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Andy Murray confirms Paris Olympics will be the two-time gold medalist's last event before retiring

Andy Murray confirms Paris Olympics will be the two-time gold medalist's last event before retiring

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 23 - 2:06 a.m.  |  Save Story

Two-time Olympic men's singles champion Andy Murray said he will end his career next week at the Paris Games. The 37-year-old Murray wrote on X that he "arrived in Paris for my last ever tennis tournament." Tennis at the Paris Olympics starts Saturday on the clay courts at Roland Garros. The 37-year-old won his gold medals at Wimbledon during the 2012 London Olympics and retained this title in Rio de Janeiro four years later. Murray says competing for Britain was "by far the most memorable weeks of my career." Murray had hip replacement surgery in 2019 and several subsequent injuries.
Olympic silver medalist Marketa Vondrousova and Hubert Hurkacz withdraw from tennis in Paris

Olympic silver medalist Marketa Vondrousova and Hubert Hurkacz withdraw from tennis in Paris

The Associated Press  |  Updated July 22 - 11:35 a.m.  |  Save Story

Tokyo Olympics tennis silver medalist Marketa Vondrousova and Hubert Hurkacz have pulled out of the Paris Games because of injuries. Vondrousova is from the Czech Republic; Hurkacz is from Poland. Both posted about their withdrawals Monday on social media. Vondrousova won Wimbledon last year despite being unseeded and was the runner-up at the French Open in 2019. Vondrousova is coming off a first-round exit at Wimbledon this month. She was the first woman since 1994 to lose her opening match a year after winning the title at the All England Club. Vondrousova was the runner-up to Belinda Bencic of Switzerland at the Tokyo Olympics three years ago. Hurkacz got hurt this month at Wimbledon.
Nadal falls to Nuno Borges in Nordea Open final, his first since 2022 French Open

Nadal falls to Nuno Borges in Nordea Open final, his first since 2022 French Open

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 21 - 8:18 a.m.  |  Save Story

Rafael Nadal's winning run at the clay-court Nordea Open has ended. The Spaniard was beaten by Nuno Borges 6-3, 6-2 Sunday in the final. Nadal was playing in his first final since the 2022 French Open. The seventh-seeded Portuguese player broke the Nadal serve five times on his way to his first ATP tour victory. Nadal was playing at the tournament in Sweden for the first time since he won the title as a 19-year-old in 2005 as he prepares for the Olympic tournament on clay at Roland Garros in Paris. The 38-year-old Nadal skipped Wimbledon as he didn't want to switch surface to grass and then back to clay and risk injury.
Nadal reaches first final since 2022 French Open by beating Ajdukovic in Sweden

Nadal reaches first final since 2022 French Open by beating Ajdukovic in Sweden

The Associated Press  |  Updated July 20 - 9:41 a.m.  |  Save Story

Rafael Nadal has reached his first final since the 2022 French Open by rallying to beat Duje Ajdukovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the Nordea Open. After needing four hours to beat the 36th-ranked Mariano Navone in Friday's quarterfinals, Nadal had a slow start against Ajdukovic and was a break down in the second set before turning things around. Nadal will play Nuno Borges, who beat Thiago Agustin Tirante 6-3, 6-4 to reach his first tour-level final.
Rafael Nadal advances in Bastad after 4-hour quarterfinal

Rafael Nadal advances in Bastad after 4-hour quarterfinal

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 19 - 10:32 a.m.  |  Save Story

Rafael Nadal has advanced to his first semifinal in two years after a four-hour quarterfinal at the Nordea Open in Sweden. Nadal fought past 36th-ranked Mariano Navone of Argentina 6-7, 7-5, 7-5 on Friday. Nadal led 5-2 in the deciding set. The 38-year-old Nadal is playing his first tournament since losing in the French Open first round. He is preparing for the Paris Olympics on clay at Roland Garros. In his first semifinal since 2022 Wimbledon, Nadal will face Croatian qualifier Duje Ajdukovic on Saturday.
Nadal comes from 4-1 down in 2nd set to beat Norrie and reach quarterfinals of Nordea Open in Sweden

Nadal comes from 4-1 down in 2nd set to beat Norrie and reach quarterfinals of Nordea Open in Sweden

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 18 - 12:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Rafael Nadal recovered from a tumble and a 4-1 deficit in the second set to beat fifth-seeded Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-4 in the second round of the Nordea Open on Thursday. Nadal fell over in the first game of the second set after attempting to slide on the clay, and needed treatment on a couple of bleeding scrapes. He then went a break down before winning the last five games of the match to reach his first quarterfinal since January. Nadal is playing at the tournament in Sweden for the first time since he won the title as a 19-year-old in 2005 as he prepares for the Olympic tournament on clay at Roland Garros in Paris. He beat Leo Borg, the son of Swedish tennis legend Bjorn Borg, in the first round on Tuesday.
The Tennis Hall of Fame is moving its enshrinement ceremonies to August, on the eve of the US Open

The Tennis Hall of Fame is moving its enshrinement ceremonies to August, on the eve of the US Open

