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.
Federer beat Murray in July for his record-tying seventh championship at Wimbledon; Murray beat Federer this month on the same Centre Court grass for the gold medal.
Even at the age of 30, with two-year gap since her last Grand Slam title and a long list of recent health problems, Serena Williams is hoping she’s just getting started on something big.
Roger Federer won his record-tying seventh Wimbledon title Sunday, beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 under a closed roof on Centre Court.
About five hours after Williams won her fifth singles title by beating Agnieszka Radwanska, she and sister Venus were back on Centre Court to beat Czech duo Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-5, 6-4 Saturday in the doubles final.
The 30-year-old American won her fifth Wimbledon title Saturday on Centre Court, beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to claim her 14th major championship.
Two-time defending U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters will not go for three in a row this year because of a stomach muscle injury.