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At Wimbledon, Serena Williams loses 1st match in a year

Jun. 28, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Serena Williams began — and ended — her comeback at Wimbledon after 364 days out of singles competition looking very much like someone who hadn’t competed in just that long. She missed shots, shook her head, rolled her eyes. In between, there were...

Spit, 'disrespect' arrive at Wimbledon as tennis turns ugly

Jun. 28, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — This is not what one thinks of when pondering the supposedly genteel roots of tennis, and the purportedly proper atmosphere at dates-to-the-1800s Wimbledon, a country club sport being contested at a place officially called the All England Lawn Tennis Club: a player, Nick...

Serena Williams loses first singles match in nearly a year, beat at Wimbledon by 115th-ranked Harmony Tan in three sets

Jun. 28, 2022 17:37 PM EDT
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Serena Williams loses first singles match in nearly a year, beat at Wimbledon by 115th-ranked Harmony Tan in three sets.

Wimbledon updates | Rafael Nadal wins in 4 sets

Jun. 28, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 7 p.m. Rafael Nadal got his Wimbledon campaign off to a winning start, though he needed four sets to do it. The second-seeded Nadal defeated Francisco Cerundolo...

Wimbledon Queue returns 3 years later after COVID-19 hiatus

Jun. 27, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — “They want to know if they can drink,” went the inquiry from one card distributor to a steward at Wimbledon Park as hundreds of tents in all hues dotted the still-green grass. “Drink? Like, ‘drink’ drink? Why not?” arrived the hushed reply,...

Could this be the year for a new Wimbledon men's champion?

Jun. 26, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — It’s been two decades since the Wimbledon men’s singles championship was won by someone outside the quartet of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. Could this be the year someone else earns that trophy? “Yeah,...

WIMBLEDON 2022: No Russians, no rankings, but Serena’s back

Jun. 26, 2022 08:57 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — At least at the outset, before a tennis ball is struck, this edition of Wimbledon is as much about who — and what — is missing as who’s here. And that’s even taking this into account: It is no small matter that the grass-court Grand Slam tournament...

Serena Williams puts 'Out of office' on for Wimbledon return

Jun. 25, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Serena Williams joked — or was it a joke? — that she activated the “Out of office” message on her email account so anyone trying to reach her about her many non-tennis activities while she’s at Wimbledon would know why no response arrived immediately. ...

Serena Williams practices on Centre Court; 1st foe No. 113

Jun. 24, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Serena Williams walked out on Centre Court under a closed retractable roof on Friday afternoon, taking advantage of Wimbledon's new policy of allowing players to practice there and at No. 1 Court before the tournament begins next week. Accompanied by coach...

WIMBLEDON 2022: Serena returns; Swiatek on 35-match streak

Jun. 24, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Some of the women to watch at Wimbledon, which begins Monday at the All England Club: ___ IGA SWIATEK Seeded: 1 Ranked: 1 Country: Poland Age: 21 2022 Record: 44-3 ...