Stories 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

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Williams is focus of attention at Wimbledon

Serena Williams heads to Wimbledon halfway to a Grand Slam. If it were up to her, no one would notice.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, June 15, 2015

Fish, Roddick to team up

After dealing with anxiety issues, former top-10 player Mardy Fish is going to give professional tennis another try. And this time, he's bringing pal Andy Roddick along with him.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, June 8, 2015

Williams continues her pursuit of Grand Slam

PARIS - As the tennis world moves to grass courts -Wimbledon begins June 29 - Serena Williams stands alone in a bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam.
By Howard Fendrich

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Djokovic is denied title in Paris by Wawrinka

PARIS - Moments before his third French Open final in four years, Novak Djokovic jogged in a stadium hallway near a poster of the Coupe des Mousquetaires, the silver trophy awarded to the men's ...
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Djokovic advances to French Open final

PARIS - Novak Djokovic squeezed his eyes shut and raised both arms, a rather reserved celebration at the conclusion of his up-and-down, two-day, five-set French Open semifinal victory over Andy ...
By Howard Fendrich

Serena Williams wins French Open for third time

Serena Williams won her third title at Roland Garros and 20th Grand Slam singles trophy by beating 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2.
By Howard Fendrich

Friday, June 5, 2015

Djokovic-Murray match suspended at French Open

PARIS - Novak Djokovic's semifinal match against Andy Murray was suspended in the fourth set Friday, initially halted because of an impending storm and then put off altogether when the rain did ...
By Howard Fendrich

Williams tries to regain her strength before final

PARIS - Serena Williams' health is a question mark as she tries to win a third French Open title and 20th Grand Slam singles trophy on Saturday.
By Howard Fendrich

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Ailing Williams makes French Open final

PARIS - An ailing Serena Williams summoned the resolve to reach the final by beating 23rd-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Williams easily advances to French Open semifinals

PARIS — No comeback necessary for Serena Williams in this match. She was back to being at her best.
By Howard Fendrich

Djokovic dominates Nadal at French Open

Novak Djokovic ended Rafael Nadal's 39-match French Open winning streak, beating the nine-time champion in a surprisingly lopsided quarterfinal 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday.
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Wawrinka ousts Federer at French Open

PARIS - Stumbling on his way to the net, Roger Federer dropped his racket and fell to his knees on the red clay. Hardly the sort of grace and precision the world has come to expect.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, June 1, 2015

Williams rallies to advance in French Open; Sharapova ousted

PARIS - For the third match in a row at the French Open, Serena Williams righted herself to pull out a victory. Defending champion Maria Sharapova wasn't as fortunate.
By Howard Fendrich
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