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Wimbledon updates | Riske and Jabeur reach 2nd round

Jun. 27, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Alison Riske became the first player to reach the second round at Wimbledon. The 28th-seeded American beat Ylena In-Albon of Switzerland 6-2, 6-4 on Court 10. ...

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. ...

Serena Williams practices on Centre Court; 1st foe No. 113

Jun. 24, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Serena Williams walked out on Centre Court under a closed retractable roof on Friday afternoon, taking advantage of Wimbledon's new policy of allowing players to practice there and at No. 1 Court before the tournament begins next week. Accompanied by coach...

WIMBLEDON 2022: Serena returns; Swiatek on 35-match streak

Jun. 24, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Some of the women to watch at Wimbledon, which begins Monday at the All England Club: ___ IGA SWIATEK Seeded: 1 Ranked: 1 Country: Poland Age: 21 2022 Record: 44-3 ...

Q&A: Billie Jean King on Title IX's 50th anniversary

Jun. 23, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King admired a portrait of Patsy Mink, considered the “Mother of Title IX,” at the U.S. Capitol on the 50th anniversary of Title IX. "She knew exclusion firsthand and she had the confidence and leadership to challenge and change discrimination...

WIMBLEDON 2022: A look at past comebacks by Serena Williams

Jun. 23, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Serena Williams plans to make her return to singles competition via a wild-card entry at Wimbledon, where matches begin on Monday. Williams is a seven-time champion in singles at the All England Club, part of her collection of 23 career Grand Slam titles,...

WIMBLEDON 2022: Quiz, anyone? AP test on grass-court tourney

Jun. 23, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — How much do you know about Wimbledon, the grass-court Grand Slam tennis tournament that begins Monday at the All England Club? Give this AP quiz a try: ___ 1st Round: In what year was Wimbledon first held — and in what year were women...