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Djokovic tops Kyrgios for 7th Wimbledon, 21st Slam trophy

Jul. 10, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic waited. He waited for Nick Kyrgios to lose focus and lose his way. Waited to find the proper read on his foe’s big serves. Waited until his own level rose to the occasion. Djokovic is not bothered by a deficit — in a game, a set, a...

Serena Williams loses at Wimbledon in 1st match in a year

Jun. 28, 2022 18:43 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...

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 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...

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...

None of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic in ATP top 2; 1st since '03

Jun. 13, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

None of the so-called Big Three of men's tennis — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic — was in the No. 1 or No. 2 spots in the ATP rankings on Monday, the first time that's been the case in nearly 20 years. Daniil Medvedev rose one place to return to No. 1, where he...

French Open updates | Nadal says Wimbledon, future in doubt

Jun. 05, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 7:55 p.m. French Open champion Rafael Nadal says he needed multiple injections to dull the pain in his left foot before matches throughout the tournament. He...

13-time champ Nadal meets newcomer Ruud in French Open final

Jun. 04, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal truly has nothing more to do to make clear his greatness on a tennis court. The 21 Grand Slam titles. The 13 championships on the red clay of the French Open alone. That’s not to say he doesn’t want to achieve more, of course. Still, it’s not why he...

French Open lookahead: Gauff, 18, takes on No. 1 Swiatek

Jun. 03, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO SATURDAY Coco Gauff, an 18-year-old from Florida who is ranked No. 23, will participate in her first Grand Slam final against 2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek, who is ranked No. 1 and has won her past 34 matches and her last five tournaments. If...

Nadal to French Open final after Zverev injury; Ruud next

Jun. 03, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal was locked in a tight, compelling and lengthy French Open semifinal Friday when his opponent, third-seeded Alexander Zverev, ran to to chase a shot and twisted his right ankle. Zverev crumpled to the ground, wailing in agony and clutching at his lower leg. ...