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Rafael Nadal is upset in second round at Wimbledon by Dustin Brown

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LONDON -- In Los Angeles, and around the National Hockey League, there will be confusion about Friday morning's headlines. They will say that Dustin Brown was a hero in a tennis tournament.

It will be true, but it is a different Dustin Brown, one who certainly has more hair than the Los Angeles Kings' captain. A lot more hair.

On a wild ...Read more

Federer cruises into third round; Nadal ousted by qualifier

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LONDON -- Roger Federer produced a between-the-legs lob winner in a clinical 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 defeat of Sam Querrey on Thursday as the seven-time champion began staking his claim on another Wimbledon trophy.

But dreadlocked German Dustin Brown trumped that performance with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over Rafael Nadal, sending the 10th seed to his ...Read more

Record heat no problem for top seeds at Wimbledon

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LONDON -- Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka beat the heat and moved into the third round on Wednesday as Wimbledon endured the highest temperatures ever recorded at the All England Club.

Despite a 96-degree day, it was business as usual for toughened pros, most of whom would barely notice the heat wave.

Djokovic, the defending champion, reached...Read more

Federer, Nadal, Murray cruise in Wimbledon openers

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LONDON -- Three-quarters of the men's "Big Four" did what they were supposed to do Tuesday at Wimbledon. They won.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray went through in straight sets and joined the fourth member of their exclusive club, Novak Djokovic, who did the same on opening day Monday.

Federer, a seven-time champion here, beat ...Read more

Federer, Nadal, Murray endure 'heatwave' to start Wimbledon with a win

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LONDON -- Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal raced away to winning starts as nervous Wimbledon officials endured a "heatwave" day on the lawns while Andy Murray had to struggle to advance into the second round.

With temperatures heading toward a relatively modest 86 degrees, it was battle stations for tennis bosses, whose pale-skinned public is not...Read more

Serena and Venus Williams could face off in fourth round at Wimbledon

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LONDON -- The Serena Williams quest for a fourth-straight major tennis title and a possible calendar Grand Slam is now six matches away. She was supposed to breeze through the first round Monday at Wimbledon, and she did.

She beat a 20-year-old Russian qualifier, Margarita Gasparyan, 6-4, 6-1, and counted blessings about her recent success, ...Read more

Djokovic, Wawrinka, Serena start Wimbledon with solid wins

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LONDON -- This year's two Grand Slam champions, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka, showed off winning grass form on Monday to lead men's seeds into the second round of Wimbledon.

Top seed Djokovic, the Australian Open holder chasing a third Wimbledon trophy, began his title defense by beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

Wawrinka, the ...Read more

Serena Williams' bid for tennis Grand Slam is top Wimbledon story line

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LONDON -- The Wimbledon story lines came into clearer focus here Saturday, as many of the leading players met with the media.

Will Serena Williams win a third straight major title and put herself in position to win a rare calendar-year Grand Slam at the U.S. Open?

Andy Murray cautioned that she needed to be careful to "not get ahead of herself...Read more

Serena out to mow down foes on grass at Wimbledon

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This year, there was an extra week between the French Open and Wimbledon, which begins Monday and runs through July 12. The schedule change gave players more time to adjust from clay to grass. It also meant fans had to wait another week pondering the sport's pressing questions.

1. Can anyone beat Serena Williams? That seems to be the question ...Read more

Wawrinka denies Djokovic of Grand Slam sweep, claims first French Open crown

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PARIS -- Stan Wawrinka crushed the title dream of Novak Djokovic in commanding fashion on Sunday with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 French Open final victory, which gave Wawrinka his second grand slam trophy.

Wawrinka, Australian Open champion 17 months ago, hammered out the victory in a little over three hours, his huge weight of shot proving too much ...Read more

Serena holds off Safarova for 20th Gram Slam crown; Djokovic outlasts Murray to reach final

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PARIS -- Serena Williams overcame an illness this week to win her 20th Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2 defeat of Lucie Safarova at the French Open.

Williams, down with influenza in the proceeding days and who skipped Friday training, struggled to her third title at Roland Garros after winning in 2002 and 2013.

The top seed ...Read more

Wawrinka reaches final; Djokovic-Murray match suspended in fourth set

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PARIS -- Novak Djokovic had his bid to reach the French Open final halted when his semifinal against Andy Murray was suspended by officials in the fourth set because of an approaching storm.

Djokovic won the first two sets, but dropped the third as Murray surged.

The score stood 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 3-3 when the match was suspended. It will be ...Read more

Ailing Serena rallies past Bacsinszky to advance to French Open final

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PARIS -- An ailing and depleted Serena Williams managed another comeback to defeat Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 on Thursday to clinch a spot in the French Open final against Lucia Safarova.

Williams, the top seed who is now a win away from her 20th career Grand Slam title and her second major this season, looked down and out on the hottest ...Read more

Ailing Serena rallies past Bacsinszky to advance to French Open final

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PARIS -- An ailing and depleted Serena Williams managed another comeback to defeat Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 on Thursday to clinch a spot in the French Open final against Lucia Safarova.

Williams, the top seed who is now a win away from her 20th career Grand Slam title and her second major this season, looked down and out on the hottest ...Read more

Djokovic deals Nadal second defeat at French Open, will face Murray in semifinals

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PARIS -- Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 in a Wednesday quarterfinal to hand the Spaniard only his second loss at the French Open.

The knockout by the top seed ended Nadal's chance to earn a record trophy at Roland Garros after lifting it in nine of the last 10 years. The victory puts Djokovic in a semifinal against third-...Read more

Wawrinka stuns Federer in straight sets; Ivanovic back in semifinals

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PARIS -- Stan Wawrinka beat Roger Federer for only the third time in his career, reaching the semifinals of the French Open on Tuesday with a 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) victory.

There were some scattered jeers in the crowd as Wawrinka, the 2014 Australian Open winner, improved his record against his second-seeded Swiss compatriot to 3-16.

Wawrinka, ...Read more

Federer gets redemption while Djokovic, Nadal set for quarterfinal match; Sharapova loses

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PARIS -- Second seed Roger Federer completed unfinished business, beating Gael Monfils 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 to reach his 11th quarterfinal at the French Open on Monday.

The 2009 titleholder secured victory after losing to the Frenchman in their last two meetings. Federer advanced in just over two hours to win a contest halted at a set each ...Read more

Djokovic, Murray, Nadal win in straight sets; Serena rallies past Azarenka

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PARIS -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Andy Murray quelled threats from young-gun Australians on Saturday, and Rafael Nadal quietly powered ahead to also advance to the second week of the French Open.

Djokovic, still missing a Roland Garros crown, rolled past teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the fourth round with a ...Read more

Federer, Wawrinka cruise; Sharapova holds off Stosur

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PARIS -- Roger Federer kept his score sheet unblemished with a third consecutive victory in straight sets on Friday as the second seed breezed into the second week of the French Open.

Federer dominated Damir Dzumhur 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 while eighth-seeded Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka knocked off American Steve Johnson 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.

Wawrinka next ...Read more

Djokovic, Nadal sail through with comfortable French Open wins

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PARIS -- Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal continued their quests for additional grand slam records with comfortable straight-set wins into the third round of the French Open on Thursday.

Top seed Djokovic beat Gilles Muller as he faced the Luxembourg player in a second straight major, winning 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 after also beating him in Australia.

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