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

Wimbledon, England ( – 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 »

Yanks to retire numbers of Pettitte, Williams, Posada

Bronx, NY ( – The New York Yankees announced on Monday that Andy Pettitte, Bernie Williams and Jorge Posada — three esteemed contributors to the franchise’s most recent run of success — will have their numbers retired and a plaque dedicated to them in Monument Park during the upcoming season. The trio, who helped define a run of four World ... Read More »

Sharapova, Venus advance at U.S. Open

Flushing Meadows, NY ( – Former champions Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams were among the first-round winners Monday at the U.S. Open. Second-seeded Simona Halep and fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska also advanced on the first day of play at the year’s fourth Grand Slam, as did former world No. 1 and U.S. Open runner-up Caroline Wozniacki. There wasn’t much drama in ... Read More »