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Djokovic tops Federer in classic final 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.

July 06, 2014 8:30 pm Related

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Special K: 2nd Wimbledon title for Petra Kvitova

Special K: 2nd Wimbledon title for Petra Kvitova

LONDON | Petra Kvitova plays so much better at the All England Club than anywhere else, and now she owns two championships to prove it.

July 05, 2014 3:28 pm
Bouchard gives Canada a slam finalist at Wimbledon

Bouchard gives Canada a slam finalist at Wimbledon

LONDON | Eugenie Bouchard could have lost her focus after the fourth game of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, when play was delayed for five minutes during Simona Halep's medical timeout for a left ankle injury.

July 03, 2014 2:39 pm
No repeat for Murray, beaten by Dimitrov

No repeat for Murray, beaten by Dimitrov

LONDON | The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray's time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close.

July 02, 2014 3:53 pm Photos

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Nadal, Sharapova lose; Serena leaves with illness

Nadal, Sharapova lose; Serena leaves with illness

LONDON | Rafael Nadal ran out of comebacks at Wimbledon, losing to a brash, big-serving, between-the-legs-hitting 19-year-old kid who might just be a future star.

July 01, 2014 4:36 pm
Latest Slam loss for Williams comes on grass

Latest Slam loss for Williams comes on grass

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.

June 28, 2014 4:51 pm

Nadal tries to avoid another upset loss to Rosol

LONDON | A lot about Rafael Nadal's match today will be similar to the last time he played in the second round at Wimbledon, back in 2012.

June 25, 2014 6:09 pm
Nadal's grass-court winning streak now stands at 1

Nadal's grass-court winning streak now stands at 1

LONDON | Chasing a shot to his right, Rafael Nadal slipped and tumbled to the Centre Court turf. He popped up, raced across the baseline to get back into the point, and later capped the 14-stroke exchange with a backhand passing winner.

June 24, 2014 3:49 pm

Nadal tops Djokovic: 9th French Open, 14th major

PARIS | Trying to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open is, without a doubt, the toughest task in tennis. Indeed, must be among the greatest challenges in all of sports.

June 08, 2014 8:30 pm
Sharapova-Bouchard, Djokovic-Gulbis advance to French Open semis

Sharapova-Bouchard, Djokovic-Gulbis advance to French Open semis

PARIS | This is what Maria Sharapova does. She digs herself a big hole in a match, then figures a way out, no matter what it takes.

June 03, 2014 6:46 pm
Sharapova-Bouchard, Djokovic-Gulbis advance to French Open semis

Sharapova-Bouchard, Djokovic-Gulbis advance to French Open semis

PARIS | This is what Maria Sharapova does. She digs herself a big hole in a match, then figures a way out, no matter what it takes.

June 03, 2014 6:46 pm
Serena Williams as fluent in French as on red clay

Serena Williams as fluent in French as on red clay

PARIS | Serena Williams was wrapping up her pre-French Open news conference when someone seated in the front row wanted to know whether she would take one question in the local language.

May 24, 2014 6:02 pm
Serena Williams as fluent in French as on red clay

Serena Williams as fluent in French as on red clay

PARIS | Serena Williams was wrapping up her pre-French Open news conference when someone seated in the front row wanted to know whether she would take one question in the local language.

May 24, 2014 6:02 pm

Serena Williams wins 3rd AP Athlete of Year award

Serena Williams likes to make one thing clear: She is never satisfied, no matter how many matches and tournaments she wins.

December 25, 2013 9:00 pm
Nadal tops Djokovic for 13th major title

Nadal tops Djokovic for 13th major title

NEW YORK | Hard to believe this is the same Rafael Nadal who was home during the U.S. Open a year ago, nursing a bad left knee.

September 09, 2013 9:00 pm
Federer loses to Robredo in 4th round of US Open

Federer loses to Robredo in 4th round of US Open

NEW YORK | Right from the start, Roger Federer looked very little like, well, Roger Federer.

September 02, 2013 9:00 pm

Murray prepares for his first major title defense

NEW YORK | Andy Murray chuckled as he explained the very best part about owning a pair of Grand Slam titles, one from the U.S. Open last year, the other from Wimbledon last month.

August 24, 2013 6:00 pm
Murray ends Britain's 77-year wait at Wimbledon

Murray ends Britain's 77-year wait at Wimbledon

LONDON | Andy Murray needed one more point, one solitary point, to win Wimbledon — a title he yearned to earn for himself, of course, and also for his country.

