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Wimbledon champion Halep targets strong finish in Asia

Sep 24, 2019 - 5:27 PM

'Now I feel healthy, I feel motivated, I feel fresh. I just want to go there and win every match I play,' says Simona Halep

MILESTONE. Simona Halep takes inspiration from her first Wimbledon title last July 2019 in the Wuhan Open. File photo from Australian Open Twitter

Kerber drops coach after Wimbledon shock

Jul 20, 2019 - 2:03 PM

After failing to defend her Wimbledon crown, former world No. 1 Angelique Kerber parts ways with coach Rainer Schuttler

Germany's Angelique Kerber. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Mochizuki makes Grand Slam history for Japan at Wimbledon

Jul 15, 2019 - 7:04 PM

Shintaro Mochizuki becomes the first Japanese player to win a boy's Grand Slam title

BOY WONDER. Shintaro Mochizuki follows 1969 girls singles title winner Kazuko Sawamatsu in triumphing at the grass court Grand Slam. Photo from Twitter/@ShintaroMOCHIZU

Taiwan's Chan, Croatia's Dodig win Wimbledon mixed doubles title

Jul 15, 2019 - 3:06 PM

Latisha Chan and Ivan Dodig follow up their triumph in the French Open by ruling Wimbledon

CHAMPS AGAIN. Ivan Dodig and Latisha Chan rule the Wimbledon Open. Photo from Twitter/@rolandgarros

Djokovic vows to win fans' love with Federer record in view

Jul 15, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Novak Djokovic is now just 4 behind the all-time men's Grand Slam record of 20 held by Roger Federer

BACK-TO-BACK. Novak Djokovic wins his second straight Wimbledon title. Photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic: King of the court but not of people's hearts?

Jul 15, 2019 - 11:20 AM

Despite his achievements, Novak Djokovic appears doomed never to be held in the same saintly esteem as Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal – the 'people's champions'

RACKING IT UP. Novak Djokovic captures his 16th Grand Slam in the Wimbledon Open. Photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon

Federer rues 'missed opportunity' to win 9th Wimbledon title

Jul 15, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Roger Federer falls short to Novak Djokovic in the longest Wimbledon singles final after wasting two match points

SHORT. Roger Federer misses out on what could have been his 21st Grand Slam crown. Photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon

Djokovic reflects on 'unreal' Wimbledon 2019 final victory

Jul 15, 2019 - 9:10 AM

The 32-year-old Serbian, winning back-to-back Wimbledon titles for the second time, prevails in an epic duel, the longest ever final and the first decided by a deciding set tie-break

Serbia's Novak Djokovic raises the winner's trophy after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 14, 2019.  Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP

'Stars align' as Federer seeks to break Djokovic spell

Jul 14, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Crowd favorite Roger Federer vies to become the oldest Grand Slam winner against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic

SUPER SHOWDOWN. Novak Djokovic holds the edge in their head-to-head battle, but Roger Federer boasts of a ‘rock solid year.’ Photos by Ben Stansall/AFP

Serena has lost 'intimidation' factor, says Halep

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:59 AM

'I'm very sure that was the best match of my life,' says Simona Halep after dumping Serena Williams to capture the Wimbledon women's crown

NO FEAR. Romanian Simona Halep (right) says she just focused on herself during her title duel against American star Serena Williams. Photos by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Halep thwarts Serena history bid with Wimbledon final triumph

Jul 13, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Former world No. 1 Simona Halep shatters Serena Williams' latest bid to capture a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam

SENSATIONAL. Simona Halep bags her second career major, saying she had ‘never played better.’  Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Sad Nadal sees chances of third Wimbledon title slipping

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:56 PM

'I am sad for the loss because for me it was another opportunity,' Rafael Nadal admits after losing to great rival Roger Federer

Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Federer feels 'strange' returning to Wimbledon final with Serena

Jul 13, 2019 - 11:35 AM

Sixteen years after his Grand Slam breakthrough, Roger Federer vies for the Wimbledon crown again along with Serena Williams

EVERGREEN. Two decades on, Serena Williams and Roger Federer remain at the top of their game. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Federer downs Nadal to set up Djokovic duel for Wimbledon title

