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Murray reunited with Lendl for Wimbledon tilt

Jun 12, 2016

Murray reunited with Lendl for Wimbledon tilt

British tennis great Andy Murray boosted his bid for a second Wimbledon title on Sunday by recalling to his team Ivan Lendl, who coached him to his success on ‘home turf’ in 2013. The 29-year-old Scot — who also won the 2012 U.S. Open ...

Nadal to miss Wimbledon with wrist injury

Jun 10, 2016

Nadal to miss Wimbledon with wrist injury

Rafael Nadal will miss Wimbledon after failing to recover from the wrist injury which also forced his early withdrawal from the French Open, the Spanish star announced on his Facebook page. “Hi everybody. I’m sad to announce that after talking to my doctors, and ...

Federer triumphs in first match after monthlong absence

Jun 9, 2016

Federer triumphs in first match after monthlong absence

Roger Federer made a winning return to tennis on Thursday after a month away with back pain as he finished off an ATP Mercedes Cup grass-court match 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 over teenager Taylor Fritz. The pair were called off court in the second round ...

Sharapova suspended for two years for failed drug test

Jun 9, 2016

Sharapova suspended for two years for failed drug test

Maria Sharapova was suspended Wednesday for two years for failing a drug test, labeled “the sole author of her own misfortune” because she hid regular pre-match use of a newly banned substance from anti-doping authorities and members of her own entourage. The tennis star ...

Jun 7, 2016

Serena overtakes Sharpaova as world's highest-paid female athlete

Two days after her stunning loss to Garbine Muguruza in the French Open final, Serena Williams scored a different win on Monday, when Forbes Magazine reported she has overtaken Maria Sharapova as the world’s highest-paid sportswoman. Williams earned $28.9 million over the past 12 ...

Jun 6, 2016

Nishikori, Doi to represent Japan in Rio

Kei Nishikori has secured his place at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after the latest world rankings were released on Sunday. Sixth-ranked Nishikori will be joined in Rio by Misaki Doi, who is 48th in the women’s rankings. Nishikori, who reached the quarterfinals at ...

Muguruza wins French Open, denying Williams 22nd major title

Jun 5, 2016

Muguruza wins French Open, denying Williams 22nd major title

The day before the French Open final, Serena Williams’ coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, was discussing whether his player would need to lift her level to beat Garbine Muguruza and collect a record-equaling 22nd Grand Slam title. “I don’t know why everybody’s so impressed with Garbine,” ...

Djokovic, Murray to square off in French Open final

Jun 4, 2016

Djokovic, Murray to square off in French Open final

Novak Djokovic is on the precipice of history once again at the French Open, reaching the final for the fourth time in five years at the only major tournament he hasn’t won. In addition to trying to complete a career Grand Slam, Djokovic will ...

Serena conquers Bertens to reach French Open final

Jun 3, 2016

Serena conquers Bertens to reach French Open final

Serena Williams overcome the gritty challenge of unseeded Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 7-6 (9-7), 6-4 on Friday to reach the French Open final, putting the world No. 1 just one match away from a record-equaling 22nd Grand Slam singles title. Williams, who won the first ...

Williams rallies past Putintseva to reach semifinals

Jun 3, 2016

Williams rallies past Putintseva to reach semifinals

Serena Williams’ chest was heaving between points. Her footwork wasn’t quite right. Miscue followed miscue, until she was a set and a break down in the French Open quarterfinals. Then, as she so often does, Williams came through when she needed to, moving closer ...