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Saturday, July 11, 2015

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

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
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