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  • Serena Williams of the United States returns the ball to Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina during their women’s singles match, on day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Monday July 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

    Williams, Federer Reach Quarterfinals At Wimbledon

    LONDON — Not one top-10 seed has made the women’s quarterfinals at Wimbledon. Serena Williams will be there, though, after she moved a step closer to an eighth title at the All England Club.
    Williams reached her 13th Wimbledon quarterfinal […]

  • FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 file photo, Great Britain’s Andy Murray reacts after he lost a match to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut during the second day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Andy Murray says he has undergone surgery on his right hip and hopes to be back playing later this year, it was announced Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. The former No. 1-ranked Murray, a three-time major winner, has not played a competitive match since a quarterfinal exit at Wimbledon last July. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

    Murray Undergoes Hip Surgery, Hopes To Be Back For Wimbledon

    MELBOURNE, Australia — Andy Murray underwent surgery on his right hip on Monday and said he hopes to be back playing in time for Wimbledon.
    The former No. 1-ranked Murray, a three-time major winner, has not played a competitive match […]

  • 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):

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

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    Venus Williams has reached the semifinals at Wimbledon for the 10th time.
    The five-time […]

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand return to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

    Federer Out To Turn Around Frustrating Season At Wimbledon

    LONDON — Missing his first Grand Slam in 17 years – the French Open – was worth it to Roger Federer to be fit and confident for another Wimbledon.
    Federer said at the All England Club on Saturday that he […]

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  • FILE - In this Sunday, July 12, 2015 file photo, Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning the men's singles final against Roger Federer of Switzerland at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. Prize money at Wimbledon is increasing 5 percent this year, with the men's and women's singles champions to receive 2 million pounds ($2.9 million). Organizers announced Tuesday, April 26, 2016 that total prize money for the grass-court Grand Slam is going up to 28.1 million pounds ($40 million). The prize for the singles champions has been raised by 6.4 percent, or 120,000 pounds ($175,000). (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

    Wimbledon Prize Money Increased By 5 Percent For 2016

    LONDON — This year’s men’s and women’s singles champions at Wimbledon will each receive nearly $3 million, as the Grand Slam tournament increases overall prize money by 5 percent.
    The All England Club also announced Tuesday that it is increasing spending […]

  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the trophy after winning the men's singles final against Roger Federer of Switzerland at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday July 12, 2015. Djokovic won the match 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Djokovic Beats Federer For 3rd Wimbledon Title, 9th Major

    LONDON — A game away from a third Wimbledon championship and ninth Grand Slam title, Novak Djokovic sized up a 108 mph serve from none other than Roger Federer and stretched to smack a cross-court forehand return winner.
    Two points […]

  • Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot to Garbine Muguruza of Spain, during the women's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday July 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Williams Wins Wimbledon To Secure Another Serena Slam

    LONDON — Game. Set. Serena Slam.
    Serena Williams overcame a slow start, eight double-faults and a nervy finish to beat
    6-4, 6-4 on Saturday for her sixth Wimbledon title, fourth Grand Slam championship in a row and 21st major overall.
    The win means […]

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  • Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon Title For The 6th Time

    Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon Title For The 6th Time

    LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
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    Serena Williams is the Wimbledon champion, again.
    The American won her sixth title at the All England Club on Saturday, beating Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-4, 6-4 in the women’s final.
    For […]

  • Andy Murray of Britain wipes his face with a towel after losing the 2nd set against Roger Federer of Switzerland during the men's singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Friday July 10, 2015. (Toby Melville/Pool Photo via AP)

    Murray Plays Well, Still Loses To Federer At Wimbledon

    LONDON — It’s not all that often that someone can play so well and still lose in straight sets.
    That’s what Andy Murray will have to live with, because the 2013 Wimbledon champion produced a solid performance Friday on Centre […]

  • Canadian performer Drake, right, watches the women's singles semifinal match between Serena Williams of the United States and Maria Sharapova of Russia  at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Rapper Drake ‘Just Like Family,’ Williams Says

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

    8:50 p.m.
    The rapper Drake has taken flack for appearing to be a front-runner when it comes to choosing sides in sports. So maybe it’s fitting that he’s in Serena Williams’ corner […]

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  • Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot to Maria Sharapova of Russia, during the women's singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Williams Beats Sharapova _ Again _ To Reach Wimbledon Final

