Friday, July 21, 2017

Tennis

At left, in a Sept. 10, 2016, file photo, Angelique Kerber, of Germany, kisses the championship trophy after beating Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, to win the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. (AP Photo/File) (AP Photo/File)

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Total player compensation at the U.S. Open will top $50 million for the first time this year, with a record $3.7 million going to each of the singles champions. The U.S. Tennis Association announced Tuesday ...
Switzerland's Roger Federer speaks next to the Men's Single's tennis trophy he won on Sunday during a photo call at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England, Monday July 17, 2017.

BY HOWARD FENDRICH LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer has learned not to take anything for granted. That’s why he said what he did during the trophy presentation after his record-breaking eighth Wimbledon championship: “I hope this wasn’t my last match. ...
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates with the trophy after beating Croatia's Marin Cilic in the Men's Singles final match on day thirteen at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Sunday, July 16, 2017.

BY HOWARD FENDRICH LONDON (AP) — Never count out Roger Federer. Seems obvious, right? Especially after he won his record-breaking eighth Wimbledon championship and second Grand Slam title of this resurgent season. There have been times, though, when folks wondered ...
The 2017 Wimbledon singles champions Roger Federer of Switzerland and Garbine Muguruza of Spain pose with their trophies at the Champions Dinner at The Guildhall in London, early Monday July 17, 2017.

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer’s eighth Wimbledon title has pushed him up two spots and back to No. 3 in the ATP rankings after he ended last season at No. 16. Garbine Muguruza’s first championship at the All England Club ...
Spain's Garbine Muguruza, right, holds the winners trophy after defeating Venus Williams of the United States, left, in the Women's Singles final match on day twelve at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 15, 2017.

BY HOWARD FENDRICH LONDON (AP) — Shortly after beating Venus Williams in the Wimbledon final, Garbine Muguruza was given a purple-and-gold circular badge signifying that she is a member of the All England Club, an honorary status accorded to tournament ...
Switzerland's Roger Federer returns to Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych during their Men's Singles semifinal match on day eleven at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Friday, July 14, 2017.

BY HOWARD FENDRICH LONDON (AP) — Much has changed for Roger Federer since he played in, and won, his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon in 2003. First of all, as he reminded everyone after moving into his 11th title ...
Switzerland's Roger Federer returns to Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych during their Men's Singles semifinal match on day eleven at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Friday, July 14, 2017.

BY HOWARD FENDRICH LONDON (AP) — They love their history around these parts and they love Roger Federer and, above all, they love watching him make history. Now he stands one victory from an unprecedented eighth Wimbledon men’s singles championship ...
Tomas Berdych returns to Novak Djokovic during their Men's Singles Match on day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

LONDON (AP) — In search of an eighth Wimbledon title, Roger Federer will play for a place in his 11th final at the All England Club. The 18-time Grand Slam champion will face 2010 finalist Tomas Berdych in the semifinals ...
Venus Williams of the United States returns to Britain's Johanna Konta during their Women's Singles semifinal match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Thursday, July 13, 2017.

BY CHRIS LEHOURITES LONDON (AP) — Even at 37 and with five Wimbledon titles to her name, Venus Williams still has that overwhelming desire to win. And she’s showing it again this year at the All England Club, where she ...
Venus Williams of the United States, right, and Britain's Johanna Konta change ends, in their Women's Singles semifinal match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Thursday July 13, 2017.

LONDON (AP) — To play at Wimbledon, even your underwear has to be white. The All England Club has rules about how much color can be worn on court, and a few junior players seem to have run afoul of ...
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