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Murray revels in British triumph

A tearful Andy Murray celebrated taking Britain to its first Davis Cup semifinal in more than three decades on Sunday, sealing an emotional 3-1 victory over France to line up a home series against Australia. The Australians rallied from 2-0 down on Friday to edge Kazakhstan 3-2 on Sunday, with ...

Jul 21, 2015

Japan to meet host Colombia in Davis Cup World Group playoffs

Japan will travel to Colombia for its Davis Cup World Group playoffs tie in September, organizers announced after Tuesday’s draw in London. Japan, which defeated Columbia when the teams met in the playoffs in Tokyo in 2013, is among the seven seeded teams in ...

Jul 21, 2015

Hewitt not a lock for Davis Cup captaincy: report

Tennis Australia will not guarantee Lleyton Hewitt the Davis Cup captaincy on his retirement next year and will instead open up the process to a group of applicants, a report said Tuesday. The head body announced in January that the two-time Grand Slam champion ...

Murray admits being down after loss to Federer

Jul 16, 2015

Murray admits being down after loss to Federer

Andy Murray is still struggling to recover from his Wimbledon misery as the world No. 3 prepares to lead Britain’s bid to reach the Davis Cup World Group semifinals for the first time in 34 years. Murray’s challenge for a second Wimbledon title was ...

Jul 15, 2015

Venus likes Serena's Slam chances

Venus Williams spoke for everyone in women’s tennis when a young girl asked her, “How is it playing against your sister?” Williams responded: “Never easy, never easy.” Speaking at a news conference before playing for the Washington Kastles in World TeamTennis, the 35-year-old seven-time ...

Serena eyes calendar Slam

Jul 13, 2015

Serena eyes calendar Slam

Serena Williams holds all four major tennis titles after her Wimbledon victory Saturday but she wants more. A victory in New York in September would allow Williams to tie Steffi Graf’s mark for 22 career Grand Slam titles, and give her a calendar Slam, ...

Djokovic beats Federer for third Wimbledon title

Jul 13, 2015

Djokovic beats Federer for third Wimbledon title

A game away from a third Wimbledon championship and ninth Grand Slam title, Novak Djokovic sized up a 174 kph (108 mph) serve from none other than Roger Federer and stretched to smack a cross-court forehand return winner. Two points later, Djokovic again took ...

Williams wins Wimbledon to complete 'Serena Slam'

Jul 12, 2015

Williams wins Wimbledon to complete 'Serena Slam'

Serena Williams let herself briefly bask in the joy of a sixth Wimbledon championship, 21st Grand Slam singles trophy overall and fourth consecutive major title Saturday, even balancing the winner’s silver dish atop her head — Look, Ma, no hands! — as she sauntered ...

World Team Tennis celebrates 40th season

Jul 10, 2015

World Team Tennis celebrates 40th season

Billie Jean King and World Team Tennis are serving up their 40th season, a feat accomplished only by the big four leagues in the United States. Co-founder King recalls the early years of the mid-1970s when Robert Kraft owned the Boston Lobsters and Jerry ...

Serena routs Sharapova again to reach Wimbledon final

Jul 10, 2015

Serena routs Sharapova again to reach Wimbledon final

Her game in high gear, history in the offing, Serena Williams is perfectly content to let everyone else talk about what a victory in the Wimbledon final would mean. A “Serena Slam” of four consecutive major titles. The third leg of a calendar-year Grand ...

Federer, Murray to face off in semifinal

Jul 9, 2015

Federer, Murray to face off in semifinal

wimbledon ondon Roger Federer and Andy Murray ran into each other Wednesday morning in the champions’ locker room at the All England Club, then walked together over to the practice area to prepare — on adjacent courts — for their respective quarterfinals later in ...