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Wimbledon Update: Bouchard vs. Kerber, Halep vs. Lisicki (SPOILER)

By Jim McCoy Wed 2nd July SportsTennisWimbledon
The women with the best records at Grand Slam tournaments this year, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep, will meet for a place in the Wimbledon final. A key two-game turnaround in the first set helped Bouchard advance to her third consecutive Grand Slam semifinal by beating ninth-seeded Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday. Halep won 11 consecutive games to complete a 6-4, 6-0 wRead More »

Another Day, Another Upset At Wimbledon (SPOILER)

By Jim McCoy Wed 2nd July SportsTennisWimbledon
Andy Murray's reign as Wimbledon champion ended Wednesday with a straight-set loss in the quarterfinals to Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov, making his breakthrough after years of being touted as the game's next top player. Dimitrov completely outplayed Murray on Centre Court, winning 6-1, 7-6 (4), 6-2 to reach his first Grand Slam semifinal. The 11th-seeded Dimitrov broke Murray five Read More »

The Last of The Americans Are Out At Wimbledon

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th June SportsTennisWimbledon
For the first time in more than a century, no American singles players reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon. The last two of 23 U.S. entrants departed Monday. First, Madison Keys withdrew because of a strained left thigh before her third-round match that was suspended because of darkness on Saturday was supposed to resume. Then, No.Read More »

Wimbledon Update: Kvitova vs. Venus

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th June SportsTennisWimbledon
Former champion Petra Kvitova outlasted five-time winner Venus Williams 5-7, 7- 6 (2), 7-5 to move into the fourth round of Wimbledon on Friday. Kvitova, the 2011 champion, broke Williams for the first time in the final game to close out the 2 hour, 30-minute match on Centre Court. The left-handed Czech player had 11 aces and 48 winners.Read More »

Retired Tennis Player Blake "Didn't Know" Fire Victims From Home He Owned

By Jim McCoy Thu 15th May Sportsfatal fireJames BlakeTennis
Retired tennis star James Blake says he didn't know the family who died last week in the Florida home they were renting from him. Blake spoke Thursday at an event in Connecticut to promote this summer's New Haven Open.Read More »

New Father Federer Falls At Italian Open

By Jim McCoy Wed 14th May SportsItalian OpenRoger FedererTennis
Roger Federer appeared to lose focus in his first match back after the birth of his second set of twins, losing to 47th-ranked Jeremy Chardy of France 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday. After cruising through the first set easily, Federer began to commit unforced errors at an alarming rate and Chardy quickly took advantage amid swirling wind at the ForRead More »

Nadal Prepares To Face Fellow Spaniard At Barcelona Open

By Jim McCoy Tue 22nd April SportsBarcelona OpenRafael NadalTennis
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal will look to get his clay court season back on track against Albert Ramos at the Barcelona Open after his fellow Spaniard won on Tuesday in the first round. Ramos beat Nikolay Davydenko of Russia 6-4, 6-4 to set up Wednesday's second-round match against the defending champion and eight-time winner.Read More »

Another Day, Another Upset In Women's Tennis

American Sloane Stephens lost 6-4, 6-4 to Elina Svitolina at the Family Circle Cup. The 18th-ranked Stephens was upset by the 19-year-old Svitolina, who is ranked a career-best No. 35 this week.Read More »

Tennis: Sharapova Advances At Key Biscayne

By Jim McCoy Mon 24th March SportsMaria SharapovaTennis
Maria Sharapova lost the first four games Monday before settling down to become the first quarterfinalist at the Sony Open by beating Kirsten Flipkens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. The match was the second consecutive three-setter for Sharapova, a five-time Key Biscayne finalist seeking her first title in the event. Seeded No.Read More »

Djokovic Sails Through At Australian Open

By Jim McCoy Fri 17th January SportsAustralian OpenNovak DjokovicTennis
Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak to 27 matches and stayed on track for a fourth consecutive Australian Open title with a 6-3, 6-3, 7-5 win Friday over Denis Istomin. Djokovic, whose last defeat came against Rafael Nadal in the U.S.Read More »

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