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  • Switzerland's Roger Federer holds the trophy after beating Croatia's Marin Cilic in the Men's Singles final match on day thirteen at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Sunday, July 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    8 Is Enough: Federer Gets Record-Breaking Wimbledon Title

    LONDON — After Roger Federer closed out a Wimbledon final that was more of a coronation than a contest with an ace, he sat in his changeover chair and wiped away tears.
    That is when it hit him: His wait […]

  • Spain's Garbine Muguruza celebrates after beating Venus Williams of the United States to win the Women's Singles final match on day twelve at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

    Fendrich on Tennis: Is Muguruza Heir To Williams Sisters?

    LONDON — Shortly after beating Venus Williams in the Wimbledon final, Garbine Muguruza was given a purple-and-gold circular badge signifying that she is a member of the All England Club, an honorary status accorded to tournament champions.
    “I’m like, ‘I’m going […]

  • Venus Williams of the United States, left leaves with her runner-up trophy from Centre Court after her defeat by Spain's Garbine Muguruza, right, in Women's Singles final on day twelve at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

    Muguruza Beats ‘Role Model’ Williams For 1st Wimbledon Title

    LONDON — As a kid, Garbine Muguruza sat in awe in front of the TV as the Williams sisters accumulated Grand Slam titles. They were her role models.
    Now Muguruza is all grown up, an emerging tennis star in her […]

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  • Venus Williams of the United States looks down after loosing a point against Spain's Garbine Muguruza during their Women's Singles final match on day twelve at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

    Venus Williams Falls Short Of 6th Wimbledon Title At Age 37

    LONDON — Through it all, Venus Williams kept working, kept striving, kept eyeing yet another Wimbledon championship.
    Through it all, through the difficult days of adjusting to life with an energy-sapping autoimmune disease, through the disappointing days of first-round losses […]

  • Switzerland's Roger Federer kicks the ball after an inconsistent bounce as he plays his Men's Singles semifinal match against Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych on day eleven at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Friday, July 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Federer Into 11th Wimbledon Final; Faces Cilic For 8th Title

    LONDON — Roger Federer is here once more, back in a Wimbledon final for the 11th time, back on the verge of an eighth championship at the All England Club, more than any man has collected in the storied, century-plus […]

  • Croatia's Marin Cilic celebrates after beating Sam Querrey of the United States at the end of their Men's Singles semifinal match on day eleven at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Friday, July 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Big-Hitting Cilic

    LONDON — The key, for both players, was to deal with the big serve. Marin Cilic did it better.
    The seventh-seeded Croat advanced to his second major final by beating Sam Querrey 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-5 at Wimbledon on […]

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  • Venus Williams of the United States returns to Britain's Johanna Konta during their Women's Singles semifinal match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Venus Williams Gains 9th Wimbledon Final, Awaits Muguruza

    LONDON — All these years later, Wimbledon still brings out the best in Venus Williams.
    With her latest display of gutsy serving and big hitting, Williams beat Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday to reach her ninth title match at the […]

  • Switzerland's Roger Federer returns to Canada's Milos Raonic during their Men's Singles Quarterfinal Match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Federer Makes Wimbledon Semifinals For 12th Time

    LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

    6:22 p.m.
    Roger Federer is in the Wimbledon semifinals for the 12th time.
    The seven-time champion at the All England Club beat Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Centre Court.
    Federer will next […]

  • Croatia's Marin Cilic returns to Luxembourg's Gilles Muller during their Men's Singles Quarterfinal Match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Marin Cilic Advances To Wimbledon Semifinals

    LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

    4:40 p.m.
    Marin Cilic has reached the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time.
    The seventh-seeded Croat beat Gilles Muller 3-6, 7-6 (6), 7-5, 5-7, 6-1 on No. 1 Court and will next face Sam […]

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  • Britain's Andy Murray reacts after losing a point to Sam Querrey of the United States during their Men's Singles Quarterfinal Match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Defending Champ Murray Stunned By Querrey At Wimbledon

