Wimbledon

Djokovic returns to No. 1 in rankings after 2-year absence

Novak Djokovic is back at No. 1 in the ATP rankings after a two-year absence — and the first man in nearly two decades to rise to the top spot after being outside the top 20 in the same season. Djokovic moved up from No. 2 to overtake Rafael Nadal on Monday. When the 31-year-old … Continue reading Djokovic returns to No. 1 in rankings after 2-year absence

WIMBLEDON, England | Wimbledon to introduce 5th-set tiebreakers starting in 2019

WIMBLEDON, England — The All England Club says it will introduce fifth-set tiebreakers at Wimbledon next year when a match reaches 12-12. The grass-court Grand Slam tournament is the second of the four majors to use a fifth-set tiebreaker to determine a singles match. The U.S. Open, however, start its fifth-set tiebreakers at 6-6. At … Continue reading WIMBLEDON, England | Wimbledon to introduce 5th-set tiebreakers starting in 2019

TIANJIN, China | Garcia, Mertens cruise into Tianjin quarterfinals

TIANJIN, China  — Second-seeded Caroline Garcia of France moved into the Tainjin Open quarterfinals after defeating Chinese qualifier Zhang Yuxuan 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday. The 16th-ranked Garcia will play sixth-seeded Petra Martic of Croatia for a semifinal berth on Friday. Third-seeded Elise Mertens of Belgium also advanced by defeating Slovakian qualifier Jana Cepelova 6-2, 6-3. … Continue reading TIANJIN, China | Garcia, Mertens cruise into Tianjin quarterfinals

NEW YORK | The Latest: Defending Open champ Stephens gets past Azarenka

NEW YORK— The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Defending U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens grabbed the last three games after a brief break while the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof was shut because of a light rain and beat two-time runner-up Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-4 to reach the fourth … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Defending Open champ Stephens gets past Azarenka

NEW YORK | The Latest: No. 2 seed Wozniacki out in US Open’s 2nd round

NEW YORK  — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:05 p.m. No. 2 seed Caroline Wozniacki is out of the U.S. Open in the second round, joining No. 1 Simona Halep on the sideline. Wozniacki lost 6-4, 6-2 to 36th-ranked Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine. Wozniacki is the reigning Australian Open … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: No. 2 seed Wozniacki out in US Open’s 2nd round

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