Tennis

NEW YORK | Serena faces Kanepi, Nadal seeks US Open quarterfinals

NEW YORK — Serena Williams felt she played her best match since her return to tennis while routing her sister in the last round. She’ll need to be sharp again, with Kaia Kanepi looking to knock out another women’s tennis star. Williams and Kanepi meet in a fourth-round match Sunday, when defending U.S. Open champions … Continue reading NEW YORK | Serena faces Kanepi, Nadal seeks US Open quarterfinals

LONDON | No doubt: Djokovic wins 4th Wimbledon, 1st Slam in 2 years

LONDON — Novak Djokovic acknowledged that he was worried. His coach was, too. Could Djokovic ever return to the top of tennis? To the heights he’d already reached? Could he put aside the time lost to a painful right elbow that required surgery and the disappointment of poor-for-him results? Could he end a Grand Slam … Continue reading LONDON | No doubt: Djokovic wins 4th Wimbledon, 1st Slam in 2 years

LONDON | The Latest: Swiatek wins Wimbledon girls’ title

LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Iga Swiatek defeated Leonie Kung 6-4, 6-2 to win the Wimbledon girls’ title. Swiatek, a 17-year-old from Poland, hit 33 winners to 13 unforced errors as she overcame Swiss qualifier Kung. Swiatek, who missed seven months of 2017 following ankle surgery, made it to … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Swiatek wins Wimbledon girls’ title

LONDON | Federer stunned in Wimbledon QF; Nadal, Djokovic, Isner win

LONDON — Roger Federer was a point away from a rather tidy, straight-set victory in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. One lousy point. And then, slowly, over the next two-plus hours, all the way until the fifth set reached its 24th game, as the temperature dropped and the spectators’ cries of “Let’s go, Roger!” echoed through the … Continue reading LONDON | Federer stunned in Wimbledon QF; Nadal, Djokovic, Isner win

LONDON | The Latest: Mattek-Sands’ Wimbledon return ends in quarters

LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Bethanie Mattek-Sands‘ return to Wimbledon won’t get a perfect ending. Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova lost in the women’s doubles quarterfinals, ending their first tournament together since the American sustained a gruesome injury to her right knee at the All England Club a year ago. … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Mattek-Sands’ Wimbledon return ends in quarters

LONDON | The Latest: Anderson through to first Wimbledon quarterfinal

LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Kevin Anderson advanced to his first Wimbledon quarterfinal after edging Gael Monfils 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 5-7, 7-6 (4). The eighth-seeded Anderson hit 20 aces on his way to setting up a last-eight meeting with defending champion Roger Federer. Anderson, who reached his first … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Anderson through to first Wimbledon quarterfinal

LONDON | The Latest: Djokovic beats Edmund at Wimbledon

LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Novak Djokovic didn’t let a bad call on a crucial point get the better of him as he knocked out home favorite Kyle Edmund in Wimbledon’s third round. The three-time champion won 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 on Centre Court, serving out the match with … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Djokovic beats Edmund at Wimbledon

LONDON | Hey, Serena, you’ve won 7 Wimbledon titles; could 8 be next

LONDON — It’s hard to blame Serena Williams for having some trouble keeping track of all of her many titles at the All England Club. “I don’t necessarily have to win another Wimbledon in my career,” she was saying Friday, making a point about not having anything left to prove, “(because) I won — was … Continue reading LONDON | Hey, Serena, you’ve won 7 Wimbledon titles; could 8 be next