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the playing the best players in the world and coming through in tough matches again. so there is not much more you can ask for as a professional tennis player. she's arguably been the story of the tournament so far, but 15—year—old coco gauff‘s fairy tale run at wimbledon has come to an end after she was beaten in straight sets by the former world number one simona halep. gauff beat venus williams in the opening round, but the seventh seed halep was determined not to be on the receiving end of another shock. austin halewood has more. in sport, a week and be a long time will just seven days in sport, a week and be a long time willjust seven days ago on this very court, coco gauff came out ranked 3/13 in the world, an anomic in hergrand slam ranked 3/13 in the world, an anomic in her grand slam debut. a week and ten days later, she is a talk of the tennis world but some hallett became her toughest challenge yet. a grandson champion and former world number one, the early initiative and breaking coco gauff in the early
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initiative and a coco gauff in her first game. but youth so often goes hand—in—hand with fearlessness and coco gauff was not going to back down. the young american going so to toe with halep and breaking straight back. a perfect response. as the set w0 re back. a perfect response. as the set wore on, halep's class to show through, not the biggest hit about one of the best offenders on tour and with that she as to head and took the first set. the second began months for the first with the americans are broken and halep into an early lead. so coco gauff went for a much more direct approach and once again the 15—year—old broke straight back. throughout the master machine battled hard to stay in contention but in the end, halep was just too good. the seven seed blue to the quarters, a step too far this time for young coco gauff buffer her, this isjust the beginning.
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you had to hit a lot of balls to be here and you cannot exit anything to bea here and you cannot exit anything to be a winnerand here and you cannot exit anything to be a winner and notjust against her but against other players because she is one of the quickest people i place of this week. but playing against a former number one in a grand slam champion and even though lam grand slam champion and even though i am still young, my game kind of gives these players a bit of a hostile, i think when i get back to work, hopefully at the us open i will try to make another second week. let's round up some of the other stories on fourth round day at wimbledon. in one of the biggest shocks of the tournament so far, the women's number one seed is out. australia's ashleigh barty was beaten over three sets by the american alison riske. she was on a 15—match unbeaten run and exactly a month ago won the french open. had a break point in the third set and was not able to capitalise on that chance and then when allison had her chance, she was able to grab it with both hands and i think even
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though at times execution was not there for me, i was still able to create small chances and small windows but not able to grab them today. next up for alison riske is serena williams. she's safely through to the last eight after cruising past spain's carla suarez navarro. the seven—time champion raced to a 6—2, 6—2 victory over the world number 31. the last time i played a fellow american, i lost what deftly wanted to do well this time and she is great on the grass. shooting at the number one player in the world, who just want a grass court tournament, so just want a grass court tournament, soi just want a grass court tournament, so i watched that match. i will be ready for it. karolina muchova knocked out third seed karolina pliskova in a marathon match on court 2. one set all, muchova went on to beat her fellow czech in the final set by 13 games to 11. they were on court for over three hours. let's round up some of the stories from the men's last 16 now. no marathon match for the two—time champion rafa nadal, who eased pastjoao sousa,
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the man who beat dan evans on saturday. the number three seed booking his place in the quarter—finals with a straight sets win. a lot of positive things out there. good with the forehand and the backhand and changing and creating some good volleys to win so happy for the victory of course and going to the quarterfinals as an advantage for me. and the defending men's champion novak djokovic made light work of his opponent, too. the number one seed brushed aside 21—year—old ugo umbert in straight sets 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. i was try to set my form sol i was try to set my form so i can play at my best in this tournament and wimbledon historically for many players and be included has been a special tournament, that has motivated me throughout my entire life commit my career, travelling when i begin to play tennis i was
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watching this tournament and drummingl watching this tournament and drumming i can play here one day. so i try not to think and take things for granted obviously, to get to the final eight is for granted obviously, to get to the finaleight isa for granted obviously, to get to the final eight is a great result, but we keep on going. and things werejust as comfortable for the eight—time champion roger federer. he reached a record—extending 17th wimbledon quarter—final after a straight sets win over italian matteo berrettini injust an hour and 1a minutes. important is that those leg started moving eventually for some in that first round match, now we are two weeks into wimbledon essentially, with one week of matches having been played and i think the performances start going up naturally because we know how they surface reacts, how the balls are flying in any things we can play closer to the lines and honestly today was excellent. and very happy because i was betting a tough match and a close one and it
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was quite the opposite so that was great. so, tomorrow is women's quarter—finals day. this is your order of play — serena williams up against alison riske in the all—american quarter—final on centre court, beforejohanna konta looks to book her place in the last four. then the third match on centre is our second chance to see the andy murray/serena williams mixed doubles partnership. the other two ladies' quarters are on number1 court. let's have a quick look at the rest of the day's sports news. frenchman julian alaphillipe has taken the yellow jersey after winning stage three at the tour de france, the first day in france after the first two were in belgium. defending champion geraint thomas finished in the peloton and is a0 seconds behind. tyson fury says a rematch with wbc heavyweight champion deontay wilder's been agreed and will take place on february the 22nd. both men have other bouts before then that they have to win. their first fight in december ended in a draw. paris st—germain say they'll take "appropriate action" after neymar
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failed to turn up for their first day of preseason training. the brazilian, who's been linked with a move back to his former club barcelona, was due at the club's training ground earlier today. and manchester city will play their first game of the women's super league season against manchester united at the etihad stadium. meanwhile, there'll be free entry at stamford bridge for the chelsea—tottenham game on the opening weekend. before england play australia on thursday, india and new zealand will battle it out for a place in the final of the cricket world cup at old trafford tomorrow. india topped the final group table having lost just once, whilst new zealand sneaked into the semis having lost their last three matches. our sports correspondent joe wilson's been looking at both side's preparations. i was of the atmosphere among both teams here has been it relaxed today
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on the v first cricket world cup semifinal. india's session was at times jovial. certainly optional. but the indian captain insisted this tournament is about to reach another level of seriousness as finally we get to the knockout games. this is the stage or you know you need to qualify and the group is a bit more relaxed and you can go out there and try a few things. i think knockout games, you have to be very precise and at the same time be intense i think that balance, this is more similarto think that balance, this is more similar to the toughest situations you will get in where you have to be precise but you intention cannot go down. there is no stick in the amount of tension that india always bring with them. when the new zealand captain came in to speak in his media conference, there were still about 20 tv cameras there and mainly from indian broadcast media ready to record his every word. now something that does create a sense of freedom and chance for the opponents, who ever india play, the
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opponents, who ever india play, the opponents automatically become the underdog. that is a point i put to the new zealand captain. there is truth and that that india are very successful and very popular with a large population and a lot of cameras. which is great. they bring so cameras. which is great. they bring so much to the sport. we are fortunate to be a part of. but it is a cricket match. we do try to civil five things as best you can as a team and each side will want to put each other under pressure and when that happens, the next can be able challenge so both sides are looking to do that. let's be clear for some evenif to do that. let's be clear for some even if the new zealand form has tailed off over the course of the group state, they are in the semifinals on merit. they have talent and very experienced with players. and if they are underdogs for this semifinal, that is a status new zealand have enjoyed for about forever. that's all from sportsday, thank you for watching. stay with us. coming up in a moment, the papers.
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hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are nicola bartlett, the political correspondent for the daily mirror, and broadcaster david davies. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. "0urman in limbo." that's the lead on the metro after donald trump says he will "no longer deal with" britain's ambassador to the us, whose private criticisms of the president were leaked.

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