    LONDON — Limping between points and fading down the stretch, defending champion Andy Murray was stunned by 24th-seeded Sam Querrey of the U.S. 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-1 in the Wimbledon quarterfinals Wednesday.
    The No. 1-seeded Murray came into the […]

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, July 4, 2017 file photo Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova serves to Russia's Evgeniya Rodina during their Women's Singles Match on day two at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

    Pliskova To No. 1 for 1st Time Despite Early Wimbledon Loss

    LONDON — Karolina Pliskova will rise to No. 1 in the WTA rankings for the first time next week despite a second-round loss at Wimbledon – and no Grand Slam titles.
    Pliskova, a 25-year-old from the Czech Republic, was assured […]

  • Venus Williams of the United States returns to Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko during their Women's Quarterfinal Singles Match on day eight at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    At 37, Venus Williams Into 10th Wimbledon Semi; Konta Next

    LONDON — Venus Williams’ mother could not stop smiling and laughing. She had just watched her 37-year-old daughter reach the Wimbledon semifinals for the 10th time and, well, the whole thing was just a bit hard to believe.
    “She says, […]

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  • Serbia's Novak Djokovic receives treatment from a trainer during a break in his Men's Singles Match against Adrian Mannarino of France on day eight at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Djokovic Reaches Wimbledon Quarters With Injured Shoulder

    LONDON — Novak Djokovic may wish he had as much time to prepare for his next match as he did for his previous one.
    A lingering right shoulder injury flared up in Djokovic’s victory over 51st-ranked Adrian Mannarino in the fourth […]

  • Court number one is covered as it rains on day eight at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Play On Some Courts At Wimbledon Delayed By Rain

    LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

    4:10 p.m.
    Play in the women’s quarterfinals on No. 1 Court at Wimbledon has again been delayed by rain.

    3:56 p.m.
    Venus Williams has reached the semifinals at Wimbledon for the 10th time.
    The five-time […]

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal leaves the court after losing to Luxembourg's Gilles Muller in their Men's Singles Match on day seven at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Monday, July 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

    2-Time Champ Nadal Loses 15-13 in 5th Set At Wimbledon

    LONDON — Rafael Nadal kept getting pushed to the brink of defeat. He kept resisting.
    He dropped the first two sets, then won the next two. He erased two match points in the riveting fifth set’s 10th game, then another […]

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  • Switzerland's Roger Federer eyes the ball before returning to Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov during their Men's Singles Match on day seven at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Monday, July 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Federer In Wimbledon Quarterfinals For 15th time

    LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

    6:50 p.m.
    Playing on Centre Court again, Roger Federer won again.
    The seven-time Wimbledon champion advanced to the quarterfinals for the 15th time by beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-2, 6-4.
    Federer has won 18 […]

  • Venus Williams of the United States returns to Croatia's Ana Konjuh during their Women's Singles Match on day seven at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Monday, July 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Venus Williams Wins, Kerber Loses At Wimbledon

    LONDON — Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams won, and top-ranked Angelique Kerber lost.
    Williams, who last won the title at the All England Club in 2008, advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals by beating 19-year-old Ana Konjuh 6-3, 6-2 on Monday.
    Williams […]

  • Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States returns the ball to Romania's Sorana Cirstea during their Women's Singles Match on day four at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Thursday, July 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Startling Screams As Mattek-Sands Injures Knee At Wimbledon

    LONDON — The screams were startling.
    Bethanie Mattek-Sands, a 32-year-old American who came to Wimbledon eyeing a fourth consecutive Grand Slam doubles title, fell to the grass when her right knee buckled as she moved toward the net in a second-round […]

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  • Discussing Crash, Venus Williams Sheds Tears At Wimbledon

    Discussing Crash, Venus Williams Sheds Tears At Wimbledon

    LONDON — Venus Williams wiped tears from her eyes during her Wimbledon news conference Monday.
    She shook her head, fiddled with her hair and sat, silently.
    The wave of emotion came as Williams attempted to answer a question about the two-car […]

  • FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2017, file photo, Venus Williams reacts during her match against Kristina Mladenovic at the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy-2017 tennis tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia. Florida police said Thursday, June 29, 2017, that Williams was in a car crash earlier this month.  He said the June 9th crash was under investigation, but declined to give further details. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)

    Publicist To AP: Venus Williams Will Play At Wimbledon

    LONDON — Venus Williams’ publicist says the five-time Wimbledon champion will play at the Grand Slam tournament after a police report emerged in Florida saying the tennis star caused a car crash that led to the death of a passenger […]

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal holds the cup after defeating Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Paris. Nadal has won his record 10th French Open title, beating No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in straight sets (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Nadal Given Replica Of French Open Trophy

    PARIS — The Latest on the French Open (all times local):

    5:50 p.m.
    Rafael Nadal has been given a replica of the French Open trophy to mark his 10 titles at Roland Garros.
    The Spaniard’s uncle and coach, Toni Nadal, presented him with […]

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  • Spain's Rafael Nadal stretches to return the ball to Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    PERFECT 10: NADAL

    PARIS — His clay-court prowess as unassailable as ever, Rafael Nadal won his record 10th French Open title by dominating 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the final Sunday.
    No other man or woman has won 10 championships […]

  • Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrateS his three set win, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2, over Spain's Marcel Granollers in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Monday, May 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Comfortable Wins for Djokovic, Nadal at French Open

    PARIS – Back on the court where he completed his career Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic showed no sign of the crisis of confidence that has affected his game since winning the French Open last year.
    With new coach Andre Agassi […]

  • Rafael Nadal of Spain poses with the trophy after winning his men's finals match 6-4, 6-1 against Dominic Thiem of Austria during their singles final match at the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, April 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Nadal’s Debut In Madrid Delayed Because Of Ear Infection

    MADRID — Rafael Nadal’s debut at the Madrid Open has been pushed back a day because of an ear infection.
    Organizers say Nadal will play his opening match on Wednesday because of the ailment that has been bothering him since […]

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  • Rafael Nadal of Spain prepares to return a shot to Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil during the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Nadal And Murray Advance To 3rd Round In Barcelona Open

    BARCELONA, Spain — Defending champion Rafael Nadal cruised past Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil 6-1, 6-2 to reach the third round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday.
    Top-seeded Andy Murray also advanced, but without having to play as Bernard Tomic […]

  • Russia's Maria Sharapova serves during her match against Italy's Roberta Vinci at the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. It is Sharapova's first match after a 15 months lasting doping ban. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Sharapova Wins 1st Match On Return From 15-Month Doping Ban

    STUTTGART, Germany — Looking relieved, Maria Sharapova went through her familiar routine of waving to the crowd and blowing kisses after winning her first match on her return from a 15-month doping ban on Wednesday.
    The five-time Grand Slam champion […]

  • FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, Serena Williams holds up a finger and her trophy after defeating her sister, Venus, in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Serena Williams is briefly back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, despite not having played a match since January, and with plans to take the rest of 2017 off because she is expecting a baby. Thanks to a calendar quirk, Williams moved up one spot from No. 2, swapping places with Angelique Kerber. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

    Serena Williams At No. 1, Despite Not Playing Since January

    Serena Williams is briefly back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, despite not playing a match since January — and with plans to take the rest of 2017 off because she is expecting a baby.
    Thanks to a calendar quirk, […]

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  • Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns a shot to Fernando Verdasco, of Spain, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    3-Time Champion Nadal, Venus Williams Win At Indian Wells

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Rafael Nadal defeated Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 7-5 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday for his 50th career victory at the desert tournament.
    Nadal closed out the 1 1/2-hour match in 95-degree (35 […]

  • FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2014 file photo, Tiger Woods tees off at the 14th hole during the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Woods is looking to old friend Roger Federer for some inspiration. The 40-year-old American hasn't won a major since 2008, while the 35-year-old Federer claimed his 18th Grand Slam title on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at the Australian Open, beating Rafael Nadal in the final in his first tournament following a six-month injury layoff. (AP Photo)

