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Apologies behind her, Serena back to business

Apologies behind her, Serena back to business

Serena Williams of the United States returns the ball to Mandy Minella of Luxembourg during their first-round singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in London.

June 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Apologies behind her, Serena back to business

Apologies behind her, Serena back to business

LONDON - After a week filled by a headline-grabbing, off-court tiff with Maria Sharapova and a series of apologies stemming from a magazine profile, Serena Williams got back to doing what she does best.

June 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Wimbledon: 135th-ranked player stuns sluggish Nadal

Wimbledon: 135th-ranked player stuns sluggish Nadal

Rafael Nadal reacts as he loses a point to Steve Darcis. The loss to Darcis was Nadal's first in the opening round of any Grand Slam event.

June 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Wimbledon: 135th-ranked player stuns sluggish Nadal

Wimbledon: 135th-ranked player stuns sluggish Nadal

LONDON - For the second straight year, Rafael Nadal is leaving Wimbledon early after a shocking loss to a little-known player ranked in the hundreds.

June 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Wimbledon: Serena aims for repeat as Sharapova takes jab

LONDON - Nothing drives Serena Williams the way disappointment does.

June 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

French Open: Nadal wins epic match; 'this one is a special one'

PARIS - His dramatic and delightful French Open semifinal was 4 1/2 hours old - and 14 games into the fifth set - when Rafael Nadal raced from the net to the baseline to retrieve Novak Djokovic's seemingly unreachable lob.

June 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
French Open: Djokovic waits out rain, wins first-round match

French Open: Djokovic waits out rain, wins first-round match

Top-seeded Novak Djokovic defeated David Goffin 7-6 (5), 6-4, 7-5 on a rainy Tuesday at Roland Garros. Just 26 of the 40 scheduled French Open singles matches were completed.

May 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
French Open: Djokovic waits out rain, wins first-round match

French Open: Djokovic waits out rain, wins first-round match

PARIS - Novak Djokovic spent the better part of a rainy Tuesday at the French Open wondering when - and even whether - he would wind up playing his first-round match at the only Grand Slam tournament he's yet to win.

May 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
French Open: Federer always ready for major

French Open: Federer always ready for major

Roger Federer's road to what would be his 18th major title starts with matches against a pair of qualifiers.

May 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
French Open: Federer always ready for major

French Open: Federer always ready for major

PARIS - Perhaps not surprisingly, the first three questions posed to Roger Federer at his pre-French Open news conference Friday concerned rival and nemesis Rafael Nadal.

May 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
French Open: Nadal, Serena hit Paris on major roll

French Open: Nadal, Serena hit Paris on major roll

Since returning from a layoff due to injury, Rafael Nadal is 36-2 and has won six of eight tournaments. He's seeking his eighth French Open title.

May 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
French Open: Nadal, Serena hit Paris on major roll

French Open: Nadal, Serena hit Paris on major roll

PARIS - Used to be the French Open was the scene for clay-court specialists and surprise champions.

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This time, Serena lasts 1st round

This time, Serena lasts 1st round

Serena Williams advanced to the second round of Wimbledon, saying she learned to "keep going" after her first-round exit at the French Open.

June 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
This time, Serena lasts 1st round

This time, Serena lasts 1st round

WIMBLEDON, England - On one point Tuesday at Wimbledon, Serena Williams dumped a forehand into the net and dropped to a knee, her jaw clenched as she let out a shriek.

June 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Wimbledon: Top trio aim for dominance; won 28 of 29 past majors

Wimbledon: Top trio aim for dominance; won 28 of 29 past majors

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal each has reason to believe he can hoist the trophy overhead in two weeks' time. Play at the All England Club begins Monday.

June 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Wimbledon: Top trio aim for dominance; won 28 of 29 past majors

Wimbledon: Top trio aim for dominance; won 28 of 29 past majors

WIMBLEDON, England - As Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer step back on the grass at Wimbledon, each has reason to believe he'll be hoisting the trophy in two weeks.

June 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

'Ready' Sharapova showing no mercy

PARIS - If love means never having to say you're sorry, what about 6-love? Depends which side of the French Open scoreboard you're on, apparently.

June 03, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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