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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

1 more for 24: Serena Williams reaches U.S. Open final again

Serena Williams used a strong performance to return to the U.S. Open final and give herself another shot at winning a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title. Williams got past a …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 6:18 p.m.

Ashleigh Barty upset in Cincy semifinal; Novak Djokovic also knocked out

Ashleigh Barty has lost in the semifinals the Western & Southern Open semifinals, missing her chance to return to the No. 1 ranking ahead of the U.S. Open. Barty lost …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

Naomi Osaka’s knee injury lends uncertainty to US Open

Naomi Osaka began retired from her quarterfinal match at the Western & Southern Open, unsure what’s going on in the knee. She expected to get an MRI to try to …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

A ragged Roger Federer stunned in Cincinnati; Novak Djokovic advances

Seven-time champion Roger Federer was ousted from one of his favorite tournaments in little over an hour, falling in straight sets to a 21-year-old qualifier he’d never faced at the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 7:22 p.m.

Serena Williams advances to Rogers Cup semifinals

Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup semifinals, beating soon-to-be-top-ranked Naomi Osaka of Japan 6-3, 6-4 at breezy at York University. The 37-year-old Williams won the event in 2001, 2011 …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 8 p.m.

Serena Williams reaches Rogers Cup quarters in Toronto

Serena Williams won for the second straight night at the Rogers Cup, beating Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals. Playing her first event since losing …


Wimbledon notebook: Simona Halep star struck at meeting duchesses

Simona Halep joined the list of tennis royalty at Wimbledon and then got a bit star struck at meeting the real thing. The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of …


Serena Williams loses her 3rd consecutive Grand Slam final

Serena Williams’ 6-2, 6-2 loss to Simona Halep at the All England Club was her third consecutive defeat in a Grand Slam final. The 37-year-old American has lost five of …


Seeking 9th Wimbledon title, Roger Federer faces Novak Djokovic in final

Roger Federer will be seeking his record ninth Wimbledon title when he faces defending champion Novak Djokovic in the final. Federer and Djokovic know each other very well. This will …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 9:27 a.m.

Simona Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Serena Williams’ bid for 24th Slam

Simona Halep stunned Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 in less than an hour to win her first Wimbledon title. Halep played pretty much perfectly throughout. Williams was trying to win her …


Wimbledon notebook: Novak Djokovic wins longest point ever recorded at London’s major

Novak Djokovic won the longest point ever recorded at Wimbledon in his semifinal victory over Roberto Bautista Agut. Djokovic ended a 45-stroke rally with a backhand winner down the line …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 2:09 p.m.

11 years after epic, Roger Federer tops Rafael Nadal in Wimbledon semis

Roger Federer got past Rafael Nadal in four sets to reach his 12th Wimbledon final. Federer is trying to win his ninth title at the All England Club. Federer’s opponent …


As Wimbledon final approaches, Serena Williams recalls loss to Simona Halep

Serena Williams will be seeking her eighth Wimbledon title when she faces Simona Halep in the final. Williams also can collect her 24th Grand Slam singles trophy overall. Halep will …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 10:19 a.m.

‘Not about 24’: Serena Williams to face Simona Halep in Wimbledon final

Serena Williams closed in on an eighth Wimbledon championship and 24th Grand Slam title overall by overwhelming Barbora Strycova 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinals. Williams reached her 11th final at …


Tennis tech folks who test all stay mum on Wimbledon speed

Roger Federer isn’t entirely sure whether it’s the grass courts themselves or the tennis balls but he does know this: Something feels slower about the way Wimbledon is playing nowadays. …


Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal renew great rivalry in Wimbledon semifinals

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will be meeting at a second consecutive Grand Slam tournament when they face off in Wimbledon’s semifinals. They hadn’t played each other anywhere in nearly …


Wimbledon notebook: Novak Djokovic faces tricky semifinal opponent in Roberto Bautista Agut

Novak Djokovic only has to look back a few months to remind himself that he shouldn’t underestimate his next opponent at Wimbledon. The top-ranked Serb will be facing a player …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 12:49 p.m.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal to play at Wimbledon for 1st time since 2008

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will play each other in the Wimbledon semifinals in their first matchup at the All England Club since their thrilling five-set final in 2008. Novak …


Wimbledon notebook: Johanna Konta bristles at reporter after loss

Johanna Konta didn’t appreciate having her performance questioned after losing in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. Konta got into a testy exchange with a reporter after losing to Barbora Strycova. She …


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 1:32 p.m.

With 19 aces, gutsy comeback, Serena Williams reaches Wimbledon semis

Serena Williams dealt with an injured ankle and a third-set deficit before coming back to beat Alison Riske in three sets to reach the Wimbledon semifinals. Williams will try to …


Wimbledon notebook: Guido Pella making a habit of beating runner-ups

Guido Pella is making a habit of beating the previous runner-up at Wimbledon. The Argentine player eliminated 2018 finalist Kevin Anderson in the third round and last year beat 2017 …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 2:34 p.m.

15-year-old Coco Gauff still unfazed, unbeaten at Wimbledon

Fifteen-year-old American Coco Gauff came back after facing two match points and beat Polona Hercog in three sets at Centre Court to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon. This is …


‘Lucky loser’ from U.S. upsets 2018 champ Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon

Lauren Davis wasn’t even supposed to be playing in Wimbledon’s main draw. She certainly was supposed to upset defending champion Angelique Kerber in the second round. But that’s exactly what …


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 2:19 p.m.

Plenty of dramatics as Rafael Nadal tops Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon

There is never a dull moment with Nick Kyrgios, whether he’s smacking a forehand directly at Rafael Nadal’s midsection and earning a staredown in return or arguing with the chair …


Coco Gauff, 15, follows Venus Williams win by reaching Wimbledon’s 3rd round

There are ways in which Coco Gauff is just like any other 15-year-old American. She watches whatever videos YouTube recommends to make her laugh. And then there is what happens …


Wimbledon notebook: 21-year-old Reilly Opelka of U.S. ousts Stan Wawrinka

Reilly Opelka still is getting used to some aspects of visiting Britain. The 6-foot-11 American is doing just fine with the grass-court tennis part. He upset 3-time major champion Stan …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 2:33 p.m.

Just 18, ‘FAA’ taking flight at Wimbledon; Coco Gauff wins again

Canadian teen Felix Auger-Aliassime is only 18 and had never won a Grand Slam match until this week. But he is now among the favorites to win the title at …


Wimbledon notebook: Nick Kyrgios up to usual antics; Sam Querrey ousts Dominic Thiem

Nick Kyrgios was up to some of his usual antics in a five-set victory at Wimbledon. He hit an underhand serve on set point. He dived unnecessarily. He complained about …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 1:45 p.m.

What a team: Serena Williams, Andy Murray to play Wimbledon mixed doubles

Serena Williams is teaming up with Andy Murray for mixed doubles at Wimbledon. Murray’s agent says that the two Grand Slam champions and former No. 1 players will be partners …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 3:09 p.m.

‘Serena is Serena’: Goose bumps, selfie, loss to Serena Williams

Serena Williams moved into the second round at Wimbledon with a straight-set victory. But her opponent was thrilled to get to play Williams. It was a chance to play a …