Singles champions at the U.S. Open tennis tournament will leave New York in September with a fatter wallet than last year’s victors.
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Serena Williams returned to the world’s top 30 in the WTA rankings released on Monday after finishing as Wimbledon runner-up.
Alexander Peya and Nicole Melichar dashed hopes of a British champion at this year’s Wimbledon when they beat home favorite Jamie Murray and Belarusian Victoria Azarenka 7-6(1) 6-3 in the mixed doubles final on Sunday.
Novak Djokovic was back to his brutal best as he beat South African eighth seed Kevin Anderson 6-2 6-2 7-6(3) to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title for the fourth time on Sunday.
Highlights from day 13 of the Wimbledon championships on Sunday (times GMT):
Germany’s Angelique Kerber stunned American Serena Williams 6-3 6-3 on Saturday to win her first Wimbledon title.
American Mike Bryan claimed his 17th Grand Slam men’s doubles title when he and Jack Sock beat Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus 6-3 6-7(7) 6-3 5-7 7-5 in a thrilling Wimbledon final on Saturday.
Highlights from day 12 of the Wimbledon championships on Saturday (times GMT):
Czech duo Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova won the Wimbledon women’s doubles final on Saturday — five years after they won the junior title together — and dedicated the victory to their late compatriot Jana Novotna.
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reached his fifth Wimbledon final as he resisted everything great rival Rafael Nadal could throw at him to win 6-4 3-6 7-6(9) 3-6 10-8 in a two-day classic that concluded in nerve-jangling tension on Saturday.
Order of play on Centre Court on the final day of the Wimbledon tennis championships on Sunday (play starts at 1300 GMT/9 AM ET, prefix number denotes seeding):
Tennis must see sense and bring in fifth-set tiebreaks to avoid the kind of marathon which saw Kevin Anderson outlast John Isner in a six hour, 36 minute Wimbledon semi-final on Friday, according to retired great Mats Wilander.
It was a case of better late than never as Kevin Anderson reached his first Wimbledon final with a heart-stopping 7-6(6) 6-7(5) 6-7(9) 6-4 26-24 win over the sport’s perennial marathon man John Isner on Friday.
Novak Djokovic clawed his way to a two sets to one lead over great rival Rafael Nadal under the Centre Court roof before their scintillating Wimbledon semi-final was paused with the contest balanced on a knife-edge on Friday.
Serena Williams has made a career out of defying adversity so it should be no great surprise if, 10 months after a complicated childbirth, she reclaims her Wimbledon title on Saturday.
Nine-time Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova has said her “dream match” would have been on Centre Court against Serena Williams.
Colombian doubles specialist Robert Farah has been suspended for three months and fined $5,000 after being found guilty of breaching the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program.
A “crazy” journey that began with Serena Williams taking baby steps back into top-flight tennis following a 13-month maternity break has come almost full circle at Wimbledon as the American stands just one win away from what would be a remarkable triumph.
Germany’s Angelique Kerber proved too solid for error-strewn Latvian Jelena Ostapenko as she reached her second Wimbledon final with a 6-3 6-3 victory on Thursday.
All the talk since Wimbledon began has been about the return to the Tour of 23-times Grand Slam champion Serena Williams after the American great became a mother last September.
American doubles great Mike Bryan reached his first Grand Slam final without twin brother Bob on Thursday when he and Jack Sock beat Briton Dominic Inglot and Croatian partner Franko Skugor in a five-set thriller at Wimbledon.
Serena Williams demonstrated that having a baby had not robbed her of any of her phenomenal tennis skills when she became the first mother in 38 years to reach the Wimbledon final, with a 6-2 6-4 demolition of Germany’s Julia Goerges on Thursday.
It was a case of down but definitely not out as a Rafael Nadal kept picking himself off a slippery and dusty Centre Court surface to storm into the Wimbledon semi-finals with a pulsating 7-5 6-7(7) 4-6 6-4 6-4 over Juan Martin del Potro.
American John Isner reached his first Grand Slam semi-final as he beat Canadian Milos Raonic 6-7(5) 7-6(7) 6-4 6-3 in a clash of the giants at Wimbledon on Wednesday.
Kevin Anderson produced an astonishing fightback from two sets down to beat eight-time champion Roger Federer 2-6 6-7(5) 7-5 6-4 13-11 in a quarter-final cliffhanger at Wimbledon on Wednesday.
