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Serena among 13 Grand Slam champs in US Open women's field

Jul. 17, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams will try again for a record-equaling 24th major title as one of 13 Grand Slam women's champions who gained direct entry into the U.S. Open. The top 98 men and 102 women based on this week's world rankings were automatically entered Wednesday into the field for the final...

Venus Williams to play San Jose for second straight year

Jul. 17, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Venus Williams has committed to play in San Jose later this month, her second straight appearance in the event. She will play her opening match of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in the night session July 30 after reaching the 2018 quarterfinals. The seven-time Grand Slam...

Cricket, Tennis, F1: An epic day of sports in London

Jul. 15, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An epic day of sports in London came down to two unprecedented endings a few minutes — and miles — apart. Novak Djokovic won the Wimbledon title in a brand new fifth-set tiebreaker just as England played the first Super Over in history to win the Cricket World Cup . Djokovic...

Analysis: Djokovic looks like he could catch Federer, Nadal

Jul. 15, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic never has been this close to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam trophy count. Given the way Djokovic edged Federer in a thrilling Wimbledon final for his fourth championship at the past five major tournaments, there is little reason to think the...

Wimbledon champ Halep up to No. 4, Serena No. 9; Gauff 141st

Jul. 15, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Simona Halep's Wimbledon championship lifted her from No. 7 to No. 4 in the WTA rankings on Monday, while runner-up Serena Williams moved up one spot to No. 9, her best placing since returning to the tour last season after having a baby. Halep beat Williams in Saturday's final...

Wimbledon Glance: Djokovic beats Federer in final

Jul. 14, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — A quick look at Wimbledon: 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. By barely emerging to win 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3), Djokovic...

Strycova wins doubles title after semifinal loss in singles

Jul. 14, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Three days after losing in her first major semifinal in singles, Barbora Strycova won her first major title in doubles. Strycova and Hsieh Su-wei won the women's doubles at Wimbledon on Sunday by beating Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Xu Yifan of China 6-2, 6-4 on Centre Court....

Federer comes so close to 9th Wimbledon title before losing

Jul. 14, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Roger Federer won more points than Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final. Federer was the first of the pair to come within a point of taking the championship Sunday, too. Had two such chances in the fifth set, even. Indeed, Federer dominated the historic match in nearly every...

Djokovic tops Federer in historic final for 5th at Wimbledon

Jul. 14, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — For nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer traded the lead, playing on and on and on until an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker was required to settle their memorable Wimbledon final. In the end, it was Djokovic who emerged victorious,...

The Latest: Djokovic beats Federer in Wimbledon final

Jul. 14, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 7:08 p.m. Novak Djokovic has won his fifth Wimbledon title, beating eight-time champion Roger Federer in a fifth-set tiebreaker after saving two match points. The top-seeded Serb won 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) on Centre Court,...