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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: 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...

Wimbledon glance: Djokovic eyes 4th title against Anderson

Jul. 14, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

A quick look at Wimbledon: LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAY Novak Djokovic will be seeking a fourth Wimbledon title and 13th Grand Slam trophy when he faces Kevin Anderson in the championship match. It is Djokovic's first final at the All England Club against someone other than Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Andy Murray. For...

The Latest: Swiatek wins Wimbledon girls' title

Jul. 14, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Iga Swiatek defeated Leonie Kung 6-4, 6-2 to win the Wimbledon girls' title. Swiatek, a 17-year-old from Poland, hit 33 winners to 13 unforced errors as she overcame Swiss qualifier Kung. Swiatek, who missed seven months of 2017...

Kerber tops Williams at Wimbledon for 3rd Grand Slam title

Jul. 14, 2018 3:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Angelique Kerber was not about to be overwhelmed by the setting or the stakes in this Wimbledon final. She knew exactly what to expect — and what to do — against Serena Williams. Two years after losing to Williams with a title on the line at Centre Court , Kerber came through....

He's back: Djokovic tops Nadal to reach 5th Wimbledon final

Jul. 14, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — From the way Novak Djokovic repeatedly smacked his racket against his shoe after one miss, to the shouts directed at himself and his coach after others, it was clear how much he wanted to prove he's past the roughest patch of his career. Djokovic sent the strongest signal yet he is back at...