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Novak Djokovic reduces ballgirl to tears during heated Wimbledon match (VIDEO)

Novak Djokovic may have clinched a victory after a nail-biting final set against Kevin Anderson this afternoon, but the hot-headed Serb may have lost his grip on reality during a match. Djokovic appeared to be feeling the pressure of defending his Wimbledon championship in the sweltering heat Tuesday afternoon and, during the final match, started shouting and gesturing towards...
Via The Other Paper
49 minutes ago  |  Discuss

'Stop bringing this ridiculous stuff': Azarenka rips grunt questions

Victoria Azarenka didn't like the line of questioning at all. The two-time Australian Open champion lost to Serena Williams 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 Tuesday on Centre Court in a high-quality match, and was then asked about the crowd laughing at the two during play for making loud noises while hitting the ball. ''I'm so tired of these questions all the time,'' said Azarenka, a former top-ranked...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Lookahead: No. 1 Djokovic leads top 4 into QFs

LONDON (AP) Novak Djokovic is developing a nasty habit of playing Grand Slam matches over two days. He thinks his latest carried-over contest won't have any effect on him in the Wimbledon quarterfinals Wednesday. The defending champion and No. 1 seed at the All England Club will be competing for a third day in a row when he faces No. 9 Marin Cilic for a berth in the semifinals....
Via AP on Fox
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Azarenka takes exception to questioning about noise

LONDON (AP) Victoria Azarenka didn't like the line of questioning at all. The two-time Australian Open champion lost to Serena Williams 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 Tuesday on Centre Court in a high-quality match at Wimbledon, and was then asked about the crowd laughing at the two during play for making loud noises while hitting the ball. ''I'm so tired of these questions all the time,'' said...
Via AP on Fox
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Williams gets past Azarenka at Wimbledon; Sharapova next

LONDON (AP) Even as Serena Williams piled up aces and groundstroke winners from all angles, even as she stormed through seven games in a row and 10 of the last 13 in yet another comeback, her Wimbledon quarterfinal against Victoria Azarenka never felt like a runaway. That's because Azarenka, a two-time major champion and former No. 1 in her own right, was playing spectacular tennis...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Victoria Azarenka with the swing & a miss at a Serena Williams serve today

It was late in the match and she had tired (perhaps of all the grunting on both sides, ugggh)...but Serena Williams' 8th ace today? Victoria Azarenka swung on it and missed. How fast is a @serenawilliams tennis serve? Ask Azarenka #AceCity @ESPNTennis @Wimbledon #QuarterFinal #SCtop10 pic.twitter.com/2jjE7NcG9O— Playtime Cares (@PlaytimeCares) July 7, 2015Bam. Serena moves on...
Via Bob's Blitz
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova fights off Vandeweghe, reaches Wimbledon semis

Maria Sharapova bounced back after dropping the second set to knock out American Coco Vandeweghe on Tuesday to reach the Wimbledon semifinals for the fifth time in her career and first since 2011. The fourth-ranked Russian, the champion at the All England Club all the way back in 2004, won 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 and will face either No. 1 Serena Williams or No. 23 Victoria Azarenka in the...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Djokovic beats Anderson in 5 to reach Wimbledon quarters

LONDON (AP) Novak Djokovic survived a one-set shootout with big-serving Kevin Anderson on Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinals and keep up his bid for a third Wimbledon title. The top-ranked Djokovic beat the 14th-seeded South African 7-5 in the fifth set on Court 1 to complete a match that had been suspended by darkness at two sets apiece. It took 45 minutes of play Tuesday...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams questions Nick Kyrgios fans' 'blackface' tweets

The Aussie fans at Wimbledon have been some of the most raucous spectators in the All-England Club stands. But the last few days, they have also become the most politically incorrect on social media. Several fans of hot-head Nick Kyrgios have been posting photos of themselves having spread Nutella or Vegemite on their face in support of Kyrgios, who is the brown-skinned son of...
Via The Other Paper
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Djokovic outlasts Anderson in fifth set, advances to quarterfinals

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic overcame a stiff test from No. 14 Kevin Anderson, winning the fifth set on Tuesday of a match carried over from Monday to advance to the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Djokovic completed a rally from two sets down to win 6-7 (6), 6-7 (6), 6-1, 6-4, 7-5. MORE TO COME
Via Fox Sports
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Oblivious reporter asks Tomas Berdych about winning match that he lost

What is it about tennis reporters who don’t care to know the actual outcome of tennis matches? Last year we saw a reporter congratulate Nicolas Mahut after losing a match at the French Open. This year at Wimbledon, some Mr. Magoo like person asked Tomas Berdych if he was looking forward to playing in the quarterfinals.  One slight problem.  Berdych was defeated in the Round of...
Via Awful Announcing
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Serena Williams Advances To Quarters, Takes Down Sister Venus At Wimbledon

LONDON — Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus — older, taller, stronger — who usually beat Serena. Never a fan of losing to her sibling — who would be? — Serena cheated a tad every so often, lying about whether Venus’ shots...
Via NESN.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon: Serena Williams has no rivalry

