Federer comes so close to 9th Wimbledon title before losing

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Roger Federer won more points than Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final. Federer was the first of the pair to come within a point of taking the championship Sunday, too. Had two such chances in the fifth set, even. Indeed, Federer dominated the historic match in nearly every statistical way. More […]

Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Williams’ bid for 24th Slam

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Clutching her trophy 20 minutes after becoming Wimbledon’s champion, Simona Halep checked out the board inside Centre Court that lists tournament winners. Below all of the mentions of Serena Williams, her opponent in Saturday’s final, there already was inscribed: “Miss S. Halep.” Halep was not concerned with preventing Williams from winning […]

Djokovic wins longest point ever recorded at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Going by the number of strokes, it was the longest point ever recorded at Wimbledon. And for Novak Djokovic, it went a long way toward putting him into another final at the All England Club. After exchanging dozens of strokes during the third set of his semifinal match against Roberto Bautista […]

15-year-old Wimbledon sensation Coco Gauff headlines Week 2

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Mom and racket-holding Dad joined two coaches and a hitting partner at Coco Gauff’s practice session on a cloudy Sunday afternoon at the All England Club as the 15-year-old American prepared for what could be the toughest test yet of her hard-to-believe Grand Slam debut. A qualifier who is ranked 313th […]

Serena Williams set to ‘be a contender to win Grand Slams’

LONDON (AP) — For someone who already owns 23 Grand Slam titles, seven at Wimbledon, Serena Williams sure sounds like a tennis player who is just starting her career. After losing the final at the All England Club to Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday , Williams was ready to look ahead. “I didn’t know a […]

Federer wins 8th Wimbledon, 19th Grand Slam trophy

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer’s wait for No. 8 at Wimbledon is over. He is once again the champion of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament, now more often than any other man in the history of an event first held in 1877. Federer won his eighth title at the All England Club and 19th major […]

Federer going for No. 8 at Wimbledon against Marin Cilic

 LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer is going for No. 8 at Wimbledon. The seven-time champion at the All England Club will face Marin Cilic on Centre Court for the Wimbledon title. Federer last won the grass-court major in 2012. But he won the Australian Open this year for his 18th Grand Slam title. Federer is […]

Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, Murray head to Week 2 at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — As usual, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are playing well at Wimbledon, leading the way into Week 2. “It’s their turf,” said Ernests Gulbis, who stood in Djokovic’s way in the third round but failed to present too much of an obstacle. “It’s their home court.” Indeed, it […]