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 17 - 10:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

The International Tennis Hall of Fame will move its enshrinement ceremony to August starting next year to better capture the attention of the tennis world on the eve of the U.S. Open. The Newport, Rhode Island, facility also announced it will host a new combined men's and women's 125-level tournament in 2025 to replace the men's 250-level event that is being dropped from the ATP schedule after this week. The two fields will play for equal prize money. The combined Hall of Fame Open scheduled for July 6-13 will be the only grass-court women's tournament outside of Europe.
Billie Jean King Cup finals will switch location this year

Billie Jean King Cup finals will switch location this year

The Associated Press  |  Updated July 17 - 7:49 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Billie Jean King Cup will switch venue from Sevilla to Malaga for this year's finals, organizers said. The tournament - formerly known as the Fed Cup - will be played alongside the men's Davis Cup Final 8 at the Palacio de Deportes Jose Maria Martin Carpena Arena in November. The scheduled dates for both tournaments have not been altered. The finals will run from November 13-20. The Davis Cup Final 8 runs through November 19-24.
Rafael Nadal is on the US Open entry list, although that doesn't mean he will play there

Rafael Nadal is on the US Open entry list, although that doesn't mean he will play there

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 16 - 3:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Rafael Nadal is on the U.S. Open entry list via a protected ranking, although that doesn't necessarily mean he will compete in the year's last Grand Slam tournament. Nadal has been dealing with injuries the past two seasons and playing sporadically. He is participating in his first tournament in 1 1/2 months this week in Bastad, Sweden. The 38-year-old Nadal won four of his 22 Grand Slam titles at the U.S. Open, which begins on Aug. 26. He sat out the event in three of the past four years. The U.S. Tennis Association announced its entry lists for women's and men's singles on Tuesday, based on Monday's WTA and ATP rankings.
Sports on TV for Wednesday, July 17

Sports on TV for Wednesday, July 17

The Associated Press  |  Updated July 16 - 2:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

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Nadal beats Leo Borg in Bastad as he continues to prepare for Olympic tournament

Nadal beats Leo Borg in Bastad as he continues to prepare for Olympic tournament

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 16 - 1:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

Rafael Nadal returned to singles action with a 6-3, 6-4 victory on clay over Leo Borg, the 21-year-old son of Swedish great Bjorn Borg, in the first round of the Nordea Open in Bastad. The 38-year-old Nadal said it was "a huge honor to play against the son of one of the biggest legends in the history of our sport." Nadal won the singles title in southern Sweden as a 19-year-old in 2005 and this week is his first time back as he prepares for the Olympic tournament on clay at Roland Garros in Paris. He teamed up with Casper Ruud on Monday to win a first-round doubles match. Nadal played his first singles match since losing at the French Open to Alexander Zverev.
Olympic tennis players return to the red clay of Paris' Roland Garros after Wimbledon's grass

Olympic tennis players return to the red clay of Paris' Roland Garros after Wimbledon's grass

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted July 16 - 4:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

For the first time in more than 30 years, the tennis competition at an Olympics will be held on red clay. That means players who recently made the adjustment from clay at the French Open in early June to grass at Wimbledon in early July now will need to reverse course again in short order for the Paris Games. The transition back to Roland Garros for matches starting on July 27 is more concerning to some players than others. Elena Rybakina, the 2022 Wimbledon champion from Kazakhstan, says switching surfaces won't be easy physically or mentally for her.
Nadal wins doubles match on clay in Bastad alongside Ruud as he prepares for Olympic tournament

Nadal wins doubles match on clay in Bastad alongside Ruud as he prepares for Olympic tournament

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 15 - 9:26 a.m.  |  Save Story

Rafael Nadal has returned to the clay courts in Bastad for the first time in 19 years by teaming up with Casper Ruud to win a first-round doubles match at the Nordea Open. Nadal won the singles tournament in southern Sweden as a 19-year-old in 2005. This is his first time back since then as he prepares for the Olympic tennis tournament on clay at Roland Garros in Paris. Nadal and Ruud won against second-seeded Guido Andreozzi and Miguel Reyes-Varela 6-1, 6-4 on Monday in front of a packed crowd that came to see the 38-year-old Spaniard play his first tour match since May, when he lost in the first round of the French Open to Alexander Zverev.
Wimbledon champion Barbora Krejcikova returns to the top 10, and Carlos Alcaraz stays at No. 3

Wimbledon champion Barbora Krejcikova returns to the top 10, and Carlos Alcaraz stays at No. 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 15 - 4:47 a.m.  |  Save Story

Wimbledon champion Barbora Krejcikova has returned to the WTA's top 10 for the first time in six months, and runner-up Jasmine Paolini rose to a career-best No. 5. Krejcikova's run to her second Grand Slam title moved her up 22 places to No. 10 on Monday. She had last been that high in the rankings the week of Jan. 8. Carlos Alcaraz's second consecutive championship at the All England Club did not affect his ranking. He stayed at No. 3, with Jannik Sinner still at No. 1 despite losing in the quarterfinals, and runner-up Novak Djokovic holding on to the No. 2 spot.
Carlos Alcaraz wants a seat at the adult table after his second Wimbledon and fourth Slam trophy

