Stories by Howard Fendrich

Saturday, Aug 27, 2016

Williams still measures herself by each match

Despite everything that Serena Williams has won and done, her sense of self can still fluctuate based on the outcome of a particular match.
By Howard Fendrich

Sunday, Aug 14, 2016

Murray is first to win two singles golds in Olympic tennis

Andy Murray became the first tennis player in Olympic history with two singles gold medals, winning his second in a row by wearing down Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016

Puig gives Puerto Rico its first gold

RIO DE JANEIRO - Uunseeded and unheralded Monica Puig capped her run of upsets with the biggest one of all Saturday, overpowering No. 2 Angelique Kerber, of Germany, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 to become the ...
By Howard Fendrich

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

Nadal assures self, Spain of at least one medal with win

RIO DE JANEIRO - What was shaping up as a very long day of Olympic tennis for Rafael Nadal began shortly after 11 a.m., when he played the first point of what would become a victory that put him ...
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, Aug 1, 2016

Big Four in tennis can't wait for Olympics

The Big Four of men's tennis is enthusiastic about the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, unlike their counterparts in golf.
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Federer takes the rest of the season off to rest his left knee

Roger Federer is sitting out the rest of this season, including the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and U.S. Open, to protect his surgically repaired left knee.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, July 11, 2016

Fendrich: Murray shakes fear of failure

LONDON - The key to winning for Andy Murray might have been realizing that he could live with losing.
By Howard Fendrich

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Murray wins second Wimbledon title

Andy Murray wins his 2nd Wimbledon title, beating Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2).
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Raonic's serves to test Murray's returns in final

LONDON - Milos Raonic is as good a server as there is in tennis nowadays. Andy Murray is one of the top returners. How that matchup plays out in the Wimbledon final today could go a long way ...
By Howard Fendrich

Serena wins Wimbledon for 22nd major title

Serena Williams beat Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 to win Wimbledon final for her 22nd major title.
By Howard Fendrich

Friday, July 8, 2016

Outburst might have sparked Serena's run to finals

LONDON - Before looking ahead to the Wimbledon final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber today, take a moment to look back at the American's second-round match last week.
By Howard Fendrich

Raonic ousts Federer in Wimbledon semis

LONDON - Once seemingly on the verge of a victory that would have given him a record 11th berth in the Wimbledon final, and a shot at an unprecedented eighth men's championship at the All England ...
By Howard Fendrich

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Serena wins at Wimbledon; Venus falls

Venus Williams' deepest Grand Slam run in a half-dozen years ended one victory short of what would have been yet another Wimbledon title match against her sister Serena.
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Seven-time Wimbledon champ rallies to reach 11th semifinal

LONDON - Roger Federer's bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title remains alive after he came from two sets down and saved three match points Wednesday before overcoming Marin Cilic in five sets, ...
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Venus Williams is in Wimbledon semifinals like the old days

LONDON - In some ways, making it to a Grand Slam semifinal is rather been-there, done-that for Venus Williams, but this one is different.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, July 4, 2016

Serena overcomes slow start, weather to advance to quarterfinals

LONDON - It was raining, ever so slightly, and her Wimbledon fourth-round match was slipping away, ever so slightly, when Serena Williams stumbled as she ran to the net, winding up seated on the ...
By Howard Fendrich

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Williams wins 300th Grand Slam match of her career

LONDON - Looking much more ready for Week 2 at Wimbledon than she did in her previous outing, Serena Williams joined Martina Navratilova as the only women with 300 victories at major tournaments ...
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Djokovic's Grand Slam run ends at four

LONDON - With 31 aces against as good a returner as there is, Sam Querrey did what no one else could for so long, beating Novak Djokovic 7-6 (6), 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (5) in the third round at Wimbledon.
By Howard Fendrich

Friday, July 1, 2016

Serena Williams vents, then wins

LONDON - Top-ranked Serena Williams came through, edging McHale 6-7 (7), 6-2, 6-4 for a thrill-a-minute victory at Wimbledon.
By Howard Fendrich

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Muguruza is upset at Wimbledon

LONDON - No. 2-seeded Garbine Muguruza, who reached her first Grand Slam final at the All England Club a year ago and won her first Grand Slam title less than a month ago, was one of 18 seeded ...
By Howard Fendrich
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