July 07, 2013 5:09 pm

Doing it her way, France's Bartoli wins first major

LONDON | Ever since she was a kid, practicing until midnight with her father, Marion Bartoli went about playing tennis her own way.

July 06, 2013 2:17 pm
No. 1 Djokovic, No. 2 Murray building Slam rivalry

No. 1 Djokovic, No. 2 Murray building Slam rivalry

LONDON | Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are building their own Grand Slam rivalry, one that perhaps someday will merit mention alongside Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal, or Djokovic vs. Nadal.

July 06, 2013 10:34 am
No. 15 Bartoli, No. 23 Lisicki in Wimbledon final

No. 15 Bartoli, No. 23 Lisicki in Wimbledon final

LONDON | Whether in a match, a set, a game — or even within a single point — Sabine Lisicki simply cannot be counted out.

July 04, 2013 5:30 pm
No major champions in women's semis at Wimbledon

No major champions in women's semis at Wimbledon

LONDON | Trailing 5-4 in her first Wimbledon quarterfinal, Sloane Stephens already had saved two set points and was about to serve at deuce when a fairly nondescript match became anything but.

July 02, 2013 6:30 pm
Djokovic, Murray head Wimbledon cast for quarters

Djokovic, Murray head Wimbledon cast for quarters

LONDON | No. 1-seeded Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Andy Murray have yet to lose a set, let alone a match, so far at Wimbledon.

July 02, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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New names alongside Djokovic, Murray at Wimbledon

New names alongside Djokovic, Murray at Wimbledon

LONDON | Get ready for some unfamiliar names at Wimbledon.

June 30, 2013 7:30 pm
Back on court, Williams stretches winning streak

Back on court, Williams stretches winning streak

LONDON | After a week filled by a headline-grabbing, off-court tiff with Maria Sharapova and a series of apologies stemming from a magazine profile, Serena Williams got back to doing what she does best.

June 25, 2013 5:21 pm
Wimbledon spat: Williams, Sharapova trade volleys

Wimbledon spat: Williams, Sharapova trade volleys

LONDON | As her agent nodded along approvingly from a front-row seat, Serena Williams sounded contrite and composed. Well-rehearsed, too.

June 23, 2013 9:00 pm
5 Things to Watch at Wimbledon

5 Things to Watch at Wimbledon

LONDON | Five things to watch at Wimbledon today, Day 1 of the grass-court Grand Slam tennis tournament:

June 23, 2013 9:00 pm
Serena Williams eyes 17th major

Serena Williams eyes 17th major

LONDON | Nothing drives Serena Williams the way disappointment does.

June 22, 2013 3:14 pm

Nadal beats Ferrer for record 8th French Open win

PARIS | If Rafael Nadal truly was going to be challenged, if his bid for an unprecedented eighth French Open championship would be slowed even a bit, this might have been the moment.

June 09, 2013 3:39 pm
Nadal edges Djokovic 9-7 in set of semis

Nadal edges Djokovic 9-7 in set of semis

PARIS | His dramatic and delightful French Open semifinal was 4 1/2 hours old — and 14 games into the fifth set — when Rafael Nadal raced from the net to the baseline to retrieve Novak Djokovic's seemingly unreachable lob.

June 07, 2013 6:12 pm
11 years later, Williams back in French Open final

11 years later, Williams back in French Open final

PARIS | Done with a dominating performance in the French Open semifinals, Serena Williams climbed the stairs leading from the locker room to the players' lounge, looking to give her mother a hug.

June 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Djokovic, Nadal on course for semifinal in Paris

Djokovic, Nadal on course for semifinal in Paris

PARIS | Less than 48 hours after learning of the death of his childhood coach, Novak Djokovic was on court at the French Open, determined to complete a career Grand Slam in honor of the woman he likened to a "second mother."

June 03, 2013 9:00 pm
Mattek-Sands tops Li, reaches third round

Mattek-Sands tops Li, reaches third round

PARIS | There were moments, as recently as last year, when a body that would not stay healthy and on-court results prompted Bethanie Mattek-Sands to wonder whether it was simply time to call it a career after more than a decade as a professional tennis player.

May 30, 2013 4:14 pm
After waiting out rain, Djokovic starts French bid

After waiting out rain, Djokovic starts French bid

PARIS | Novak Djokovic spent the better part of a rainy Tuesday at the French Open wondering when — and even whether — he would wind up playing his first-round match at the only Grand Slam tournament he's yet to win.