Three times champion Novak Djokovic won through to the Wimbledon semi-finals for the eighth time on Wednesday, and his first since 2015, with a 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-2 defeat of Japan’s Kei Nishikori.
Novak Djokovic felt he was a different player to the Wimbledon winner of old but comparisons were inevitable on Wednesday as the Serb rolled into the semi-finals for the first time since 2015.
The WTA, ATP and USTA will introduce a shot clock at the U.S. Open and hardcourt events in the run up to the year’s final Grand Slam in an attempt to speed up the game, the tennis governing bodies said on Wednesday.
Eight-times champion Roger Federer will find himself in unfamiliar territory when he takes on South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Wednesday.
Serena Williams stayed on track for an eighth Wimbledon title as she fought back to beat Italian Camila Giorgi 3-6 6-3 6-4 in a fiercely contested quarter-final on Tuesday.
German 13th seed Julia Goerges ended the giant-killing run of her close friend Kiki Bertens to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final with a 3-6 7-5 6-1 win at Wimbledon on Tuesday.
Jelena Ostapenko became the first Latvian to reach the Wimbledon singles semi-finals after she subdued Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova 7-5 6-4 on Tuesday.
Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro returned to see off Frenchman Gilles Simon on Tuesday and reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the second time, but it was desperately hard work.
German 11th seed Angelique Kerber reached the Wimbledon semi-finals with a 6-3 7-5 win over Russian Daria Kasatkina on Tuesday but needed seven match points to see off the 14th seed.
Seven-times champion Serena Williams prevailed in a Center Court mothers’ meeting on Monday, roaring past Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina into the Wimbledon quarter-finals.
Novak Djokovic was kept waiting in the wings till after 7pm local time before he could start swinging his racket against Russia’s Karen Khachanov at Wimbledon on Monday.
For Kevin Anderson it was a day of firsts on Monday.
The bar was set absurdly high by the time Rafael Nadal walked onto Centre Court on Monday but the Spaniard responded with a sensational 6-3 6-3 6-4 defeat of Jiri Vesely to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals.
Fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro met stubborn resistance from Frenchman Gilles Simon and had to settle for a suspension of their Wimbledon fourth round match as he led 7-6(1) 7-6(5) 5-7 after more than three hours on Court Two on Monday.
German 11th seed Angelique Kerber became the highest-ranked player to reach the women’s quarter-finals after she outclassed Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic 6-3 7-6(5) at Wimbledon on Monday.
Dominika Cibulkova reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the third time but made few friends around Court 18 as she beat Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei in controversial circumstances on Monday.
Experienced American John Isner ended the run of Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the first time at the 10th attempt on Monday.
Wimbledon officials are refusing to show any soccer on the All England Club’s big screen, despite football fever gripping the country as the national team bids to reach its first World Cup final since 1966.
Champion Roger Federer’s pursuit of a record ninth Wimbledon title gathered momentum on Monday as he reached the quarter-finals with a 6-0 7-5 6-4 win over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.
Kiki Bertens completed the demolition of Wimbledon’s top eight women’s seeds with a 6-3 7-6(1) defeat of Czech Karolina Pliskova to reach the quarter-finals on Monday.
Kei Nishikori overcame elbow trouble in the opening set to win a marathon match 4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(10) 6-1 against a limping Ernests Gulbis and reach his first Wimbledon quarter-final at the tenth attempt on Monday.
Twelfth seed Jelena Ostapenko came back from 5-2 down to crush Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-6(4) 6-0 and reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the second year running on Monday.
It will be ‘Mother’s Day’ on Wimbledon’s Centre Court on Monday when Serena Williams takes on fellow mum Evgeniya Rodina for a place in the quarter-finals of the grasscourt major.
The return of Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka to the women’s tour following maternity breaks has focused plenty of attention on what needs to be done to encourage more mothers to play top-level tennis.
At first sight the tattoo on the inside of Kim Clijsters’ left wrist does not seem like a sign of how busy life can be for a tennis-playing mother. It reads “Jada” – the name of her first born.
Serena Williams was considered a ‘dangerous floater’ a week ago, but halfway through Wimbledon the American now looks favorite to win an eighth, and perhaps most special, title.
Australian great Rod Laver was as impressed as anyone while watching Rafael Nadal tear into the fourth round of Wimbledon on Saturday to stay on track for a third title.