Jul 13, 2019 - 3:36 AM

'I'm exhausted, it was tough at the end,' says Roger Federer after winning the blockbuster semifinal match against rival Rafael Nadal

ONE MORE. Roger Federer gets past long-time adversary Rafael Nadal but needs to dispose world No. 1 Novak Djokovic next to secure a 21st major title. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Djokovic reaches 6th Wimbledon final

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:26 AM

'I had to dig deep,' says world No. 1 Novak Djokovic after outlasting Roberto Bautista Agut in the semifinal

THRILLED. Defending champion Novak Djokovic gets all pumped up after securing his 25th Grand Slam title berth. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Federer, Nadal brace for Wimbledon epic

Jul 12, 2019 - 11:12 AM

'Rafa really can hurt anybody on any surface,' Roger Federer says of long-time rival Rafael Nadal

(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on July 11, 2019 shows Spain's Rafael Nadal (L) and Switzerland's Roger Federer returning the ball during the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, on July 4, 2019. - Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal meet for the fourth time at Wimbledon on July 12, 2019 in the semi-finals, 11 years after their last clash at the All England Club. (Photos by Adrian DENNIS and GLYN KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Record in sight: Serena to face Halep in Wimbledon final

Jul 12, 2019 - 12:25 AM

Only Simona Halep stands in the way between Serena Williams and her goal of equaling Margaret Court's Grand Slam title record

UPPER HAND. Serena Williams holds a 9-1 career lead over Simona Halep. Photo by Hannah McKay/AFP

Federer racks up 100th Wimbledon match, Nadal next

Jul 11, 2019 - 8:51 AM

Long-time rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal arrange a blockbuster Wimbledon semifinal showdown

Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates winning a point against Japan's Kei Nishikori during their men's singles quarter-final match on day nine of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2019. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Djokovic eases to 9th Wimbledon semifinal

Jul 11, 2019 - 12:25 AM

Flashing his ruthless form, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic disposes of David Goffin in straight sets in the quarterfinal

CRUISING. Novak Djokovic says everything has been going exactly how he wanted. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Djokovic is a 'deadly spider,' says opponent's coach

Jul 10, 2019 - 4:31 PM

'It's almost impossible to find any weaknesses in his game,' 2002 Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson on world No. 1 Novak Djokovic

UNSTOPPABLE. Novak Djokovic vies to keep his title defense going agains quarterfinal opponent David Goffin. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Federer eyes 100th Wimbledon win and Nadal showdown

Jul 10, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Another record is in sight for Roger Federer, and so is a potential 40th career match-up with long-time rival Rafael Nadal

ALL GOOD. A confident Roger Federer looks to get past Kei Nishikori to secure a Final Four slot. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Serena within sight of tying Court Slam record

Jul 10, 2019 - 12:27 AM

After surviving a tough Wimbledon quarterfinal duel, Serena Williams moves within two wins from matching Margaret Court's Grand Slam titles record of 24

US player Serena Williams returns against US player Alison Riske during their women's singles quarter-final match on day eight of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 9, 2019. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Federer closes in on 100th Wimbledon victory

Jul 09, 2019 - 1:50 PM

The trio of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal cruises into the 2019 Wimbledon last 8

NATURAL HABITAT. Roger Federer eases into the men's singles quarterfinals in the 2019 Wimbledon. Photo from Wimbledon Instagram

Serena wary of Riske factor at Wimbledon

Jul 09, 2019 - 12:10 PM

'She's playing really great, especially on the grass. She's attacking that ball really well. She doesn't let anything limit her,' says Serena Williams on Alison Riske

THREATENED. Serena Williams is looking out for Alison Riske who booted out world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty from 2019 Wimbledon. Photo from Wimbledon Instagram

'I never give up,' says Gauff as she bows out of Wimbledon

Jul 09, 2019 - 9:59 AM

'I hope they learned from me that, I mean, anything is possible if you work hard, just continue to dream big,' says Coco Gauff

YOUNG STAR. Coco Gauff aims to achieve more things after an unexpected 2019 Wimbledon campaign. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Nadal leads charge of old brigade into Wimbledon quarterfinals

