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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Nadal, Sharapova ousted

For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal made an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or worse. On the women's side, Maria Sharapova was also upset.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, June 30, 2014

Djokovic, Murray inching closer to rematch

With back-to-back, straight-set victories, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic moved closer to a semifinal showdown that would be a rematch of the final last year.
By Howard Fendrich

Last of US entrants ousted from Wimbledon

LONDON - For the first time in more than a century, no American singles players reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon.
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Williams loses in third round

LONDON - Five-time champion Serena Williams lost to 25th-seeded Alize Cornet of France 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturday.
By Howard Fendrich

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Nadal rallies to reach third round

LONDON - Rafael Nadal was falling behind before rallying to beat Lukas Rosol, the Czech player beat him at Wimbledon in the same round, on the same court, two years ago. 
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Venus Williams rallies at Wimbledon

LONDON - Let others wonder when or whether Venus Williams might move on from tennis. She's not ready to contemplate going anywhere yet.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, June 23, 2014

Defending champ Murray wins

LONDON - It had been, famously, more than 75 years since a British man arrived at Wimbledon as the defending champion. Murray won against David Goffin.
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Murray 'excited' to return to Wimbledon as champion

LONDON - Andy Murray gets the defending champion's honor of playing the first match at Wimbledon on the most famous tennis court in the world.
By Howard Fendrich

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Nadal rolls to French Open title

Rafael Nadal won the French Open on Sunday, defeating Novak Djokovic in four sets.
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Sharapova wins French Open in thriller

PARIS - Maria Sharapova edged Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 on Saturday to win a second French Open title in three years.
By Howard Fendrich

Friday, June 6, 2014

Nadal, Djokovic to battle for French Open title

PARIS - This is what Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic wanted. It's what they expected. And now they'll meet in a French Open final with so much at stake for both.
By Howard Fendrich

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sharapova rallies again to make final

PARIS - Maria Sharapova gritted her way to yet another comeback victory, beating 18th-seeded Eugenie Bouchard 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the semifinals of the French Open on Thursday.
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Nadal takes control after slow start

PARIS - After losing the first set, Rafael Nadal won 10 games in a row, and 13 of 14 the rest of the way, to come back and beat David Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-1, setting up a semifinal Friday ...
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sharapova roars back to reach semifinals

Maria Sharapova needed a set to get going, and once she got going, she couldn't be stopped.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, June 2, 2014

Nadal still going strong at French Open

PARIS - Rafael Nadal certainly looked the part of the favorite in the fourth round Monday, when he won 18 points in a row during one stretch en route to beating 83rd-ranked Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 6-2, ...
By Howard Fendrich

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Federer dealt rare early loss at French Open

PARIS - Ernests Gulbis won 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to end Roger Federer's streak of nine consecutive quarterfinals at the French Open.
By Howard Fendrich

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Nadal wins match at French Open despite ailing back

PARIS — The closest thing to intrigue or drama involving Rafael Nadal on Saturday came after his 31st consecutive French Open victory concluded.
By Howard Fendrich

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Serena, Venus both lose at French Open

Instead of looking forward to playing each other this week at the French Open, Serena and Venus Williams will both be heading home early.
By Howard Fendrich

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Another Aussie Open champ bows out at French Open

PARIS - Li Na's 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 exit against Kristina Mladenovic on Day 3 came about 16 hours after the men's Australian Open champion, third-seeded Stan Wawrinka, was beaten in Paris.
By Howard Fendrich

Monday, May 26, 2014

Wawrinka stunned in first round of French Open

PARIS - In the biggest development of the French Open's first two days, Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka lost in the first round at Roland Garros with a defeat to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
By Howard Fendrich

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