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Serena Cruises to Wimbledon Title

Posted: July 03, 2010 3:59 PM ; Updated: July 06, 2010 10:11 AM

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."

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Six-time Wimbledon champ Federer shocked by Berdych in quarters

Posted: June 30, 2010 2:20 PM ; Updated: June 30, 2010 2:24 PM

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.

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Venus upset in Wimbledon quarters

Posted: June 29, 2010 5:41 PM ; Updated: June 29, 2010 5:47 PM

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.

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Federer Cruises to Australian Open Title

Posted: January 31, 2010 11:43 AM ; Updated: February 01, 2010 11:57 AM

Serena Tops Henin for Australian Title

Posted: January 30, 2010 11:44 AM ; Updated: February 01, 2010 12:00 PM

Del Potro Upsets Federer for U.S. Open Title

Posted: September 14, 2009 7:31 PM ; Updated: September 15, 2009 12:18 AM

By Bryan Graham,

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.

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Urlacher Says He's Out for Season

Posted: September 14, 2009 11:10 AM ; Updated: September 14, 2009 11:21 AM

As if Sunday night's late loss to the rival Packers wasn't devastating enough, the Bears reportedly will have to play the rest of 2009 without their defensive leader. From the Chicago Tribune:

Brian Urlacher appears to be out for the season after dislocating his right wrist, the linebacker said Monday. The team has not given the official word, but Lovie Smith is expected to address the issue during his afternoon press conference.

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