Jul 08, 2019 - 11:37 PM

With Rafael Nadal advancing, the evergreen 30-somethings of male tennis stars threaten to take a stranglehold in Wimbledon

STILL AT IT. Rafael Nadal will play in his 39th Grand Slam quarterfinal. Photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon

Barty exits Wimbledon as Serena coasts through

Jul 08, 2019 - 10:53 PM

Serena Williams sees her chances of tying the all-time Grand Slam haul following the loss of world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty

ON TO THE NEXT. Serena Williams advances to the next round of Wimbledon. Photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic share Wimbledon 'Manic Monday' with Gauff

Jul 08, 2019 - 2:27 PM

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal all play their last 16 ties, while Coco Gauff looks to advance against a former world No. 1

STAR-STUDDED DAY. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Coco Gauff will see action on the same day in Wimbledon. Photos courtesy of Glenn Kirk/AFP (Federer and Nadal), Ben Stansall (Djokovic), and Twitter/@Wimbledon (Gauff)

Federer posts new Slam record as favorites cruise into Wimbledon last 16

Jul 07, 2019 - 11:57 AM

Roger Federer registers his 350th singles win in Grand Slam matches

BOUNCING BACK. Roger Federer rallies back to dominate South African debutant Lloyd Harris. Photo from Wimbledon Instagram

Serena into last 16, fears 'performance anxiety' with Murray

Jul 06, 2019 - 11:40 PM

Partnering with Andy Murray for the first time, Serena Williams admits to feeling 'nervous' playing mixed doubles with the former world No. 1

POWER PAIRING. Serena Williams and Andy Murray easily become the favored duo in mixed doubles action. Photo from Wimbledon

Djokovic into last 16, Anderson joins exit of Wimbledon seeds

Jul 06, 2019 - 11:46 AM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic equals Boris Becker's mark as Kevin Anderson gets booted out to leave just 4 of the top 10 seeds

RIGHT ON TRACK. Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after overcoming a tough start against Poland's Hubert Hurkacz. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Gauff counts on talent, not fate or destiny, for success

Jul 06, 2019 - 9:52 AM

Showing remarkable resilience, 15-year-old sensation Coco Gauff saves match points to reach the Wimbledon last 16

PHENOMENAL. Rising teen star Coco Gauff continues her magical run at the All England Club. Photo from Wimbledon

'More players that come out, the better,' says Van Uytvanck

Jul 05, 2019 - 4:01 PM

Alison Van Uytvanck, one of the few openly gay tennis players, calls for support to give more athletes the confidence to come out

OUT. After bowing to world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty in singles action, Alison Van Uytvanck (left) focuses on her doubles campaign with girlfriend and playing partner Greet Minnen. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Fun is back for Murray on victorious Wimbledon return

Jul 05, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray admits he has rediscovered the fun in tennis after a 'life-changing' hip surgery

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Kyrgios admits: I deliberately hit Nadal with ball

Jul 05, 2019 - 8:58 AM

Rafael Nadal downs Nick Kyrgios in a stormy and bad-tempered Wimbledon second-round encounter

TEMPERAMENTAL. Australian Nick Kyrgios admits he’s 'not the most professional guy.' Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Tomic stripped of $56,600 Wimbledon prize money for tanking

Jul 04, 2019 - 5:42 PM

Officials say Australian Bernard Tomic, who lost to Jo-Wifried Tsonga in just 58 minutes, did not meet 'the required professional standard'

CONTROVERSIAL. Bernard Tomic has been accused of tanking in the past. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Gauff continues magical Wimbledon run as Djokovic eases through

Jul 04, 2019 - 11:47 AM

Rising teen star Coco Gauff becomes the youngest player in the last 3 decades to reach the third round

CONFIDENT. Coco Gauff believes she can 'beat anyone.' Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Cori Gauff the ideal new poster girl, says Serena

Jul 03, 2019 - 5:00 PM

'Soon she'll be on other girls' walls. It's nice, because it will keep it going from the next generation to next generation,' Serena Williams on the 15-year-old tennis sensation

RISING STAR. Teen standout Cori Gauff says she grew up idolizing the Williams sisters. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Dream team: Murray, Serena pair up in Wimbledon mixed doubles

