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All-Williams matchup headlines Monday's action at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) One five-time Wimbledon champion is guaranteed to reach the quarterfinals. Another is assured of elimination. That's what will happen Monday when Serena Williams plays older sister Venus Williams for the sixth time at the grass-court Grand Slam in southwest London. ''They've been unbelievable for the sport. I've said that many times,'' said Roger Federer, a seven-time...
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WATCH: Sam Groth Makes History in Loss to Roger Federer at Wimbledon

I am not a tennis guy, but I know enough about the game to appreciate how awesome something is. During his match against one of the best in the world--Roger Federer--Australian Sam Groth (the No. 69 player in the world) hit the second fastest serve in Wiimbledon history at 147 MPH (record is 148 MPH).Federer couldn't return that? Slacker. WATCH @SamGrothTennis hit the second fastest...
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John Isner double-faults twice late to lose in 5 at Wimbledon

John Isner could hardly believe it, either. What shaped up as another possible lengthy five-setter at Wimbledon for the winner of the longest match in tennis history -- Isner and U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic resumed their suspended third-round match at 10-all in the final set Saturday -- instead wrapped up rather quickly. Isner, a big-serving American seeded 17th, double-faulted...
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Kvitova Loses: Affirmations And Transformations Coexist At Wimbledon

Twice in a span of 24 hours at Wimbledon, the same basic drama unfolded… and cut in different directions. On Friday, Serena Williams — one of the two players expected to make the women’s final — found herself at 4-4 in the third set on Centre Court. She lost serve at 4-4 and watched Heather Watson serve for the match, but Serena was able to rescue herself and win, 7-5. She...
Via Bloguin Best
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Kvitova Loses: Affirmations And Transformations Coexist At Wimbledon

Twice in a span of 24 hours at Wimbledon, the same basic drama unfolded… and cut in different directions. On Friday, Serena Williams — one of the two players expected to make the women’s final — found herself at 4-4 in the third set on Centre Court. She lost serve at 4-4 and watched Heather Watson serve for the match, but Serena was able to rescue herself and win, 7-5. She...
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How can Rafael Nadal regain his dominance?

Rafael Nadal’s most recent loss at Wimbledon puts a sharper focus on his inconsistent level of play. Just in this last year, he has won two titles, lost another nine to both non-ranked and top 20 players at various rounds, and didn’t make it past the quarterfinals in both the Australian and French Opens. But going out in the second round at Wimbledon against unranked Dustin Brown...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Isner double-faults twice late to lose in 5 at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) John Isner could hardly believe it, either. What shaped up as another possible lengthy five-setter at Wimbledon for the winner of the longest match in tennis history - Isner and U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic resumed their suspended third-round match at 10-all in the final set Saturday - instead wrapped up rather quickly. Isner, a big-serving American seeded 17th, double...
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Just like old times, it's Williams vs. Williams at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) Just like old times. Used to be that a match involving Miss Williams vs. Miss Williams, as they like to say at the All England Club, was a regular occurrence at the latter stages of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. During a span of eight majors from the U.S. Open in 2001 to Wimbledon in 2003, Serena and Venus Williams participated in six all-in-the...
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Dustin Brown loses 2 days after beaing Nadal at Wimbledon

LONDON -- Dustin Brown's first match since beating Rafael Nadal ended in defeat. The German qualifier followed up his surprising win over the two-time Wimbledon champion with a 6-4, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3 loss to 22nd-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia on Saturday in the third round. Brown was again playing his serve-and-volley game on Court 3 against Troicki, but it didn't work as well...
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Dustin Brown loses at Wimbledon 2 days after beaing Nadal

LONDON (AP) Dustin Brown's first match since beating Rafael Nadal ended in defeat. The German qualifier followed up his surprising win over the two-time Wimbledon champion with a 6-4, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3 loss to 22nd-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia on Saturday in the third round. Brown was again playing his serve-and-volley game on Court 3 against Troicki, but it didn't work as well...
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The Latest: Dustin Brown back on court at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local): --- 11:40 a.m. Dustin Brown is back on court at Wimbledon, hoping to follow up his win over Rafael Nadal by beating 22nd-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia. The 102nd-ranked German drew a loud ovation as he walked on to Court 3 for this third-round match, wearing bright red headphones. Brown pulled off the biggest upset of the...
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WATCH: Serena Williams wags finger at Wimbledon crowd, says, 'Don’t try me'

