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Wimbledon Pre-Draw Preview: Kvitova Stands At The Center

The month of July honors America’s independence from Great Britain, and this July, American dreams of calendar Grand Slam glory will either reach a crescendo or die a fiery death across the pond. Later in July, Jordan Spieth will head to the British Open trying to do the unthinkable. He’ll attempt to capture the third leg of golf’s calendar Slam and create over-the-top excitement...
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Wimbledon Pre-Draw Preview: Kvitova Stands At The Center

The month of July honors America’s independence from Great Britain, and this July, American dreams of calendar Grand Slam glory will either reach a crescendo or die a fiery death across the pond. Later in July, Jordan Spieth will head to the British Open trying to do the unthinkable. He’ll attempt to capture the third leg of golf’s calendar Slam and create over-the-top excitement...
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The End of Rafa’s Reign

Rafael Nadal’s quest for a tenth French Open title ended in the 2015 quarterfinals, losing in straight sets to top-seeded Novak Djokovic. For Nadal, it was only his second loss in eleven years at Roland Garros. Nadal had struggled during the clay court season, a departure from his history of dominance on the surface. After [&hellip The post The End of Rafa’s Reign appeared...
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Serena Williams Literally Doing Cartwheels With Wimbledon Coming Soon (Videos)

Just when you thought Serena Williams couldn’t get any more amazing, she goes ahead and totally proves it. The 20-time Grand Slam champion added another skill to her already jam-packed résumé Sunday: world-class cartwheeler. Williams posted an Instagram video in which she looked like a professional gymnast, performing a series of difficult one-handed...
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Top seed Ferrer upset in second round at Nottingham

NOTTINGHAM, England -- Top-seeded David Ferrer lost to Marcos Baghdatis 6-2, 7-6 (4) in the second round of the Aegon Classic at Nottingham on Tuesday. Ferrer, the world No. 7, lost his first two service games to Baghdatis, who earned his first win over a top-10 player in more than two years. ''For me, the first set was difficult because it was the first set back on grass,'' Ferrer...
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Baghdatis stuns top seed Ferrer in Nottingham opener

NOTTINGHAM, England -- Top-seeded David Ferrer lost to Marcos Baghdatis 6-2, 7-6 (4) in the second round at Nottingham on Tuesday. Ferrer, the world No. 7, lost his first two service games to Baghdatis, who earned his first win over a top-10 player in more than two years. "For me, the first set was difficult because it was the first set back on grass," Ferrer said after his first...
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Top seed Ferrer ousted by Baghdatis in Nottingham opener

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Top-seeded David Ferrer lost to Marcos Baghdatis 6-2, 7-6 (4) in the second round at Nottingham on Tuesday. Ferrer, the world No. 7, lost his first two service games to Baghdatis, who earned his first win over a top-10 player in more than two years. ''For me, the first set was difficult because it was the first set back on grass,'' Ferrer said after his...
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Before Wimbledon Begins, A New Way To Appreciate Roger And Rafa

We’ve traveled many thousands of miles as tennis fans and chroniclers with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Billions of words have been written about them. Millions of arguments have been launched by their partisans. Neither man should be favored to win the 2015 edition of Wimbledon, though both have a chance and could slip through the door if the draw falls just right, or if Andy...
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Before Wimbledon Begins, A New Way To Appreciate Roger And Rafa

We’ve traveled many thousands of miles as tennis fans and chroniclers with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Billions of words have been written about them. Millions of arguments have been launched by their partisans. Neither man should be favored to win the 2015 edition of Wimbledon, though both have a chance and could slip through the door if the draw falls just right, or if Andy...
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Aljaz Bedene opens at Nottingham with win over Diego Schwartzman

  Aljaz Bedene warmed up for his first Wimbledon since switching nationality to British by beating Diego Schwartzman in one of just five completed first-round matches at the rain-hit Nottingham Open on Monday. The Slovenia-born Bedene, who was granted British citizenship in March, won 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-2 against his Argentine opponent and will play eighth-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino...
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Serena Williams mocks her less-than-stellar 'dive' attempt

She's the best women's tennis player in the world, but clearly her athletic prowess does not carry over to the swimming pool. However, she does have a good sense humor. Serena Williams posted this video on Instagram Monday afternoon with the caption, "Swimming...Not my thing...LOL working on my dive." As you can see, it took Williams a little bit of time to muster up the courage...
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Bedene wins at Nottingham ahead of 1st Wimbledon as a Briton

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Aljaz Bedene warmed up for his first Wimbledon since switching nationality to British by beating Diego Schwartzman in one of just five completed first-round matches at the rain-hit Nottingham Open on Monday. The Slovenia-born Bedene, who was granted British citizenship in March, won 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-2 against his Argentine opponent and will play eighth-seeded...
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Kuznetsova, Cibulkova win at Eastbourne; Kvitova pulls out

EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Former grand-slam finalists Svetlana Kuznetsova and Dominika Cibulkova advanced to the second round of the Eastbourne grass-court tournament on Monday, while top-seeded Petra Kvitova withdrew through illness a week before starting her title defense at Wimbledon. Kuznetsova, who has won the French Open and U.S. Open, converted all four of her break points...
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Wimbledon champ Kvitova withdraws from Eastbourne due to illness

EASTBOURNE, England -- Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has pulled out of the Eastbourne grass-court tournament because of illness. The decision was announced Monday. The top-seeded Czech had received a bye into the second round. It's unclear whether Kvitova will be fit to defend her title at Wimbledon, which opens next Monday. She hasn't played since losing in the fourth round at...
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Wimbledon champ Kvitova out of Eastbourne through illness

EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has pulled out of the Eastbourne grass-court tournament because of illness. The decision was announced Monday. The top-seeded Czech had received a bye into the second round. It's unclear whether Kvitova will be fit to defend her title at Wimbledon, which opens next Monday. She hasn't played since losing in the fourth round...
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Roger Federer wins eighth title in Halle

Roger Federer won his eighth title in Halle at the Gerry Weber Open by beating Adreas Seppi 7-6(1) 6-4. Roger found himself in a familiar position on Sunday, playing in his tenth final in Halle, but to win the title he would have to beat the man that shocked him at this years Australian Open. Seppi was a bit fortunate to be in the final, as he had gotten two straight retirements...
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Sloane Stephens, CoCo Vandeweghe rally to advance at Eastbourne

  Americans Sloane Stephens and CoCo Vandeweghe both rallied from a set down Sunday to reach the second round of the Eastbourne grass-court tournament Stephens overcame Naomi Broady of Britain, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) in a match lasting almost exactly two hours, while Vandeweghe ousted Johanna Larsson of Sweden, 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-1. Stephens trailed 3-2 in the second set before winning...
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Stephens, Vandeweghe rally to advance at Eastbourne

EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Americans Sloane Stephens and CoCo Vandeweghe both rallied from a set down Sunday to reach the second round of the Eastbourne grass-court tournament Stephens overcame Naomi Broady of Britain, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) in a match lasting almost exactly two hours, while Vandeweghe ousted Johanna Larsson of Sweden, 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-1. Stephens trailed 3-2 in the second...
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Alexandr Dolgopolov starts grass event with win over Donald Young

  Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine defeated Donald Young of the United States in the first round of the grass-court Aegon Open Nottingham on Sunday and Marcos Baghdatis set up a second-round match against top-seeded David Ferrer. Dolgopolov, who beat Rafael Nadal in the first round at the Queen's Club tournament, beat Young 6-4, 6-4 at The City of Nottingham Tennis Centre. Baghdatis...
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Dolgopolov, Baghdatis advance in Nottingham

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine defeated Donald Young of the United States in the first round of the grass-court Aegon Open Nottingham on Sunday and Marcos Baghdatis set up a second-round match against top-seeded David Ferrer. Dolgopolov, who beat Rafael Nadal in the first round at the Queen's Club tournament, beat Young 6-4, 6-4 at The City of Nottingham...
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Angelique Kerber rallies in final of Aegon Classic for her first grass title

  Angelique Kerber beat sixth-seeded Karolina Pliskova 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (4) Sunday in the final of the Aegon Classic to clinch her first grass-court title. The big-serving Pliskova had 11 aces but Kerber's ability to contain this threat, along with greater flexibility in longer rallies, eventually turned the match the German's way. ''It was an amazing match, and perfect for a final...
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Kerber rallies to beat Pliskova in WTA Birmingham final

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Angelique Kerber beat sixth-seeded Karolina Pliskova 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (4) Sunday in the final of the Aegon Classic to clinch her first grass-court title. The big-serving Pliskova had 11 aces but Kerber's ability to contain this threat, along with greater flexibility in longer rallies, eventually turned the match the German's way. ''It was an amazing match...
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Murray beats Troicki and Anderson to win Queen's Club title

LONDON -- Andy Murray claimed his 34th career title on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over unseeded South African Kevin Anderson in the final of the grass-court Queen's Club tournament. Top-seeded Murray, who was contesting his 50th career final, also won the event in 2009, 2011 and 2013. He joins John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt as a four-time winner of...
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Federer beats Seppi in straight sets for eighth Halle title

HALLE, Germany -- Roger Federer defeated Italy's Andreas Seppi 7-6 (1), 6-4 on Sunday to claim a record eighth Gerry Weber Open title in his 10th final at the event. Despite not replicating the free-flowing tennis of previous rounds, Federer dug deep to win big points. He broke the 45th-ranked Seppi for the first time at the fifth attempt in the decisive game. The 17-time Grand Slam...
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Federer beats Seppi for record 8th Halle title

HALLE, Germany (AP) Roger Federer defeated Italy's Andreas Seppi 7-6 (1), 6-4 to claim a record eighth Gerry Weber Open title Sunday in his 10th final at the event. Lacking the free-flowing tennis of previous rounds, Federer dug deep to win big points and broke the 45th-ranked Seppi for the first time at his fifth attempt to seal his 15th title on grass. Seppi missed three break...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss
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