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  • Alison Riske is latest young American to pull off U.S. Open upset

    Alison Riske is latest young American to pull off U.S. Open upset
    NEW YORK -- Alison Riske, an unseeded 23-year-old from Pittsburgh, showed no nerves but plenty of big ground strokes in upsetting seventh-seeded and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, 6-3, 6-0, in a third-round match at the U.S. Open on Saturday....
  • Sloane Stephens, Serena Williams arrange a rematch at U.S. Open

    Sloane Stephens, Serena Williams arrange a rematch at U.S. Open
    NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens did her part. She took all the space away from fellow American Jamie Hampton, commanded the court with her ferocious forehand and never let down for a moment. Stephens needed only 63 minutes to beat the 23rd-seeded...
  • U.S. Open: Nothing soft about Williams sisters' games in openers

    U.S. Open: Nothing soft about Williams sisters' games in openers
    NEW YORK — Venus Williams was dressed as if going to a garden party, her outfit covered in flowers that could only come from imagination and not reality. And some of her hair was dyed pink to match the flowers. But Williams came to Arthur Ashe...
  • 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 beat  Mandy Minella, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), on Monday in a first-round U....
  • Marion Bartoli overpowers Sabine Lisicki for 2013 Wimbledon title

    Marion Bartoli overpowers Sabine Lisicki for 2013 Wimbledon title
    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,...
  • Marion Bartoli defeats Sabine Lisicki to win Wimbledon title

    Marion Bartoli defeats Sabine Lisicki to win Wimbledon title
    WIMBLEDON -- Marion Bartoli of France overpowered a nervous Sabine Lisicki in the first set and rode out a challenge from her ponytailed German opponent in the second set to win her first Wimbledon title in her second appearance in the final. Bartoli,...
  • Marion Bartoli, Sabine 'Boom Boom' Lisicki set for Wimbledon final

    Marion Bartoli, Sabine 'Boom Boom' Lisicki set for Wimbledon final
    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...
  • 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...
  • Wimbledon: Flipkens upsets No. 8 Kvitova; Stephens loses to Bartoli

    Wimbledon: Flipkens upsets No. 8 Kvitova; Stephens loses to Bartoli
    WIMBLEDON, Britain -- Sloane Stephens’ Wimbledon journey ended Tuesday in the quarterfinals, taking the last American singles entrant out of the competition. Stephens, who has trained in Carson at the U.S. Tennis Assn.'s Training Center-West...
  • Sabine Lisicki advances to Wimbledon semifinals

    Sabine Lisicki advances to Wimbledon semifinals
    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...
  • Serena Williams' Wimbledon loss is latest, biggest tennis shocker

    Serena Williams' Wimbledon loss is latest, biggest tennis shocker
    WIMBLEDON, England — Serena Williams insisted her round-of-16 loss to Germany's Sabine Lisicki wasn't a shock, because Lisicki is a good grass-court player with a "massive, massive serve" and was vastly underrated as the 23rd seed. In many ways,...