• Battle of the Sexes: Tennis legend Billie Jean King says Serena Williams should not play John McEnroe

    Legendary tennis player Billie Jean King created history way back in 1973 when she beat Bobby Riggs to win the 'Battle of the Sexes' showdown. King, who has won 39 Grand Slam titles in her career, took on Riggs in a nationally televised match that drew in 37 million viewers in a clash that was…

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  • Serbia's Djokovic touched the bottom before rising to the top

    The bombing and privations that came as part and parcel of the punishment Serbia took during the Kosovo war taught tennis world number one Novak Djokovic how to deal with adversity, he told The Times. The 29-year-old -- who is preparing for Wimbledon where he is the two-time defending champion and…

  • Federer ready to put 'one stupid move' behind him

    By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) - All it took was "one stupid move" for Roger Federer's season to fall into an abyss. For much of his career, the seven-times Wimbledon champion had been blessed with a body that seemed bullet-proof against the aches, pains and injuries suffered by most top…

  • Kyrgios takes on Wimbledon's old man and mate

    By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios described his first-round clash with the oldest man at Wimbledon -- wily Czech Radek Stepanek -- as "pretty crazy" on Saturday, saying the 37-year-old had been offering to help coach him. Stepanek likes nothing better than to make life difficult for…

  • Roddick: Wimbledon Federer's best slam chance

    Roger Federer has not won a grand slam title since beating Andy Murray on the hallowed Centre Court grass in 2012.

  • WIMBLEDON 2016: Tournament at a glance

    A look at Wimbledon, the year's third Grand Slam tennis tournament:

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  • Cibulkova wins Eastbourne final for her 2nd title this year

    Dominika Cibulkova won her second title of the year when she defeated Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-5, 6-3 Saturday in the Eastbourne International final. The match was closely contested throughout, with neither player gaining an early advantage as six of the first eight games went…

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  • WIMBLEDON 2016: Djokovic seeks next step toward Golden Slam

    Novak Djokovic has accomplished so much in his career — and, indeed, already this year.

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  • Tennis-All England grass a tonic for Tomic

    Australia's Bernard Tomic thinks he is playing some of the best grasscourt tennis of his career and is in a good place off the court as he heads into the Wimbledon championships main draw for the seventh time. The 23-year-old's campaign at the All England Club ended in the third round last year and…

  • Wimbledon prize money has fallen nearly $300K due to Brexit

    This year’s Wimbledon champions will receive a record £2 million, but the value of that award has already taken a substantial hit thanks to the Brexit.

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  • Tennis elite going to Rio, not put off by Zika virus

    LONDON (AP) — While the Zika virus and family concerns have notably deterred some of golf's best players from going to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the tennis elite isn't put off.

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  • Tennis-Murray plans harsh new initiation ceremony for Broady

    By Ian Chadband June 25 (Reuters) - Andy Murray once tried to make his international team mate Liam Broady's life a misery by ensuring his first speech at a Davis Cup welcome dinner was a disaster. Now the world number two is planning to make Broady's life just as uncomfortable in the unforgiving…

  • Tennis-Wawrinka hopes Krajicek can make him a cut above on grass

    By Pritha Sarkar LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Yet to feel completely at home on the Wimbledon lawns, Stan Wawrinka became the latest player to jump on the super-coach bandwagon by joining forces with former All England Club champion Richard Krajicek this month. Krajicek knows a thing or two about…

  • Tennis-Kerber eyes German Wimbledon-Euros double

    By Ian Chadband LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Angelique Kerber is looking forward to a potential German sporting double over the next fortnight, aiming to win Wimbledon as one of the favourites while also cheering on her national football team at Euro 2016. Australian Open champion Kerber revealed on…

  • Johnson wins 1st ATP title at Nottingham Open

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Steve Johnson of the United States won his first ATP title with a 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory over Pablo Cuevas in the final of the grass-court Nottingham Open on Saturday.

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  • Tennis-Without Rafa, Muguruza flies Wimbledon flag for Spain

    By Ian Chadband June 25 (Reuters) - Wimbledon will naturally miss an old favourite with Rafael Nadal sidelined by injury yet Garbine Muguruza, armed with her sunny demeanour and blistering talent, seems perfectly happy and equipped to fill the void left by her great Spanish compatriot. Donning a…

  • Serena battles rivals, self-doubt at Wimbledon

    Serena Williams finds herself under siege from revitalised rivals and an army of doubters as the defending champion starts her bid for a seventh Wimbledon title and a record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam crown. Since she walked off Wimbledon's Centre Court cradling the Venus Rosewater Dish awarded to…

  • 5 storylines to watch at Wimbledon 2016

    Can anyone unseat Novak Djokovic? How healthy is Roger Federer? Is Garbine Muguruza tennis’ next big thing? This year’s Wimbledon field provides plenty of compelling storylines for fans to salivate over.

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  • Wimbledon 2016: Federer eyeing familiar comfort

    Fifteen years on from beating Pete Sampras as a teenager, Roger Federer is looking to prove he can still contend for grand slam titles.

  • Unstoppable Slam machine Djokovic eyes fourth Wimbledon title

    Having finally rid himself of his French Open curse, Novak Djokovic is chasing a third successive Wimbledon title to move one step closer to the first calendar Grand Slam in 47 years. The 29-year-old world number one, champion at Wimbledon in 2011, 2014 and 2015, has become the unstoppable Slam…