Wimbledon

  • Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic marries girlfriend Jelena Ristic July 11, 2014

    Four days after winning Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic has married his pregnant fiancee in a private ceremony in Montenegro. Djokovic and longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic were wed on Thursday in an upscale resort on the Adriatic coast. Local media say the ceremony was attended by family, friends and guests, but away from the...
  • Novak Djokovic replaces Nadal at No. 1 after Wimbledon July 7, 2014

    London: Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has replaced Rafael Nadal at No. 1 in the ATP rankings, while runner-up Roger Federer has moved up one spot to No. 3. In all, there were eight changes in the top 10 on Monday, a day after Djokovic beat Federer in five sets for his...
  • 'Big 4' under no threat from generation next: Roger Federer July 7, 2014

    London: Roger Federer insists he expects to challenge for Grand Slam titles for years to come despite his Wimbledon heartache because there is no serious threat from the next generation. Federer fell agonisingly short of a record eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday as the Swiss star was beaten 6-7 (7/9),...
  • This win means a lot to me, says Novak Djokovic July 7, 2014

    Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by holding off the Swiss star 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4. ...
  • Wimbledon 2014: Stosur and Zimonjic claim mixed doubles title July 7, 2014

    Fifteenth seeds Samantha Stosur and Nenad Zimonjic claimed the mixed doubles title with a 6-4, 6-2 win against 14th seeds Chan Hao-Ching of Taiwan and Max Mirnyi of Belarus at Wimbledon on Sunday in the final match of the 2014 championships. For Australian Stosur, who exited the women's single draw in...
  • Wimbledon: Boris Becker tops Stefan Edberg again, this time as coach July 7, 2014

    London: Just as he did so often during their playing days, Boris Becker came out on top against Stefan Edberg. This time, though, they were not out there on the grass at Wimbledon, serving-and-volleying the way they did in the old days. Instead, they were sitting up in the players' guest...
  • Djokovic beats Federer in five-set thriller to win second Wimbledon title July 6, 2014

    Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by outlasting the Swiss player in five sets on Sunday. Djokovic wasted a 5-2 lead, and a match point, in the fourth set but held on for a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 Centre Court...
  • Wimbledon 2014: Federer eyes record eighth title at the All England Club July 6, 2014

    Old rivalries will be renewed on and off the court in the men's Wimbledon final on Sunday when Roger Federer, bidding for a record eighth title, takes on top seed Novak Djokovic. While two of the game's most recognisable figures meet on Centre Court, their 'super coaches' will be pitted against...
  • Sock, Pospisil beat Bryan brothers in Wimbledon final July 6, 2014

    London: American Jack Sock and Canadian Vasek Pospisil made their first tournament together a championship-winning one, defeating Bob and Mike Bryan 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in the all-North American Wimbledon doubles final on Saturday. Sock and Pospisil broke the Bryan brothers' service in the final game on their...
  • Errani-Vinci complete career doubles Grand Slam with Wimbledon win July 5, 2014

    London: Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci completed a career doubles Grand Slam on Saturday, finishing without any unforced errors in a 6-1, 6-3 win over Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic in the Wimbledon women's final. The Italian pair, playing in their eighth Grand Slam final, broke serve in the sixth game...
  • Petra Kvitova overpowers Bouchard to win second Wimbledon title July 5, 2014

    London: Petra Kvitova overwhelmed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in less than an hour on Saturday to win Wimbledon for the second time. The Czech left-hander completely outplayed the 20-year-old Canadian - playing in her first major final - with her big serve, aggressive returns and flat groundstrokes. Kvitova, the 2011 champion, put...
  • Bouchard and Kvitova ready to go nuts at Wimbledon July 5, 2014

    It was "a weird match with a weird ending" but all Eugenie Bouchard cared about was the split-second in which she saw Simona Halep's lunging service return spinning into the net. It was the moment that confirmed her 7-6(5), 6-2 victory over the Romanian third seed at Wimbledon on Thursday. More importantly,...
  • Young guns won't be firing blanks for long, says Milos Raonic July 5, 2014

    London: Milos Raonic is confident that the new crop of young players who have made Wimbledon sit up and take notice are closing the gap on their elders and betters despite falling short at the business end of the championships. After young gun Grigor Dimitrov succumbed to top seed Novak Djokovic...
  • Federer beats Raonic to set up Wimbledon final with Djokovic July 5, 2014

    London: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the Wimbledon title after the old guard held off the new in the semifinals on Friday at the All England Club. Federer, chasing his record eighth Wimbledon championship, swept past Canada's Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to reach his 25th Grand Slam...
  • Paes-Stepanek bow out in semis at Wimbledon after straight-set defeat July 4, 2014

    London: The Indian challenge at the Wimbledon ended on Friday with veteran Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek losing their men's doubles semi-final against Canadian Vasek Pospisil and American Jack Sock in straight sets here on Friday. The unseeded US-Candian duo beat the fifth seeded pair 7-6 (7-5) 6-3...
  • Djokovic beats Dimitrov in four-set thriller to enter Wimbledon final July 4, 2014