    LONDON — Serena Williams is just one win away from another Grand Slam milestone.
    The top-ranked Williams maintained her 11-year dominance over Maria Sharapova, beating the Russian 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday to reach her eighth Wimbledon championship match and 25th career […]

  • Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning the singles match against Gilles Simon of France, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Wednesday July 8, 2015. Federer won 6-3, 7-5, 6-2. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

    The Latest: Men’s Semifinal Matchups Set At Wimbledon

    LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
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    After Richard Gasquet’s win over Stan Wawrinka, the Wimbledon semifinal matchups are set for Friday.
    Seven-time champion Roger Federer will face Andy Murray and top-seeded Novak Djokovic will take on Gasquet.
    Federer, […]

  • Williams Defeats Azarenka To Reach Wimbledon Semifinals

    Williams Defeats Azarenka To Reach Wimbledon Semifinals

    LONDON — Serena Williams’ latest Grand Slam match against Victoria Azarenka ended the same way as the previous nine – with Williams walking off as the winner.
    The top-ranked Williams fought back from a set down Tuesday to beat Azarenka […]

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  • Serena Williams of the United States gestures as she plays Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    The Latest: Women’s Semifinal Matchups Set For Thursday

    LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
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    With Serena Williams winning on Centre Court, the women’s semifinals at Wimbledon are set.
    Here’s a look at the matchups on Thursday at the All England Club:
    No. 1 Serena Williams vs. […]

  • Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland returns a shot to Madison Keys of the United States during their singles match against at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Radwanska Advances To Wimbledon Semifinals

    LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
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    Agnieszka Radwanska is back in the Wimbledon semifinals for the third time in four years.
    The 13th-seeded Pole, who lost in the 2012 final, beat Madison Keys of the United States […]

  • Madison Keys of the United States returns a ball to Olga Govortsova of Belarus, during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Keys And Vandeweghe Join Serena In Wimbledon Quarterfinals

    LONDON — While most eyes were on the Williams sisters, CoCo Vandeweghe and Madison Keys quietly showed there are more American players to pay attention to at Wimbledon.
    Vandeweghe and Keys both reached the quarterfinals for the first time at […]

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  • Serena Williams of the United States makes a return to Venus Williams of the United States,  during their singles match against at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Serena Beats Venus In 2 Sets In 4th Round At Wimbledon

    LONDON — Serena Williams extended her mastery over big sister Venus, and kept alive her bid for Grand Slam history.
    In the 26th career meeting between the siblings, Serena dominated with her steady serve and big hitting from the back […]

  • Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning a point against Heather Watson of Britain, during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Friday July 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    The Latest: Williams Staves Off Watson At Wimbledon

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

    Serena Williams erased three breaks in the final set to stave off an upset bid by British home favorite Heather Watson in the third round of Wimbledon.
    Williams was broken twice to […]

  • Rafael Nadal of Spain walks after losing the singles match against Dustin Brown of Germany, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Nadal Stunned By Dustin Brown In 2nd 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.
    Dustin Brown, a German of Jamaican heritage with a clever […]

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  • Dustin Brown of Germany returns a ball to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    The Latest: Nadal Loses In 2nd Round At Wimbledon

    LONDON — The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
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    7:45 p.m.
    Rafael Nadal fell to another early exit at Wimbledon on Thursday — this time to 102nd-ranked Dustin Brown.
    Nadal lost 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to the qualifier from Germany, who frustrated […]

  • FILE - At left, in a June 6, 2015, photo, Serena Williams holds the trophy after winning the women's singles final of the French Open tennis tournament against Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in Paris, France. At center, in this Jan. 31, 2015, file photo, Serena Williams holds the trophy after defeating Maria Sharapova of Russia in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. At right, in this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Serena Williams hugs the championship trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, in the women's singles final of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. (AP Photo/File)

    WIMBLEDON 2015: Serena Williams Halfway To True Grand Slam

    Serena Williams heads to Wimbledon halfway to a Grand Slam.
    If it were up to her, no one would notice.
    Williams prefers to downplay her chances of becoming the first tennis player in more than a quarter-century to win all four major […]

  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the trophy after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in the men's singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday July 6, 2014.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    What A Final! Djokovic Tops Federer At Wimbledon

    LONDON — Novak Djokovic’s large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer’s regal presence and resurgent play.
    No man has won tennis’ oldest major tournament more often than Federer, and he […]

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  • Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a return to Milos Raonic of Canada during their men's singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Youth Got Served: Federer-Djokovic Wimbledon Final

