| Jul 4, 2013
| 6:55 AM
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...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 9:40 AM
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....
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Maria Sharapova didn't take long in hiring a new coach, announcing on Saturday that Jimmy Connors will replace Thomas Hogstedt, who oversaw her training for the last three years and helped her return to the No. 1 ranking in women's tennis.
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:03 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:42 AM
WIMBLEDON, England — No. 24 seed Jerzy Janowicz became the first Polish man to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament when he defeated Lukasz Kubot, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4, on Wednesday in an all-Polish quarterfinal match.
Janowicz, who is 22...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:34 PM
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,...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:37 PM
A good friend told me a few years ago he would not allow his kids to wear sports jerseys unless their name was on the back.
His philosophy is simple. You have your own name and you know what it represents.
While it made sense, I still thought his...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 6:05 PM
WIMBLEDON, England — Surely, someone made a mistake.
The intended order of play for the round of 16 at Wimbledon on Monday omitted seven-time champion Roger Federer and two-time champion Rafael Nadal. World No. 3 Maria Sharapova and two-time...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 7:10 PM
Play at Wimbledon doesn’t start until Monday but Maria Sharapova delivered the first stinging forehand Saturday when she pointedly criticized the off-court conduct of one of her chief rivals, top-seeded Serena Williams.
Speaking at a pre-...
| May 19, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Serena Williams extended the best run of her career on Sunday by winning the Italian Open title in a rout of third-seeded Victoria Azarenka on the clay in Rome.
The top-ranked American has now won 24 matches in a row and four consecutive tournament...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Top-seeded Serena Williams, who will begin pursuit of her 17th Grand Slam title on Tuesday when she faces Mandy Minella of Luxembourg on Wimbledon’s famed Center Court, on Sunday apologized for comments about a teenage rape victim in Steubenville,...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 9:50 PM
NEW YORK — Alison Riske, an unseeded 23-year-old from Pittsburgh, showed no nerves and had plenty of big ground strokes in upsetting seventh-seeded and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, 6-3, 6-0, in a third-round match at the U.S. Open on...