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French Open runner-up Ruud loses in 2nd round at Wimbledon

Jun. 29, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Yet another of the highest-ranked players on the men's tour is out of the tournament at Wimbledon. Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal are not among them. Casper Ruud, the runner-up to Nadal at this year's French Open, became the seventh of the top 11-ranked...

Wimbledon updates | 2017 champion Muguruza out in 2nd round

Jun. 29, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 4:20 p.m. Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza lost in the second round of Wimbledon to Greet Minnen of Belgium 6-4, 6-0. The 2017 Wimbledon champion,...

Tan's doubles partner angered by Wimbledon withdrawal

Jun. 29, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — A day after eliminating Serena Williams from Wimbledon in her debut at the grass-court Grand Slam, Harmony Tan surprised and angered her doubles partner by withdrawing from that tournament on Wednesday with a thigh injury. Tan, a Frenchwoman ranked 115th...

Analysis: If this was it for Williams at Wimbledon, it works

Jun. 29, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — If this turns out to have been the last time the world gets to watch Serena Williams at Wimbledon — and she says she doesn’t know, so how could the rest of us? — it would not be how she would want to depart, naturally. Yet it still would be, in some...

Swiatek plans charity tennis event for Ukrainian children

Jun. 29, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Top-ranked Iga Swiatek will host a charity tennis event next month in her home country of Poland to raise funds for children and teenagers impacted by the war in Ukraine. The event in Krakow on July 23 will feature a mixed doubles exhibition match and...

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.

2021 Wimbledon runner-up Matteo Berrettini out with COVID-19

Jun. 28, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Matteo Berrettini, last year's runner-up at Wimbledon, dropped out of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament hours before he was scheduled to play his first-round match Tuesday, saying that he tested positive for COVID-19. The eighth-seeded Berrettini...

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...