    London: Novak Djokovic is back in the Wimbledon final for the third time in four years after holding off Grigor Dimitrov in a battle of the old guard against the new. The top-seeded Djokovic ran off six of the final seven points in the tiebreaker to beat the rising Bulgarian star...
  • Bryan brothers back in doubles final at Wimbledon July 4, 2014

    London: Defending Wimbledon doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan are back in a Grand Slam final - their first in four tournaments. The championship match on Saturday will feature three Americans and a Canadian. The Bryans beat Michael Llodra and Nicholas Mahut of France 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-2 in a semifinal on...
  • Eugenie Bouchard ready to become Wimbledon royalty July 4, 2014

    London: Marriage proposals, broken records, pop idols and the small matter of reaching a Wimbledon final, it has been a busy two weeks in southwest London for young Canadian Eugenie Bouchard. The 20-year-old Bouchard is the first Canadian - male or female - to reach a grand slam final and she...
  • Australian Open champ Li Na, coach part ways July 4, 2014

    London: Two-time major champion Li Na and coach Carlos Rodriguez are parting ways after nearly two years together. Li's agent, Max Eisenbud, says Rodriguez is no longer able to travel on the tennis circuit. Instead, Rodriguez will spend more time at his tennis academy in Beijing. In August 2012, Li hired Rodriguez,...
  • New kids on the block ready for Wimbledon semis July 4, 2014

    Young upstarts Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov have caused quite a stir at Wimbledon over the last two weeks with a string of fine performances but the pair know they must rise to the challenges that await them in the men's semi-finals on Friday. With defending champion Andy Murray booted out...
  • Bouchard powers past Halep to Wimbledon final July 3, 2014

    London: Powerful Canadian Eugenie Bouchard overcame match-point jitters to claim an eventful 7-6(5), 6-2 victory over Romania's Simona Halep 7-6(5), 6-2 at Wimbledon on Thursday and reach a grand slam final for the first time. The 20-year-old from Montreal harried and chased third seed Halep from the baseline, producing a series...
  • Wimbledon 2014: Paes-Stepanek in semis, Sania-Tecau out July 4, 2014

    London: India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek moved into the semi-final of the men's doubles while Sania Mirza and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau were knocked out of mixed doubles of the Wimbledon at the All England Club here Thursday. Sania and Tecau, who were seeded sixth, went...
  • Petra Kvitova beats Lucie Safarova to storm into Wimbledon final July 3, 2014

    London: Petra Kvitova beat fellow Czech left-hander Lucie Safarova 7-6 (6), 6-1 on Thursday to advance to the Wimbledon final and a chance to win her second title at the All England Club. Kvitova, the only player born in the 1990s to have won a major title - here in 2011...
  • Wimbledon: Sania in pre-quarters of mixed doubles, Bopanna bows out July 3, 2014

    London: Sania Mirza and Horia Tecau entered the pre-quarterfinals of mixed doubles with an easy win but it was curtains for Rohan Bopanna and his partner who went down after a hard-fought second round match in the Wimbledon Championships, here. Sania and her Romanian partner, seeded sixth, outplayed Mate Pavic and...
  • Wimbledon: All-white clothing rule 'too strict', says Federer July 3, 2014

    London: Roger Federer says Wimbledon's tighter enforcement of its all-white clothing policy for players is "too strict." There have been complaints this year from some players over the more stringent regulations that include undergarments, the amount of colored trim on shirts and shorts and headbands and wristbands. Seven-time champion Federer, who was...
  • Milos Raonic lines up Wimbledon semi-final with Federer July 3, 2014

    London: Milos Raonic is the first Canadian in more than a century to reach the semi-finals at Wimbledon. That was the easy part - now he gets to face seven-time champion Roger Federer. Raonic defeated wild-card entry Nick Kyrgios of Australia 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) Wednesday, finishing with his...
  • Paes-Stepanek in quarterfinals of Wimbledon doubles July 2, 2014

    London: Veteran Leander Paes advanced to the men's doubles quarterfinals of Wimbledon Championships after the Indian ace and his Czech Republic partner Radek Stepanek pulled off a hard-fought win here on Wednesday. The fifth seeded Indo-Czech duo prevailed over The Netherlands' Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau of Romania 6-4, 7-6 (7-5),...
  • Federer beats Wawrinka in Wimbledon quarterfinal July 3, 2014

    London: Seven-time champion Roger Federer advanced to his 35th Grand Slam semifinal with a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 win on Wednesday over fellow Swiss player and Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka. Federer's first-set loss was the first he'd dropped this tournament in five matches, and also marked the first time...
  • Djokovic beats Cilic in five sets to enter Wimbledon semi-finals July 3, 2014

    London: Novak Djokovic reached the Wimbledon semi-finals for the fifth consecutive year, coming back to beat 26th-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-1, 3-6, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday. The top-seeded Djokovic, the 2011 champion and 2013 runner-up at the All England Club, has reached at least the semi-finals at 16...
  • Defending champion Andy Murray crashes out of Wimbledon July 2, 2014

    London: Grigor Dimitrov broke British hearts by ending Andy Murray's reign as Wimbledon champion with a sublime and serene 6-1 7-6(4) 6-2 victory in the quarter-finals on Wednesday. The third seed had confidently marched into the last eight without dropping a set, but his meek abdication on Wednesday left the Centre...