LITESPORT London Lite Monday, 29 June 2009 37 WOMANSTOUCH Dougherty nicks the BMW and eyes an Open window Live on BBC1, 1.45pm-6pm; BBC2, 5.50pm-8pm THREE CLASHES TO CATCH TONIGHT BY NEAL COLLINS THE CHAMPIONSHIPS WIMBLEDON 2009 DAY SEVEN A MURRAY (3) vS WAWRINKA (19) CENTRE COURT, THIRD MATCH MURRAY appears to be getting stronger as the worlds greatest tennis show goes on, which is how big tournaments are won in any sport. Wawrinka is no mug. He won Olympic gold for Switzerland with Roger Federer in the mens doubles and though he doesnt come to the net much, he has the full range of shots from the baseline. But then so does Murray... Head-to-head: Murray 4 Wawrinka 3 Vaughan scored 18 Test centuries and 5,719 runs in 52 matches after making his debut in a devastating defeat against South Africa in Johannesburg in 1999. Vaughan was ranked as the top batsman in the world after scoring three centuries on the 2002-03 Australia tour and took over the captaincy in 2004. Somersets Marcus Trescothick, who opened the batting in Vaughans side four years ago, said: His experience within this years Ashes side would have been really important. People see what he does on the field but they dont see the off-field Michael. bossFletch Time to heal: Nick Dougherty NICK DOUGHERTY could not stop laughing as the questions flew after his BMW International Open triumph in Munich. The one-stroke win over Argentinas Rafa Echenique, who sank a 243-yard three- iron for an albatross two on the closing hole, earned Dougherty a place at The Open at Turnberry. Asked about his chances of now winning a major the 27-year-old from Liverpool just chuckled and said: Its amazing how quickly the questions change. A few weeks ago people were asking me Are you going to get your form back? and How are you going to get back to being one of the better players in Europe? Now its about winning majors. I love it. Doughertys slide since his mother died suddenly from a heart attack just after his Masters debut last year had taken him out of the top 100 and he failed to qualify for The Open. But now he will be at Turnberry and said: People are always going on about experience, but I believe that Lucas Glover (the new US Open champion) is a great example and I believe that if I keep doing what I am Ill have some chances down the line -- and hopefully Ill take some of them. Last year was a terrible year for me in more ways than one. Ive covered this and I hate going over it, but I just collapsed after my mum died. It hit me like a ton of bricks and I wasnt prepared for it. It was horrible. I was playing so bad. In time, though, you start to heal. I collected myself and I realised that I have the potential to be a great player. Days like today are not a coincidence -- I can do this. BY HARRY LANE Laura just happy to be a little girl again LAURA ROBSON today begins the defence of her Wimbledon girls title insisting a debut defeat in the senior womens singles has not dented her confidence. The 15-year-old lost in three sets to world No32 Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia. But she plays Katarena Paliivets of Canada on Court 14 this afternoon insisting: I was pretty pleased with myself, the way the whole match went. I was a set and a break up against someone who was one place out of being seeded. It was just disappointing that I couldnt close out the match in the end. But I could have won, and that is a good sign for the future. Nick Bollettieri came up to me after the match and said I was going to have a great future, so I have all these positive vibes coming at me. ray suffered this weekend was when his dog Maggie woke him up too early on Sunday -- and a text from former James Bond, Sean Connery. Still, as he twit- tered: Its nicer than somebody trying to sell you a phone upgrade. No need to be macho: Virginia Wade believes Andy Murrays mum Judy, inset, has given his game an added subtlety L HEWITT vR STEPANEK (23) COURT TWO, THIRD MATCH HEWITTS raucous fan club was ordered to tone it down during the 2002 champions straight sets victory over Philipp Petzschner on Saturday. But the unseeded Australian, 28, will welcome another outburst as he continues to return from a hip injury against 23rd seed Radek Stepanek. He said: It works perfectly for me, I can feed off it when I need to. Head-to-head: Hewitt 2 Stepanek 0 Odds: Hewitt 1-4 Stepanek 11-4 T BERDYCH (20) vA RODDICK (6) COURT ONE, THIRD MATCH POWER meets power in the last match on Court One today. Roddick (above) has dropped a set in each of his three matches and has a 2-2 record against Berdych, who won their last battle in Tokyo last year. The No20 seed has a strong game from the baseline, serves well and will fancy his chances of breaking the Americans serve. Roddick knows a dramatic semi-final against local hero Murray looms on Friday if he can successfully hurdle this tricky obstacle... and one more. Head-to-head: Berdych 2 Roddick 2 Odds: Berdych 11-8 Roddick 8-15 index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html