Stories tagged: tennis
Sun., July 16, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
Is Garbine Muguruza the heir to the Williams sisters?
LONDON – Shortly after beating Venus Williams in the Wimbledon final, Garbine Muguruza was given a purple-and-gold circular badge signifying that she is a member of the All England Club, …
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 4:48 p.m.
Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray win mixed doubles title at Wimbledon
Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title on Sunday, beating Henri Kontinen and Heather Watson 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court.
Sat., July 15, 2017, 8:52 p.m.
Roger Federer: Title is on his honey-do list
Not only is he among the greatest players in the history of tennis, but Roger Federer is an unwavering family man.
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
Kubot-Melo, Makarova-Vesnina win doubles titles at Wimbledon
The men’s final was the first match on Centre Court following the women’s singles championship Saturday. Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo beat Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
Garbine Muguruza beats ‘role model’ Venus Williams for first Wimbledon title
Garbine Muguruza powered her way to her first Wimbledon championship by playing fearlessly and dominating down the stretch, putting together a 7-5, 6-0 victory over a fading Venus Williams by …
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Into 11th Wimbledon final, Roger Federer faces Marin Cilic for 8th title
Roger Federer moved within one victory of his record eighth men’s singles championship at Wimbledon by beating Tomas Berdych in the semifinals. Federer’s 11th final at the All England Club …
Thu., July 13, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Revered Wimbledon is to tennis what the Masters is to golf
The tennis and golf tournaments seem to be each other’s counterparts in many ways, starting with the reverence in which they’re held – and the steps the private clubs that …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
Venus Williams gains 9th Wimbledon final, awaits Garbine Muguruza
Venus Williams reached her ninth Wimbledon final and first since 2009 by beating Britain’s Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2. Williams will be trying to win her sixth title at the All …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
Venus Williams, Johanna Konta among winners in Wimbledon women’s bracket
Venus Williams is the oldest woman in the Wimbledon quarterfinals since 1994. Johanna Konta is the first British woman to make it that far since 1984. Angelique Kerber’s loss means …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 7:20 p.m.
Gilles Muller upsets Rafael Nadal in marathon match
First, Rafael Nadal erased a two-set deficit. Then, he erased four match points. Nadal could not, however, erase the fifth.
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 1:26 p.m.
Former Wimbledon finalists Angelique Kerber, Garbine Muguruza set to meet
Four of the remaining 16 women at Wimbledon have played in a final at the All England Club. One of them is certain to be eliminated in the fourth round. …
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
Novak Djokovic snaps at Wimbledon chair umpire en route to Week 2
Novak Djokovic snapped at his Wimbledon chair umpire early in what would become a straight-set victory to reach the fourth round. Roger Federer won easily, too.
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands needs surgery after agonizing knee injury
Top-ranked women’s doubles player Bethanie Mattek-Sands needs surgery after dislocating her right kneecap and rupturing her patellar tendon during a singles match at Wimbledon. The 32-year-old American called it one …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 6:41 p.m.
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic advance at Wimbledon after opponents retire
Novak Djokovic’s first-round match at Wimbledon lasted all of 40 minutes Tuesday. Roger Federer’s, which was next in the All England Club’s main stadium, went 43.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
Wimbledon roundup: Venus Williams wins opening match after lawsuit
Venus Williams won her first tennis match since being sued by the estate of a Florida man who died after a car crash police say she caused.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
No. 5 seed Stan Wawrinka upset in first round at Wimbledon
LONDON – So much for the idea that Stan Wawrinka might be able to complete a career Grand Slam at Wimbledon this year. Didn’t even make it out of the …
Sun., July 2, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Sigh! A lot going on for Andy Murray as Wimbledon defense begins
Based on Andy Murray’s body language alone, reporters’ questions can produce an inordinate amount of consternation.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon warmup beating Monfils in final
Novak Djokovic gave his Wimbledon hopes a boost by winning the Eastbourne International final against Gael Monfils in straight sets on Saturday.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
WIMBLEDON ‘17: Murray eyes 3rd title; Williams won’t defend
Andy Murray bids for his third Wimbledon title. Serena Williams is taking time off because she is pregnant and will not defend her championship at the grass-court major tournament.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
’Big 4’ given top-4 seedings at Wimbledon; Kerber also No. 1
The “Big 4” of men’s tennis were given the four highest seedings for this year’s tournament at Wimbledon. Top-ranked defending champion Andy Murray is the top-seeded player. He is followed …
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 6:45 p.m.
Police: Venus Williams at fault in fatal car crash
Police in Florida say tennis star Venus Williams was at fault in a car crash earlier this month that led to the death of passenger in another vehicle. Palm Beach …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
Serena’s latest shot: pregnant and nude on magazine cover
Serena Williams is showing off her pregnancy with a nude photo on the cover of the August issue of Vanity Fair. The tennis superstar is seen in profile with her …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 7:14 p.m.
John McEnroe: If Serena Williams played the men’s circuit, she’d rank ‘like 700’
Retired tennis great John McEnroe describes Serena Williams as the best female tennis player in the world in his new memoir, “But Seriously,” but during a Sunday interview with NPR’s …
Sun., June 11, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
Rafael Nadal crushes Stan Wawrinka to win historic 10th French Open title
King of clay Rafael Nadal hammered Stan Wawrinka, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1, to earn an unprecedented 10th title at the French Open on Sunday.
Sat., June 10, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
Injured Maria Sharapova pulls out of Wimbledon, grass circuit
Five-time major champion Maria Sharapova has pulled out of Wimbledon qualifying because of an injured left thigh. Sharapova says the muscle tear she got at the Italian Open last month …
Sat., June 10, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
Rafael Nadal’s no good with numbers? He seeks No. 10 at French Open
Rafael Nadal can win a record 10th French Open title if he beats 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka in the final. Nadal is 9-0 in finals at Roland Garros. Wawrinka is …
Sat., June 10, 2017, 1:49 p.m.
Rafael Nadal just 1 step away from ‘La Decima’ in Paris
According to his longtime coach, Rafael Nadal did not play very well in his French Open semifinal. Yet the nine-time Roland Garros champion dispatched up-and-coming Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 …
Sat., June 10, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Ryan Harrison, Michael Venus win French Open doubles title
Michael Venus has been like an older brother to Ryan Harrison, and the American says that makes their French Open doubles title even more special. Harrison and Venus, who is …
Sat., June 10, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
Simona Halep misses another chance to win Grand Slam title
Simona Halep looked to be on the verge of claiming her first Grand Slam title as well as the No. 1 spot. Then it all fell apart.
UPDATED: Sat., June 10, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
Unseeded, just 20, Jelena Ostapenko wins French Open for 1st title
Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia used bold strokes and an unbending will to come back and stun No. 3 Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in an enthralling French Open final …