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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...

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....

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,...

Wimbledon champion Halep a fan of the club's traditions

Jul. 14, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The newest champion at Wimbledon is a big fan of the All England Club's oldest traditions. The tennis whites, the strict rules, even the green grass. And the flowers. Don't forget the thousands of blooming petals dotted around the grounds in the very Wimbledon shades of purple,...

The Latest: Halep says Slam losses helped her beat Williams

Jul. 13, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Simona Halep figures her past problems in Grand Slam finals allowed her to come through against Serena Williams at Wimbledon. Halep lost the first three times she appeared in a major final, twice at the French Open and once at...

Halep star struck at meeting duchesses at Wimbledon

Jul. 13, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Simona Halep joined the list of tennis royalty at Wimbledon on Saturday, then got a bit star struck at meeting the real thing. Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, watched from the front row of the Royal Box on Centre Court as Halep beat...

Wimbledon Glance: Roger Federer vs. Novak Djokovic in final

Jul. 13, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — A quick look at Wimbledon: LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAY Roger Federer is one victory away from a ninth Wimbledon title. Four-time champion Novak Djokovic is standing in the way. Federer and Djokovic will meet in the men's final at the All England Club for the third time. Djokovic won both...

Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Williams' bid for 24th Slam

Jul. 13, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Clutching her trophy 20 minutes after becoming Wimbledon's champion, Simona Halep checked out the board inside Centre Court that lists tournament winners. Below all of the mentions of Serena Williams, her opponent in Saturday's final, there already was inscribed: "Miss S. Halep."...

Serena Williams loses her 3rd consecutive Grand Slam final

Jul. 13, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Centre Court crowd kept roaring whenever Serena Williams would win a point in the Wimbledon final, seemingly trying to will her to make things interesting against Simona Halep. Never happened. Instead of earning an eighth title at Wimbledon and record-equaling 24th overall at...

Simona Halep beats Serena Williams in straight sets to win Wimbledon title

Jul. 13, 2019 10:06 AM EDT
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Simona Halep beats Serena Williams in straight sets to win Wimbledon title.