Nick Kyrgios has accused Olympic great Dawn Fraser of being a "blatant racist" after the former champion swimmer said tennis players should "go back to where their parents came from" if they did not set a better example to Australian youth.
Serena Williams declared herself ready to roll in her Wimbledon quarter-final showdown with Victoria Azarenka, while Maria Sharapova is wary of surprise package Coco Vandeweghe in Tuesday`s last eight clashes.
Roger Federer and Andy Murray reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals Monday but defending champion Novak Djokovic`s attempt to join them was thwarted by bad light after fighting back from two sets down to level with Kevin Anderson.
To the disappointment of those bemoaning a lack of "characters" at Wimbledon, Nick Kyrgios was beaten in four sets by Richard Gasquet on Monday, bowing out of the tournament with his usual mix of brilliance and belligerence.
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna scored contrasting victories to make it to the quarterfinals of the the Wimbledon Championships with their respective partners but Leander Paes' campaign ended following defeat in a thrilling five-setter, here on Monday.
Maria Sharapova came through a spirited test from Zarina Diyas to reach the quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Monday, eventually subduing the tenacious scrambler from Kazakhstan 6-4 6-4 after a brief scare in the second set.