Stories by Howard Fendrich

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Murray rallies to win in second round of U.S. Open

NEW YORK - Before they stepped on court, there was nothing to suggest Andy Murray would have any trouble against Adrian Mannarino in the U.S. Open's second round.
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Williams struggles past qualifier

NEW YORK - The enormity of what is at stake for Serena Williams at the U.S. Open - the first true Grand Slam in tennis in more than a quarter of a century - hit her Wednesday.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Serena faces little resistance in first round

NEW YORK - Even before Serena Williams set foot in Arthur Ashe Stadium, her path through the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam became a lot easier.
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

Williams' bigget foe is 'fear and doubt'

When the U.S. Open begins Monday, the No. 1-seeded Williams will embark on a bid to become the first tennis player since Steffi Graf in 1988 to win the sport's four most prestigious tournaments in ...
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, July 13, 2015

Column: Djokovic starting to gain on rivals in record books

Novak Djokovic has firmly established his bona fides as one of the greats of the game by just about any measure.
By Howard Fendrich

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Williams wants to complete true Grand Slam

LONDON - Before Serena Williams moves on from completing a second "Serena Slam" to pursuing tennis' first true Grand Slam in more than a quarter-century, it's worth pausing to appreciate what ...
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Federer, Djokovic are near-even in rivalry

LONDON - When Roger Federer faces Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final for the second consecutive year today, they will be resuming a rivalry that has been about as even as possible.
By Howard Fendrich

Serena rolls, inches closer to grand slam

LONDON - Serena Williams overcame a slow start, eight double-faults and a nervy finish to beat Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday for her sixth Wimbledon title, fourth Grand Slam championship ...
By Howard Fendrich

Friday, July 10, 2015

Federer, Djokovic to meet in final

LONDON - Roger Federer's 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Andy Murray on Friday, built by taking 70 of 91 points he served and breaking Murray in the last game of each set, moved him into his 10th ...
By Howard Fendrich

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Williams sweeps Sharapova at Wimbledon

LONDON - Serena Williams is just one win away from another Grand Slam milestone.
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Federer, Murray to meet next

LONDON - Second-seeded Roger Federe, whor is closing in on his record eighth trophy at Wimbledon, will take on Andy Murray, the 2013 winner, in the semfinals.
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Williams is at her best in quarterfinals

LONDON - Erasing an early deficit at Centre Court, Serena Williams got past Victoria Azarenka 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 Tuesday in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, July 6, 2015

Serena wins showdown between sisters

LONDON - Serena Williams trudged slowly to the net after her 6-4, 6-3 fourth-round win over sister Venus Williams on Centre Court, and the two siblings shared a warm embrace at the end of their ...
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Defending women's champion Kvitova eliminated at Wimbledon

Former top-ranked player Jelena Jankovic beat the defending Wimbledon champion 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 Saturday on Centre Court, coming back from a set and a break down to reach the fourth round at the All ...
By Howard Fendrich

Friday, July 3, 2015

Serena survives scare at Wimbledon

LONDON - No. 1-seeded Serena Williams overcame a surprisingly staunch challenge from 59th-ranked Heather Watson and emerged with a 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 victory in the third round Friday.
By Howard Fendrich

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Nadal stunned in second round at Wimbledon

LONDON - Two-time champion Rafael Nadal is making another early exit from Wimbledon, after losing in the second round to a 102nd-ranked qualifier who played the match of his life.
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Williams sisters could be on collision course

LONDON - On a terrific day for U.S. women's Venus and Serena Willaims were among the winners
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Young Wimbledon stars from 2014 make early exits

LONDON - A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis' up-and-coming stars. Now they are out this year after the first round.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, June 29, 2015

Serena overcomes another rocky start

The No. 1-seeded Serena Williams extended her pursuit of a fourth consecutive major title and her bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam, too, by taking 11 of the last 13 games.
By Howard Fendrich

2002 Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt loses in first round

He might have lost but he did not go gently. Felt fitting. Even to Lleyton Hewitt himself.
By Howard Fendrich
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