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  • Nadal, Serena advance; Townsend out at Wimbledon

    Nadal, Serena advance; Townsend out at Wimbledon
    WIMBLEDON, England - World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and Swiss stars Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka were a trio of opening-round winners Tuesday at Wimbledon. The second-seeded Nadal had to come from behind to beat capable Slovak Martin Klizan 4-6, 6-3, 6-3,...
  • Rafael Nadal digs deep for 700th career match win

    LONDON (AP) — For a set and a half, Rafael Nadal looked in danger of tumbling out in the first round of Wimbledon for the second year in a row. The left-hander dominating play on Centre Court was not the 14-time Grand Slam champion, it was 51st-...
  • Tiger Woods starts poorly but shakes off some rust at Congressional

    Tiger Woods had a feeling his first competitive round in more than three months after back surgery was not going to be easy. It was not his back that gave the 38-year-old Woods trouble in Thursday's opening round of the Quicken Loans National at...
  • Australian Open champ Li Na is eliminated in third round at Wimbledon

    Australian Open champ Li Na is eliminated in third round at Wimbledon
    Li Na became the victim of the first major upset at Wimbledon on Friday. The Australian Open champion and second seed blew a set point in the second set on her way to being bounced by Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5),...
  • Murray, Djokovic Win at Wimbledon; Li Na, Venus Williams Lose

    Murray, Djokovic Win at Wimbledon; Li Na, Venus Williams Lose
    Defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray showed another dominant display in overpowering Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut to move to the fourth round. “It’s been a good first week, now I can rest up and be ready for Monday,” the third-...
  • Djokovic says 'nothing damaged' after hard fall

    Djokovic says 'nothing damaged' after hard fall
    ONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic lay crumpled on Centre Court, clutching his upper left arm and grimacing. He felt something pop and feared the worst. Djokovic had lunged for a shot behind the baseline, tumbled on the grass and rolled over twice, his...
  • Li Na's tennis game is on track, her personality pleasingly off-kilter

    In the midst of a pro tennis world chock-full of players with overwhelming athletic skills and underwhelming personalities, there is Li Na. She is a beacon in the fog, a candle in a mine shaft. She is also a pretty good tennis player who is ranked No....
  • Radek Stepanek gives Novak Djokovic a scare at Wimbledon

    Radek Stepanek gives Novak Djokovic a scare at Wimbledon
    Wimbledon fans got an entertaining show from a tennis senior citizen and a big sigh of relief from their top-seeded men's player here Wednesday. Novak Djokovic, who won here in 2011 and lost in the final to Andy Murray last year, was cruising on...
  • Alize Cornet stuns Serena Williams at Wimbledon

    The inescapable conclusion, after watching a young French woman jerk Serena Williams around the tennis court at Wimbledon here Saturday like she had her on a string, is that Father Time has arrived for a talk. Maybe, in Williams’ case, it is...
  • Alize Cornet drops hammer on top-seeded Serena Williams

    Alize Cornet drops hammer on top-seeded Serena Williams
    The inescapable conclusion, after watching a young French woman jerk Serena Williams around the tennis court at Wimbledon here Saturday as if she had her on a string, is that Father Time has arrived for a talk. Maybe, in Williams' case, it is Mother...
  • Latest Slam loss for Williams comes at Wimbledon

    Latest Slam loss for Williams comes at Wimbledon
    LONDON (AP) — As Serena Williams began to fall behind in what would become her earliest Wimbledon exit in nearly a decade, her coach could tell something was awry. Not the so-so serving. Or the bad backhands. This was a larger problem. "Right...
  • Big 4 around Wimbledon's Week 2, not so for women

     The so-called "Big 4" men who have won 35 of 37 of the past Grand Slam singles titles — Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer — are all around for the second week at Wimbledon, joined by the new major winner on the...