    LONDON — Roger Federer was on the decline – or so the thinking went.
    He was past 30. Had back problems. Tried experimenting with a larger racket. Was a family man, a father to two sets of twins now. Slid down […]

  • Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria celebrates after defeating defending champion Andy Murray of Britain in their men's singles quarterfinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Wednesday July 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Murray Knocked Out In Quarters By Dimitrov

    LONDON — Andy Murray’s reign as Wimbledon champion ended Wednesday with a straight-set loss in the quarterfinals to Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, who is making his breakthrough after years of being touted as the game’s next top player.
    Dimitrov completely outplayed Murray […]

  • Williams ‘Heartbroken’ To pull Out Of Wimbledon

    Williams ‘Heartbroken’ To pull Out Of Wimbledon

    LONDON — Serena Williams says she is “heartbroken” to not be able to continue playing at Wimbledon.
    Williams pulled out of a second-round doubles match with her sister Venus on Tuesday with what the tournament referee’s office and WTA said was […]

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  • Nick Kyrgios of Australia points to his family and friends as he celebrates defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain in their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Nadal Ousted In 4th Round By 144th-Ranked Kyrgios

    LONDON — For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal is making an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or worse.
    Nick Kyrgios, a 19-year-old wild card from Australia with a world ranking […]

  • Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a return to Nick Kyrgios of Australia during their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Nadal Loses To 19-Year-Od Kyrgios At Wimbledon

    LONDON — Two-time champion Rafael Nadal lost in the fourth round of Wimbledon to 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios of Australia 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3 Tuesday.
    The 144th-ranked Kyrgios, a wild-card entry, hit 37 aces and delivered a between-the-legs winner on […]

  • Angelique Kerber of Germany celebrates winning a point against Maria Sharapova of Russia during their women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Sharapova Falls To Kerber In 3 Sets At Wimbledon

    LONDON — Former champion Maria Sharapova saved six match points before falling to Angelique Kerber in the fourth round at Wimbledon on Tuesday, ending her bid to win a second title at the All England Club a decade after her […]

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  • Alize Cornet of France kisses the lawn after defeating Serena Williams of U.S. in the women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Latest Slam Loss For Williams Comes At Wimbledon

    LONDON — As Serena Williams began to fall behind in what would become her earliest Wimbledon exit in nearly a decade, her coach could tell something was awry.
    Not the so-so serving. Or the bad backhands. This was a larger problem.
    “Right […]

  • Serena Williams of U.S. plays a return to Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa during their women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    5 Things At Wimbledon: Swiss Double On Saturday

    LONDON — Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka form a 1-2 Swiss punch on the two featured courts at Wimbledon on Saturday.
    While Federer may have the most Grand Slam titles, a record 17, Wawrinka has bragging rights as the most recent […]

  • Marion Bartoli Defeats Sabine Lisicki To Win 2013 Wimbledon Title

    Marion Bartoli Defeats Sabine Lisicki To Win 2013 Wimbledon Title

    France’s Marion Bartoli won her first Grand Slam title with a dominant 6-1 6-4 victory over Sabine Lisicki in the Wimbledon final.
    Bartoli, 28, won the first set in 30 minutes as Lisicki failed to cope in her first Grand Slam […]

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  • Novak Djokovic Edges Out Juan Martin Del Potro In Semifinal To Reach Wimbledon Final

    Novak Djokovic Edges Out Juan Martin Del Potro In Semifinal To Reach Wimbledon Final

     
    LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic advanced to the Wimbledon final with a five-set victory over Juan Martin del Potro on Friday, a 4-hour, 43-minute match that was the longest semifinal in the tournament’s history.
    Djokovic won 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 […]

  • Wimbledon: Roger Federer Loses In The Second Round

    Wimbledon: Roger Federer Loses In The Second Round

    On one of the most surprising days at Wimbledon ever, this may have been the most surprising.
    Sergiy Stakhovsky, ranked 116th, knocked out seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer, 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6.
    It was the first time in 21 tries that Stakhovsky […]

  • Maria Sharapova joined the list of players needing treatment on Wednesday.

    Wimbledon: Sharapova upset by qualifier In Second Round

    LONDON (AP)
    Maria Sharapova has been knocked out of Wimbledon by a 131st-ranked qualifier on a day when injuries forced the withdrawal or retirement of seven other players.
    The third-seeded Sharapova, the Wimbledon champion in 2004 champion, lost 6-3, 6-4 to Michelle […]

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