Angelique Kerber beats Serena Williams at Wimbledon for third major
LONDON (AP) — Angelique Kerber was not about to be overwhelmed by the setting or the stakes in this Wimbledon final. She knew exactly what to expect — and what to do — against Serena Williams. Two years after losing to Williams with a title on the line at... Read more
Anderson calls for change to Wimbledon format after winning 6:36 match
Kevin Anderson won the biggest match of his career in Wednesday’s Wimbledon quarterfinals when he came from two sets and match point down to stun eight-time champion Roger Federer. It’s debatable whether his next win, in the next round, surpasses that shocker in proverbial “bigness.” But that next win was certainly... Read more
Who will prevail in Wimbledon’s women’s final: Serena or Kerber?
Usually, when Serena plays a Grand Slam final, a preview will begin with a few obligatory notes about how well her opponent has played to reach this stage, and how she’ll have a chance if Serena has an off day. Then the real talk begins—i.e., Serena will probably win,... Read more
Five takeaways from Anderson’s marathon win over Isner at Wimbledon
In a battle between two of the biggest servers in the game, Kevin Anderson survived John Isner in an absolute marathon in the men’s semifinals at Wimbledon, 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24. Here are five takeaways from the South African’s epic victory over the American No. 1. It was the... Read more
Top 10 Wimbledon Memories, No. 9: Graf d. Sanchez Vicario, 1995 final
As Wimbledon comes to a close, we’re counting down the 10 most memorable matches at the All England Club over the last 50 years. “Women’s tennis, maligned and belittled for two weeks at Wimbledon, reared up and struck back on Saturday, at its most opportune moment.” Those words may sound... Read more
Djokovic leads Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9) in Wimbledon semifinals
LONDON (AP) — To say that Kevin Anderson won this interminable Wimbledon semifinal, and that John Isner lost it, didn’t really seem fair. To Anderson, anyway. They had played on and on, through 6 1/2 hours of ho-hum hold after ho-hum hold, during the second-longest match in the history... Read more
Wimbledon Semifinal Previews: Anderson vs. Isner; Djokovic vs. Nadal
Steve Tignor previews the men’s semifinals at Wimbledon.  1. Kevin Anderson vs. John Isner Most, but not all, signs point to an Isner win in this battle of the geriatric—i.e., over 30—giants. Isner leads their head to head 8-3, and he has won their last five meetings;... Read more
Serena’s mid-match elevation was masterful in the Wimbledon semifinals
Great players tend to love Grand Slam semifinals. Roger Federer is 11-1 in semis at Wimbledon, and Rafael Nadal is 11-0 in them at Roland Garros. On Centre Court, Serena Williams has been just as dominant in the final four. Coming into her match with Julia Goerges today, she... Read more
At Wimbledon, Kerber returns to final after forcing Ostapenko’s errors
LONDON—This being the United Kingdom, it seems appropriate to ponder a line from a notable 19th century British poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. In Sonnet 43 of Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese, she raised the question, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” This being Wimbledon, let... Read more
A look at the numbers ahead of Djokovic and Nadal’s clash at Wimbledon
It’s not just one of the deepest rivalries among active players, it’s one of the deepest rivalries in the Open Era. And on Friday afternoon, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will walk onto Centre Court and battle it out for a spot in the Wimbledon final—the 52nd match of their head-to-head series. Both players were... Read more