The sibling rivalry between the Williams sisters made headlines this weekend when they were set to face each other earlier today in the fourth round of Wimbledon. Despite Serena’s tough third-round match against Britain’s Heather Watson, which led ESPN’s experts to predict she would have a long match against her sister Venus, the sisters played for just over an hour, Serena...
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Djokovic must wait to try to reach Wimbledon quarterfinals

LONDON (AP) For two sets in Wimbledon's fourth round on Monday, defending champion Novak Djokovic was in serious trouble, unable to solve 6-foot-8 (2.03-meter) Kevin Anderson's big serve. Djokovic dropped both of those sets, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (6), then began working his way back into the match. He took the next two sets, 6-1, 6-4, to force a fifth, before play was suspended a little...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Berdych loses at Wimbledon, reporter thinks he won, awkwardness ensues

It's not easy to cover a major tennis tournament. With matches going on simultaneously at multiple different courts, it's impossible to witness all the action live. That makes it all the more important to be certain you've double-checked a scoreline before interviewing a player. Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych lost Monday at Wimbledon -- and in rough fashion too, a 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 loss...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

8 Compelling Stories, 4 Fascinating Matches… And Very Little Time To Savor Them

Manic Monday, as the second Monday of Wimbledon is referred to, claims a special place on the tennis calendar, mostly for good reasons. However, some of the effects of this day are unavoidably unwelcome. You can call it a “first-world tennis problem,” a consequence of the All-England Club’s annual decision (due to the politics of maintaining a good relationship with the Village...
Via Attacking The Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

8 Compelling Stories, 4 Fascinating Matches… And Very Little Time To Savor Them

Manic Monday, as the second Monday of Wimbledon is referred to, claims a special place on the tennis calendar, mostly for good reasons. However, some of the effects of this day are unavoidably unwelcome. You can call it a “first-world tennis problem,” a consequence of the All-England Club’s annual decision (due to the politics of maintaining a good relationship with the Village...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Williams takes on Azarenka in Wimbledon quarterfinals

LONDON (AP) The last time Serena Williams played Victoria Azarenka, they exchanged angry gestures, testy words - and a pair of shorts. If the rematch of that tense three-setter at the French Open is half as good, fans at Wimbledon should be in for a treat. Williams takes on Azarenka again in the quarterfinals at the All England Club on Tuesday, hoping to keep up her dominance against...
Via AP on Fox
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Keys and Vandeweghe join Serena in Wimbledon quarterfinals

LONDON (AP) While most eyes were on the Williams sisters, CoCo Vandeweghe and Madison Keys quietly showed there are more American players to pay attention to at Wimbledon. Vandeweghe and Keys both reached the quarterfinals for the first time at the All England Club, wrapping up their victories on outside courts just as Serena Williams' match against sister Venus was getting started...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Serena beats Venus in 2 sets in 4th round at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) Serena Williams extended her mastery over big sister Venus, and kept alive her bid for Grand Slam history. In the 26th career meeting between the siblings, Serena dominated with her steady serve and big hitting from the back of the court to win 6-4, 6-3 on Centre Court in 1 hour, 8 minutes, extending her Grand Slam winning streak to 25 matches. The win sent the top-ranked...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vandeweghe, Keys advance to Wimbledon quarterfinals

LONDON -- CoCo Vandeweghe reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals Monday by upsetting French Open runner-up Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in straight sets. Vandeweghe dominated both tiebreakers to win 7-6 (1), 7-6 (4) after the players traded breaks once in each set. There will be three American women in the quarterfinals, as Madison Keys also advanced and the Williams sisters...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Monday primer: Williams vs. Williams kicks off exciting day

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 Wimbledon champion...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Way Forward For Rafael Nadal: Respecting Limits

Those who watched Pancho Gonzales, at age 41, win a Wimbledon match in 1969 with sets of 46 (!), 30, and 20 games might regard him as the greatest fighter men’s tennis has ever known. (That 1969 match with Charlie Pasarell helped usher in the era of the tiebreaker one year later, an interesting side note to that multi-day match.) Tennis fans who saw Jimmy Connors spill his tank...
Via Attacking The Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Way Forward For Rafael Nadal: Respecting Limits

Those who watched Pancho Gonzales, at age 41, win a Wimbledon match in 1969 with sets of 46 (!), 30, and 20 games might regard him as the greatest fighter men’s tennis has ever known. (That 1969 match with Charlie Pasarell helped usher in the era of the tiebreaker one year later, an interesting side note to that multi-day match.) Tennis fans who saw Jimmy Connors spill his tank...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

'Unbelievable': Jankovic tops 2-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova

LONDON (AP) - About an hour after flopping on her back and kicking her feet overhead to celebrate a stunning comeback against defending Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Jelena Jankovic still was giddy. ''I cannot stop smiling. ... I was very brave at the end. You know, here I am,'' she said through a giggle. ''Unbelievable.'' Jankovic kept using that word - ''unbelievable'' - as...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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