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Wimbledon targets using serve clock at 2020 tournament

Wimbledon is “highly likely” at the 2020 tournament to introduce a serve clock for players that debuted in Grand Slams at last year’s US Open. Tournament CEO Richard Lewis detailed …


Wimbledon to introduce final-set tiebreakers in 2019

The All England Club says it will introduce final-set tiebreakers at Wimbledon next year when a match reaches 12-12. The grass-court Grand Slam tournament is the second of the four …


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

No doubt: Djokovic wins 4th Wimbledon, 1st Slam in 2 years

Novak Djokovic won his fourth Wimbledon championship by beating Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) in the final. Djokovic also claimed his 13th Grand Slam trophy, putting him alone in …


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 …


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, …


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 …


Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies at 49

Jana Novotna, who won the hearts of the tennis world when she sobbed on the shoulder of a member of the British royal family after a heartbreaking loss in the …


Roger Federer tells AP he ‘can’t think too far ahead’ nowadays

Roger Federer has learned not to take anything for granted.


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.


UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 6:43 p.m.

Roger Federer gets record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title

Capping a marvelous fortnight in which he never dropped a set, Roger Federer won his eighth Wimbledon trophy and 19th Grand Slam championship overall by overwhelming Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, …


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 …