• Williams sisters pull out Wimbledon doubles

    American five-times Wimbledon women's doubles champion Serena and Venus Williams pulled out of this year's tournament on Tuesday, the All England Club said in a statement. The Williams sisters won the women's doubles title in 2000, 2002, 2008, 2009 and 2012. World number one Serena is bidding for a…

  • Djokovic fears smear campaign in 'Becker signals' row

    Defending champion Novak Djokovic fears he is becoming the victim of a smear campaign after his opening Wimbledon victory on Monday was overshadowed by more allegations of cheating. The world number one and top seed eased to a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber on Centre Court…

  • The Latest: Russian men bow out early at Wimbledon

    LONDON (AP) -- The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

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    Wimbledon: Tour the Historic Tennis Grounds

    Sample an exclusive tour of Wimbledon, usually reserved for members only.

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  • Serena Williams' Wimbledon starts slow; Venus wins 6-0, 6-0

    As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start. In her first-round match at Wimbledon on Monday, Williams dropped three of the first four games. The No. 1-seeded Williams extended her pursuit of a fourth consecutive major title and her bid for a calendar-year…

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  • Serena's sadness at Charleston massacre

    US tennis star Serena Williams called the Charleston massacre unspeakably sad and recalled Monday how she refused to play in South Carolina while the Confederate flag flew above the state legislature. A black female protester scaled a flagpole on the grounds of the South Carolina legislature in…

  • Record-seeking Federer outclasses Dzumhur

    LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Federer began his 63rd consecutive grand slam tournament with a majestic 6-1 6-3 6-3 first-round win over little-known Bosnian Damir Dzumhur at Wimbledon on Tuesday. The Swiss second seed's pursuit of a record eighth title at the All England Club could not have started more…

  • Federer, Nadal race through as Wimbledon sweats

    Second seeded Federer, bidding to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon titles and take his majors tally to 18, enjoyed a 67-minute 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 stroll over Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia, the world number 88 he beat at the French Open this year. Nadal, defeated in the second, first and fourth…

  • Tennis-Big four pose no problem for Wawrinka

    By Ed Osmond LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - French Open champion Stan Wawrinka feels completely comfortable about his failure to break into the unofficial big four of men's tennis despite winning two grand slam titles. The Swiss stunned Novak Djokovic in the Roland Garros final this month to collect…

  • Tennis-Nishikori troubled but not floored by calf strain

    Kei Nishikori shook off a calf strain that had hindered his Wimbledon build-up as he survived a 6-3 6-7(4) 6-2 3-6 6-3 test against Italian Simone Bolelli to reach the second round of the grasscourt major on Monday. Concerns that the injury which forced the Japanese to retire from the Halle…

  • Wimbledon Lookahead: Smallest group of US men since 1947

    LONDON (AP) -- The seven U.S. men in the Wimbledon main draw represent the country's smallest contingent since 1947, when only five played at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament.

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  • Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 1 results

    June 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Vasek Pospisil (Canada) beat Vincent Millot (France) 7-6(2) 3-6 6-7(4) 7-6(4) 6-3 Blaz Kavcic (Slovenia) beat Yuichi Sugita (Japan) 7-6(3) 6-3 7-6(5) 15-Feliciano Lopez (Spain) beat Steve Darcis…

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  • Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles round 1 results

    June 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Sloane Stephens (U.S.) beat 27-Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-2 6-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Alison Riske (U.S.) 3-6 7-5 6-3 Yulia Putintseva (Kazakhstan) beat Marina Erakovic (New…

  • Here's why the players at Wimbledon have to wear all white

    The Championships, Wimbledon has the strictest dress code of all the major Grand Slam tennis...

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  • Nadal leads Spanish players' criticism of federation

    Rafa Nadal and David Ferrer along with other high-profile figures in Spanish tennis have signed an open letter criticizing their federation over the poor running of the sport in the latest development of an ongoing feud. A total of 44 people put their name on Sunday to a seven-point statement that…

  • Venus still a shining light for old stagers

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Venus Williams blazed a trail for Wimbledon's elders on the opening day of the championships on Monday with a 6-0 6-0 hammering of fellow American Madison Brengle. In her 18th main draw appearance at the All England Club where she has triumphed five times in a…

  • No tears as Hewitt says farewell to Wimbledon

    Lleyton Hewitt admitted he just managed to hold back the tears as the former Wimbledon champion's swansong ended in a frustrating five-set defeat against Jarkko Nieminen on Monday. Hewitt is embarking on a prolonged farewell tour before retiring after next year's Australian Open and he was hoping…