Wimbledon Championships

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland, right, talks to Serena Williams of the United States during a training session at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday, June 27, 2019. The Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2019 will be held in London from 1 July to 14 July. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)
June 28, 2019 - 5:58 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were set up for a potential semifinal at Wimbledon in Friday's draw, while Serena Williams was placed in what shapes up as by far the toughest quarter of the women's field. With defending champion Novak Djokovic in the top half of the men's...
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Angelique Kerber of Germany, right, shakes hands with Simona Halep of Romania, after defeating her at the quarter-finals of the Nature Valley International tennis tournament, at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, Thursday, June 27, 2019. Kerber won 6-4, 6-3. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
June 27, 2019 - 2:37 pm
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Defending Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber beat Simona Halep for the first time since 2016, winning their quarterfinal at Eastbourne 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday. Kerber converted five of seven break points to reach the semifinals for the second straight tournament following...
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Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a ball during training session at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. The Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2019 will be held in London from July 1 to July 14. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)
June 27, 2019 - 12:35 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — A glance at Wimbledon, the year's third Grand Slam tennis tournament: SURFACE Grass courts SITE All England Club SCHEDULE The 13-day tournament begins Monday. The women's singles final is Saturday, July 13; the men's singles final is Sunday, July 14. There are no night...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2017, file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates with the trophy after defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic in the men's singles final match on day thirteen at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. As the start of play at the All England Club approaches, nothing captures the completely disparate states of men's and women's tennis at the moment than these two recent trends: The Big 3 of Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have combined to win the past 10 Grand Slam tournaments, while nine women have collected major trophies in that span, including a half-dozen first-time champions. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
June 27, 2019 - 12:25 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — As the start of Wimbledon approaches, two recent trends capture the completely disparate states of men's and women's tennis at the moment. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have combined to win the past 10 Grand Slam tournaments, while nine women collected...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2019, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal grimaces after scoring against Switzerland's Roger Federer during their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Eight-time champion Roger Federer was seeded No. 2 for Wimbledon, one spot ahead of Rafael Nadal, reversing their positions in the ATP rankings and creating a debate about whether the All England Club’s seeding system should be changed. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
June 26, 2019 - 8:14 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Eight-time champion Roger Federer was seeded No. 2 for Wimbledon, one spot ahead of Rafael Nadal, reversing their positions in the ATP rankings and creating a debate about whether the All England Club's seeding system should be changed. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic, the...
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Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, returns a volley to Caroline Garcia, of France, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 25, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
March 27, 2019 - 12:39 am
PRAGUE (AP) — A man who stabbed two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in her home was sentenced to eight years in prison on Tuesday. Radim Zondra, 33, was convicted of causing Kvitova serious bodily harm by a regional court in Brno. The state prosecutor requested 12 years for Zondra, who...
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Millwall's Jake Cooper, centre, celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game against Everton during their English FA Cup fourth round soccer match at The Den in London, Saturday Jan. 26, 2019. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
January 26, 2019 - 3:56 pm
Synonymous for decades with having violent fans, English soccer team Millwall has gained a reputation in recent years for being a so-called "giant killer" in the FA Cup. Both sides of the club were on show on Saturday. On another day of surprises in the famous competition, Millwall scored a winning...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts after winning a point against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 26, 2019 - 3:45 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 8:38 p.m. Naomi Osaka has won the first set 7-6 (2) in her Australian Open final against Petra Kvitova and is potentially one set from winning back-to-back major titles. The U.S. Open champion had to save...
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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic answers questions at a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Kvitova will play Japan's Naomi Osaka in Saturday's women's final. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 25, 2019 - 1:42 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Petra Kvitova has shed her tears. The tears, for a long time private, were in a very public arena this week. A violent home invasion that caused serious knife wounds to her left hand was a punctuation point in her career, as she sees it. There's the before — two...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka celebrates after defeating Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 24, 2019 - 1:55 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Naomi Osaka had just secured a spot in consecutive Grand Slam finals when she was asked on live TV if she had anything to say to her fans in Japan. After responding briefly in Japanese, she was...
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