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Topic - The Wimbledon
The world's top-ranked player has never won Cincinnati, losing in the finals four times. Djokovic lost to Roger Federer in the title match last year.
Two weeks after enjoying the perks of a U.S. Open champion, from dining with the prime minister to watching the Wimbledon men's final from the Royal Box, Justin Rose led a parade of stars exiting the British Open.
A month after winning the U.S. Open, Justin Rose still hasn't settled on an engraver to etch his name into the trophy he brought home from the Merion Golf Club.
An American street preacher was arrested the other day in London (or "assisting police with their investigation," in the famous British euphemism), for reciting in public a Scripture from the Bible.
From the lawns of Wimbledon to the lochs of Scotland, all of Britain can celebrate. Andy Murray made it possible Sunday, winning his country's hallowed tennis tournament to become the first British man in 77 years to raise the trophy at the All England Club.
One of the strangest Wimbledons produced one of its quirkiest champions in Marion Bartoli, the winner of a final that had the overwhelmed runner-up in near tears during the match.
The 23rd-seeded Lisicki, who matched Williams' power in her stunning victory Monday over the world's No. 1 player, came back less than 24 hours later and hit six drop shots for winners in dissecting the 46th-ranked Kaia Kanepi.
Djokovic and Murray have yet to lose a set, let alone a match, so far at Wimbledon. The way things have been going at the All England Club this fortnight, that's quite an accomplishment.
The third-seeded Sharapova, the Wimbledon champion in 2004 champion, lost 6-3, 6-4 to Michelle Larcher de Brito of Portugal in the second round at the All England Club.
Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Dubai Championships because of a lower back injury.
Agnieszka Radwanska extended the best winning streak of the year to 11 matches as she rolled into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu on Wednesday.
People have been treating Andy Murray differently since he won his first major and ended that long drought for British men at tennis' Grand Slam tournaments.
Just when it looked as if he was headed for his offseason vacation, Novak Djokovic started playing his best tennis.
Andy Murray won his first match in Britain since winning his first Grand Slam title, beating Tomas Berdych 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Monday in the opening match of the ATP finals.
Serena Williams returns to the WTA Championships with the Wimbledon and U.S. Open titles, plus the Olympic gold medal, yet with no chance of finishing the year as the No. 1 in the world.