Carlos Alcaraz wants a seat at the adult table after his second Wimbledon and fourth Slam trophy

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted July 15 - 4:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

Carlos Alcaraz is achieving all sorts of things Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic didn't by his age. The 21-year-old Spaniard already owns two Wimbledon titles and four Grand Slam trophies in all. His straight-set victory over Djokovic in the Wimbledon final on Sunday was only Alcaraz's latest impressive triumph. But he is hardly satisfied. He wants to keep going, keep improving and keep winning. He says he won't place any limits on what he can accomplish and has no idea whether he can collect as major championships as the so-called Big Three of men's tennis did.
Kate, the Princess of Wales, hands Carlos Alcaraz his Wimbledon trophy in a rare appearance for her

Kate, the Princess of Wales, hands Carlos Alcaraz his Wimbledon trophy in a rare appearance for her

Howard Fendrich And Mattias Karen, Associated Press  |  Updated July 14 - 9:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Princess of Wales attended the men's Wimbledon final at the All England Club and handed out the winner's trophy to Carlos Alcaraz in only her second public appearance since announcing she was diagnosed with cancer. Kate, wife of heir to the throne Prince William, was greeted by a standing ovation from the Centre Court crowd as she took her seat in the Royal Box before the start of the championship match between Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic. After Alcaraz clinched a victory in straight sets, Kate walked onto the court to present the trophies to both players, part of her duties as patron of the All England Club.
Sports on TV for Monday, July 15

Sports on TV for Monday, July 15

The Associated Press  |  Updated July 14 - 3:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

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Wimbledon 2024: Here's how to watch on TV, betting odds and more you should know

Wimbledon 2024: Here's how to watch on TV, betting odds and more you should know

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 14 - 1:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

Defending Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz has beaten seven-time champion Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win a second consecutive title at the All England Club. Alcaraz's 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (4) victory on Sunday was much easier than his five-set win against Djokovic in the 2023 final. The 21-year-old Alcaraz earned his fourth Grand Slam title. And he prevented the 37-year-old Djokovic from claiming an eighth Wimbledon championship to tie Roger Federer for the men's record. A Djokovic victory also would have given him his 25th Grand Slam singles trophy to break a tie with Margaret Court for the most in tennis history. Djokovic had knee surgery last month.
Novak Djokovic vows to get better after losing the Wimbledon final to Carlos Alcaraz

Novak Djokovic vows to get better after losing the Wimbledon final to Carlos Alcaraz

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Updated July 14 - 1:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Novak Djokovic is vowing to get back to work after being outplayed by Carlos Alcaraz in the Wimbledon final less than 1 1/2 months after knee surgery. Djokovic said Sunday he plans to contend for a gold medal at the Paris Olympics and a record 25th Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open. He lost to Alcaraz 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (4). Djokovic also was beaten by Alcaraz in last year's Wimbledon final. The 37-year-old from Serbia is 23-7 without a title this season; Sunday marked his first appearance in a final in 2024.
Carlos Alcaraz wins Wimbledon by beating Novak Djokovic and now owns 4 Slam titles at age 21

Carlos Alcaraz wins Wimbledon by beating Novak Djokovic and now owns 4 Slam titles at age 21

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted July 14 - 12:57 p.m.  |  Save Story

Carlos Alcaraz has defeated Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon men's final for the second year in a row to collect his fourth Grand Slam title at age 21. Alcaraz won 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (4) in front of a Centre Court crowd that included Kate, the Princess of Wales. A year ago, Alcaraz beat Djokovic in five sets for the title at the All England Club. This one was much easier for the Spaniard and gave him his second major championship in a row after last month's French Open. He won his first Slam trophy at the 2022 U.S. Open as a teenager. Djokovic was denied in his bid for an eighth Wimbledon title and 25th major overall.
Hsieh and Zielinski win mixed doubles title at Wimbledon

Hsieh and Zielinski win mixed doubles title at Wimbledon

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 14 - 12:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

in 2019, 2021 and 2023. The 2020 edition was canceled because of the pandemic, and Hsieh was injured in 2022. This was her first mixed doubles title at Wimbledon, although she and Zielinksi also won the Australian Open this year.
Budkov Kjaer and Jamrichova win junior singles finals at Wimbledon

Budkov Kjaer and Jamrichova win junior singles finals at Wimbledon

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 14 - 12:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Nicolai Budkov Kjaer became the first Norwegian man to win a Grand Slam singles title at either the junior or professional level by beating Mees Rottgering of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-3 in the boys' final at Wimbledon. The 17-year-old Budkov Kjaer broke his opponent four times in the second set, including in the final game on No. 1 Court. In the girls' final, Renata Jamrichova of Slovaka beat Emerson Jones of Australia 6-3, 6-4 for her second junior Grand Slam title of 2024. It was a rematch of their girls' final at the Australian Open this year, which Jamrichova also won.
Alfie Hewett wins men's wheelchair singles final at Wimbledon to complete Grand Slam