Serena Williams delivered a strong message to the Wimbledon crowd during her third-round match at the tournament Friday. During the third set of her comeback win over hometown player Heather Watson, Williams was down 5-4 and leading 15-30 as she tried to get a break to get back on serve. There was a long rally...Read More
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Wimbledon Lookahead: Dustin Brown tries for encore

LONDON (AP) After his stunning win over Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, Dustin Brown said it was easy to play well when expectations were so low. The 102nd-ranked German won't have that luxury on Saturday against Viktor Troicki. Everyone wants to see what Wimbledon's latest sensation can do for an encore. ''Dustin was very entertaining yesterday,'' said Nick Kyrgios, the Australian who...
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Isner at it again at Wimbledon, tied 10-all in 5th vs. Cilic

LONDON (AP) Marathon man John Isner is at it again at Wimbledon. The winner of the longest match in tennis history found himself involved in another never-ending one at the All England Club, tied with reigning U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic at 10-all in the fifth set when their third-round contest was suspended because of darkness Friday night. They were scheduled to resume Saturday...
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Serena Williams, "Don't try me..."

Booed by the Wimbledon crowd today, a finger wagging Serena Williams admonished it, "Don't try me."Not even sure how that'd work.[Twitter]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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Wimbledon marathon man Isner has latest match suspended at 10-10 in fifth set

John Isner is working overtime at Wimbledon yet again. The American, who famously beat France's Nicolas Mahut in a 70-68 fifth set at the All England Club in 2010, had his third-round match Friday with reigning U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic suspended due to darkness with the players tied 10-10 in the final set. Isner won the second and fourth sets via tiebreaker. Cilic won the first...
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Serena rallies from 3-0 third-set hole to survive Wimbledon upset bid

The world's best player met nearly her match at Wimbledon, in the form of the United Kingdom's best player. Serena Williams held on by the tightest of margins Friday in the third round against 59th-ranked Heather Watson, winning a three-set thriller 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 and keeping alive her bid for a fourth straight Grand Slam title. It started as most Serena matches do, with the 20-time...
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PHOTO: Djokovic signs fan's prosthetic leg after Wimbledon win

Novak Djokovic is used to signing all kinds of items for fans, but this was a new one even for him. After his third-round victory at Wimbledon on Friday, the top-ranked defending champion stopped as he usually does to sign autographs for supporters before exiting Centre Court. Along with the usual programs and oversized tennis balls that people normally hand over, one man gave the...
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For 4th year in row, Nadal loses early at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand - and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket. It was a painful, embarrassing mistake, symbolic of the sort of day this was. During five trips to the All England Club from 2006-11, Nadal reached the final every time. In his most...
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Rafael Nadal Ousted By Dustin Brown In Wimbledon Second Round Upset

LONDON — On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand — and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket. It was a painful, embarrassing mistake, symbolic of the sort of day this was. During five trips to the All England Club from 2006-11, Nadal reached the final every time. In his most...
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Wimbledon Lookahead: 1 win apiece sets up all-Williams match

LONDON (AP) In 2009, Serena and Venus Williams played against each other for the fourth time in a span of eight Wimbledon finals. They haven't met in an all-Williams match at the All England Club since. With one victory apiece Friday, they will set up the latest installment of their historic sibling rivalry at the grass-court tournament, only this time it would be in the fourth...
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Nadal Loses: Storm Clouds Gather, But Will They Give Way To Sunlight?

When the story of this resplendent and unforgettable era of men’s tennis is written, the footsteps of Rafael Nadal will never stray that far from the footprints left by Roger Federer, and vice-versa. When this era is recalled 30, 50, or 75 years from now, any mention of one man will invariably bring the other to mind. That’s just the way it is, and it’s just the way it will...
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Nadal Loses: Storm Clouds Gather, But Will They Give Way To Sunlight?

When the story of this resplendent and unforgettable era of men’s tennis is written, the footsteps of Rafael Nadal will never stray that far from the footprints left by Roger Federer, and vice-versa. When this era is recalled 30, 50, or 75 years from now, any mention of one man will invariably bring the other to mind. That’s just the way it is, and it’s just the way it will...
Via Attacking The Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal Upset Again at Wimbledon

Ever since reaching the finals at Wimbledon in 2011, Rafael Nadal has really struggled at the prestigious event. Just moments ago, Dustin Brown...
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Two-time champion Rafael Nadal loses to 102nd-ranked Dustin Brown in 2nd round of Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) Two-time champion Rafael Nadal loses to 102nd-ranked Dustin Brown in 2nd round of Wimbledon.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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