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Wimbledon champion Barbora Krejcikova returns to the top 10, and Carlos Alcaraz stays at No. 3

Jul. 15, 2024 06:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Wimbledon champion Barbora Krejcikova returned to the WTA's top 10 for the first time in six months on Monday, and runner-up Jasmine Paolini rose to a career-best No. 5. Krejcikova's run to her second Grand Slam title, capped by a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 victory over Paolini on...

Surprise, surprise! Unlikely Wimbledon contenders Krejcikova and Paolini meet in the women's final

Jul. 12, 2024 07:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Barbora Krejcikova had a bad back and just a handful of wins this season before Wimbledon. So, yeah, she's pretty surprised to have reached the final at the All England Club on Saturday against No. 7 Jasmine Paolini, who is equally amazed to be one step away from the...

Serena Williams hosts an ESPY awards show celebrating landmark year for women's sports

Jul. 12, 2024 00:57 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Led by host Serena Williams, The ESPYS celebrated a landmark year for women's sports, with Simone Biles, A'ja Wilson, Caitlin Clark, Dawn Staley and JuJu Watkins among the honorees on Thursday night. Staley, coach of the national champion South Carolina women’s...

Jasmine Paolini wins Wimbledon's longest women's semifinal and faces Barbora Krejcikova next

Jul. 11, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Jasmine Paolini kept coming back, kept coming back, kept coming back, against Donna Vekic in what would become the longest Wimbledon women's semifinal on record — after dropping the opening set, after being two games from defeat in each of the last two sets, after twice trailing...

Wimbledon 2024: Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff and Emma Raducanu are among the women to watch

Jun. 27, 2024 10:55 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Here are some of the women to watch at Wimbledon, which starts at the All England Club on Monday: Iga Swiatek Ranking: 1 Career-Best Ranking: 1 Country: Poland Age: 23 2024 Record:...

How well do you know Wimbledon? Try the AP’s quiz about the grass-court Grand Slam tournament

Jun. 26, 2024 11:41 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — How well do you know Wimbledon, the Grand Slam tennis tournament that begins Monday on the grass courts of the All England Club? Give this AP quiz a try: 1st Round: Williams sisters Neither Serena Williams, who played the last match of her...

Tennis Hall of Fame to get face lift in time for golden era inductees like Federer, Serena Williams

Jun. 25, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The International Tennis Hall of Fame is getting all dolled up for some extra special visitors. The Newport shrine on Tuesday unveiled plans for a $3 million renovation that will double the museum’s exhibit space and redesign the plaque gallery in time for...

Vogue World celebrates French style, Olympics amid razzmatazz, as menswear season wraps up in Paris

Jun. 23, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French singing star Aya Nakamura warbled. Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid rode horses. While Venus and Serena Williams and Katy Perry modeled on the cobbles. This was Paris' Place Vendome as never seen before. On International Olympic Day, Vogue World took over the last...

Rafael Nadal's possible French Open farewell draws fans from all over the world

May. 27, 2024 14:00 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — They traveled from all over — from Europe and Oceania, from North America and South America — to be at Roland Garros on Monday, intent on watching Rafael Nadal play what turned out to be his only French Open match this year. And might be his last ever. Nadal, who...

It's not just Rafael Nadal: Retirement is in the tennis air as the French Open starts

May. 25, 2024 06:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It’s not just Rafael Nadal who has folks wondering how many more tennis matches remain in his career. With the French Open set to start Sunday, plenty of accomplished players are getting ready to bid adieu to the sport soon, including three-time Grand Slam champion...