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  • Wimbledon champs Petra Kvitova, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer all win easily

    It looked all too easy for the champions at the All England Club. Defending women's champion Petra Kvitova and former men's winners Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal all won their first-round matches at Wimbledon on Tuesday in straight sets and in rapid-...
  • Serena and Venus Williams could face off in fourth round at Wimbledon

    Serena and Venus Williams could face off in fourth round at Wimbledon
    The Serena Williams quest for a fourth-straight major tennis title and a possible calendar Grand Slam is now six matches away. She was supposed to breeze through the first round Monday at Wimbledon, and she did. She beat a 20-year-old Russian qualifier,...
  • Serena Williams' Wimbledon starts slow; Venus wins 6-0, 6-0

    As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start. In her first-round match at Wimbledon on Monday, Williams dropped three of the first four games. She slipped and nearly did the splits, tumbling to the turf. She was...
  • Stalder a runner-up in doubles

    Stalder a runner-up in doubles
    FOUNTAIN VALLEY — Reese Stalder, a recent Newport Harbor High graduate, was named the Southern California Tennis Assn. boys' Player of the Year at a dinner event Sunday night in Costa Mesa. Stalder certainly earned the award. Less than 24 hours...
  • The Latest: Stephens wins 1st-round match at Wimbledon

    The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 9 p.m. Sloane Stephens won a Wimbledon match for the first time in two years. The 37th-ranked American knocked off a seeded player, too, easily eliminating No. 27 Barbora Strycova of the Czech...
  • Novak Djokovic wins with feathery touch; Lleyton Hewitt grinds to end

    Novak Djokovic wins with feathery touch; Lleyton Hewitt grinds to end
    They were scheduled to play 65 matches on opening day at Wimbledon on Monday. When the smoke cleared, a little bird and an aging Aussie had stolen the show. The bird was a nameless sparrow. The Aussie had a name, Lleyton Hewitt, and a big reputation,...
  • Wimbledon Lookahead: Smallest group of US men since 1947

    The seven U.S. men in the Wimbledon main draw represent the country's smallest contingent since 1947, when only five played at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament. Three are scheduled to be in first-round action Tuesday: 31st-seeded Jack Sock, 37th-...
  • Djokovic, Wawrinka, Serena start Wimbledon with solid wins

    LONDON This year's two Grand Slam champions, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka, showed off winning grass form on Monday to lead men's seeds into the second round of Wimbledon. Top seed Djokovic, the Australian Open holder chasing a third Wimbledon trophy,...
  • Straight-set wins for top-ranked Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams on Day 1 of Wimbledon

    Straight-set wins for top-ranked Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams on Day 1 of Wimbledon
    LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams knew she had to do something — fast. Down 3-1 to a qualifier on the first day of Wimbledon, the top-ranked player was not about to drop the opening set as she did four times during her run to the French Open...
  • Serena Williams' bid for tennis Grand Slam is top Wimbledon story line

    Serena Williams' bid for tennis Grand Slam is top Wimbledon story line
    — The Wimbledon story lines came into clearer focus here Saturday, as many of the leading players met with the media. Will Serena Williams win a third straight major title and put herself in position to win a rare calendar-year Grand Slam at the...
  • Straight-set wins for top-ranked Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic

    Straight-set wins for top-ranked Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic
    Serena Williams knew she had to do something — fast. Trailing 3-1 to a qualifier on the first day of Wimbledon, the top-ranked player was not about to drop the opening set as she did four times during her run to the French Open title. "She...