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  • 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...
  • Stephens, Kvitova advance to fourth round at Wimbledon

    WIMBLEDON, England -- Rising American star Sloane Stephens and 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova learned Saturday that patience can pay off. Stephens, seeded No. 17, had to wait overnight because her third-round match against Petra Cetkovska was...
  • 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,...
  • A confident Alison Riske upsets ailing Petra Kvitova at U.S. Open

    A confident Alison Riske upsets ailing Petra Kvitova at U.S. Open
    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...
  • Sloane Stephens, Serena Williams arrange a rematch at U.S. Open

    NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens did her part. She took all the space away from fellow American Jamie Hampton, commanded the court with her ferocious forehand and never let down for a moment. Stephens needed only 63 minutes to beat the 23rd-seeded...
  • Serena Williams in No. 1 form in dispatching Sloane Stephens at U.S. Open

    NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens probably will be able to beat Serena Williams again someday. Just not Sunday. Williams, defending U.S. Open champion and the top-ranked player in the world, appears well on her way to winning a 17th Grand Slam title...
  • Serena Williams reaches U.S. Open final again

    NEW YORK — From her first massive forehand to her final well-placed service winner, top-seeded and defending champion Serena Williams left no doubt Friday against Li Na. Williams beat the fifth-seeded Li, 6-0, 6-3, to advance to the U.S. Open...
  • Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic advance at Wimbledon

    Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic advance at Wimbledon
    Serena Williams advanced to the fourth round of Wimbledon with a 61-minute victory over Kimiko Date-Krumm on Saturday. The top-seeded Williams overwhelmed her 42-year-old opponent, 6-1, 6-0, on Center Court for her 600th career win. Williams and...
  • Andy Murray advances at Wimbledon; U.S. women have mixed results

    No. 2 seed Andy Murray, who is trying to become the first British man to win the Wimbledon singles title since Fred Perry triumphed in 1936, easily won his first-round match on Monday with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Benjamin Becker of Germany. Murray ...
  • Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams advance to fourth round at Wimbledon

    Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams advance to fourth round at Wimbledon
    WIMBLEDON, England — While Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys and Laura Robson offered tantalizing glimpses into tennis' future, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams reinforced their current dominance. Top-ranked Djokovic and Williams glided into the...
  • 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,...