Alfie Hewett wins men's wheelchair singles final at Wimbledon to complete Grand Slam

Mattias Karen, Associated Press  |  Posted July 14 - 11:29 a.m.  |  Save Story

Alfie Hewett finally got the Wimbledon title he needed to complete a career Grand Slam, then added another doubles trophy as well. The British player beat Martin De La Puente 6-2, 6-3 in the men's wheelchair singles final on No. 1 Court on Sunday. It was his first Wimbledon singles title after two straight runner-up finishes and a ninth major overall. He also has 21 major titles in wheelchair doubles after adding a sixth Wimbledon victory together with Gordon Reid later against Japanese pair Takuya Miki and Tokito Oda.
Carlos Alcaraz wins Wimbledon by beating Novak Djokovic and now owns 4 Slam titles at age 21

Carlos Alcaraz wins Wimbledon by beating Novak Djokovic and now owns 4 Slam titles at age 21

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted July 14 - 10:47 a.m.  |  Save Story

Carlos Alcaraz defeated Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon men's final for the second year in a row to collect his fourth Grand Slam title at age 21.
Barbora Krejcikova had no idea she could win Wimbledon, so how can she know what comes next?

Barbora Krejcikova had no idea she could win Wimbledon, so how can she know what comes next?

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted July 14 - 4:58 a.m.  |  Save Story

until, that is, she actually did, three years ago at the French Open. And Krejcikova also says that couldn't possibly have known she would manage to collect a second major trophy, either. But she did just that Saturday at Wimbledon, via a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 victory over Jasmine Paolini in the final at Centre Court. And now Krejcikova says no one can predict what comes next for her. She is not too concerned, either. She just wants to continue to have fun on court.
Siniakova and Townsend win women's doubles title at Wimbledon

Siniakova and Townsend win women's doubles title at Wimbledon

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 13 - 3:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

After seeing longtime doubles partner Barbora Krejcikova win the Wimbledon singles title, Katerina Siniakova went out on Centre Court and added another Grand Slam trophy to her own collection. Siniakova won her third women's doubles title at Wimbledon after teaming with Taylor Townsend to beat Gabriela Dabrowski and Erin Routliffe 7-6, 7-6 on Saturday in a match that finished after 10:20 p.m. local time under floodlights. Siniakova has won seven major doubles titles together with Krejcikova and one with Coco Gauff at this year's French Open. This was her first with Townsend, an American whose previous best Grand Slam result in doubles was two runner-up finishes.
Patten and Heliovaara save 3 match points to win men's doubles final at Wimbledon

Patten and Heliovaara save 3 match points to win men's doubles final at Wimbledon

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 13 - 2:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Unseeded Henry Patten and Harri Heliovaara have saved three match points in the second set before beating Australian duo Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson 6-7 (7), 7-6 (8), 7-6 (11-9) in the men's doubles final at Wimbledon for their first Grand Slam title. Heliovaara became the first Finnish man to win the Wimbledon doubles on Saturday. He sank to his knees in tears after he and Patten converted their second match point. He then put his head on his partner's shoulder, still sobbing, as they sat in their chairs and waited for the trophy presentation.
Barbora Krejcikova wins Wimbledon for her second Grand Slam trophy

Barbora Krejcikova wins Wimbledon for her second Grand Slam trophy

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Updated July 13 - 12:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Barbora Krejcikova has won Wimbledon for her second Grand Slam title with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 victory over Jasmine Paolini in the final.
Wimbledon 2024: Here's how to watch on TV, betting odds and more you should know

Wimbledon 2024: Here's how to watch on TV, betting odds and more you should know

The Associated Press  |  Updated July 13 - 10:44 a.m.  |  Save Story

Defending Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz and seven-time champion Novak Djokovic meet in a rematch of the 2023 men's final at the All England Club. Alcaraz beat Djokovic in five sets a year ago. The 21-year-old Alcaraz will be bidding for his fourth Grand Slam title on Sunday. The 37-year-old Djokovic seeks an eighth Wimbledon championship to tie Roger Federer for the men's record. A Djokovic victory also would give him his 25th Grand Slam singles trophy to break a tie with Margaret Court for the most in tennis history. Djokovic had knee surgery last month. Barbora Krejcikova defeated Jasmine Paolini to win the women's title Saturday.
Diede de Groot wins Wimbledon women's wheelchair final for 15th straight major title

Diede de Groot wins Wimbledon women's wheelchair final for 15th straight major title

The Associated Press  |  Updated July 13 - 10:28 a.m.  |  Save Story

also a record. She has won every Grand Slam tournament since the 2020 U.S. Open and also has 19 major doubles titles.
Novak Djokovic is 37 and had knee surgery last month but faces Carlos Alcaraz in the Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic is 37 and had knee surgery last month but faces Carlos Alcaraz in the Wimbledon final

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted July 13 - 6:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

