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  • Chair umpire Bernardes faults McEnroe on 'no umpire' scheme

    LONDON (Reuters) - Brazilian chair umpire Carlos Bernardes has heard all about former Wimbledon champion John McEnroe's call for doing away with umpires, and he doesn't buy it for a second. If anything, Bernardes told Reuters, the pace of the game and...
  • 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...
  • Cornet seals it with a kiss

    LONDON (Reuters) - It is unlikely that Alize Cornet will ever forget the moment she watched Serena Williams come charging towards the net - only to whip a backhand straight into the barrier. It was game, set and match for Cornet as the 24-year-old...
  • At rainy Wimbledon, it's good to have a roof over their heads

    At rainy Wimbledon, it's good to have a roof over their heads
    When it rains, it pours nervous energy at Wimbledon. Fingernail chewing becomes an epidemic. Pacing, too. And eating, which with the fare here, is dangerous. Many of the offerings look and taste like roadkill. Rain in most places comes down hard...
  • Serena suffers earliest Wimbledon exit since 2005

    LONDON (Reuters) - It was not quite a Jill Craybas moment for Serena Williams at a soggy Wimbledon on Saturday but her third round defeat by Frenchwoman Alize Cornet was shocking all the same. Just as when she was beaten by obscure fellow American...
  • Sports TV and radio: Monday's 6/30 log (updated Saturday PM)

    7 a.m.    Tennis: Wimbledon (mostly No. 1 Court and outer courts).--ESPN 8 a.m.    Tennis: Wimbledon (mostly Centre Court).--ESPN2 10:30 a.m.    Basketball: Jan. 1997: Phoebus girls vs. Kecoughtan.--LSC 48 11:30 a.m.    Tennis: Wimbledon (mostly No. 1...
  • Venus Williams is giving it her all in the twilight of her career

    Venus Williams won a first-round match on a side court on the opening day of Wimbledon on Monday, and it was a big deal. OK, maybe not for anybody other than die-hard Venus Williams fans and Venus herself. It isn't as if anybody is expecting her to...
  • 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...
  • Nicolas Mahut still grinding on Wimbledon's outer courts

    Nicolas Mahut still grinding on Wimbledon's outer courts
    The day dawned bright and sunny at Wimbledon on Tuesday, and the trains were packed with tennis fans wanting to see Roger and Rafa, or Serena and Maria. Or all four. Nobody was coming to see Nicolas Mahut, the French grinder. Which is too bad, because...
  • 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...
  • Wimbledon winners include Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal

     Wimbledon winners include Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal
    WIMBLEDON — It rained late in the day Thursday at Wimbledon, leaving only Roger Federer's match under the closed roof to carry on. And that one didn't last long. Federer, racing against Father Time to win an eighth title here, sent Gilles Muller...