Serena Williams said she was 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. Williams said she feels comfortable once she makes the last eight of a Grand Slam, while Azarenka said she was still searching for the key to unlock the world number one's defences. The winner will face either fourth seed Sharapova or unseeded American Vandeweghe in Thursday's semi-finals.
Tour de France cyclists were facing a new ordeal on Tuesday with the fourth stage being the longest of the race and featuring several testing cobbled sectors. A spectacular crash on Monday's third stage robbed the Tour of six riders, including the man who had started the day wearing the race leader's yellow jersey, Fabian Cancellara. Around 20 riders went down in the crash and although Cancellara got up and soldiered on to the finish, he went straight to hospital where X-rays showed he had fractured two vertebrae.