May 28, 2013 4:52 pm
Venus Williams loses to Radwanska sister at French

Venus Williams loses to Radwanska sister at French

PARIS| Grimacing after some poor shots, leaning forward with hands on knees while catching her breath after others, Venus Williams left the French Open after the first round for the first time since 2001.

May 26, 2013 9:00 pm

Serena Williams comes back to win US Open

NEW YORK | Finally tested, even trailing, at the U.S. Open, Serena Williams turned things around just in time.

September 09, 2012 7:07 pm
Roddick's career ends with Open loss to del Potro

Roddick's career ends with Open loss to del Potro

NEW YORK | Chants of "Let's go, Andy!" rang out between points during the last service game of his career, and again before the start of what would wind up as the last return game.

September 05, 2012 10:00 pm
Back at top, Serena Williams wins 5th Wimbledon

Back at top, Serena Williams wins 5th Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England | For Serena Williams, the low point came in early 2011, when she spent hours laying around her home, overwhelmed by a depressing series of health scares that sent her to the hospital repeatedly and kept her away from tennis for 10 months.

July 07, 2012 4:58 pm
Federer beats Murray for 7th Wimbledon, 17th major

Federer beats Murray for 7th Wimbledon, 17th major

WIMBLEDON, England | A Grand Slam title drought did indeed end in Sunday's historic and riveting Wimbledon final, only it was Roger Federer's lengthy-for-him gap between trophies that came to a close, rather than Britain's 76-year wait for a homegrown men's champion.

July 06, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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Wimbledon semis: Djokovic-Federer, Murray-Tsonga

WIMBLEDON, England | After curling in a 102 mph ace to grab a two-set lead a mere 56 minutes into his Wimbledon quarterfinal Wednesday, Roger Federer casually pulled an extra tennis ball from his pocket and strolled to sit in his changeover chair for a sip to drink.

July 04, 2012 4:25 pm

S. Williams beats defending champion at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England | Thanks to a bit of advice from her big sister and a bunch of aces from her big serve, Serena Williams is back in the Wimbledon semifinals.

July 03, 2012 4:25 pm
What might Wimbledon have in store for Week 2?

What might Wimbledon have in store for Week 2?

WIMBLEDON, England | Whew.

July 01, 2012 10:33 am
Murray wins Wimbledon match with latest finish

Murray wins Wimbledon match with latest finish

WIMBLEDON, England | Laying face-down for a postmatch massage as midnight approached, Andy Murray was thrilled he managed to complete his third-round victory at Wimbledon on Saturday night.

June 30, 2012 8:00 pm
 Down 2 sets, Federer comes back, wins at Wimbledon

Down 2 sets, Federer comes back, wins at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England | A day after Rafael Nadal's stunning exit at Wimbledon, the only other men who have won the tournament since 2003 — six-time champion Roger Federer and defending champion Novak Djokovic — found themselves trailing far-less-accomplished opponents, too.

June 29, 2012 7:30 pm
Nadal stunned at Wimbledon by 100th-ranked Rosol

Nadal stunned at Wimbledon by 100th-ranked Rosol

WIMBLEDON, England | Rafael Nadal bumped into his unknown and unheralded opponent as they headed to a break between games. Perhaps it was incidental contact.

June 28, 2012 5:33 pm
A day later, other Williams wins at Wimbledon

A day later, other Williams wins at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England | On one point Tuesday at Wimbledon, Serena Williams dumped a forehand into the net and dropped to a knee, her jaw clenched as she let out a shriek.

June 26, 2012 4:14 pm
Djokovic feeling confident for Wimbledon defense

Djokovic feeling confident for Wimbledon defense

WIMBLEDON, England | The question drew a chuckle from Novak Djokovic.

June 24, 2012 10:50 am

Serena Williams has 'no intention of stopping'

WIMBLEDON, England | Just in case there were any doubts out there, Serena Williams wants to make perfectly clear that she's going to be around tennis awhile longer. So is older sister Venus.

June 23, 2012 8:15 pm
Nothing random about this year's intriguing Wimbledon draw

Nothing random about this year's intriguing Wimbledon draw

WIMBLEDON, England | Random as Grand Slam tournament draws are meant to be, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer keep bumping into each other in major semifinals, and it could happen again at Wimbledon.

June 22, 2012 9:15 pm
Djokovic vs. Nadal in historic French Open final

Djokovic vs. Nadal in historic French Open final

PARIS | Here comes the French Open final everyone expected and, except for other players, wanted:

June 08, 2012 4:48 pm
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