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Kvitova headlines New Haven Open tennis field

 July 9, 2014; Updated: 12:01 am

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, fresh off winning her second Wimbledon women's singles championship, headlines a strong field for the 2014 Connecticut Open, tournament director Anne Worcester announced Tuesday.


Isner wins opener at Newport

 July 9, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

John Isner rode his fierce serve to another victory on Newport's grass courts, defeating Wayne Odesnik 6-3, 7-6 (6) Tuesday to reach the second round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I.

The 6-foot-10 Isner had 19 aces...


Djokovic's pep talk swept aside 'fear,' 'demons'

 July 8, 2014; Updated: 4:03 am

London — Novak Djokovic knew all along that his game was good enough to win more Grand Slam titles. It was his mind that was the problem.


Djokovic wins an instant classic

 July 7, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

London - Novak Djokovic's large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer's regal presence and resurgent play.

No man has won tennis' oldest major tournament more often than...


Might as well be royalty: Kvitova captures second Wimbledon title

 July 6, 2014; Updated: 2:20 am

London — Petra Kvitova plays so much better at the All England Club than anywhere else, and now she owns two championships to prove it.


Federer shows he's still got something left

 July 5, 2014; Updated: 1:54 am

London — Roger Federer was on the decline — or so the thinking went.


Canada claims a finalist at Wimbledon

 July 4, 2014; Updated: 4:35 am

London — Eugenie Bouchard could have lost her focus after the fourth game of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, when play was delayed for five minutes during Simona Halep's medical timeout for a left ankle...


Dimitrov ends Murray's reign as Wimbledon champion

 July 3, 2014; Updated: 1:59 am

London — The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray's time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close.


Nadal, Sharapova fall at Wimbledon

 July 2, 2014; Updated: 2:38 am

London — Rafael Nadal ran out of comebacks at Wimbledon, losing to a brash, big-serving, between-the-legs-hitting 19-year-old kid who might just be a future star.


At wet Wimbledon, Murray, Djokovic near rematch

 July 1, 2014; Updated: 12:43 am

London — As the rain at Wimbledon wreaks havoc with the schedule, and players start to complain, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have found little reason to worry about the weather.


Five things at Wimbledon: Manic Monday

 June 30, 2014; Updated: 1:15 am

London — It won't quite be Manic Monday at Wimbledon, but close.


Serena's stay at Wimbledon is over

 June 29, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

London - As Serena Williams began to fall behind in what would become her earliest Wimbledon exit in nearly a decade, her coach could tell something was awry.

Not the so-so serving. Or the bad backhands. This was a larger...


Djokovic, despite injury scare, moves on to the fourth round

 June 28, 2014; Updated: 2:25 am

London — Novak Djokovic lay crumpled on Centre Court, clutching his upper left arm and grimacing. He felt something pop and feared the worst.


A satisifying win for Nadal at Wimbledon

 June 27, 2014; Updated: 1:37 am

London — Uncle Toni's reaction said it all.


Venus has still got game

 June 26, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

London - Let others wonder when or whether Venus Williams might move on from tennis. She's not ready to contemplate going anywhere just yet.

Even as her early losses accumulated, even as Williams got older and was forced to deal with...


Nadal ends three-match losing streak on grass surface

 June 25, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

London - Chasing a shot to his right, Rafael Nadal slipped and tumbled to the Centre Court turf. He popped up, raced across the baseline to get back into the point, and later capped the 14-stroke exchange with a backhand passing...


Murray soaks it in as Wimbledon welcomes him back

 June 24, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

London - It had been, famously, more than 75 years since a British man arrived at Wimbledon as the defending champion.

So Andy Murray took a moment - and, really, only a moment - to take in the sights and sounds Monday at Centre...


Play starts up today at Wimbledon

 June 23, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

London - There they were, spread across the practice courts on the afternoon before Wimbledon begins: past Grand Slam champions or former No. 1s - Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki - and some who aspire to...


Nadal is ousted in Germany

 June 13, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Halle, Germany - Rafael Nadal was knocked out in the second round of the grass-court Gerry Weber Open on Thursday, losing 6-4, 6-1 to German wild card Dustin Brown.

"I didn't play," Nadal said. "That can happen when you play an...


Nadal has a record-breaking day in Paris

 June 9, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Paris - Trying to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open is, without a doubt, the toughest task in tennis. Indeed, must be among the greatest challenges in all of sports.

The pressure he applies, from set to set, game to game, point to...


Sharapova wins her second French Open title

 June 8, 2014; Updated: 2:11 am

Paris — Nothing came easily for Maria Sharapova in the French Open final.


Nadal, Djokovic will play for title

 June 7, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Paris - This is what Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic wanted. It's what they expected. And now they'll meet in a French Open final with so much at stake for both.

Nadal is seeking championship No. 9 at Roland Garros, and his 14th...


Sharapova, Halep reach the final at French Open

 June 6, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Paris - Might be easier said than done. Still, Maria Sharapova offered a tidy aphorism to sum up the formula that's carried her to a third consecutive French Open final.

"It's not how you finish a first set," Sharapova said, "it's...


Nadal advances to French semis

 June 5, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Paris - Briefly, and only briefly, Rafael Nadal was in a difficult spot in the French Open quarterfinals.

For the first time in this year's tournament, the eight-time champion dropped a set.

And this had to be on Nadal's mind:...


French semis: Sharapova-Bouchard, Djokovic-Gulbi

 June 4, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Paris - This is what Maria Sharapova does. She digs herself a big hole in a match, then figures a way out, no matter what it takes.

She hits shots left-handed. Takes her time between points. Pumps her fists and screams "Come on!"...


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