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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 …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

Andy Murray back from injury, loses to Nick Kyrgios in 3 sets

Andy Murray won the first set on his return from injury after almost a year away from competitive tennis before Australian Nick Kyrgios rallied to win 2-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 …


Roger Federer beats Milos Raonic for Stuttgart title, his 18th on grass

Roger Federer defeated Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3) to mark his return from three months off with the Stuttgart Open title on Sunday.


Rafael Nadal wins 11th French Open title by beating Dominic Thiem in 3 sets

Nadal won his record-extending 11th championship at the French Open on Sunday, overcoming a late problem with a finger on his racket-swinging hand and displaying his foe-rattling best for a …


French pair Mahut-Herbert wins French Open men’s doubles

Once again, Nicolas Mahut fell on his back on the red clay of Roland Garros. But this time it was to celebrate a joyful moment, and not because his doubles …


Sloane Stephens’ 1st loss in any final comes at French Open

Sloane Stephens was 6-0 in tournament finals until letting a lead slip away and finishing as the runner-up to Simona Halep at the French Open. A year ago at this …


‘A little hope’: Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem in French Open final

The only man to beat Rafael Nadal on clay this year was Dominic Thiem. And the only man to beat Nadal on clay last year was Thiem. So if anyone …


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 11:54 a.m.

4th time’s the charm: Simona Halep tops Sloane Stephens to win French Open

Simona Halep now has a Grand Slam title to go with her No. 1 ranking. She came back to beat No. 10 Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the French …


Rafael Nadal into 11th French Open semi; Juan Martin del Potro in 1st since ’09

Rafael Nadal turned things around with the help of two rain delays and came back to beat Diego Schwartzman in four sets in the French Open quarterfinals. Next up for …


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 12:36 p.m.

Sloane Stephens eyes 2nd Slam title, Simona Halep 1st in French Open final

No. 1 Simona Halep of Romania will face No. 10 Sloane Stephens of the US in the French Open women’s final after each won in straight sets to get there. …


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

Garbine Muguruza, Simona Halep set up French Open semifinal; Rafael Nadal in limbo

Garbine Muguruza overwhelmed Maria Sharapova in the French Open quarterfinals and won 6-2, 6-1. Simona Halep needed to work a lot harder for her three-set comeback victory over Angelique Kerber. …