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Lendl, Connors, Lloyr advance at Wimbledon

Ivan Lendl, serving big and looking confident on grass for the first time, easily defeated countryman Tomas Smid, 6-1, 7-6, 6-3, Wednesday, racing to a semifinal berth against two-time winner Jimmy Connors at the Wimbledon tennis championships.

Mr. Connors dumped rookie pro Paul Annacone, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2, waking him from a dream debut on grass which carried him from the qualifying tournament to the quarterfinals.

Meanwhile Chris Evert Lloyd, the idol of ever-cheerful Carina Karlsson, repaid the compliment with a lopsided 6-2, 6-2 victory to burst the bubble for the Swede and advance to the semifinals for the 12th time in 13 visits to the All England Club.

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