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  • Sloane Stephens barely avoids upset by Mandy Minella

    Sloane Stephens barely avoids upset by Mandy Minella
    NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens, an Australian Open semifinalist and a rising American talent, survived a match full of errors in which she wasted two match points on her own serve but beatĀ  Mandy Minella, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), on Monday in a first-round U....
  • Andy Murray ends British men's 77-year Wimbledon drought

    Andy Murray ends British men's 77-year Wimbledon drought
    WIMBLEDON, England -- As an adoring nation watched and roared, Andy Murray ended 77 years of frustration at Wimbledon by defeating No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4, on Sunday to become the first British man to win the singles championship...
  • Carla Suarez Navarro wins first-round match at Carlsbad tennis event

    Carla Suarez Navarro wins first-round match at Carlsbad tennis event
    CARLSBAD — Carla Suarez Navarro used a strong return game for a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Sachie Ishizu in the first round of the Southern California Open on Tuesday. The eighth-seeded Spaniard took advantage of her Japanese opponent's serve by...
  • Serena Williams extends streak with 6-1, 6-3 victory at Wimbledon

    Serena Williams extends streak with 6-1, 6-3 victory at Wimbledon
    LONDON — After a week filled by a headline-grabbing, off-court tiff with Maria Sharapova and a series of apologies stemming from a magazine profile, Serena Williams got back to doing what she does best. Better than anyone in the world right now,...
  • 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...
  • First-week shock waves reverberate as Wimbledon begins Week 2

    First-week shock waves reverberate as Wimbledon begins Week 2
    WIMBLEDON, England — Surely, someone made a mistake. The intended order of play for the round of 16 at Wimbledon on Monday omitted seven-time champion Roger Federer and two-time champion Rafael Nadal. World No. 3 Maria Sharapova and two-time...
  • Stephens, Kvitova advance to fourth round at Wimbledon

    Stephens, Kvitova advance to fourth round at Wimbledon
    WIMBLEDON, England -- Rising American star Sloane Stephens and 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova learned Saturday that patience can pay off. Stephens, seeded No. 17, had to wait overnight becauseĀ her third-round match against Petra Cetkovska was...
  • Women's semifinalists at Wimbledon are an unlikely final four

    Women's semifinalists at Wimbledon are an unlikely final four
    WIMBLEDON, England — The abnormal has become the new normal at Wimbledon, where one of the women's semifinalists was playing too poorly a year ago to compete here and the lone remaining past champion was eliminated Tuesday in the quarterfinals...
  • Andy Murray rallies for five-set win over Fernando Verdasco

    Andy Murray rallies for five-set win over Fernando Verdasco
    WIMBLEDON, Britain -- Second-seeded Andy Murray came back from down two sets in the quarterfinals and kept alive his quest to become the first British man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936. With the crowd at Center Court roaring in support,...
  • Maria Sharapova parts ways with coach, hires Jimmy Connors

    Maria Sharapova parts ways with coach, hires Jimmy Connors
    Maria Sharapova didn't take long in hiring a new coach, announcing on Saturday that Jimmy Connors will replace Thomas Hogstedt, who oversaw her training for the last three years and helped her return to the No. 1 ranking in women's tennis. Connors, an...
  • Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic win opening matches at Wimbledon

    Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic win opening matches at Wimbledon
    Order was generally restored among the top seeds Tuesday at Wimbledon, where the No. 1 men’s and women’s players easily won their opening matches one day after No. 5 Rafael Nadal had been eliminated in a shocking straight-set defeat....