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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Defending champion Alexander Zverev reaches Citi Open final

Defending champion Alexander Zverev has reached the final at the Citi Open. The No. 1-seeded Zverev beat 10th-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals. Sixteenth-seeded Andrey Rublev beat unseeded …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Defending champ Alexander Zverev edges Kei Nishikori in D.C. quarterfinal; Andy Murray out

Defending champion Alexander Zverev beat Kei Nishikori in 3 sets to return the semifinals at the hard-court Citi Open in Washington. Andy Murray withdrew from the tournament, citing fatigue. He …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Sibling rivalry: Alexander Zverev beats brother Mischa in D.C.

Defending champion Alexander Zverev beat his older brother Mischa 6-3, 7-5 to reach the Citi Open quarterfinals. It was the siblings’ first ATP main-draw match. When it ended, they met …


Serena Williams hits out again at testing ‘discrimination’

Serena Williams has complained on social media as she once more hits out at the frequency with which she is selected for anti-doping tests. The 23-time Grand Slam champion took …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

John Isner opens with win in bid for 5th Atlanta Open title

Top-seeded John Isner opened his bid for a fifth Atlanta Open title, beating Alex de Minaur of Australia 6-3, 6-2. Isner is the defending champion at Atlantic Station and also …


Michael Stich, Helena Sukova inducted into tennis hall

When Michael Stich was a teenager, he had to choose a sport – soccer or tennis. It seems he made right choice now that he has a home in the …


Barbora Krejcikova dedicates Wimbledon doubles title to Jana Novotna

Creating records wasn’t the most special part of winning the Wimbledon women’s doubles title for Barbora Krejcikova. The Czech duo of Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova, both 22, won its second …


Mike Bryan wins Wimbledon for 17th Slam, 1st without brother

Mike Bryan teamed with Jack Sock to win Wimbledon for his record-tying 17th Grand Slam men’s doubles title – and first without his twin brother. The American duo beat Raven …


Serena Williams set to ‘be a contender to win Grand Slams’

Serena Williams is ready to look ahead to the U.S. Open after her loss to Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final. Williams says she can “be a contender” to win …


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Angelique Kerber tops Serena Williams at Wimbledon for 3rd Grand Slam title

Angelique Kerber beat Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3 to win Wimbledon for the first time. It is the third career major championship for Kerber. She is the first German to earn …


He’s back: Novak Djokovic tops Rafael Nadal to reach 5th Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic sent the strongest signal yet he is back at full strength by reaching his fifth Wimbledon final with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 3-6, 10-8 victory over rival …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

Kevin Anderson tops John Isner 26-24 at Wimbledon; other semifinal suspended

Kevin Anderson edged John Isner 26-24 in the fifth set of the second-longest match in Wimbledon history to reach the final. Anderson will have to wait to find out who …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 10:56 a.m.

Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall

Serena Williams has reached her 10th Wimbledon final by beating Julia Goerges on Germany 6-2, 6-4. Williams has won seven of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at Wimbledon. She …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 1:33 p.m.

Roger Federer stunned in Wimbledon quarterfinals; Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, John Isner win

Roger Federer wasted a match point and a big lead and lost in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic won to set up a semifinal showdown. Federer was …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

Serena Williams comes back to reach Wimbledon semifinals

Serena Williams has come up with a comeback to reach the semifinals at Wimbledon. Williams moved closer to her eighth title at the All England Club and 24th Grand Slam …


Wimbledon’s Centre Court brings out the stars

They roared for Roger Federer just for showing up, greeting his arrival at Wimbledon’s main stadium as if his mere presence were enough to justify the price of admission.


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 12:21 p.m.

No. 1 Simona Halep calls self ‘unprofessional’ after Wimbledon loss

Simona Halep was ready for a vacation. It’s going to start a week earlier than she wanted after she gave away a big lead, wasted a match point and lost …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 3:03 p.m.

Hey, Serena Williams, you’ve won 7 Wimbledon titles; could 8 be next?

It’s hard to blame Serena Williams for having some trouble keeping track of all of her many titles at the All England Club. She wasn’t sure whether she’s won Wimbledon …


Gonzaga hires Jonas Piibor as men’s tennis coach

Jonas Piibor, who spent the last 10 seasons as associate head coach at Oregon, has been hired as Gonzaga’s men’s tennis coach, GU Director of Athletics Mike Roth announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

’17 champ Muguruza, finalist Cilic out in Wimbledon upsets

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza and 2017 runner-up Marin Cilic both were upset in the second round at Wimbledon. That is keeping with the theme this year at the All England …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 2:26 p.m.

Bugs, ‘lucky’ foe send No. 2 seed Caroline Wozniacki out of Wimbledon

Caroline Wozniacki complained about the flying insects at Wimbledon, demanding that bug spray be brought to the court. She wondered aloud whether play should be halted because of a brief …


Past champions Sharapova, Kvitova beaten at Wimbledon day of upsets

At this edition of The Championships, as they prefer to call the event around here, the initial 48 hours have provided more surprising exits than anyone’s accustomed to: A total …


Serena Williams returns to Wimbledon with straight-sets victory

Serena Williams found herself in a bit of a jam against 105th-ranked Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands, down by a break in the second set on a windy afternoon. And …


Back at Wimbledon, Serena Williams gabs about baby and more

Serena Williams was in the mood to gab Sunday at a pre-Wimbledon news conference postponed a day so she could accompany her recently married royal friend, the former Meghan Markle, …


Caroline Wozniacki beats Aryna Sabalenka for 2nd Eastbourne title

Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki won the Eastbourne International for the second time by beating Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in straight sets for her 29th career WTA title. Wozniacki, who was runner-up …


Wimbledon men: Roger Federer eyes record-extending 9th title

The AP takes a look at some of the top men at Wimbledon, including 8-time champion Roger Federer and top-ranked Rafael Nadal.


Wimbledon women: 7-time champ Serena Williams back as mom

The AP takes a look at some of the top women at Wimbledon, including top-ranked Simona Halep and 7-time champion Serena Williams, who is entered in the tournament for the …


7-time champ Serena Williams gets smooth draw at Wimbledon

Serena Williams avoided any early matchups against opponents with success to speak of at Wimbledon in a draw that could put her against No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina in the …


Serena Williams at No. 25 in post-pregnancy Wimbledon return

Serena Williams was seeded No. 25 for her return to Wimbledon after having a baby. The decision by the All England Club elevates the tournament’s seven-time champion above her ranking …


Landmark win as Novak Djokovic reaches Queen’s semis

Novak Djokovic became the 10th man to register 800 victories since the Open Era began in 1968 when he beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 7-5 6-1 to reach the Queen’s Club …