Wimbledon final

AUSTRALIAN OPEN ’19: New rule nixes never-ending final sets

Jan 11, 2019—Andy Roddick knows a thing or two about playing a tennis match that just won’t seem to end. The Hall of Famer once won an Australian Open quarterfinal that ended 21-19 in the fifth set. He also lost a Wimbledon final against Roger Federer that went to 16-14 in the fifth set, a … Continue reading AUSTRALIAN OPEN ’19: New rule nixes never-ending final sets

WARSAW, Poland | Former Wimbledon finalist Radwanska retires from tennis

WARSAW, Poland  — Former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska says she is retiring from tennis after a 13-year career. The 29-year-old Pole, who reached a career-high ranking of No. 2, says she is “no longer able to train and play the way I used to.” Radwanska won 20 WTA titles in her career. She reached the … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Former Wimbledon finalist Radwanska retires from tennis

NEW YORK | Serena Williams faces Osaka at Open, eyes record-tying title

NEW YORK— A year after giving birth, Serena Williams has made a memorable run to another U.S. Open final, where she will play first-time finalist Naomi Osaka of Japan on Saturday with a chance to win a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title. Williams lost in the Wimbledon final, but has given herself another chance … Continue reading NEW YORK | Serena Williams faces Osaka at Open, eyes record-tying title

NEW YORK | Fashion flap: Serena OK with French Open despite catsuit ban

NEW YORK— Serena Williams isn’t worried about a dress code at the French Open. Her skin-tight black catsuit won’t be welcome, but Williams had already put it back in the closet. She no longer needs a full-length outfit for health reasons and won’t be wearing it again at the U.S. Open. Besides, for someone with … Continue reading NEW YORK | Fashion flap: Serena OK with French Open despite catsuit ban

WASHINGTON  | Sibling rivalry: Alexander Zverev beats brother Mischa in DC

WASHINGTON  — Seems safe to say Alexander Zverev has never hugged an opponent quite the way he did after beating older brother Mischa 6-3, 7-5 to reach the Citi Open quarterfinals Thursday night in their first ATP main-draw match against each other. Alexander, 21, is seeded No. 1 and the defending champion at the hard-court … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Sibling rivalry: Alexander Zverev beats brother Mischa in DC

LONDON | Kerber set for sustained success after Wimbledon title

LONDON  — The changes Angelique Kerber has made on the court helped her win a first Wimbledon title. She believes the changes she made off the court will ensure her second coming as a dominant force in the women’s game endures. The 30-year-old German defeated seven-time champion Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3 in Saturday’s final to … Continue reading LONDON | Kerber set for sustained success after Wimbledon title

LONDON | The Latest: Djokovic races to first set in Wimbledon final

LONDON  — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 2:55 p.m. If Kevin Anderson needs help putting a positive spin on the first set of the Wimbledon final, he need look no further than the British political heavyweights in the royal box on Centre Court. UK Prime Minister Theresa May and London Mayor Sadiq Khan … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Djokovic races to first set in Wimbledon final

LONDON | Djokovic tops Nadal in 5 sets to reach 5th Wimbledon final

LONDON — From the way Novak Djokovic repeatedly smacked his racket against his shoe after one miss, to the shouts directed at himself and his coach after others, it was clear how much he wanted to prove he’s past the roughest patch of his career. Djokovic sent the strongest signal yet he is back at … Continue reading LONDON | Djokovic tops Nadal in 5 sets to reach 5th Wimbledon final