Novak Djokovic wins his fifth Wimbledon title in epic defeat of Roger Federer

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WIMBLEDON, England – Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12 to win his fifth Wimbledon championship on Sunday at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

The win ties him for second most in Wimbledon history with Bjorn Borg, and gives him his 16th Grand Slam singles title, for which he ranks third.

Federer was looking to ...Read more

Ageless Federer faces history test

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WIMBLEDON, England -- Roger Federer will attempt to make history Sunday that another aging tennis star could not.

In the Wimbledon men's singles final against Novak Djokovic, the 37-year-old Federer aims to become the oldest player to win a major championship in the Open era.

Serena Williams, also 37 and 49 days younger than the Swiss legend, ...Read more

Simona Halep wins Wimbledon title to deny Serena Williams record-tying victory

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WIMBLEDON, England – Simona Halep made the most of her debut in the Wimbledon final.

The former world No. 1 women's player defeated seven-time champion Serena Williams on Saturday 6-2, 6-2, becoming the first Romanian to win at Wimbledon.

The match was over in a brisk 56 minutes.

For Williams, the loss was reminiscent of last year's final, ...Read more

Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal in Wimbledon semifinals, will face Novak Djokovic for championship

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WIMBLEDON, England -- Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal in a Wimbledon men's semifinal Friday to reach his 12th final at this storied event.

In a match marked by long rallies from the baseline, Federer won 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, pumping his arms triumphantly as Nadal's final shot sailed long.

"I'm exhausted," Federer said. "It was tough at ...Read more

High price for Federer-Nadal 40

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WIMBLEDON, England -- Nobody knows if the latest chapter of Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal will be an instant classic, but their Friday semifinal certainly is priced that way on the secondary ticket market.

As of Thursday afternoon, the lowest-priced Centre Court ticket was $7,335, or about 10 times as expensive as comparable tickets for the...Read more

Serena Williams cruises, sets up Wimbledon final vs. Simona Halep

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WIMBLEDON, England -- The opponents of Serena Williams and Simona Halep didn't offer much resistance Thursday in their women's semifinal matches.

The foes won a combined seven games.

That's run-the-table tennis for Williams and Halep -- in a Grand Slam semifinal, no less -- and proof that it's the two best players at the moment who will meet ...Read more

Federer, Nadal will meet in semifinals

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WIMBLEDON, England -- The stars have aligned -- and now they're meeting at Centre Court.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal won their quarterfinal matches in men's singles Wednesday, and Friday will face each other yet again in a Wimbledon semifinal, their first meeting on these hallowed grass courts in 11 years.

"Excited to be back on this court ...Read more

Wimbledon fans camp out for days to buy tickets: 'It's a very jolly atmosphere'

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WIMBLEDON, England -- Want to see the world's most famous tennis tournament in person?

Get in line.

It's called the Wimbledon queue, and it's a tradition unlike any other at the highest level of professional sports. There's no waiting in line for Super Bowl tickets, no tent city at Augusta National for a chance to see the Masters.

But outside...Read more

Serena Williams may be 'past older,' but she's back in the Wimbledon semifinals

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WIMBLEDON, England -- Sometimes she breaks records. Sometimes she breaks rackets.

This year, it could be a little of both.

Serena Williams, who is one match win away from becoming the oldest woman to reach a Grand Slam final in the Open era, was fined $10,000 for damaging one of the grass courts with her racket before the tournament.

"I just ...Read more

Sam Querrey could reprise his role as a Wimbledon giant-slayer

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WIMBLEDON, England -- As this storied tournament inches toward a new chapter in an epic rivalry -- Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal -- a potential spoiler has emerged.

Sam Querrey advanced Monday to his third Wimbledon quarterfinal in four years with a four-set win over fellow American Tennys Sandgren. Querrey doesn't figure to go quietly in ...Read more

Wimbledon notes: Alison Riske beats top-seeded Ashleigh Barty

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WIMBLEDON, England -- Ashleigh Barty, ranked No. 1 in the world, opened her match Monday with four aces. But it was Alison Riske who had the winning hand.

After dropping the first set, Riske rallied for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory that halted the Australian's winning streak at 15 matches in a row.

"I think honestly the biggest key for me has just ...Read more

Federer into Wimbledon second week again; Serena rolls in straight sets

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LONDON -- Roger Federer earned a record-breaking appearance in the last 16 at Wimbledon with a 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) performance against Frenchman Lucas Pouille on Saturday.

It is the 17th time the 37-year-old Federer has reached the second week of the grass Grand Slam, moving him ahead of Jimmy Connors for the most fourth-round entries after his...Read more

Teen sensation Coco Gauff extends dream Wimbledon run

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LONDON -- Teenager Coco Gauff pulled off a remarkable comeback as she battled back from a set down and two match points to beat Polona Hercog 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 7-5 for a place in the fourth round at Wimbledon on Friday.

After losing the first set, the 15-year-old American was staring at defeat with Hercog leading 5-2, but Gauff rallied to a tie-...Read more

Nadal triumphs in three-hour epic with Kyrgios at Wimbledon

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LONDON -- Rafael Nadal endured a three-hour marathon to beat Nick Kyrgios over four sets in a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3) victory for a place in the third round at Wimbledon on Thursday.

The world No. 2, who has won the championship twice, has now claimed a milestone 50th win at the event.

"Victories like this help because I spent hours on ...Read more

Djokovic dominates Kudla; 15-year-old American Gauff rolls into third round

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LONDON -- Defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic cruised into the third round with a dominant 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory over American Denis Kudla in emphatic style on Wednesday.

It is the 11th consecutive year that Djokovic has entered round three -- putting him second behind the all-time record, which is held by Jimmy Connors with 14 straight...Read more

Federer rolls into Wimbledon second round after dropping first set

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LONDON -- Eight-time champion Roger Federer recovered from a first-set scare to record his 96th win at Wimbledon with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 victory over South African Lloyd Harris on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old Swiss star, who is aiming for a record-extending 21st Grand Slam title, struggled to find his rhythm, and a handful of mistakes saw him ...Read more

US teen Cori Gauff stuns Venus Williams; Naomi Osaka loses in first round at Wimbledon

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LONDON -- American 15-year-old Cori Gauff made a big statement of intent for her talent following a 6-4, 6-4 first round win at Wimbledon over seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams in London on Monday.

Gauff became the youngest ever female qualifier at Wimbledon this year, while Williams was the oldest player in the draw at 39 years old...Read more

American Cori 'Coco' Gauff becomes youngest Wimbledon qualifier in Open Era history

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Cori "Coco" Gauff, of Delray Beach, Fla., has made the Wimbledon record books before the main tournament has even started. Thursday, she became the youngest player to make it through the qualifying tournament and into the main draw since the Open Era began in 1968.

Gauff, at 15 years and 122 days, made history by defeating Greet Minnen 6-1, 6-1...Read more

King of clay Nadal beats Thiem for record 12th French Open title

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PARIS -- King of clay Rafael Nadal became the first tennis player to win one Grand Slam a dozen times when he beat Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1, in the French Open final Sunday.

Nadal threw himself to the ground in delight and seemed to shed a few tears after claiming victory in an at times sensational battle after 3 hours and 1 minute to ...Read more

Barty wins first French Open crown; Thiem tops Djokovic to set up final vs. Nadal

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PARIS -- Ash Barty capped her return to tennis after departing for cricket three years ago with her first Grand Slam singles title, winning 6-1, 6-3 over Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova Saturday at the French Open.

Barty, the eighth-seeded Australian, received the Coupe Suzanne-Lenglen from American legend Chris Evert after winning a ...Read more


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