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Olympic tennis players return to the red clay of Paris' Roland Garros after Wimbledon's grass

Jul. 16, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The competition surface doesn’t change for most Olympic sports. A pool’s a pool. A track’s a track. A wrestling mat’s a mat. And so on. Tennis? That’s a whole other story, with tournaments contested on clay, hard or grass courts — and now there’s a shift for the Paris...

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...

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...

Barbora Krejcikova eliminates 2022 champion Elena Rybakina to reach the Wimbledon final

Jul. 11, 2024 14:21 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Barbora Krejcikova eliminates 2022 champion Elena Rybakina to reach the Wimbledon final.

Lorenzo Musetti reaches his first Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon and will face Novak Djokovic

Jul. 10, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Lorenzo Musetti threw his head back and spread his arms wide to celebrate reaching his first Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon, then covered his face with both hands. His 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Taylor Fritz on Wednesday was a big deal, to be sure....

Queen Camilla visits Wimbledon and joins fans in doing 'the wave'

Jul. 10, 2024 14:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Camilla joined in some crowd fun at Wimbledon when she participated in “the wave” while watching a quarterfinal match at No. 1 Court. Camilla, the wife of King Charles III, threw her hands up in the air with other fans as the wave rumbled through the stadium...

Elena Rybakina beats Svitolina to reach the Wimbledon semifinals and will next face Krejcikova

Jul. 10, 2024 13:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Elena Rybakina knows people see her as the favorite to win her second Wimbledon title. The 2022 champion's 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. 21 Elina Svitolina to reach the semifinals on Wednesday will only bolster that view. “Definitely, I have an aggressive...

Injuries are adding up at Wimbledon and determining the outcomes of matches

Jul. 10, 2024 10:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — There's no single explanation, of course, for all of the injuries to players in the latter stages at Wimbledon this year. This much is certain: The timing could hardly be worse. The man Novak Djokovic was supposed to face on Wednesday, Alex de Minaur, withdrew hours...

Coco Gauff can't get a new game plan at Wimbledon and loses to Emma Navarro

Jul. 07, 2024 17:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Things were not going well for Coco Gauff against Emma Navarro at Centre Court, not well at all, and she kept looking at her guest box for help from her coaches. One, Brad Gilbert, would stand up and gesture, and they would talk back and forth, but a fix did not arrive. ...

No. 1 Iga Swiatek loses in Wimbledon's third round to Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan

Jul. 06, 2024 17:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — After putting one shot into the net, Iga Swiatek muttered to herself. After another point went awry, she placed her hand over her mouth. Generally, she looked as flustered as she ever does on a tennis court. Once again, she went from unbeatable on the French Open's...