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In US Open final, Nadal seeks 19th major, Medvedev eyes 1st

NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal shrugged his shoulders once, twice, three times. If his words weren't going to make his position clear, his body language would. The question: Would he like to end up with the record for most Grand Slam titles won by a...

 

At 21st US Open, Venus Williams still loves her 'job,' wins

NEW YORK (AP) — Venus Williams still loves her job. And she's still capable of doing it rather well. Playing in the U.S. Open for the 21st time, tying Martina Navratilova's record, Williams improved to 21-0 in first-round matches at Flushing...

 

Djokovic edges Federer in 5 sets for 5th Wimbledon trophy

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic became the first man in 71 years to win Wimbledon after facing match points in the final, coming back to beat Roger Federer in an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker Sunday. By barely emerging to win 7-6...

 
 By Howard Fendrich    Sports    July 7, 2019

Serena Williams 2 for 2 at Wimbledon; wins in singles, mixed

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Serena Williams walked into her news conference at Wimbledon holding her phone, a cold bottle of water and a statistics sheet that reinforced what was clear from watching her third-round singles victory Saturday: She is...

 
 By Howard Fendrich    Sports    July 5, 2019

15-year-old Coco Gauff still unfazed, unbeaten at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — It was easy to forget that Coco Gauff is still just 15 as she stood on the grass of Centre Court, pounding her chest and shouting, "Let's go! Come on!" to celebrate a 32-stroke point that forced a third set in her match...

 

Kerber tops Williams at Wimbledon for 3rd Grand Slam title

LONDON (AP) — Angelique Kerber was not about to be overwhelmed by the setting or the stakes in this Wimbledon final. She knew exactly what to expect — and what to do — against Serena Williams. Two years after losing to Williams with a title on...

 

Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall

LONDON (AP) — Yes, this will be Serena Williams' 10th Wimbledon final. Yes, it's her 30th title match at any major. And, well, sure, she's widely regarded as not just the best of her era, but any era. Let others shrug at this latest...

 

Venus, Serena Williams join Billie Jean King equal pay push

A day before playing in the 2005 final at the All England Club, Venus Williams addressed a meeting of the Grand Slam Board, urging Wimbledon and the French Open to offer equal pay to male and female players. "I said: 'All of our hearts beat the same....

 

Stephens tops Keys in US Open final for 1st Grand Slam title

NEW YORK (AP) — Sloane Stephens' remarkably rapid rise from a ranking of 957th in early August to U.S. Open champion on Saturday began with the slow work of coming back from surgery on her left foot. After being off tour for 11 months because of...

 

Muguruza beats 'role model' Williams for 1st Wimbledon title

LONDON (AP) — As a kid, Garbine Muguruza sat in awe in front of the TV as the Williams sisters accumulated Grand Slam titles. They were her role models. Now Muguruza is all grown up, an emerging tennis star in her own right — and, as of...

 

8 is enough: Federer gets record-breaking Wimbledon title

LONDON (AP) — After Roger Federer closed out a Wimbledon final that was more of a coronation than a contest with an ace, he sat in his changeover chair and wiped away tears. That is when it hit him: His wait for record-breaking No. 8 was over....

 

What we learned at Wimbledon: Never count out Roger Federer

LONDON (AP) — Never count out Roger Federer. Seems obvious, right? Especially after he won his record-breaking eighth Wimbledon championship and second Grand Slam title of this resurgent season. There have been times, though, when folks wondered...

 

Venus Williams gains 9th Wimbledon final, awaits Muguruza

LONDON (AP) — All these years later, Wimbledon still brings out the best in Venus Williams. With her latest display of gutsy serving and big hitting, Williams beat Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday to reach her ninth title match at the All...

 

A look at some of 2016's most inspiring sports moments

We watch sports to see who wins and loses, but also to be inspired — and 2016 offered plenty of examples of the latter, from a touching moment between two strangers on the Olympic track, to a little boy from a war-torn land who met his favorite...

 

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