Unstoppable Federer races to record with eighth Wimbledon title

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LONDON -- Roger Federer wrote another all-time tennis record as he won an eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday, dismantling occasionally tearful opponent Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4.

"I'm surprised it went this way, I expected it to be tougher," Federer said.

Cilic called for the trainer in the second set after 50 minutes on court and broke into ...Read more

Roger Federer wins record eighth Wimbledon championship

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LONDON -- Another record for the great Roger Federer.

He has now conducted the most expensive tennis clinic in history.

The frustrated student Sunday was Croatia's Marin Cilic, playing in his first Wimbledon men's final. Federer, a veteran of 11, coolly dispatched him 6-3, 6-1, 6-4, making it look less like a match and more like a victory lap....Read more

Painful foot blister brings Cilic to tears

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LONDON -- Marin Cilic was bothered by some type of medical issue during his match against Roger Federer on Sunday. Turns out, it was a blister on the ball of his left foot.

At one point, with Federer leading in the second set 3-0, Cilic was in tears in his courtside chair between the first and second set, and sat for several moments with a ...Read more

Liu wins Wimbledon girls' title

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LONDON -- Somebody from Southern California is going to bring a Wimbledon singles title home after all.

Claire Liu of Thousand Oaks beat fellow American Ann Li 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 in the girls' singles championship match Saturday at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

It was the first time in 25 years the female junior champion is from the United ...Read more

Muguruza tops Venus Williams for Wimbledon crown

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LONDON -- The comeback took years. The farewell took minutes.

After a hard-fought opening set Saturday, a listless Venus Williams saw her bid for Wimbledon history end with a whimper. She lost to Spain's Garbine Muguruza 7-5, 6-0 under the closed roof at Centre Court.

The second set lasted just 26 minutes, and the crowd grew quiet as Williams,...Read more

Title is on his honey-do list

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LONDON -- Not only is he among the greatest players in the history of tennis, but Roger Federer is an unwavering family man.

He and his wife, Mirka, have four young kids -- two sets of twins -- who frequently travel with them to tournaments. In the spring of 2016, Federer sustained a knee injury that required surgery, but not from something ...Read more

Muguruza claims second major title with Wimbledon defeat of Williams

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LONDON -- Garbine Muguruza won her second Grand Slam title in just over a year with a 7-5, 6-0 defeat of Venus Williams on Saturday.

The 23-year-old 14th seed made good at the All England club after losing in the Wimbledon final two years ago to Serena Williams.

Muguruza, the French Open champion in 2016, had 14 winners to 17 for her opponent;...Read more

History is on the line in the women's final

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LONDON -- During one scorching stretch in the past eight days, Venus Williams tore through three consecutive opponents born in 1997, never losing a set.

That was the year Williams made her Wimbledon debut.

Considering the extreme demands of reaching the top of the tennis world -- physical and mental -- that the 37-year-old Williams is back in ...Read more

When Federer says it's a big deal, believe it

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LONDON -- The tennis records, just like the opponents, are bound to fall.

Roger Federer advanced to his 11th Wimbledon men's singles final Friday, and is one victory away from winning the tournament for an unprecedented eighth time.

Federer defeated the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 6-4, meaning he has not lost a set all ...Read more

Federer eases past Berdych, into 11th Wimbledon final

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LONDON -- Roger Federer extended his grass-court domination on Friday, routing Tomas Berdych 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 to move to within one win of a record eighth Wimbledon title.

The 18-time Grand Slam champion will play the in the final Sunday against Croatian seventh seed Marin Cilic, who beat Sam Querrey 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 7-5.

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Venus Williams will face Garbine Muguruza in Wimbledon finals

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LONDON -- Venus Williams could have played it safe.

She and Johanna Konta were tied, 4-4, in the first set of their Wimbledon semifinal. Williams was down, 30-40, and her first serve was long. Another miss and she was in danger of allowing Konta to serve for the set.

Instead of easing off her second serve to make sure she put it in play, ...Read more

Rybarikova still upbeat after beat-down in semis

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LONDON -- It's safe to say that Garbine Muguruza will face a stiffer challenge from Venus Williams in the Wimbledon women's final than the Spaniard did in Thursday's semifinal.

Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova didn't offer much resistance in her 6-1, 6-1 loss to Muguruza.

"I just wanted to play good match," said Rybarikova, who had played in 57...Read more

Venus Williams, Garbine Muguruza storm into Wimbledon final

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LONDON -- American Venus Williams and Spaniard Garbine Muguruza on Thursday lined up a high-profile Wimbledon final as the pair of former Grand Slam champions routed opponents in straight sets.

Williams, chasing a sixth trophy on the grass of the All England club, defeated Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2.

Meanwhile, Muguruza closed within one victory ...Read more

Long-running elbow problem makes for short day at Wimbledon for Djokovic

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LONDON -- In the end, the elbow pain was just too much for Novak Djokovic.

The Serbian star, seeded No. 2 at Wimbledon, pulled out of his quarterfinal match against Tomas Berdych on Wednesday, two games into the second set.

"It's the elbow that already keeps bothering for over a year-and-a-half, actually," said Djokovic, who lost the first set...Read more

Sam Querrey defeats defending champ Andy Murray at Wimbledon

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LONDON -- In any other setting, 6-foot-6 Sam Querrey is the biggest guy in the room.

At Wimbledon, he's a giant slayer.

A year after one massive upset, California's Querrey pulled off another Wednesday, toppling defending champion and No. 1-ranked Andy Murray in five sets, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-1.

Querrey, who knocked then-No. 1 Novak ...Read more

Federer rolls Raonic, Murray crashes out, injured Djokovic quits at Wimbledon

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LONDON -- Roger Federer put on a classic display with a crushing 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) defeat of Milos Raonic on Wednesday, as the Swiss icon's goal of an eighth Wimbledon title moves closer.

Holder Andy Murray fell victim to his hip injury, with the top seed exiting 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-1 against American Sam Querrey in a quarterfinal ...Read more

At 37, Venus Williams serves notice

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LONDON -- Youth was served.

And served. Then served even harder.

In a blink it was over Tuesday, with Venus Williams making short work of Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko in a Wimbledon women's quarterfinal, 6-3, 7-5.

On a drizzly day when play was suspended because of weather, Williams rained down aces -- eight, compared with one by French Open ...Read more

Konta makes British history with Wimbledon semifinal spot; Williams advances

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LONDON -- Johanna Konta made history by becoming the first British woman since Virginia Wade in 1978 to reach the Wimbledon semifinals with a dramatic 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 defeat of Simona Halep on Tuesday.

The win also denied the Romanian the chance to take over the No. 1 ranking; instead, second-round loser Karolina Pliskova takes the ...Read more

This Wimbledon fan dresses up his experience

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LONDON -- About 40,000 spectators attend Wimbledon each day, many dressed in similar tennis garb and for the most part indistinguishable from one another.

Chris Fava stands out in the crowd.

Fava, 41, an ardent tennis fan who lives in Los Angeles' Venice neighborhood, has worn a different elaborate Wimbledon-themed costume each of the past ...Read more

Gilles Muller beats Rafael Nadal in 4:48 marathon match at Wimbledon

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LONDON -- Late in his career and late in the day -- the shadows long on the courts of Wimbledon -- the tireless Gilles Muller finally got what he wanted.

An early exit for Rafael Nadal.

In a fourth-round match Monday that had the tennis world hanging on every point, Muller stubbornly outlasted one of the best players in the game, winning a 6-3...Read more

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