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Wimbledon chief fears 'no more tennis this year'

Apr 03, 2020 - 1:50 PM

'I don't think it's unrealistic to say that there may be no more tennis this year,' says All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns against Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles semi-final match on day 11 of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 12, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE


Who's saying what as Wimbledon suffers first peacetime cancelation

Apr 02, 2020 - 1:28 PM

Roger Federer, who has won a record 8 Wimbledon men's singles titles, reacts with a single-word tweet

TOO LATE? Roger Federer will be nearly 40 by the time Wimbledon returns in 2021. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/AFP

Wimbledon canceled for first time since World War II

Apr 01, 2020 - 11:53 PM

After a 'thorough and extensive consideration of all scenarios', organizers say it is 'ultimately the right decision' to scrap this year's Wimbledon

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic. Photos courtesy of Glenn Kirk/AFP (Federer and Nadal), Ben Stansall/AFP (Djokovic)

Wimbledon set to be canceled for first time since World War II

Apr 01, 2020 - 6:55 PM

A decision to scrap Wimbledon is widely expected as the global health crisis continues to wreak havoc on the sporting calendar

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber during their men's singles first round match on the first day of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 1, 2019. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Hit list: What's next in line for possible coronavirus postponement

Mar 29, 2020 - 4:48 PM

Here are the upcoming major competitions that will likely be delayed or canceled altogether due to the worldwide health crisis

Switzerland's Roger Federer (R) shakes hands and embraces Spain's Rafael Nadal (L) after Federer won their men's singles semi-final match on day 11 of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 12, 2019. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Key questions as Wimbledon faces tough decision

Mar 28, 2020 - 12:22 PM

Wimbledon weighs whether it should postpone or cancel altogether the world's most prestigious tennis tournament

UNCERTAIN. Roger Federer and other stars remain uncertain when the tennis season will resume. Photo from Wimbledon

Wimbledon cancelation on cards

Mar 26, 2020 - 12:26 PM

All England Club officials call for an emergency meeting to discuss whether to go ahead with this year's tournament amid the virus pandemic

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates beating Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut during their men's singles semi-final match on day 11 of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 12, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Wimbledon still planning for play despite virus mayhem

Mar 18, 2020 - 1:46 PM

Even after the French Open moved its tournament calendar, Wimbledon remains hopeful that play will go ahead if the spread of the virus slowed

DEFENDING CHAMPION. Novak Djokovic will gun for a third straight Wimbledon Open title. File photo from Twitter/@atptour

Federer targets Wimbledon after knee surgery blow

Feb 21, 2020 - 11:39 AM

The last time Roger Federer underwent surgery, he came back to rule the 2017 Australian Open and then Wimbledon 6 months later

HOPEFUL. Roger Federer looks to be in top shape for the grass season. Photo by William West/AFP

Wimbledon champion Halep targets strong finish in Asia

Sep 24, 2019 - 5:27 PM

'Now I feel healthy, I feel motivated, I feel fresh. I just want to go there and win every match I play,' says Simona Halep

MILESTONE. Simona Halep takes inspiration from her first Wimbledon title last July 2019 in the Wuhan Open. File photo from Australian Open Twitter

Kerber drops coach after Wimbledon shock

Jul 20, 2019 - 2:03 PM

After failing to defend her Wimbledon crown, former world No. 1 Angelique Kerber parts ways with coach Rainer Schuttler

Germany's Angelique Kerber. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Mochizuki makes Grand Slam history for Japan at Wimbledon

Jul 15, 2019 - 7:04 PM

Shintaro Mochizuki becomes the first Japanese player to win a boy's Grand Slam title

BOY WONDER. Shintaro Mochizuki follows 1969 girls singles title winner Kazuko Sawamatsu in triumphing at the grass court Grand Slam. Photo from Twitter/@ShintaroMOCHIZU


Taiwan's Chan, Croatia's Dodig win Wimbledon mixed doubles title

Jul 15, 2019 - 3:06 PM

Latisha Chan and Ivan Dodig follow up their triumph in the French Open by ruling Wimbledon

CHAMPS AGAIN. Ivan Dodig and Latisha Chan rule the Wimbledon Open. Photo from Twitter/@rolandgarros


Djokovic vows to win fans' love with Federer record in view

Jul 15, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Novak Djokovic is now just 4 behind the all-time men's Grand Slam record of 20 held by Roger Federer

BACK-TO-BACK. Novak Djokovic wins his second straight Wimbledon title. Photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon


Novak Djokovic: King of the court but not of people's hearts?