Novak Djokovic is 37 and had knee surgery last month but still is back in the Wimbledon men's final against Carlos Alcaraz. They will meet on Sunday in a rematch of the 2023 final at the All England Club. Alcaraz won that one in five sets for one of his three Grand Slam titles. He is just 21 and is 3-0 in major finals. Djokovic will be trying to equal Roger Federer's men's record of eight Wimbledon championships and collect a 25th Slam singles trophy overall. That would give Djokovic more than any player in the history of tennis. He and Margaret Court are currently tied with 24.
Princess of Wales set to attend Wimbledon men's final on Sunday in rare public appearance

Princess of Wales set to attend Wimbledon men's final on Sunday in rare public appearance

Mattias Karen, Associated Press  |  Updated July 13 - 4:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Princess of Wales is set to attend the Wimbledon men's final on Sunday in a rare public appearance after her cancer diagnosis. Kensington Palace confirmed Saturday that Kate, wife of heir to the throne Prince William, will be in the Royal Box on Centre Court to watch defending champion Carlos Alcaraz play Novak Djokovic. However, she will not attend Saturday's women's final between Jasmine Paolini and Barbora Krejcikova. Kate has been the patron of the All England Club since 2016, with ceremonial duties that include handing out the winner's trophy after each men's and women's singles final.
Novak Djokovic says Nick Kyrgios hinted at a return at the US Open -- but it might have been a joke

Novak Djokovic says Nick Kyrgios hinted at a return at the US Open -- but it might have been a joke

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 12 - 4:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

No one knows for sure when 2022 Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios will return to competition after nearly two years away from the tour because of injury. But perhaps Kyrgios dropped a hint to Novak Djokovic while the two were practicing this week at the All England Club. Djokovic said after winning his Wimbledon semifinal Friday that Kyrgios told him a comeback at the U.S. Open is possible. Djokovic also said he wasn't sure whether Kyrgios was joking or not. Kyrgios is a 29-year-old Australian who has played just one official singles match since October 2022 because of injuries. He has been doing TV commentary during Wimbledon.
Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic will meet in the Wimbledon men's final again

Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic will meet in the Wimbledon men's final again

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Updated July 12 - 2:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz will face Novak Djokovic in a rematch of last year's Wimbledon final. Alcaraz beat Daniil Medvedev 6-7 (1), 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the first men's semifinal Friday, before Djokovic defeated Lorenzo Musetti 6-4, 7-6 (2), 6-4. Alcaraz will be seeking a fourth major trophy at age 21 when he plays Djokovic on Sunday. Alcaraz also can join Boris Becker and Bjorn Borg as the only men who have won multiple Wimbledon titles in the Open era before turning 22. Djokovic is bidding for an eighth championship at the All England Club and record 25th Grand Slam title overall at age 37.
Siniakova and Townsend to play Routliffe and Dabrowski in Wimbledon women's doubles final

Siniakova and Townsend to play Routliffe and Dabrowski in Wimbledon women's doubles final

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 12 - 11:43 a.m.  |  Save Story

Katerina Siniakova will play for a third women's doubles title at Wimbledon after ending Hsieh Su-Wei's winning streak at the tournament. Siniakova and Taylor Townsend beat the top-seeded pairing of Hsieh and Elise Mertens 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 on No. 1 Court on Friday. In Saturday's final they will play second-seeded Erin Routliffe and Gabriela Dabrowski, who beat American duo Caroline Dolehide and Desirae Krawczyk 6-4, 6-3. Hsieh has won four Wimbledon doubles titles, including the last three times she played the tournament.
2028 Los Angeles Olympics to include multiple events in the nearby cities of Carson and Long Beach

2028 Los Angeles Olympics to include multiple events in the nearby cities of Carson and Long Beach

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted July 12 - 10:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

The 2028 Los Angeles Olympics have announced more venue assignments, with the cities of Carson and Long Beach reprising their roles from previous games held in the region. Carson will host track cycling, field hockey, rugby sevens and tennis at the same athletic complex. The city hosted track cycling at the 1984 Games. Long Beach will be the site of rowing and canoe sprint, handball, marathon swimming and triathlon, sailing and water polo. Seven more sports have been added to sites in an area south of downtown Los Angeles.
Jasmine Paolini wins Wimbledon's longest women's semifinal and faces Barbora Krejcikova next

Jasmine Paolini wins Wimbledon's longest women's semifinal and faces Barbora Krejcikova next

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Updated July 11 - 5:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jasmine Paolini has reached her second consecutive Grand Slam final with a 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (10-8) victory over Donna Vekic at Wimbledon. She will face 2021 French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova in Saturday's final. Krejcikova eliminated 2022 Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in Thursday's second semifinal. Paolini is the No. 7 seed at the All England Club and her win at Centre Court follows her runner-up showing at Roland Garros last month. The 28-year-old Italian is the first woman to get to the title matches at the French Open and Wimbledon in the same season since Serena Williams did in 2016.
Wimbledon 2024: Here's how to watch on TV, betting odds and more you should know

Wimbledon 2024: Here's how to watch on TV, betting odds and more you should know

The Associated Press  |  Updated July 11 - 1:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

and the 22-year-old from Italy never has played in a major semifinal. Barbora Krejcikova and Jasmine Paolini will meet in the women's final Saturday.
Lorenzo Musetti reaches his first Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon and will face Novak Djokovic

