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LONDON  | Djokovic, Kerber, Williams each made a comeback at Wimbledon

LONDON  — From champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, to runner-up Serena Williams, this edition of Wimbledon was all about comebacks of various sorts. When Djokovic won his fourth title at the All England Club and first at a Grand Slam tournament in more than two years by beating Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) … Continue reading LONDON  | Djokovic, Kerber, Williams each made a comeback at Wimbledon

LONDON | Kerber tops Williams at Wimbledon for 3rd Grand Slam title

LONDON — Angelique Kerber was not about to be overwhelmed by the setting or the stakes in this Wimbledon final. She knew exactly what to expect — and what to do — against Serena Williams. Two years after losing to Williams with a title on the line at Centre Court , Kerber came through. So … Continue reading LONDON | Kerber tops Williams at Wimbledon for 3rd Grand Slam title

LONDON | Anderson tops Isner 26-24 at Wimbledon; other SF suspended

LONDON — To say that Kevin Anderson won this interminable Wimbledon semifinal, and that John Isner lost it, didn’t really seem fair. To Anderson, anyway. They had played on and on, through 6 1/2 hours of ho-hum hold after ho-hum hold, during the second-longest match in the history of a tournament that began in 1877, … Continue reading LONDON | Anderson tops Isner 26-24 at Wimbledon; other SF suspended

Texas A&M stuns reigning champ UNC 86-65 in NCAA 2nd round

CHARLOTTE, N.C./March 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —T.J. Starks scored 21 points and Texas A&M overpowered North Carolina inside, upsetting the reigning national champions 86-65 Sunday in the NCAA Tournament to mark the second straight year a title holder missed the Sweet 16. The seventh-seeded Aggies (22-12) did everything they had to do to hand the Tar … Continue reading Texas A&M stuns reigning champ UNC 86-65 in NCAA 2nd round

Streep, Williams bring activists as Golden Globe guests

LOS ANGELES  /January 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Emma Watson and Amy Poehler were among eight actresses bringing gender and racial justice activists as their guests to Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards in an effort to shift the focus back on survivors and solutions, and away from those accused of sexual misconduct. Streep … Continue reading Streep, Williams bring activists as Golden Globe guests

Serena loses to Ostapenko in comeback after giving birth

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates/December 30,2017(AP)(STL.News)— Serena Williams lost on her return to competitive tennis after giving birth, going down to French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in an exhibition in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday. Williams struggled with her serve and Ostapenko won 6-2, 3-6 and then 10-5 in a super tiebreaker, but the … Continue reading Serena loses to Ostapenko in comeback after giving birth

4 Americans in US Open women’s semis for 1st time since 1981

NEW YORK/September 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Stephens, Williams, Keys, Vandeweghe: All four women’s semifinalists at the U.S. Open are Americans. It’s the first time that’s happened at Flushing Meadows since 1981. It hasn’t happened at any Grand Slam tournament since Wimbledon in 1985. No. 9-seeded Venus will play unseeded Stephens in the first semifinal Thursday … Continue reading 4 Americans in US Open women’s semis for 1st time since 1981

Williams wins at US Open to stay in No. 1 hunt; Konta out

NEW YORK/August 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. Open tennis: Venus Williams stayed in the crowded hunt for the No. 1 ranking — even though she had no idea that she has a shot at that spot. Johanna Konta, a Wimbledon semifinalist just last month, dropped out of that chase with a first-round exit as the … Continue reading Williams wins at US Open to stay in No. 1 hunt; Konta out