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3 years 3 weeks ago

Kvitova beats Sharapova to win Wimbledon title

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Petra Kvitova won her first Grand Slam title Saturday by beating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final. Kvitova was playing in her first major final, but it was three-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova that showed her nerves. The 2004 Wimbledon champion double-faulted six times,...

3 years 4 weeks ago

Sharapova advances to Wimbledon final

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Maria Sharapova overcame a poor serve Thursday to reach her second Wimbledon final, where she will meet Petra Kvitova. The fifth-seeded Russian beat Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 6-3 despite 13 double-faults. Earlier, Kvitova defeated fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 3-6, 6-2. Both winners struggled on Centre Court. Sharapova...

3 years 4 weeks ago

Federer knocked out at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Roger Federer will have to wait another year to equal Pete Sampras' record of seven Wimbledon championships. The third seed was upset in the quarterfinals 3-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 by France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Tsonga will play Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. The second-seeded Serb beat...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Nadal beats Berdych for 2nd Wimbledon title

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Rafael Nadal has swept Tomas Berdych in straight sets to win his second Wimbledon title and eighth Grand Slam championship. The top-ranked Spaniard beat the 12th-seeded Czech 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 Sunday to reinforce his current status as the No. 1 player in the game. Nadal broke...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Serena Williams routs Zvonareva for 4th Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Serena Williams has won her fourth Wimbledon title and 13th Grand Slam championship by sweeping Vera Zvonareva in straight sets in the women's final. The top-ranked and defending champion American beat the 12th-seeded Russian 6-3, 6-2 in 67 minutes Saturday to extend the Williams family dominance...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Federer falls at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Six-time champion Roger Federer has lost to Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. The 12th-seeded Czech beat Federer 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Wednesday for the biggest victory of his career. It's the first time since 2002 that Federer has failed to reach the final....

4 years 4 weeks ago

5-time-champ Venus Williams falls at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Five-time champion Venus Williams has been ousted in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, losing 6-2, 6-3 Tuesday to 82nd-ranked Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria. This is the second time in three matches the 22-year-old has defeated Williams, who also lost to her in the first round at the...

4 years 1 month ago

Longest tennis match ends

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - John Isner has won the longest tennis match on record by beating Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the final set at Wimbledon. Picking up at 59-59 in the fifth set Thursday, the match continued on serve with no break points until the American hit a backhand...

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