Lorenzo Musetti reaches his first Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon and will face Novak Djokovic

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Updated July 10 - 3:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Lorenzo Musetti has reached his first Grand Slam semifinal by eliminating Taylor Fritz at Wimbledon and will face Novak Djokovic next. The 25th-seeded Musetti beat the 13th-seeded Fritz 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. It was the 37th five-setter at the All England Club this year, the most at any Grand Slam tournament. Djokovic's trip through the bracket was made even easier when he moved into a record-tying 13th semifinal at the tournament via a walkover. Alex de Minaur withdrew before the match with a hip injury. Elena Rybakina and Barbora Krejcikova earned spots in the women's semifinals. Rybakina won Wimbledon in 2022. Krejcikova won the 2021 French Open.
Ash Barty plays exhibition doubles match at Wimbledon but happy to stay retired

Ash Barty plays exhibition doubles match at Wimbledon but happy to stay retired

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 10 - 2:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

Ash Barty was searching for a thesaurus after her exhibition doubles match at Wimbledon. A three-time Grand Slam singles champion, Barty retired just over two years ago at the age of 25. She plans to stay retired. She asks "anyone have a thesaurus for a word that I can use for 'no?'" Barty played an invitation doubles match on Centre Court three years to the day after she beat Karolina Pliskova for the Wimbledon title. A year ago, Barty gave birth to a baby boy. She's also doing commentary for the BBC's coverage of Wimbledon.
Queen Camilla visits Wimbledon and joins fans in doing 'the wave'

Queen Camilla visits Wimbledon and joins fans in doing 'the wave'

The Associated Press  |  Updated July 10 - 12:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

Queen Camilla has made an appearance at Wimbledon. Camilla, the wife of King Charles III, took a seat in the Royal Box, where guests included actress Keira Knightley, actor Richard E. Grant and Formula 1 driver George Russell. Last year the queen and Kate, the Princess of Wales, had made separate Wimbledon appearances. It was unclear if Kate, who was diagnosed with cancer early this year, would visit before the tournament ends on Sunday. Later at No. 1 Court, the queen joined in some crowd fun by participating in "the wave" while watching a quarterfinal match.
Elena Rybakina beats Svitolina to reach the Wimbledon semifinals and will next face Krejcikova

Elena Rybakina beats Svitolina to reach the Wimbledon semifinals and will next face Krejcikova

Ken Maguire, Associated Press  |  Updated July 10 - 11:10 a.m.  |  Save Story

Elena Rybakina understands why people see her as the favorite to win her second Wimbledon title. The 2022 champion beat No. 21 Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-2 to reach the semifinals Wednesday. Rybakina says "I have a huge serve, so it's a big advantage." Rybakina will next face No. 31 Barbora Krejcikova. She reached her first Wimbledon semifinal by eliminating No. 13 Jelena Ostapenko 6-4, 7-6 (4) in a match between former French Open champions. Ostapenko hadn't dropped a set on her run to the quarterfinals and instructed her coach to leave during the second set. Krejcikova won the French Open in 2021 and Ostapenko won it in 2017.
Injuries are adding up at Wimbledon and determining the outcomes of matches

Injuries are adding up at Wimbledon and determining the outcomes of matches

Howard Fendrich And Ken Maguire, Associated Press  |  Updated July 10 - 8:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

There's no single explanation for all of the injuries to players in the latter stages at Wimbledon this year. This much is certain: The timing could hardly be worse. The man Novak Djokovic was supposed to face on Wednesday, Alex de Minaur, withdrew hours before their scheduled quarterfinal because he jarred his hip at the end of his victory two days earlier. Taylor Fritz's fourth-round opponent, Alexander Zverev, slipped on an unworn patch of green grass in his previous match and said it left him one "one leg." Danielle Collins' last Wimbledon appearance before retirement ended with tape wrapped around her hamstring. The list goes on and on.
Novak Djokovic moves into Wimbledon semifinals when Alex de Minaur withdraws

Novak Djokovic moves into Wimbledon semifinals when Alex de Minaur withdraws

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Updated July 10 - 5:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

Novak Djokovic has received a free pass into the Wimbledon semifinals when his quarterfinal opponent, Alex de Minaur, withdrew with an injury. De Minaur, an Australian who was seeded ninth at the All England Club, announced he was pulling out of the tournament on Wednesday, hours before he and Djokovic were scheduled to play each other at Centre Court. This match would have been de Minaur's first quarterfinal appearance at Wimbledon. He made it that far at the French Open last month, too. Djokovic will face Taylor Fritz or Lorenzo Musetti on Friday for a berth in the final.
Simone Biles and LeBron James are among athletes expected to bid 'adieu' to the Olympics in Paris

Simone Biles and LeBron James are among athletes expected to bid 'adieu' to the Olympics in Paris

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 10 - 4:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

