Wimbledon opens with an emotional return for Venus Williams

LONDON — Venus Williams wiped tears from her eyes during her Wimbledon news conference Monday. She shook her head, fiddled with her hair and sat, silently. The wave of emotion came as Williams attempted to answer a question about the two-car crash that police say she caused June 9 in Florida; a 78-year-old passenger in […]

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Perfect 10: Rafal Nadal routs Stan Wawrinka for record 10th French Open

PARIS — His clay-court prowess as unassailable as ever, Rafael Nadal won his record 10th French Open title by dominating 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the final Sunday. No other man or woman has won 10 championships at the same major in the Open era, which began in 1968. Call it a […]

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While Djokovic frets, Nadal barely sweats at French Open’s third round

PARIS — From a tiff with the chair umpire to the big deficit he created and then needed to overcome in a steady rain, Novak Djokovic had an all-around difficult day at the French Open. Rafael Nadal’s journey to the fourth round, in contrast, could hardly have been easier. Indeed, his 100th best-of-five-set match on […]

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Top storylines for 2017 French Open

The names missing from the French Open field are as noteworthy as can be: Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. They are the owners of a combined six titles at Roland Garros and 46 Grand Slam singles trophies in all and the three most marketable athletes in tennis. That trio’s reasons for being absent? […]

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Maria Sharapova to learn Wimbledon wild card fate on June 20

LONDON — Maria Sharapova may have to wait until June 20 to see if she will be welcomed back to this year’s tournament at Wimbledon. Sharapova, the 2004 champion at the All England Club, returned to the WTA Tour last week after serving a 15-month ban for doping and reached the semifinals in Stuttgart, leaving […]

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Federer turns back to clock to sweep Nadal and win Key Biscayne

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Weary from three months of winning, Roger Federer hit one last shot Sunday, whacking a celebratory forehand into the stands to punctuate his victory over Rafael Nadal in the Miami Open final. Now comes a well-deserved two-month break. “I’m not 24 anymore,” Federer said. “I need a rest. My body needs […]

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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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