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Jul 22, 2014

Kirilenko, Ovechkin end engagement

Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko has called off her engagement to Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin, R-Sport said on Monday, as another high-profile sporting romance hit the rocks. Just two months after newly crowned British Open champion Rory McIlroy and Danish tennis star Caroline ...

Wozniacki, Vinci set to clash for Istanbul title

Jul 20, 2014

Wozniacki, Vinci set to clash for Istanbul title

Top seed Caroline Wozniacki will tackle Roberta Vinci for the Istanbul WTA title on Sunday as the magical run of 16-year-old Ana Konjuh was ended at the semifinal stage. Wozniacki made the final with a 6-2, 6-3 win over France’s Kristina Mladenovic, while second-seeded ...

Jul 18, 2014

Nara advances to Istanbul Cup quarterfinals

Kurumi Nara defeated Katerina Siniakova on Thursday in the second round of the Istanbul Cup to advance to the quarterfinals. Nara, who is ranked 38th in the world and the sixth seed, beat the 130th-ranked Czech 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (7-3), 6-2 to set up ...

Djokovic tops Federer in Wimbledon final

Jul 7, 2014

Djokovic tops Federer in Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic’s large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer’s regal presence and resurgent play. No man has won tennis’ oldest major tournament more often than Federer, and he was not about to let ...

Kvitova beats Bouchard to win second Wimbledon title

Jul 6, 2014

Kvitova beats Bouchard to win second Wimbledon title

Petra Kvitova plays so much better at the All England Club than anywhere else, and now she has two championships to prove it. In one of the most dominant performances in a women’s final at Wimbledon, the sixth-seeded Kvitova of the Czech Republic overpowered ...

Federer set to face Djokovic

Jul 5, 2014

Federer set to face Djokovic

Roger Federer was on the decline — or so the thinking went. He was past 30. Had back problems. Tried experimenting with a larger racket. Was a family man, a father to two sets of twins now. Slid down the rankings. Reached zero Grand ...

Bouchard, Kvitova set to face off in Wimbledon final

Jul 4, 2014

Bouchard, Kvitova set to face off in Wimbledon final

Eugenie Bouchard defeated French Open runnerup Simona Halep 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 Thursday to become the first Canadian ever to advance to a Grand Slam tournament final. The 20-year-old Bouchard, who has not dropped a set in six matches, won on her sixth match point ...

Murray routed by Dimitrov

Jul 3, 2014

Murray routed by Dimitrov

Andy Murray’s reign as Wimbledon champion ended on Wednesday with a straight-set loss in the quarterfinals to Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, who is making his breakthrough after years of being touted as the game’s next top player. Two other former champions, Roger Federer and Novak ...

Bouchard, Halep reserve spots in Wimbledon semifinals

Jul 2, 2014

Bouchard, Halep reserve spots in Wimbledon semifinals

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard reached her first Wimbledon semifinal and ensured a move into the world top 10 by beating Germany’s Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday. Victory also meant that the 20-year-old has reached the last four of all three Grand Slams in 2014. ...

Unheralded Kyrgios shocks No. 1 Nadal

Jul 2, 2014

Unheralded Kyrgios shocks No. 1 Nadal

For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal made an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or lower. Nick Kyrgios, a 19-year-old wild card from Australia with a world ranking of 144, served 37 aces and ...

Nishikori falls against Raonic in fourth round

Jul 2, 2014

Nishikori falls against Raonic in fourth round

In a match between two of tennis’ most promising young stars, big-serving Milos Raonic defeated Kei Nishikori on Tuesday, ending the No. 10 seed’s Wimbledon run in the fourth round. After making a strong start to capture the first set, Nishikori was blasted away ...

Federer cruises into quarterfinals

Jul 1, 2014

Federer cruises into quarterfinals

Seven-time champion Roger Federer returned to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon with a clinical 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Tommy Robredo of Spain on Tuesday. The fourth-seeded Federer looked in complete control and saved the only break point he faced in the final game of ...