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  • British number one Robson to miss Wimbledon, French Open

    (Reuters) - British women's number one Laura Robson will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having surgery on her wrist, the 20-year-old announced on Thursday. Robson, who has a world ranking of 64, has not played since losing in the Australian...
  • Serena, Sharapova again on Miami collision course

    MIAMI (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams led a stampede of top seeds into the quarterfinals of the Sony Open on Monday but big sister and three-time Miami champion Venus could not join the party. On a day that saw play interrupted by rain, it...
  • U.S. Open: Nothing soft about Williams sisters' games in openers

    U.S. Open: Nothing soft about Williams sisters' games in openers
    NEW YORK — Venus Williams was dressed as if going to a garden party, her outfit covered in flowers that could only come from imagination and not reality. And some of her hair was dyed pink to match the flowers. But Williams came to Arthur Ashe...
  • Women's semifinalists at Wimbledon are an unlikely final four

    Women's semifinalists at Wimbledon are an unlikely final four
    WIMBLEDON, England — The abnormal has become the new normal at Wimbledon, where one of the women's semifinalists was playing too poorly a year ago to compete here and the lone remaining past champion was eliminated Tuesday in the quarterfinals...
  • Marion Bartoli powers her way to Wimbledon women's final

    WIMBLEDON, England — Marion Bartoli said she took a nap shortly before playing her semifinal match against Kirsten Flipkens. Whatever dreams the lady from France had could not have been as good as the reality of her performance Thursday on...
  • Sabine Lisicki outlasts Agnieszka Radwanska in a Wimbledon semifinal

    Sabine Lisicki outlasts Agnieszka Radwanska in a Wimbledon semifinal
    WIMBLEDON, England -- Sabine Lisicki of Germany was previously best known during this year’s Wimbledon tournament for upsetting favored Serena Williams in the round of 16. Lisicki will now be even better known as a first-time Wimbledon finalist....
  • Marion Bartoli, Sabine 'Boom Boom' Lisicki set for Wimbledon final

    Marion Bartoli, Sabine 'Boom Boom' Lisicki set for Wimbledon final
    WIMBLEDON -- It’s something of a cliché to discuss the obstacles that athletes have overcome to reach the pinnacle of their respective sports. Yet, if not for encountering difficulty along the way they might not have developed the determination that...
  • Marion Bartoli overpowers Sabine Lisicki for 2013 Wimbledon title

    WIMBLEDON, England — There's nothing conventional about Marion Bartoli on a tennis court. Her serve is anything but smooth. She pounds the ball with two hands from both sides, styled after Monica Seles. She can't stand still between points,...
  • Autograph broker says he paid Johnny Manziel to sign items

    An East Coast autograph broker said Tuesday that Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel was paid $7,500 for signing about 300 mini- and full-sized helmets on Jan. 11-12 while he was attending an event in Connecticut, ESPN reported. The broker played two...
  • Serena Williams' Wimbledon loss is latest, biggest tennis shocker

    WIMBLEDON, England — Serena Williams insisted her round-of-16 loss to Germany's Sabine Lisicki wasn't a shock, because Lisicki is a good grass-court player with a "massive, massive serve" and was vastly underrated as the 23rd seed. In many ways,...
  • Sabine Lisicki, Marion Bartoli advance to Wimbledon final

    Sabine Lisicki, Marion Bartoli advance to Wimbledon final
    WIMBLEDON, England —- Whether it's Sabine Lisicki or Marion Bartoli who receives the Venus Rosewater Dish on Saturday, the Wimbledon women's champion will be a deserving first-time Grand Slam victor. Lisicki, the German-born 23rd-seeded player who...
  • Sports TV and radio: Thursday's 7/4 log (updated Wed. AM)

    Sports TV and radio: Thursday's 7/4 log (updated Wed. AM)
    8 a.m.    Tennis: Wimbledon (primarily semifinals: Marion Bartoli vs. Kirsten Flipkens; Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Sabine Lisicki).--ESPN 8 a.m.    Cycling: Tour de France stage 6 (Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier).--NBC Sports Net. 9 a.m.    Golf: French Open...