    Tiger Woods Looking To Roger Federer For Inspiration

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Tiger Woods is looking to old friend Roger Federer for some inspiration.
    The 40-year-old American hasn’t won a major since 2008, while the 35-year-old Federer claimed his 18th Grand Slam title on Sunday at the […]

  • United States' Serena Williams holds her trophy after defeating her sister Venus during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    23: Serena Williams Sets Major Record With Win Over Venus

    MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams held up a Grand Slam winner’s trophy for the 23rd time, celebrating her unrivalled place in history, and received a congratulatory letter and a pair of custom-made shoes from Michael Jordan, the name most synonymous […]

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  • All-Williams Final Set At Australian Open; Venus, Serena Win

    All-Williams Final Set At Australian Open; Venus, Serena Win

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams is one win away from a record 23rd Grand Slam title after setting up an all-Williams final at the Australian Open. The only person standing in her way is her older sister, Venus.
    No. 2-ranked […]

  • Venus Williams Beats Vandeweghe, Reaches Aussie Open Final

    Venus Williams Beats Vandeweghe, Reaches Aussie Open Final

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams held up her end of the deal for another all-sisters Australian Open final with a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3 win over CoCo Vandeweghe, becoming the oldest player to reach the final of the tournament […]

  • Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin, right, is congratulated by Serbia's Novak Djokovic after winning their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

    Australian Open Glance

    MELBOURNE, Australia — A look at the Australian Open on Thursday:
    WEATHER: Sunny, high temperature of 24 Celsius (75 Fahrenheit).
    ATTENDANCE: Day: 48,728; Night: 28,589. TOTAL: 77,317.
    SEEDED MEN’S WINNERS: No. 3 Milos Raonic, No. 6 Gael Monfils, No. 8 Dominic Thiem, […]

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  • Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Spain's Fernando Verdasco in their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

    6-Time Champions Djokovic, Williams Open With Wins

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — There was no easing into a title defense for Novak Djokovic, starting his Australian Open against the man who upset Rafael Nadal here last year in the first round.
    Djokovic lifted when he most needed to Tuesday […]

  • Serena Williams Upset At Olympics By Svitolina

    Serena Williams Upset At Olympics By Svitolina

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Out of sorts and out of answers, defending champion Serena Williams is out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
    Shanking shots of all sorts, including five — yes, five! — double-faults in one game alone, Williams […]

  • United States' Michael Phelps kisses his gold medal after the men's 4x100-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    For Michael Phelps, 6 Gold Medals Seem Very Much In Reach

    RIO DE JANEIRO — When Michael Phelps arrived in Rio as a 31-year-old swimmer who retired once and endured plenty of turmoil away from the pool, everyone wondered just how many gold medals was a realistic goal.
    How does six […]

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  • Andy Murray of Britain kisses his trophy after beating Milos Raonic of Canada in the men's singles final on day fourteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Murray’s 1st Wimbledon Was For Britain, 2nd Was For Himself

    LONDON — Andy Murray’s first Wimbledon championship was for his country.
    This one was for Andy Murray.
    Dulling big serves with quick-reflex returns, conjuring up daring passing shots and playing impressively mistake-free tennis all the while, Murray beat Milos Raonic 6-4, […]

  • Serena Williams of the U.S holds up her trophy after winning the women's singles final against Angelique Kerber of Germany on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

    22! Williams Tops Kerber At Wimbledon, Ties Graf’s Slam Mark

    LONDON — Serena Williams insisted she was not focused on No. 22.
    Said she wouldn’t discuss it.
    Kept coming close without quite getting it.
    Now she finally has it. And so she can flaunt it.
    Williams lifted both arms overhead and raised two […]

  • Serena Williams Gets 300th Slam Win At Wimbledon

    Serena Williams Gets 300th Slam Win At Wimbledon

    LONDON — Serena Williams has won so many Grand Slam matches that she’s lost count.
    Then again, as she noted Sunday, it’s her losses that get a lot more attention nowadays.
    Looking much more ready for Week 2 at Wimbledon than […]

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