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Even Djokovic knew he wasn't at his best in Wimbledon debut

Jun. 27, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic's play was not particularly, well, Djokovic-esque, at Wimbledon on Monday. Even he acknowledged as much. He got broken early and trailed 3-1 as he began his bid for a fourth consecutive championship and seventh overall at the...

1st Mexican woman at Wimbledon in 26 years on grandpa's path

Jun. 27, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Fernanda Contreras Gómez never had been to the All England Club until this weekend, after becoming the first woman from Mexico since 1996 to hold a spot in the main-draw field at Wimbledon. She felt as if she knew her way around the place rather well,...

Wimbledon updates | Andy Murray again reaches 2nd round

Jun. 27, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 9:40 p.m. Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray made his way into the second round at the All England Club for the 14th straight time. The unseeded Murray, who...

Ukrainians have war on mind during 1st-round Wimbledon wins

Jun. 27, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — It's tough to keep your mind focused on tennis when your family's home in Ukraine is being bombed. Anhelina Kalinina and Lesia Tsurenko did just that at Wimbledon on Monday, winning their opening matches at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament to set up...

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,...

Wimbledon player comes to aid of fainting ballboy with candy

Jun. 27, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Quick reactions are a hallmark of being a professional tennis player, and Jodie Burrage showed the Wimbledon crowd she could respond to adversity quickly. The British player noticed a ballboy who was feeling faint on the sidelines during her match on...

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...

What to know ahead of Wimbledon: Djokovic won't get vaccine

Jun. 25, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic knows that, as things stand now, Wimbledon will be his last Grand Slam tournament of 2022, because he will not be able to play in the U.S. Open — he has not received any COVID-19 shots and can’t enter the United States as an unvaccinated foreigner. ...

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. ...