| Jul 4, 2013
| 6:55 AM
WIMBLEDON, England — Marion Bartoli said she took a nap shortly before playing her semifinal match against Kirsten Flipkens. Whatever dreams the lady from France had could not have been as good as the reality of her performance Thursday on...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:03 PM
WIMBLEDON -- It’s something of a cliché to discuss the obstacles that athletes have overcome to reach the pinnacle of their respective sports. Yet, if not for encountering difficulty along the way they might not have developed the determination that...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:42 AM
WIMBLEDON, England — No. 24 seed Jerzy Janowicz became the first Polish man to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament when he defeated Lukasz Kubot, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4, on Wednesday in an all-Polish quarterfinal match.
Janowicz, who is 22...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:34 PM
WIMBLEDON, England — There's nothing conventional about Marion Bartoli on a tennis court.
Her serve is anything but smooth. She pounds the ball with two hands from both sides, styled after Monica Seles. She can't stand still between points,...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Serena Williams, the defending champion and No. 1-ranked women's player in the world, received the top seed for the U.S. Open, which begins Monday in New York.
Seeded second is Victoria Azarenka, who beat Williams in three sets last week in Cincinnati...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 6:09 PM
NEW YORK — Victoria Duval, a 17-year-old from Atlanta whose father had to be dug out from the rubble of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, upset 2011 U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur on Tuesday at the U.S. Open.
On her fourth match point Duval crushed a...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:43 PM
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Most people know Venus Williams for her ferocious backhand and overall power on the tennis court, but the 33-year-old athlete has also been an effective activist, specifically when it comes to the...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:56 AM
WIMBLEDON, Britain -- Sabine Lisicki of Germany pulled the greatest upset in a tournament filled with surprises, rallying to defeat top-ranked defending champion Serena Williams on Monday in the round of 16 at Wimbledon’s Centre Court.
| Jun 19, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will be the top men's and women's seeds at Wimbledon, which begins Monday. The main surprise in the seedings, which were announced Wednesday, was that 12-time Grand Slam title winner Rafael Nadal was No. 5, primarily...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:57 AM
The controversial decision to seed two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal at No. 5 in this year’s tournament means that he could face seven-time winner Roger Federer in the quarterfinals, a possibility that arose Friday when the tournament draw...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:05 AM
WIMBLEDON, Britain -- Sabine Lisicki of Germany proved on Tuesday that she’s more than a one-upset wonder.
Lisicki, who eliminated defending Wimbledon champion and world No. 1 Serena Williams in the round of 16 on Monday, became the first woman to...