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  • Maria Sharapova advances to Wimbledon final

     
    Maria Sharapova survived some shaky serving (13 double faults) by being overpowering from the baseline, and she beat unseeded German Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 6-3 in 1 hour, 27 minutes in a Wimbledon semifinal. Sharapova, seeded fifth, won this tournament in......
  • Petra Kvitova defeats a noisy Victoria Azarenka to enter her first Wimbledon final

     
    Petra Kvitova, a 21-year-old from the Czech Republic, became the first left-hander since her hero Martina Navratilova to advance to the women's Wimbledon final Thursday, with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 win over fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. Kvitova,...
  • Petra Kvitova returns to Wimbledon semifinals

     
    Petra Kvitova cracked an ace on match point and the 21-year-old left-hander from the Czech Republic reached her second straight Wimbledon semifinal Tuesday with a 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 win over 23-year-old Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria. Kvitova, seeded...
  • NBC out, ESPN in, no more Wimbledon tape delay

     
    Beginning next year, ESPN will televise all of the Wimbledon tennis tournament and will broadcast the entire event live, according to two people familiar with the negotiations who could not speak publicly about those contract talks. NBC released a...
  • Novak Djokovic dominates Rafael Nadal, wins first Wimbledon

     
    Novak Djokovic earned the match point with a serve and volley, a sign that he wasn't worried about nerves or playing it safe. And without worrying about anything but winning, Djokovic reeled off a giant serve and feasted off of......
  • Bryan brothers win second Wimbledon title, 11th major

     
    Bob and Mike Bryan, the 33-year-old identical twins from Camarillo, won their second Wimbledon doubles title Saturday and their 11th major championship with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (2) win over eighth-seeded Robert Lindstedt (who played at Pepperdine) of Sweden...
  • Petra Kvitova beats Maria Sharapova, wins first Wimbledon title

     
    Petra Kvitova, a 6-footer from the Czech Republic who had never been in a major tournament final, wowed the Centre Court crowd with her controlled power and craft lefty serving, and overpowered 2004 Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova Saturday in the......
  • Special K ready for Newport

    Special K ready for Newport
    She didn't need one, but Anne Keothavong got a sales pitch earlier this year from tennis legend Billie Jean King. The World Team Tennis co-founder sought out Keothavong at a tournament in Indian Wells. King wanted Keothavong, the former longtimeBritish...
  • Local talent galore for Breakers

    As the Newport Beach Breakers pursue the World Team Tennis King trophy this season, they'll do it with the help of plenty of home-grown Southern California kings of tennis. Marina del Ray resident Lester Cook and Los Angeles resident Travis Rettenmaier...
  • Kvitova Defeats Sharapova In Wimbledon Final

    Kvitova Defeats Sharapova In Wimbledon Final
    WIMBLEDON, England (CNN) -- Petra Kvitova stunned Maria Sharapova in straight sets 6-3 6-4 to claim the Wimbledon women's singles title Saturday. The 21-year-old Czech had gone into the final as the underdog against three-time grand slam champion...
  • Petra Who?

    Petra Who?
    The big winner of Wimbledon's women's singles final.... Petra Kvitova!! You may know Kvitkova from...well, actually you probably don't know her at all! The 6-foot blond from the Czech Republic had never played in a major tournament final before this big...