The win sent Federer into his 26th Grand Slam final, where he will face defending champion Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s championship match.
Williams maintained her 11-year dominance over Maria Sharapova, beating the Russian 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday to reach her eighth Wimbledon championship match and 25th career Grand Slam final.
In the 26th career meeting between the siblings, Serena Williams dominated with her steady serve and big hitting from the back of the court to win 6-4, 6-3 on Centre Court in 1 hour, 8 minutes.
Two-time champion Rafael Nadal is making another early exit from Wimbledon, after losing in the second round to a 102nd-ranked qualifier who played the match of his life.
Down 3-1 to a qualifier on the first day of Wimbledon, Serena Williams was not about to drop the opening set as she did four times during her run to the French Open title.
After losing in the French Open final, Djokovic wanted nothing to do with tennis. For about a week, anyway.
The Supreme Court made a landmark ruling in favor of marriage equality on Friday. Meanwhile, three of America’s four major pro leagues have yet to employ an openly gay athlete on a regular-season roster.
Hundreds of people are expected to compete for about 80 slots.
A final steel beam has been put into place over Arthur Ashe Stadium as the U.S. Open’s center court moved closer to being covered by a retractable roof.
Stan Wawrinka won the French Open by beating No. 1-seeded Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in the final Sunday, thwarting Djokovic’s bid to complete a career Grand Slam.
The top-ranked Williams took the last six games and added to her championships on the red clay of Roland Garros in 2002 and 2013.
Ill and sluggish, Serena Williams overcame a big deficit to reach the French Open final by beating 23rd-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 on Thursday.
Novak Djokovic ended Rafael Nadal’s 39-match French Open winning streak, beating the nine-time champion in a surprisingly lopsided quarterfinal 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday.
Stumbling on his way to the net, Roger Federer dropped his racket and fell to his knees on the red clay. Hardly the sort of grace and precision the world has come to expect from the 17-time Grand Slam champion.
In a riveting showdown between the last two American women in the draw, the No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Williams came back to edge Sloane Stephens 1-6, 7-5, 6-3.