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Serena Williams beats sister Venus to win Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams has won her record 23rd Grand Slam singles title, and her sister was right there on court to give her a congratulatory hug. The all-Williams final — the first at the Australian Open since Serena won the first edition of the family rivalry here in 2003 — went to the […]

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Wawrinka tops Djokovic in US Open final

NEW YORK — Pointing to his temple after winning the biggest of points, Stan Wawrinka wore Novak Djokovic down and beat the defending champion 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday for his first U.S. Open title and third Grand Slam trophy overall. The 31-year-old Wawrinka is the oldest U.S. Open men’s champion since Ken […]

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Murray unraveled by noise, loses in US Open quarters

NEW YORK — Andy Murray dropped seven consecutive games after a let call caused by a loud noise in the arena’s speaker system during a fourth-set point and lost to Kei Nishikori 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 in a riveting U.S. Open quarterfinal Wednesday. Murray, the No. 2 seed and 2012 champion at Flushing Meadows, […]

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Djokovic finally wins French Open, beating Murray in final

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic became the first man in nearly a half-century to win four consecutive major championships and finally earned an elusive French Open title to complete a career Grand Slam, beating Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday. This was the top-seeded Djokovic’s 12th appearance at Roland Garros, and his fourth […]

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Williams seeking 21st major in Wimbledon final

LONDON — Turn back the calendar more than a year, to June 28, 2014, when Serena Williams lost to Alize Cornet in the third round at Wimbledon. It was Williams’ earliest exit from the All England Club in nearly a decade. It also marked the fourth time in five Grand Slam tournaments she was beaten […]

Comments - 10:45 pm - updated: 10:45 pm.

Federer to play Djokovic in his 10th Wimbledon final

LONDON — Playing the kind of untouchable tennis that has brought him 17 Grand Slam titles, Roger Federer beat Andy Murray in straight sets Friday to reach his 10th Wimbledon final and put him within one victory of a record eighth championship at the All England Club. Riding a dominant serve that produced 20 aces, […]

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Serena swats her way back to Wimbledon finals

LONDON — Serena Williams is just one win away from another Grand Slam milestone. The top-ranked Williams maintained her 11-year dominance over Maria Sharapova, beating the Russian 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday to reach her eighth Wimbledon championship match and 25th career Grand Slam final. In beating Sharapova for the 17th straight time, Williams won her […]

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Federer, Murray in Wimbledon showdown; Djokovic gets Gasquet

By Howard Fendrich AP Tennis Writer Novak Djokovic returns a shot to Marin Cilic during their singles match against at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Wednesday. http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_104524636-5aacabe031894a648d3fd78622c0b180.jpgNovak Djokovic returns a shot to Marin Cilic during their singles match against at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Wednesday. LONDON […]

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Dustin Brown tries for encore

By Mattias Karen AP Sports Writer Dustin Brown celebrates after defeating Rafael Nadal during their singles match, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday. http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Britain-Wimbledon-Ten_Sopr.jpgDustin Brown celebrates after defeating Rafael Nadal during their singles match, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday. LONDON — After his stunning […]

Comments - 11:25 pm - updated: 11:25 pm.

Serena avoids upset at Wimbledon

World No. 1 trailed 3-0 in final set By Howard Fendrich AP Tennis Writer Serena Williams celebrates winning a point against Heather Watson of Britain, during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Friday. http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Serena-Wimbledon.jpgSerena Williams celebrates winning a point against Heather Watson of Britain, during their singles match […]

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