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Djokovic tops Federer again for another Wimbledon crown

Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Novak Djokovic is again the Wimbledon champion, and once again he denied Roger Federer a piece of history. The world's top-ranked player captured his third title on the famed lawns of the All England Club on Sunday and for the second year in a row kept Federer from a record eighth championship in the London suburb. ... Read More »

Williams wins 6th Wimbledon title, completes 2nd Serena Slam

Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Serena Williams is truly grand. The top-ranked American star beat Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 6-4 Saturday in the Wimbledon women's final to capture her fourth straight Grand Slam title. Williams matched the "Serena Slam" she achieved in 2002-03 and joined Steffi Graf as the only women in the Open Era to win four consecutive major championships more ... Read More »

Djokovic, Federer, Murray reach semis; Wawrinka exits Wimbledon

Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork.com) - World No. 1 and reigning champion Novak Djokovic, seven-time titlist Roger Federer and former champ Andy Murray all found safe passage into Friday's semifinals at Wimbledon, while French Open champion Stan Wawrinka was sent packing Wednesday at the All England Club. The two-time Wimbledon winner Djokovic, playing on a third straight day, cruised past ninth-seeded U.S. ... Read More »

Federer moves on in 4 sets

Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Roger Federer continued his bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 third-round win over Sam Groth on Saturday. Federer faced little pressure from Groth on return as he lost only five points on serve through the first two sets. There were no service breaks in the third set, but ... Read More »

Serena, Sharapova, Venus move on; Ivanovic falls at Wimbledon

Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Former champions Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams posted second-round wins, while former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic exited the draw on a record-hot Wednesday at The Championships, Wimbledon. The top-seeded Serena handled Hungarian Timea Babos 6-4, 6-1 to win her 23rd straight Grand Slam match. The 33-year-old Serena, the reigning French, Australian and U.S. ... Read More »

Kvitova, Wozniacki advance; Halep, Bouchard vanquished at Wimbeldon

Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Two-time champion Petra Kvitova and former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki were easy first-round winners, while No. 2 seed Simona Halep and last year's runner-up Genie Bouchard were a pair of upset victims Tuesday at The Championships. Winning 28-of-29 points on serve, the formidable second-seeded Czech left-hander Kvitova flattened Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 6-1, 6-0 at the ... Read More »

Serena, Sharapova, Venus roll in Wimbledon openers

Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Playing her first tennis since capturing the French Open title four weeks ago, Serena Williams was an easy opening-round winner Monday at Wimbledon. Fellow former Wimbledon champs Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams joined Serena in the round of 64. After falling behind 1-3 in the first set on Day 1, the world No. 1 great Serena ... Read More »

Murray crowned king of Queen’s for 4th time

London, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Andy Murray won twice Sunday at the Aegon Championships to claim his fourth title at Queen's Club. Murray reached the final earlier Sunday by defeating Serbia's Viktor Troicki in a semifinal held over from Saturday because of rain. The top-seeded British star then cruised past South African Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-4 in the championship match. "I ... Read More »

Stan the Man: Wawrinka wins French Open title

Paris, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Stan Wawrinka won his first French Open title and denied Novak Djokovic a long-sought career Grand Slam by beating the world's top-ranked player in four sets on Sunday. The eighth-seeded Wawrinka captured his second Grand Slam title by rallying for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win on Court Philippe Chatrier. "For me, this one is very ... Read More »

Serena, Cilic ruled upset-filled Open

By Scott Riley, Tennis Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Serena Williams was expected to capture the U.S. Open title. Marin Cilic ... not so much. Order was restored on the ladies' side when Serena dominated in New York for two weeks to grab a third straight and Open-era-record-tying sixth overall U.S. Open title in her fourth straight final there. ... Read More »