Simone Biles and LeBron James lead the list of athletes likely competing at their final Olympics. Add in that Andy Murray will be retiring after the Paris Games and that Rafael Nadal may bid goodbye to tennis too and the stage is set for some high-profile goodbyes. Other top competitors expected to say "adieu" to the Olympics in the French capital include Shelly-Anne Fraser Pryce, Gianmarco Tamberi, Sarah Sjöström, Tom Daley, Mikkel Hansen and Teddy Riner.
Daniil Medvedev beats Jannik Sinner at Wimbledon and faces defending champ Carlos Alcaraz next

Daniil Medvedev beats Jannik Sinner at Wimbledon and faces defending champ Carlos Alcaraz next

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Updated July 9 - 2:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

Top-seeded Jannik Sinner has been beaten in the Wimbledon quarterfinals by Daniil Medvedev 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-3. The fifth-seeded Medvedev's victory Tuesday moved him into a semifinal against defending champion Carlos Alcaraz. They also met in the final four at the All England Club last year, and Alcaraz won that one. Alcaraz advanced Tuesday by eliminating Tommy Paul 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. Sinner was treated by a trainer in the third set against Medvedev. It was not immediately clear what was wrong with the 22-year-old from Italy. Medvedev won the 2021 U.S. Open.
Donna Vekic nearly quit tennis but now she's in Wimbledon's semifinals and will face Jasmine Paolini

Donna Vekic nearly quit tennis but now she's in Wimbledon's semifinals and will face Jasmine Paolini

Ken Maguire, Associated Press  |  Updated July 9 - 2:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Donna Vekic had thought a couple of times about quitting tennis, like when she struggled to get back to her best after knee surgery in 2021. Now she's happy she stuck with it. The 28-year-old Croatian reached her first Grand Slam semifinal in her 43rd appearance at a major tournament by beating qualifier Lulu Sun 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 at Wimbledon on Tuesday. Vekic says "those couple of years were very tough." She will face No. 7 Jasmine Paolini for a spot in the final. The 28-year-old Italian beat No. 19 Emma Navarro 6-2, 6-1.
Novak Djokovic uses Wimbledon crowd's 'disrespect' as fuel as he moves closer to another title

Novak Djokovic uses Wimbledon crowd's 'disrespect' as fuel as he moves closer to another title

Howard Fendrich And Ken Maguire, Associated Press  |  Posted July 9 - 7:58 a.m.  |  Save Story

Novak Djokovic is just one example of a superstar athlete who manages to find motivation wherever possible. Serena Williams, Michael Jordan and Tom Brady are others who come to mind. With Djokovic, it often derives from crowds who are against him. Or at least his perception that they are. At Wimbledon, the 24-time Grand Slam champion was certain that people in the Centre Court stands Monday night were drawing out the pronunciation of his opponent's last name to sound like they were booing. Djokovic took that personally. He objected to the "disrespect" he thought was being directed his way.
AP sports week in pictures: Wimbledon and Tour de France gain momentum, Euro 2024 semifinalists

AP sports week in pictures: Wimbledon and Tour de France gain momentum, Euro 2024 semifinalists

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 9 - 4:41 a.m.  |  Save Story

Associated Press photographers were present when Mark Lajal of Estonia lay on the grass court after a tough rally with defending Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz in the first round. They were there, too, at soccer's European Championship for the quarterfinal celebrations of Jude Bellingham of England and Antoine Griezmann of France. The Tour de France is into its second week and, in the first, AP photographers had their eyes on riders such as Frenchman Anthony Turgis, and spectators in awe of the world's biggest cycling race.
Novak Djokovic gets into it with Wimbledon fans after reaching the quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic gets into it with Wimbledon fans after reaching the quarterfinals

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Updated July 8 - 4:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

and that happened again Monday.
Taylor Fritz beats Alexander Zverev at Wimbledon. Novak Djokovic gets into it with the crowd

Taylor Fritz beats Alexander Zverev at Wimbledon. Novak Djokovic gets into it with the crowd

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Updated July 8 - 3:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

Taylor Fritz has come back after dropping the opening two sets to defeat two-time Grand Slam finalist Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (3), 6-3 and reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Fritz is a 26-year-old from California who equaled his career-best showing at a major tournament. Monday's match was the 35th to go five sets at the All England Club this year, tying the record for the most at a Slam event in the Open era. And Fritz's comeback is the 11th from a two-set deficit in this edition of Wimbledon, more than in any other year. Fritz faces Lorenzo Musetti next.
Elina Svitolina is in a fog at Wimbledon because of the missile attacks on Ukraine

Elina Svitolina is in a fog at Wimbledon because of the missile attacks on Ukraine

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Updated July 8 - 1:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina says she was in a fog at Wimbledon because of a deadly Russian missile strike on her home country. Svitolina found it difficult to focus on tennis and impossible to celebrate her victory over Wang Xinyu to reach the quarterfinals at the All England Club. Officials said dozens of Russian missiles hit five cities in Ukraine, striking apartment buildings and a children's hospital in the capital of Kyiv, killing at least 31 people. The All England Club gave Svitolina permission to wear a black mourner's ribbon during her match.
Wimbledon first-week attendance slips due to rain

