Breaking down the Wimbledon 2016 bracket

The Championships, Wimbledon have released the draw for the 2016 competition, set to begin on Monday, June 27. Complete #Wimbledon men's singles draw (without qualifiers): — Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) June 24, 2016 On the men’s side, the two main players to watch are #1 Novak Djokovic (reigning champion) and #2 Andy Murray. Djokovic is a 3-time...
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Federer out to turn around frustrating season at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) Missing his first Grand Slam in 17 years - the French Open - was worth it to Roger Federer to be fit and confident for another Wimbledon. Federer said at the All England Club on Saturday that he had a pinch of doubt he would miss his first Wimbledon since 1999 when he had to withdraw from the French Open because of a bad back. ''If you enter, you want to feel like you...
Via Associated Press
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Wimbledon preview and predictions: Will Serena have a chance at revenge over Muguruza?

Wimbledon is, without a doubt, my favorite tournament of the year. I think part of it has to do with the fact that when I first fell in love with tennis in high school, it was the only major that always fell during summer vacation, meaning I could hog the TV in our spare room for all hours of the morning and early afternoon for two weeks straight, watching the first ball to last...
Via Excelle Sports
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Cibulkova wins Eastbourne final for her 2nd title this year

EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Dominika Cibulkova won her second title of the year when she defeated Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-5, 6-3 Saturday in the Eastbourne International final. The 12th-seeded Slovak was playing in her fourth final of the year after winning Katowice and finishing as runner-up in Acapulco and Madrid. The 10th-seeded Pliskova was seeking her second...
Via Associated Press
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Wimbledon draw will prevent Roger Federer-Novak Djokovic matchup in final

LONDON -- Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are used to facing each other in the Wimbledon final. It won't happen for a third straight year, though.Federer, the seven-time champion seeded No. 3, was placed in Djokovic's top half of the Wimbledon draw on Friday. That means top-ranked Djokovic could face Federer in the semifinals as he bids for a fifth consecutive major title and the...
Via Associated Press
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No. 6 Victoria Azarenka withdraws injured from Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) -- Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a right knee injury. It was the same knee she hurt at the French Open, forcing her to retire during her first-round match. She hasn't played since. Azarenka, ranked No. 6, was seeded the same for the grass-court Grand Slam starting Monday. The Belarusian has earned three titles...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
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Security staff to increase at Wimbledon this year

It’s hard to believe, but Wimbledon begins Monday. With the start of this year’s tournament comes increased security, according to a Wimbledon spokesperson. The increased security comes after the attacks on Paris in 2015 and other terrorist attacks around the world. Wimbledon is among a number of European sporting events that has beefed up its security force. According to Wimbledon...
Via The Comeback
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Wimbledon armed police protection to be unprecedented

As a means to protect against any would-be terrorist attacks for the Wimbledon Grand Slam, the All England Club will see an unprecedented amount of armed police protection this year, per Global Times. “With security fears high in the aftermath of the attempted terrorist attacks in Paris in November, Wimbledon will be patrolled by officers with guns inside and outside the ...
Via Sportsnaut
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Andy Murray Wins Aegon Championships to Make History

On June 19, Andy Murray defeated Milos Raonic in London at the Aegon Championships. Murray won the Queens Cup for the fifth time, which is a record-setting amount. He hopes this win can propel him to another Wimbledon title. Raonic did not allow the current World No. 2 to walk away with the title easily. Murray came back to win in three sets 6-7(5-7), 6-4, 6-3. Throughout the tournament...
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Serena Williams pelts sexist heckler with tennis balls for magazine shoot

Tennis star Serena Williams has received many accolades over the course of her 20-year career on the courts, but it has not stopped her from receiving a large share of racist and sexist comments from hecklers. But this time, Williams has a message to serve to the hecklers — literally. Having netted the cover of Glamour’s July 2016 issue, Williams participated in a promotional video...
Via The Comeback
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Rafael Nadal won't play in Wimbledon due to wrist injury

Rafael Nadal’s bad luck continues. Just a few weeks after withdrawing early from the French Open with a left wrist injury, the former No. 1 men’s tennis player announced in a Facebook post Thursday that he will miss Wimbledon. The 14-time Grand Slam champion has been devastated by injuries over the past two seasons, and he hasn’t won a Grand Slam since the 2014 French...
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Maria Sharapova responds to two-year doping ban

Shocking news broke Wednesday when the ITF tribunal condemned tennis pro Maria Sharapova to a two-year suspension for doping. Interestingly enough, the tribunal concluded that Sharapova did not intentionally use the drug meldonium, which makes one wonder how they came to conclude a two-year ban was necessary. Indeed, Sharapova wonders the same thing. In a lengthy Facebook post...
Via Sportsnaut
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Three reasons Novak Djokovic is the invisible superstar

This past weekend, men’s tennis superstar Novak Djokovic completed the career Grand Slam by defeating Andy Murray in the French Open final, the eighth man in history to achieve that feat. Djokovic also became the third player to achieve a non-calendar Grand Slam by winning the last four tennis majors, the first in almost 50 years. With an injury cloud over Rafa Nadal and Father...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

John McEnroe seems interested in coaching Andy Murray

John McEnroe thinks that Andy Murray can stand to benefit from hiring another super coach to assist him, and it sounds like the former tennis champion would be interested in the gig. McEnroe talked about Murray’s game following the Scotsman’s loss to Novak Djokovic in the finals of the French Open. You get the sense from the comments that Johnny Mac might want to help out Murray...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every tennis player to achieve a career Grand Slam in singles play

Ten women and eight men have won Career Grand Slams in singles play. How many can you name? Clue given is the year they achieved their Grand Slam (age in which they achieved a Career Grand Slam in parentheses).
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