One of the strangest Wimbledons produced one of its quirkiest champions in Marion Bartoli, the winner of a mistake-filled final.
She beat fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 9-7 Thursday on Centre Court.
The 15th-seeded Frenchwoman jumped ahead 3-0 in the first set and broke early in the second for another 3-0 lead.
Murray completed his seventh career comeback from two sets down to top Fernando Verdasco.
During a tournament with more than its share of twists and turns Djokovic and del Potro have gone through virtually unscathed.
No. 1-seeded Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Andy Murray have yet to lose a set, let alone a match, so far at Wimbledon.
The loss, another major upset at Wimbeldon, ended Williams’ career-best 34-match winning streak and her attempt to capture a sixth title at the All England Club.
Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic turned in nearly perfect performances back-to-back Saturday on Centre Court to cap the fourth round at the All England Club.
Seven-time champion Roger Federer was stunned by 116th-ranked Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round of Wimbledon on Wednesday, his earliest loss in a Grand Slam tournament in 10 years.
It’s the second significant upset of the tournament, which is only in Day 3.
In one of Wimbledon’s greatest upsets, an ailing Rafael Nadal was knocked out in straight sets on Monday by a player ranked 135th — the Spaniard’s first loss in the opening round of a Grand Slam event.
The former tennis champ has an agreement with Little, Brown and Company for a book, currently untitled, that’s scheduled for 2014.
Williams says she’s reaching out to the family of the victim in the Steubenville rape case after she was quoted in a Rolling Stone article saying “she shouldn’t have put herself in that position.”
The U.S. Open tennis tournament is moving the women’s final to Sunday and men’s final to Monday in 2013, building in a day of rest ahead of each title match for the first time.
In an Olympic year, the US Open — considered the toughest test in tennis even under normal circumstances — is essentially the season’s fifth major. That makes for quite a grueling season for the players.