Jul 15, 2019 - 11:20 AM

Despite his achievements, Novak Djokovic appears doomed never to be held in the same saintly esteem as Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal – the 'people's champions'

RACKING IT UP. Novak Djokovic captures his 16th Grand Slam in the Wimbledon Open. Photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon


Federer rues 'missed opportunity' to win 9th Wimbledon title

Jul 15, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Roger Federer falls short to Novak Djokovic in the longest Wimbledon singles final after wasting two match points

SHORT. Roger Federer misses out on what could have been his 21st Grand Slam crown. Photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon


Djokovic reflects on 'unreal' Wimbledon 2019 final victory

Jul 15, 2019 - 9:10 AM

The 32-year-old Serbian, winning back-to-back Wimbledon titles for the second time, prevails in an epic duel, the longest ever final and the first decided by a deciding set tie-break

Serbia's Novak Djokovic raises the winner's trophy after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 14, 2019.  Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP

Djokovic saves match points to claim fifth Wimbledon title in record-breaking final

Jul 15, 2019 - 7:21 AM

At 4 hours and 57 minutes, it was the longest Wimbledon final ever played and settled by a final set tiebreak for the first time

Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the winner's trophy after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 14, 2019.  Laurence Griffiths / POOL / AFP

'Stars align' as Federer seeks to break Djokovic spell

Jul 14, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Crowd favorite Roger Federer vies to become the oldest Grand Slam winner against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic

SUPER SHOWDOWN. Novak Djokovic holds the edge in their head-to-head battle, but Roger Federer boasts of a ‘rock solid year.’ Photos by Ben Stansall/AFP

Serena has lost 'intimidation' factor, says Halep

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:59 AM

'I'm very sure that was the best match of my life,' says Simona Halep after dumping Serena Williams to capture the Wimbledon women's crown

NO FEAR. Romanian Simona Halep (right) says she just focused on herself during her title duel against American star Serena Williams. Photos by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Halep thwarts Serena history bid with Wimbledon final triumph

Jul 13, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Former world No. 1 Simona Halep shatters Serena Williams' latest bid to capture a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam

SENSATIONAL. Simona Halep bags her second career major, saying she had ‘never played better.’  Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Sad Nadal sees chances of third Wimbledon title slipping

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:56 PM

'I am sad for the loss because for me it was another opportunity,' Rafael Nadal admits after losing to great rival Roger Federer

Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Federer feels 'strange' returning to Wimbledon final with Serena

Jul 13, 2019 - 11:35 AM

Sixteen years after his Grand Slam breakthrough, Roger Federer vies for the Wimbledon crown again along with Serena Williams

EVERGREEN. Two decades on, Serena Williams and Roger Federer remain at the top of their game. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Federer downs Nadal to set up Djokovic duel for Wimbledon title

Jul 13, 2019 - 3:36 AM

'I'm exhausted, it was tough at the end,' says Roger Federer after winning the blockbuster semifinal match against rival Rafael Nadal

ONE MORE. Roger Federer gets past long-time adversary Rafael Nadal but needs to dispose world No. 1 Novak Djokovic next to secure a 21st major title. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Djokovic reaches 6th Wimbledon final

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:26 AM

'I had to dig deep,' says world No. 1 Novak Djokovic after outlasting Roberto Bautista Agut in the semifinal

THRILLED. Defending champion Novak Djokovic gets all pumped up after securing his 25th Grand Slam title berth. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Federer, Nadal brace for Wimbledon epic

Jul 12, 2019 - 11:12 AM

'Rafa really can hurt anybody on any surface,' Roger Federer says of long-time rival Rafael Nadal

