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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 »

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 »

Djokovic outlasts Federer for second Wimbledon crown

London, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Novak Djokovic captured the Wimbledon title for the second time and denied Roger Federer a piece of history on Sunday at the All England Club. Djokovic dropped the first set in the blockbuster final and failed to serve it out in the fourth, but recovered to earn a 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 6-4 victory. ... Read More »

Kvitova beats Bouchard for second Wimbledon title

London, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic claimed her second Wimbledon title in four years with a straight-set victory over rising Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard in Saturday’s women’s final at the All England Club. The sixth-seeded Kvitova cruised past Bouchard, the No. 13 seed, by a 6-3, 6-0 margin in 55 minutes on Centre Court. The 6-foot ... Read More »

Young guns chip away at old guard

By Scott Riley, Tennis Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Sure, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are still in contention for another Wimbledon title, but fellow greats Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova, Li Na and Victoria Azarenka are not.The men’s final has not yet been established, but it’s quite possible that no member of the “Big ... Read More »

Serena, Sharapova could meet in Wimbledon Quarterfinals

Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Former champions Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova could meet in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in two weeks after the draw was revealed on Friday. If the top-seeded five-time Wimbledon champion Serena wants to regain her title at the All England Club, she’s going to have to work for it. Serena, who last won here two years ... Read More »

World No. 1 Nadal has tough road to Wimbledon title

Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Top-ranked Rafael Nadal made a pair of hasty exits in the previous two Wimbledon championships, and he was dealt another tough draw this time around. The two-time champion has a possible second-round rematch with Czech Lukas Rosol, who bludgeoned the mighty Spaniard at that same stage on the famed grass at the All England Club two ... Read More »