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Serena Williams at No. 28 in WTA rankings, climbs 153 spots

Jul. 16, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams climbed 153 spots in the WTA rankings after her runner-up finish at Wimbledon, putting her back in the top 30. Williams is ranked 28th in the list published Monday. At Wimbledon, the former No. 1 was playing only her fourth tournament after returning from childbirth, but still...

Fendrich on Tennis: Djokovic rejoins Federer, Nadal in Big 3

Jul. 16, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — What had gone from a Big 4 to a Big 2 is now back to a Big 3, with Novak Djokovic rejoining Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the top of men's tennis. Each has been written off at some point. And each has won a major tournament in 2018: Djokovic's title at Wimbledon on Sunday, Nadal's at the...

Djokovic, Kerber, Williams each made a comeback at Wimbledon

Jul. 16, 2018 2:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — From champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, to runner-up Serena Williams, this edition of Wimbledon was all about comebacks of various sorts. When Djokovic won his fourth title at the All England Club and first at a Grand Slam tournament in more than two years by beating Kevin...

The Latest: Pussy Riot charged in protest at World Cup final

Jul. 15, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:43 a.m. Authorities in Moscow have charged members of the punk protest group Pussy Riot with "violation of spectators' rights" and illegally wearing police symbols when they ran onto the field during the World Cup final. The Interfax...

Wimbledon glance: Djokovic beats Anderson to win 4th title

Jul. 15, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A quick look at Wimbledon: THE MEN'S SINGLES FINAL Novak Djokovic is back at his best and the Wimbledon champion for a fourth time, grabbing a lead right away against a weary Kevin Anderson in the final and winning 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) on Sunday. Anderson nearly managed to extend the match,...

The Latest: Melichar, Peya win Wimbledon mixed doubles title

Jul. 15, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Nicole Melichar and Alexander Peya became Grand Slam champions for the first time by winning the Wimbledon mixed doubles title. The 11th-seeded pair defeated defending champion Jamie Murray and his new partner Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (1),...

Kevin Anderson comes up short in Wimbledon final

Jul. 15, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — After coming through two grueling five-setters to reach the Wimbledon final, Kevin Anderson finally ran out of steam. It wasn't just the South African's body that let him down, though, two days after a 6½-hour semifinal against John Isner that ended 26-24 in the final set. Anderson felt...

No doubt: Djokovic wins 4th Wimbledon, 1st Slam in 2 years

Jul. 15, 2018 3:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic acknowledged that he was worried. His coach was, too. Could Djokovic ever return to the top of tennis? To the heights he'd already reached? Could he put aside the time lost to a painful right elbow that required surgery and the disappointment of poor-for-him results? Could he...

Novak Djokovic wins his fourth Wimbledon championship, beating Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) in the final

Jul. 15, 2018 11:31 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic wins his fourth Wimbledon championship, beating Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) in the final.

Sharks captain Pavelski leads after 2nd round in Lake Tahoe

Jul. 14, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. (AP) — San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski held off a charge from three-time defending champion Mark Mulder to maintain a one-point lead after the second round of the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe on Saturday. Mulder began the day nine points...