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Tennis

Djokovic wins Wimbledon to tie Federer, Nadal with 20 Slams

Sunday, 11 July 2021, 19:10 Last update: about 24 days ago Associated Press

Novak Djokovic tied Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal by claiming his 20th Grand Slam title Sunday, coming back to beat Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final. The No. 1...

Start the Barty! Australian wins Wimbledon for 2nd major

Saturday, 10 July 2021, 18:47 Last update: about 25 days ago Associated Press

Everything came so easily for Ash Barty at the start of the Wimbledon final. Hard to believe one player would grab the first 14 points of a major championship match. Surely, it couldn't stay that...

Back in Wimbledon final, Djokovic to face Italy's Berrettini

Saturday, 10 July 2021, 07:43 Last update: about 26 days ago Associated Press

The victories keep adding up for Novak Djokovic: 20 in a row at Wimbledon since the start of the 2018 tournament, 20 in a row in all Grand Slam matches since the start of this season. Get both...

No. 1 Barty to face Pliskova in 1st Wimbledon final for both

Friday, 9 July 2021, 10:42 Last update: about 27 days ago Associated Press

It was difficult for Ash Barty to imagine that a trip to her first Wimbledon final was just around the corner when she stopped playing at last month's French Open with a hip injury. Or even when...

8-time Wimbledon champ Roger Federer unsure if he'll be back

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 07:00 Last update: about 28 days ago Associated Press

Roger Federer has been feted by plenty of ovations at Wimbledon's Centre Court. None quite like this one, though. This was not a celebration and didn't come at the end of the match. Instead, it...

2018 champion Kerber vs. No. 1 Barty in Wimbledon semifinals

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 10:09 Last update: about 29 days ago Associated Press

When Angelique Kerber grabbed the opening set of her Wimbledon quarterfinal Tuesday, the full-capacity crowd saluted the accomplishment with cheers that bounced off the closed roof at No. 1...

Not just another Manic Monday: Federer, Djokovic, Kerber win

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 07:17 Last update: about 30 days ago Associated Press

 Excitement and adoration greeted every point claimed by Roger Federer — “aaahs” and applause for a sliced backhand return or a 94 mph sliding wide ace, an unreachable drop...

Britain's Raducanu, 18, joins Gauff, 17, in Wimbledon Week 2

Sunday, 4 July 2021, 08:24 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Here’s how hushed the crowd at No. 1 Court was before points Saturday: You could hear Emma Raducanu’s palm slap her thigh while she waited to receive serves. Here’s how loud the...

With family ties, Korda of US heads to Wimbledon's 4th round

Saturday, 3 July 2021, 11:19 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

When Sebastian Korda struck his last competitive shot as a 20-year-old — an overhead winner that closed out a third-round victory over Wimbledon's No. 22 seed on Friday — the American...

Back at Centre Court, Coco Gauff impresses Dad with poise

Friday, 2 July 2021, 07:42 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Top-ranked Ash Barty advanced to the third round of a Wimbledon women’s draw depleted of other top contenders by beating Anna Blinkova 6-4, 6-3 Thursday. No. 3-seeded Elina...

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