ferrer David Ferrer has lost his first round match at the Topshelf Open, depriving him of valuable practice time the week before Wimbledon. Sky Sports Djokovic faces mental battle World no 1 Novak Djokovic says that he does not resort to mind games with his opponents because his biggest mental battle is with himself. Serena unconcerned by streak World No 1 Serena Williams insists she is not worried by talk in the media regarding her 31-match unbeaten streak heading into Wimbledon. Injured Venus out of Wimbledon Five-time singles champion Venus Williams has pulled out of Wimbledon because of a back injury. Malisse sends Ferrer packing Xavier Malisse knocked out defending champion David Ferrer in the first round of the Topshelf Open in Den Bosch, Holland. Nadal set for major transition French Open champion Rafael Nadal admits he hasn’t had enough practice on grass heading into Wimbledon next week. BBC Venus Williams to miss Wimbledon Five-time singles champion Venus Williams pulls out of Wimbledon, which begins on Monday, because of a back injury. Bogdanovic & Baker lose in qualifiers Britain’s Alex Bogdanovic, Jamie Baker and David Rice lose in the second round of Wimbledon qualifiers in Roehampton. "People questioned if I'd ever win a Grand Slam" Roger Federer talks about his first Wimbledon triumph in “Roger Federer: Centre Court King” on BBC Radio 5 live on Wednesday at 21:00 BST Robson clinches Eastbourne opener Laura Robson beats Yuliya Beygelzimer 6-3 6-2 in round one at the Aegon International in Eastbourne. The state of tennis With Wimbledon around the corner, BBC Sport looks at the task facing British tennis at grassroots and elite level Tennis.com Serena's comments on Steubenville rape case cause stir Serena Williams says in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine that, while not blaming the victim in the Steubenville rape case, "she shouldn't have put ... Venus Williams pulls out of Wimbledon with back injury Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams has pulled out of this year's tournament. Venus, who turned 33 on Monday, said on Facebook that she ... Wozniacki testing new racket Caroline Wozniacki, who endured a 1-5 stretch on European clay, is now playing with a blacked-out racket. She has been sponsored by Yonex since 2011, ... Johnson, Mahut lead list of Wimbledon wild cards LONDON (AP)—Steve Johnson of the United States joined Frenchman Nicolas Mahut as a wild card at Wimbledon. The 100th-ranked Johnson from Orange, Calif., will play in ... Malisse upsets Ferrer in Rosmalen first round ROSMALEN, Netherlands (AP)—French Open finalist David Ferrer lost his first-round match Tuesday at the Topshelf Open, a grass-court tournament held the week before Wimbledon. A single ... ATP World Tour Tomic Earns Confidence Booster In Eastbourne Bernard Tomic earned a confidence boosting victory on Tuesday that snapped a three-match losing streak. [[More Tennis News on ATPWorldTour.com]] Malisse Upsets Ferrer In 's-Hertogenbosch Opener Xavier Malisse caused a major upset at the Topshelf Open in ‘s-Hertogenbosch on Tuesday. [[More Tennis News on ATPWorldTour.com]] Federer "Fit And Fresh" For Wimbledon Defence Roger Federer was delighted to have won his 77th tour-level title and sixth crown at the Gerry Weber Open on Sunday. [[More Tennis News on ATPWorldTour.com]] Norman Calls Time On 22-Year Career Dick Norman called time on his 22-year professional tennis career on Monday after a first-round doubles loss alongside fellow Belgian David Goffin, 20 years his ... Italians Open Eastbourne Bids; Verdasco Ousts Dolgopolov Fabio Fognini and fellow Italian Andreas Seppi, the 2011 Aegon International champion, rallied for three-sets wins in their first-round matches on Monday in Eastbourne. [[More Tennis ... The Guardian Sam Stosur starts strong before Wimbledon • Australian No1 beats Nadia Petrova 6-2, 6-3• Stosur aiming for return to world top 10 Samantha Stosur ... Bernard Tomic wins on grass court despite hamstring injury • Tomic wins first match in almost two months• Beats Britain’s James Ward 6-3, 6-4 Bernard Tomic won ... John McEnroe makes a case for Andy Murray to show more positive emotion | Kevin Mitchell As Britain’s US Open champion seeks first his Wimbledon title, a three-time champion says you cannot be so ... Venus Williams pulls out of Wimbledon with lower-back injury • Five-times champion announces her decision on Facebook• ‘I am extremely disappointed … I need time to ... Roehampton qualifiers provide the final route to Wimbledon 2013 There’s little room for error at the Bank of England Sports Centre as 200-plus players compete for 28 ... The Telegraph John McEnroe says Andy Murray's learning curve can lead to Wimbledon win Three-time champion believes Briton has accumulated the life lessons that could deliver him coveted trophy at last. Venus Williams pulls out of Wimbledon after suffering from a back injury Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams will not be at the All England Club this year, she announced on Tuesday on her Facebook page. Laura Robson serves up rematch with Caroline Wozniacki at Aegon International Laura Robson to face her French Open conquerer Caroline Wozniacki in Eastbourne after showing a much improved display with her serve under coach Miles Maclagan. Pippa Middleton is 'persuaded' by Buckingham Palace to sit out tennis match at Queen's Gary Goldsmith, Pippa Middleton’s uncle, was expecting to see her play tennis at Queen’s… but Buckingham Palace had other ideas. My perfect weekend: Laura Robson, British female No 1 Tennis player Laura Robson, 19, keeps punishing training hours six out of seven days a week, only relaxing on Sundays.