‘When politics interferes with sport, the result is not good’: Novak Djokovic on banning Russian athletes from competing at Wimbledon

Tennis 04/22/22, 09:24

The Wimbledon Tournament, All England Club, announced on April 20, through a statement that it will ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from competing after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. This controversial decision will leave tennis players out of the oldest competition in the world. Novak Djokovic, the world number one, said it is "crazy" ...

Coco Gauff, just 15, shocks 5-time champ Venus, 39, at Wimbledon

U.S. 07/01/19, 16:57

Coco Gauff grew up admiring the Williams sisters. Picked up a tennis racket as a little girl because of them. And on Monday at Wimbledon, still just 15, Gauff beat one of them. Gauff, the youngest competitor to qualify at the All England Club in the professional era, showed the poise ...

Andy Murray receives knighthood from Prince Charles

Tennis 05/16/19, 14:34

Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray received his knighthood from Prince Charles on Thursday, more than two years after he was awarded the honor by Queen Elizabeth II.Murray was dubbed by the Prince of Wales during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, in recognition of his services to tennis and charity.The knighthood ...

Man who stabbed Petra Kvitova gets 8-year prison term

Sports 03/26/19, 08:52

A court in the Czech Republic convicted a man of knifing two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in her home and sentenced him to eight years in prison.The regional court in the city of Brno ruled on Tuesday that Radim Zondra caused Kvitova serious bodily harm in December 2016 when he ...

Andy Murray upbeat after hip surgery, hopes to play again

Tennis 03/06/19, 11:07

Andy Murray says he is pain-free after hip surgery but likely won't play at Wimbledon.Murray tells the BBC in an interview he wants to continue playing but the surgeons "couldn't give me any guarantees."The three-time Grand Slam champion says "I don't feel any pressure to come back. If it allows ...

Murray’s mother says former Wimbledon champ could play again

Tennis 02/21/19, 09:17

Andy Murray is currently recovering from his hip surgery, and his mother thinks the two-time Wimbledon champion still has a chance of making a return.Murray announced last month at the Australian Open that he would compete in the season's first major but might never be able to play again. He ...

Kvitova testifies at trial of suspect in knife attack

Tennis 02/05/19, 10:14

Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova has testified in the Czech Republic at the trial of the man who allegedly knifed her in her home.After the December 2016 attack in her home in Prostejov, Kvitova had surgery on injuries to her playing left hand. It took the tennis star more than ...

Kvitova-Osaka: Australian final from different perspectives

Tennis 01/25/19, 02:43

Petra Kvitova has shed her tears. The tears, for a long time private, were in a very public arena this week.A violent home invasion that caused serious knife wounds to her left hand was a punctuation point in her career, as she sees it. There's the before — two Wimbledon ...

Kvitova back in Grand Slam semis, a 1st in ‘second career’

Tennis 01/22/19, 07:57

Petra Kvitova watched the Australian Open from a distance two years ago, a month after she was injured in a violent home invasion.Then she lost in the first round last year, and conceded she hadn't returned to a standard that earned her two Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon.Until now, that ...

Strong start, finish lift Serena past Bouchard in Australia

Sports 01/17/19, 07:56

Serena Williams figured it was important to get off to a strong start against Eugenie Bouchard in the Australian Open's second round Thursday."Serena," she said she told herself beforehand, "you've got to come out hot; you've got to come out firing."No problem. Seeking her eighth title at Melbourne Park and ...

Champions Wozniacki, Federer on different ends of spectrum

Sports 01/12/19, 23:44

Caroline Wozniacki is entering new territory at the Australian Open as a defending champion for the first time at a major. For Roger Federer, it's a well-worn experience.A women's final last year featuring two players aiming for their first Grand Slam title finished with Wozniacki holding off top-ranked Simona Halep ...

Kvitova beats Barty in Sydney International women’s final

Sports 01/12/19, 06:49

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Ashleigh Barty 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the women's singles final on Saturday at the Sydney International.Barty led the deciding set 3-0 before Kvitova began a comeback to win her 26th WTA title.Barty beat No. 1 Simona Halep, No.9 Kiki Bertens and No.12 Elise ...

Andy Murray ensconced as British sporting icon

Tennis 01/11/19, 07:44

The outpouring of sadness and respect in Britain over the news of Andy Murray's imminent retirement makes it easy to forget the emotional barrier that existed for so long between the tennis great and sports fans in his own country.Grumpy, sulky, petulant, cold. That was the initial view toward Murray, ...

Serena voted Female Athlete of the Year for 5th time

Sports 12/26/18, 12:12

She showed up in Paris wearing a black catsuit, a reminder that nobody can command the Grand Slam stage quite like Serena Williams.She reached the finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, proving again how well she can play no matter how little she practices.Williams didn't win those or any ...

Former Wimbledon finalist Radwanska retires from tennis

Tennis 11/14/18, 11:33

Former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska says she is retiring from tennis after a 13-year career.The 29-year-old Pole, who reached a career-high ranking of No. 2, says she is "no longer able to train and play the way I used to."Radwanska won 20 WTA titles in her career. She reached the ...

Kerber beats Osaka in 3 sets at WTA Finals

Tennis 10/24/18, 11:07

Angelique Kerber held her nerve and held her serve, a combination that helped the Wimbledon champion beat Naomi Osaka 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 on Wednesday at the WTA Finals.Kerber saved 13 of the 18 break points she faced, including five in the final game of the first set, to improve to ...

Wimbledon to introduce final-set tiebreakers in 2019

Tennis 10/19/18, 07:21

That epic 70-68 fifth set at Wimbledon will never be matched or surpassed, or even challenged.The All England Club said Friday it will introduce final-set tiebreakers next year, starting when the score reaches 12-12 in the decider.The grass-court Grand Slam tournament is the second of the four majors to use ...

Coric upsets Federer, facing Djokovic in Shanghai final

Sports 10/13/18, 10:37

Borna Coric upset defending champion Roger Federer to face Novak Djokovic in the Shanghai Masters final on Sunday.Coric earned passage to the final by taking down the top-seeded Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals on Saturday."It was one of the best matches of my life," Coric said.The Croatian gave himself ...

Jeremy Chardy sets up 2nd-round match against Djokovic

Tennis 10/07/18, 03:33

Jeremy Chardy has lost track of how many times he's lost to Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion Novak Djokovic. It's a lot.The 42nd-ranked Chardy set up a 12th career meeting against Djokovic — he thought it was a 15th — after a 6-3, 7-6 (5) first-round win over Maximilian Marterer ...

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