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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 ...

Australian Kyrgios stunned by criticism at home

Jul 8, 2015

Australian Kyrgios stunned by criticism at home

Nick Kyrgios has been stunned by the ferocity of criticism leveled at him over his behavior at Wimbledon and has called on his fellow Australians to show him respect even if they cannot love him. The 20-year-old said he had contemplated walking away from ...

Serena beats Venus, moves into Wimbledon quarters

Jul 7, 2015

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, ...