(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on July 11, 2019 shows Spain's Rafael Nadal (L) and Switzerland's Roger Federer returning the ball during the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, on July 4, 2019. - Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal meet for the fourth time at Wimbledon on July 12, 2019 in the semi-finals, 11 years after their last clash at the All England Club. (Photos by Adrian DENNIS and GLYN KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Record in sight: Serena to face Halep in Wimbledon final

Jul 12, 2019 - 12:25 AM

Only Simona Halep stands in the way between Serena Williams and her goal of equaling Margaret Court's Grand Slam title record

UPPER HAND. Serena Williams holds a 9-1 career lead over Simona Halep. Photo by Hannah McKay/AFP

Federer racks up 100th Wimbledon match, Nadal next

Jul 11, 2019 - 8:51 AM

Long-time rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal arrange a blockbuster Wimbledon semifinal showdown

Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates winning a point against Japan's Kei Nishikori during their men's singles quarter-final match on day nine of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2019. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Djokovic eases to 9th Wimbledon semifinal

Jul 11, 2019 - 12:25 AM

Flashing his ruthless form, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic disposes of David Goffin in straight sets in the quarterfinal

CRUISING. Novak Djokovic says everything has been going exactly how he wanted. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Djokovic is a 'deadly spider,' says opponent's coach

Jul 10, 2019 - 4:31 PM

'It's almost impossible to find any weaknesses in his game,' 2002 Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson on world No. 1 Novak Djokovic

UNSTOPPABLE. Novak Djokovic vies to keep his title defense going agains quarterfinal opponent David Goffin. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Federer eyes 100th Wimbledon win and Nadal showdown

Jul 10, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Another record is in sight for Roger Federer, and so is a potential 40th career match-up with long-time rival Rafael Nadal

ALL GOOD. A confident Roger Federer looks to get past Kei Nishikori to secure a Final Four slot. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Serena within sight of tying Court Slam record

Jul 10, 2019 - 12:27 AM

After surviving a tough Wimbledon quarterfinal duel, Serena Williams moves within two wins from matching Margaret Court's Grand Slam titles record of 24

US player Serena Williams returns against US player Alison Riske during their women's singles quarter-final match on day eight of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 9, 2019. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Federer closes in on 100th Wimbledon victory

Jul 09, 2019 - 1:50 PM

The trio of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal cruises into the 2019 Wimbledon last 8

NATURAL HABITAT. Roger Federer eases into the men's singles quarterfinals in the 2019 Wimbledon. Photo from Wimbledon Instagram

Serena wary of Riske factor at Wimbledon

Jul 09, 2019 - 12:10 PM

'She's playing really great, especially on the grass. She's attacking that ball really well. She doesn't let anything limit her,' says Serena Williams on Alison Riske

THREATENED. Serena Williams is looking out for Alison Riske who booted out world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty from 2019 Wimbledon. Photo from Wimbledon Instagram

'I never give up,' says Gauff as she bows out of Wimbledon

Jul 09, 2019 - 9:59 AM

'I hope they learned from me that, I mean, anything is possible if you work hard, just continue to dream big,' says Coco Gauff

YOUNG STAR. Coco Gauff aims to achieve more things after an unexpected 2019 Wimbledon campaign. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Nadal leads charge of old brigade into Wimbledon quarterfinals

Jul 08, 2019 - 11:37 PM

With Rafael Nadal advancing, the evergreen 30-somethings of male tennis stars threaten to take a stranglehold in Wimbledon

STILL AT IT. Rafael Nadal will play in his 39th Grand Slam quarterfinal. Photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon


Barty exits Wimbledon as Serena coasts through

Jul 08, 2019 - 10:53 PM

Serena Williams sees her chances of tying the all-time Grand Slam haul following the loss of world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty

ON TO THE NEXT. Serena Williams advances to the next round of Wimbledon. Photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon


Federer, Nadal, Djokovic share Wimbledon 'Manic Monday' with Gauff

Jul 08, 2019 - 2:27 PM

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal all play their last 16 ties, while Coco Gauff looks to advance against a former world No. 1