Wimbledon first-week attendance slips due to rain

Ken Maguire, Associated Press  |  Posted July 8 - 6:10 a.m.  |  Save Story

The All England Club isn't worried about fans skipping Wimbledon because of England's run in soccer's European Championship. The rain is another story, though. Week One attendance was down by 3.7% from last year as rain interrupted play on several days at the grass-court Grand Slam. Friday's attendance was the lowest for a first Friday, excluding the pandemic-restricted 2021 tournament, since 1998.
Coco Gauff can't get a new game plan at Wimbledon and loses to Emma Navarro

Coco Gauff can't get a new game plan at Wimbledon and loses to Emma Navarro

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Updated July 7 - 3:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

Coco Gauff has lost in the fourth round at Wimbledon to Emma Navarro. Navarro won 6-4, 6-3. The second-seeded Gauff has never made it past the fourth round at Wimbledon. Navarro made it to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal. Sunday's result was the latest in a series of departures by top women from the bracket this year at the All England Club: No. 1 Iga Swiatek lost on Saturday, No. 3 Aryna Sabalenka withdrew before playing a match, and No. 6 Marketa Vondrousova was defeated in the first round. Only two of the 10 highest-seeded women remain: 2022 champion Elena Rybakina, who is No. 4, and recent French Open runner-up Jasmine Paolini, who is No. 7.
Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Coco Gauff loses

Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Coco Gauff loses

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Updated July 7 - 2:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz and top-ranked Jannik Sinner are one win each away from meeting in the Wimbledon semifinals. Both reached the quarterfinals with victories Sunday. Alcaraz beat Ugo Humbert 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 7-5, and Sinner eliminated Ben Shelton 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (9). Next for Alcaraz is a match against Tommy Paul. Sinner plays Daniil Medvedev, who advanced when Grigor Dimitrov stopped playing with an injury. French Open runner-up Jasmine Paolini reached her first Wimbledon quarterfinal when Madison Keys had to retire with a leg injury in the third set. Donna Vekic and Lulu Sun reached the quarterfinals, too.
After so many Wimbledon 5-setters, Novak Djokovic would be OK with best-of-3 in early rounds

After so many Wimbledon 5-setters, Novak Djokovic would be OK with best-of-3 in early rounds

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Updated July 7 - 12:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

at least in the latter stages of majors. He would be OK with cutting back to best-of-three earlier. There have been 34 matches that went the distance at Wimbledon across the first three rounds, the most to that point at any Slam in the Open era. As the fourth of seven rounds began Sunday, all it was going to take was one more five-setter to equal the mark for the most at an entire major tournament.
Dutch wheelchair tennis standout Esther Vergeer awarded ITF Philippe Chatrier Award

Dutch wheelchair tennis standout Esther Vergeer awarded ITF Philippe Chatrier Award

The Associated Press  |  Updated July 7 - 6:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

Dutch wheelchair tennis standout Esther Vergeer has been awarded this year's ITF Philippe Chatrier Award for her contributions to the sport. The International Tennis Federation said the award will be presented Sunday at a ceremony at London's Natural History Museum. The Philippe Chatrier Award is named after the ITF's former president and has been given out since 1996 as the governing body's highest award for services to tennis. Vergeer has won a total of seven Parlympic gold medals and 21 Grand Slam wheelchair singles titles.
Wimbledon 2024: Here's how to watch on TV, betting odds and more you should know

Wimbledon 2024: Here's how to watch on TV, betting odds and more you should know

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 6 - 3:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

No. 2 Coco Gauff will try to reach her first Wimbledon quarterfinal when she plays fellow American Emma Navarro in the third match on Centre Court. Gauff has reached at least the semifinals at the three other Grand Slam tournaments but has never been past the fourth round at Wimbledon. Defending men's champion Carlos Alcaraz gets play started on Centre Court on Sunday against No. 16 Ugo Humbert. That will be followed by 2021 U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu's match against qualifier Lulu Sun. No. 1-ranked Janik Sinner faces Ben Shelton on No. 1 Court.
No. 1 Iga Swiatek loses in Wimbledon's third round to Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan

No. 1 Iga Swiatek loses in Wimbledon's third round to Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Updated July 6 - 3:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

and one on the hard courts at the U.S. Open. The All England Club's grass has always given her the most trouble at any major tournament as a pro. Swiatek has only once been as far as the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. That was last year, when she lost at that stage.
Ben Shelton wins another 5-setter to match Dad at Wimbledon: 'We're back, Big Dog!'

Ben Shelton wins another 5-setter to match Dad at Wimbledon: 'We're back, Big Dog!'

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Updated July 6 - 2:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

American Ben Shelton has reached the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time. He defeated Denis Shapovalov in five sets. Sitting in the crowd was Shelton's father, Bryan, a former professional player who got to the fourth round at the All England Club 30 years ago and now coaches Ben. The younger Shelton has now won three consecutive five-setters. No one had done that at Wimbledon since 2018. And no one ever has won four in a row at any Grand Slam tournament in the professional era.