Jul 03, 2019 - 12:07 PM

Andy Murray makes his way back to tennis thanks to an all-star partnership with Serena Williams

HYPED DUO. Former world No. 1s Andy Murray (left) and Serena Williams team up for the 2019 Wimbledon mixed doubles event. Photo from Wimbledon Instagram

'Optimistic' Serena eases to Wimbledon 2nd round

Jul 03, 2019 - 10:56 AM

'It is the best I have felt since February,' says Serena Williams who aims for a record Grand Slam title

BACK ON TRACK. Serena Williams guns for 8th Wimbledon title and Margaret Court's record. Photo from Wimbledon Instagram

Future 'uncertain' as Sharapova quits Wimbledon in pain

Jul 03, 2019 - 9:46 AM

'I'm still proud that I'm here. This is not the easy way. I think the easy way would be just for me to maybe do other things,' says Sharapova

KEEP FIGHTING. Maria Sharapova picks up another injury this year. Photo from Wimbledon Instagram

Federer overcomes scare, Nadal sets up grudge match with Kyrgios

Jul 03, 2019 - 9:07 AM

Roger Federer admits he struggled against South African debutant Lloyd Harris

BOUNCING BACK. Roger Federer rallies back to dominate South African debutant Lloyd Harris. Photo from Wimbledon Instagram

Teen Gauff after Venus shock: 'My goal is to win Wimbledon'

Jul 02, 2019 - 3:56 PM

'I said this before: I want to be the greatest,' says Gauff who defeated Venus Williams in the opening round

DISBELIEF. 15-year-old Cori Gauff unexpectedly defeats veteran Venus Williams in her Wimbledon debut. Photo from Coco Gauff's Twitter

Osaka, Zverev, Tsitsipas crash on Wimbledon 'Black Monday'

Jul 02, 2019 - 12:03 PM

'Can we stop now? I think I am going to cry,' says Naomi Osaka after her 1st round exit

EARLY EXIT. Naomi Osaka joins Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas in getting booted out of the 2019 Wimbledon. Photo from Wimbledon Instagram

Djokovic off to winning start with Ivanisevic at his side

Jul 02, 2019 - 11:16 AM

Novak Djokovic powers past Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany to advance to the 2nd round

ROUSING START. Novak Djokovic gets off to a dominant start in the 2019 Wimbledon. File photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

15-year-old Wimbledon qualifier reminds Serena of herself

Jul 01, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Cori Gauff becomes the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon in the Open Era, and will face 39-year-old Venus Williams in the first round

EYEING HISTORY. Serena Williams seeks for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title. File photo from Australian Open's Twitter account (@AustralianOpen)

Wimbledon champion Kerber wary of Serena shadow

Jul 01, 2019 - 2:49 PM

Angelique Kerber calls Serena Williams, whom she defeated in the Wimbledon final last year, as 'one of the toughest opponents to beat'

EVEN. Angelique Kerber and Serena Williams are 1-1 when facing each other in the Wimbledon final. File photo by Nic Bothma/AFP

Djokovic, Osaka share center stage on Wimbledon opening day

Jul 01, 2019 - 12:47 PM

Novak Djokovic seeks a fifth Wimbledon title while Naomi Osaka aims for a third Grand Slam crown

BEST OF THE BEST. It is a star-studded opening day in Wimbledon with Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka playing. Photos by Pedja Milosavljevic/AFP (Djokovic) and Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Djokovic, Federer, Nadal primed to tighten Wimbledon grip

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:10 PM

As the All England Club action unfolds, it looks like there's still no dethroning the world's A-list tennis stars

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Novak Djokovic of Serbia; Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerland on stage during the ATP Heritage Celebration at The Waldorf=Astoria on August 23, 2013 in New York City. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Naomi Osaka frees herself of World No. 1 pressures

Jun 30, 2019 - 2:55 PM

'I don't have to think about defending the ranking or anything,' says World No.2 Naomi Osaka

MAJOR COMEBACK. Naomi Osaka aims to bounce back from her third-round exit in the 2019 French Open. File photo by Martin Bureau/AFP