STAR-STUDDED DAY. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Coco Gauff will see action on the same day in Wimbledon. Photos courtesy of Glenn Kirk/AFP (Federer and Nadal), Ben Stansall (Djokovic), and Twitter/@Wimbledon (Gauff)


It's my duty to perform, says Serena after Wimbledon bow with Murray

Jul 07, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Serena Williams admits she felt pressured for teaming up with Andy Murray in the Wimbledon mixed doubles

ICONS LINK UP. Former world No. 1s Serena Williams and Andy Murray team up. Photo from Wimbledon's Twitter account (@Wimbledon)


Federer posts new Slam record as favorites cruise into Wimbledon last 16

Jul 07, 2019 - 11:57 AM

Roger Federer registers his 350th singles win in Grand Slam matches

BOUNCING BACK. Roger Federer rallies back to dominate South African debutant Lloyd Harris. Photo from Wimbledon Instagram

Serena into last 16, fears 'performance anxiety' with Murray

Jul 06, 2019 - 11:40 PM

Partnering with Andy Murray for the first time, Serena Williams admits to feeling 'nervous' playing mixed doubles with the former world No. 1

POWER PAIRING. Serena Williams and Andy Murray easily become the favored duo in mixed doubles action. Photo from Wimbledon

Djokovic into last 16, Anderson joins exit of Wimbledon seeds

Jul 06, 2019 - 11:46 AM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic equals Boris Becker's mark as Kevin Anderson gets booted out to leave just 4 of the top 10 seeds

RIGHT ON TRACK. Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after overcoming a tough start against Poland's Hubert Hurkacz. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Gauff counts on talent, not fate or destiny, for success

Jul 06, 2019 - 9:52 AM

Showing remarkable resilience, 15-year-old sensation Coco Gauff saves match points to reach the Wimbledon last 16

PHENOMENAL. Rising teen star Coco Gauff continues her magical run at the All England Club. Photo from Wimbledon

'More players that come out, the better,' says Van Uytvanck

Jul 05, 2019 - 4:01 PM

Alison Van Uytvanck, one of the few openly gay tennis players, calls for support to give more athletes the confidence to come out

OUT. After bowing to world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty in singles action, Alison Van Uytvanck (left) focuses on her doubles campaign with girlfriend and playing partner Greet Minnen. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Fun is back for Murray on victorious Wimbledon return

Jul 05, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray admits he has rediscovered the fun in tennis after a 'life-changing' hip surgery

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Kyrgios admits: I deliberately hit Nadal with ball

Jul 05, 2019 - 8:58 AM

Rafael Nadal downs Nick Kyrgios in a stormy and bad-tempered Wimbledon second-round encounter

TEMPERAMENTAL. Australian Nick Kyrgios admits he’s 'not the most professional guy.' Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Tomic stripped of $56,600 Wimbledon prize money for tanking

Jul 04, 2019 - 5:42 PM

Officials say Australian Bernard Tomic, who lost to Jo-Wifried Tsonga in just 58 minutes, did not meet 'the required professional standard'

CONTROVERSIAL. Bernard Tomic has been accused of tanking in the past. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Gauff continues magical Wimbledon run as Djokovic eases through

Jul 04, 2019 - 11:47 AM

Rising teen star Coco Gauff becomes the youngest player in the last 3 decades to reach the third round

CONFIDENT. Coco Gauff believes she can 'beat anyone.' Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Cori Gauff the ideal new poster girl, says Serena

Jul 03, 2019 - 5:00 PM

'Soon she'll be on other girls' walls. It's nice, because it will keep it going from the next generation to next generation,' Serena Williams on the 15-year-old tennis sensation

RISING STAR. Teen standout Cori Gauff says she grew up idolizing the Williams sisters. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Dream team: Murray, Serena pair up in Wimbledon mixed doubles

Jul 03, 2019 - 12:07 PM

Andy Murray makes his way back to tennis thanks to an all-star partnership with Serena Williams

HYPED DUO. Former world No. 1s Andy Murray (left) and Serena Williams team up for the 2019 Wimbledon mixed doubles event. Photo from Wimbledon Instagram