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Serena beats Venus, moves into Wimbledon quarters

Serena Williams extended her mastery over big sister Venus, and kept alive her bid for Grand Slam history. In the 26th career meeting between the siblings, Serena dominated with her steady serve and big hitting from the back of the court to win 6-4, 6-3 on Centre Court in 1 ...

Serena gets scare from Watson

Jul 4, 2015

Serena gets scare from Watson

The needle on the Wimbledon Richter scale sat poised and ready but Serena Williams dug deep into her battle-hardened playbook to ensure there was no earth-shuddering shock at the hands of scurrying Briton Heather Watson on Friday. With the shockwaves of Rafa Nadal’s exit ...

Nadal ousted by qualifier

Jul 3, 2015

Nadal ousted by qualifier

On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand — and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket. It was a painful, embarrassing mistake, symbolic of the sort of day this ...

Nishikori withdraws from Wimbledon with calf injury

Jul 1, 2015

Nishikori withdraws from Wimbledon with calf injury

Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a left calf injury. The fifth-seeded Japanese star, who reached last year’s U.S. Open final, was scheduled to play his second match on Centre Court on Wednesday. Nishikori beat Simone Bolelli in his opening match on ...

Nara reaches second round at Wimbledon

Jul 1, 2015

Nara reaches second round at Wimbledon

ondon Kurumi Nara reached the second round of Wimbledon for the second straight year after Magda Linette of Poland retired in the third set on Tuesday. Nara took the second set 6-3 to force a final set and was up 4-3 when Linette pulled ...

Nishikori prevails in five-set battle with Bolelli in opener

Jun 30, 2015

Nishikori prevails in five-set battle with Bolelli in opener

Fifth seed Kei Nishikori overcame a leg injury to reach the Wimbledon second round on Monday in a grueling five-set win over Italy’s Simone Bolelli. Nishikori, who needed his left calf strapped in the final set, triumphed over the world No. 56 in a ...

Nishikori cautious ahead of Wimbledon opener

Jun 28, 2015

Nishikori cautious ahead of Wimbledon opener

Kei Nishikori said Saturday he feels he’ll be ready for the first round of play at Wimbledon but only time will tell if his left calf is completely healthy. Nishikori retired in his Gerry Weber Open semifinal against Andreas Seppi with the calf problem ...

Jun 27, 2015

Police seize drone after Wimbledon flyover

Police have seized a drone which was flown over Wimbledon as some of the world’s top players warmed up for the Grand Slam in southwest London. Officers are investigating the incident after being alerted to a man flying a drone over the All England ...

Wozniacki quits semi with back injury

Jun 27, 2015

Wozniacki quits semi with back injury

Double junior Grand Slam winner Belinda Bencic will be aiming for the first WTA title of her career after injured opponent Caroline Wozniacki quit their semifinal after 13 minutes at the Eastbourne International on Friday. The second seed and former world No. 1 withdrew ...

Jun 26, 2015

Djokovic, three rivals placed on opposite sides of draw

Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw on Friday as the other members of tennis’ “Big Four” were all placed on the opposite side. Serena Williams had no such luck in the women’s draw, where she may ...

Nishikori confident of fitness for Wimbledon after calf injury

Jun 26, 2015

Nishikori confident of fitness for Wimbledon after calf injury

Kei Nishikori expects to be ready for Wimbledon next week, saying Friday that his condition is steadily improving after hurting his left calf last week. “My injury is getting better all the time and I think I’ll be fine,” Nishikori, the fifth seed at ...

Nishikori sets new mark with No. 5 seed at Wimbledon

Jun 24, 2015

Nishikori sets new mark with No. 5 seed at Wimbledon

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori was handed the fifth seed for Wimbledon on Wednesday, making him the highest seeded Japanese player in the grass court major during the Open era. Nishikori, the 10th seed last year, surpassed the mark of Kimiko Date-Krumm, who was ...