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  • Diamond: Forget something, Wimbledon?

    Much has been made of Andy Murray's win at Wimbledon, widely and incorrectly headlined as the first Brit to win a singles tennis final there since Fred Perry pulled it off in 1936. Virginia Wade did it in 1977. And four other women had done it before...
  • L.A. Film Festival: 'Venus Vs.' filmmaker on tennis star-activist

    L.A. Film Festival: 'Venus Vs.' filmmaker on tennis star-activist
    This post has been updated. See bottom for details. Most people know Venus Williams for her ferocious backhand and overall power on the tennis court, but the 33-year-old athlete has also been an effective activist, specifically when it comes to the...
  • Roddick to play in Irvine

    Andy Roddick might have thought that it would be the end of grueling travel schedules when he retired from professional tennis last September. That hasn't entirely been true for Roddick, the former world No. 1 and 2003 U.S. Open champion. This week...
  • 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,...
  • Johnson the new star

    Johnson the new star
    IRVINE — Andy Roddick brought in by far the biggest home crowd of the season so far for the Orange County Breakers on Saturday night. Roddick, the former World No. 1 who retired from the pro tour last September, was playing his sixth Mylan World...
  • Ross, Kessy ousted

    Ross, Kessy ousted
    LONG BEACH –— Network television cameras will still capture images of April Ross this weekend at the Federation Internationale de Volleyball World Series of Beach Volleyball at Marine Green Park. But it won't be in the more prestigious Grand...
  • Agnieszka Radwanska on naked photo shoot: 'It was great, really fun'

     Agnieszka Radwanska on naked photo shoot: 'It was great, really fun'
    Agnieszka Radwanska, ranked fourth in the world and seeded second at this week's Southern California Open in Carlsbad, was recently featured in ESPN The Magazine body issue, which shows athletes tastefully unclothed. Radwanska's photo shoot had her...
  • Marion Bartoli takes high road after sexist remark about her looks

    Marion Bartoli takes high road after sexist remark about her looks
    Marion Bartoli, a French tennis veteran with the IQ of a genius and recently crowned Wimbledon women's champion, had little to say in the wake of a sexist remark about her looks by way of comparison to Maria Sharapova, a lanky blond from Russia. BBC...
  • Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal win Rogers Cup tennis titles

    Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal win Rogers Cup tennis titles
    Serena Williams won the Rogers Cup women's title for the third time and Rafael Nadal matched that feat while playing spoiler in the men's tournament to capture his eighth title of the year. Williams routed unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea, 6-2, 6-0,...