WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Rafael Nadal looked like a guy who absolutely couldn't wait to get out there, clutching his racket and hopping in place near the entrance to Centre Court before the Wimbledon final.
He jiggled his left leg, unable to sit still on the sideline. He even bopped around during the prematch coin toss. When it was finally time to start warming up, he zigzagged to the baseline in a full sprint.More »
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Getting set to accept her latest Wimbledon trophy, Serena Williams lifted both arms and held aloft 10 fingers. Then, raising only her right hand, she wiggled three more fingers, bringing the total count to 13.
That's how many Grand Slam singles titles Williams owns as of Saturday.
"I thought, 'I hope I got the number right,'" she said. "You know me: I tend to forget."More »
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- For the first time in eight years, Roger Federer won't be striding onto Centre Court for the Wimbledon final.
The six-time champion was upset in the quarterfinals by big-hitting Tomas Berdych on Wednesday, stopping his bid for a record-tying seventh title at the All England Club and extending his recent stretch of disappointing play.
The 12th-seeded Berdych used his big serve and forehand to beat Federer 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, on Centre Court for the biggest victory of the Czech's career.More »
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Venus Williams would shank a shot -- and she shanked many on this day -- then turn toward the Court 1 player guest box where her parents were seated and put her palms up or shrug her shoulders, as if to indicate, "I don't know what's happening here."
The five-time Wimbledon champion was out of sorts, out of answers and out of the tournament in the quarterfinals, stunned 6-2, 6-3 Tuesday by the lowest-ranked woman left, No. 82 Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria, meaning there won't be an all-Williams title match at the All England Club this year.More »
By Bryan Graham, SI.com
NEW YORK -- One day after the biggest win of Juan Martin del Potro's career, the 20-year-old Argentine managed to one-up himself.
With a shocking 3-6, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory Monday night, del Potro ended Roger Federer's streak of five straight U.S. Open championships.More »