Women's tennis

Winner Romania's Simona Halep and second placed United States' Serena Williams, right, pose with their trophies after the women's singles final match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 15, 2019 - 11:45 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Simona Halep's Wimbledon championship lifted her from No. 7 to No. 4 in the WTA rankings on Monday, while runner-up Serena Williams moved up one spot to No. 9, her best placing since returning to the tour last season after having a baby. Halep beat Williams in Saturday's...
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Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova, right, and Taiwan's Su-Wei Hsieh celebrate defeating Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski and China's Yifan Xu in the women's doubles final match of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
July 14, 2019 - 4:37 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Three days after losing in her first major semifinal in singles, Barbora Strycova won her first major title in doubles. Strycova and Hsieh Su-wei won the women's doubles at Wimbledon on Sunday by beating Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Xu Yifan of China 6-2, 6-4 on Centre...
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Romania's Simona Halep celebrates defeating United States' Serena Williams in the women's singles final match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 13, 2019.(Laurence Griffiths/Pool Photo via AP)
July 14, 2019 - 8:15 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The newest champion at Wimbledon is a big fan of the All England Club's oldest traditions. The tennis whites, the strict rules, even the green grass. And the flowers. Don't forget the thousands of blooming petals dotted around the grounds in the very Wimbledon shades of...
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Romania's Simona Halep hugs United States' Serena Williams after defeating her in the women's singles final match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 13, 2019.(Laurence Griffiths/Pool Photo via AP)
July 13, 2019 - 4:16 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Simona Halep figures her past problems in Grand Slam finals allowed her to come through against Serena Williams at Wimbledon. Halep lost the first three times she appeared in a major final, twice at the French Open and...
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Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Pippa Matthews, foreground from left to right, stand together during the women's singles final match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
July 13, 2019 - 12:58 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Simona Halep joined the list of tennis royalty at Wimbledon on Saturday, then got a bit star struck at meeting the real thing. Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, watched from the front row of the Royal Box on Centre Court as Halep beat...
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Romania's Simona Halep walks away with her trophy after defeating United States' Serena Williams, left, in the women's singles final match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 13, 2019 - 12:25 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Clutching her trophy 20 minutes after becoming Wimbledon's champion, Simona Halep checked out the board inside Centre Court that lists tournament winners. Below all of the mentions of Serena Williams, her opponent in Saturday's final, there already was inscribed: "Miss S...
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United States' Serena Williams holds her second place trophy after losing to Romania's Simona Halep in the women's singles final match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 13, 2019. Halep defected Williams 6-2/6-2. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 13, 2019 - 12:06 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Centre Court crowd kept roaring whenever Serena Williams would win a point in the Wimbledon final, seemingly trying to will her to make things interesting against Simona Halep. Never happened. Instead of earning an eighth title at Wimbledon and record-equaling 24th...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts as he plays against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in a Men's singles semifinal match on day eleven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Friday, July 12, 2019. (Carl Recine/Pool Photo via AP)
July 12, 2019 - 5:09 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Going by the number of strokes, it was the longest point ever recorded at Wimbledon. And for Novak Djokovic, it went a long way toward putting him into another final at the All England Club. After exchanging dozens of strokes during the third set of his semifinal match...
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United States' Serena Williams returns to Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova in a Women's semifinal singles match on day ten of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday, July 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
July 12, 2019 - 4:44 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — A quick look at Wimbledon: LOOKAHEAD TO SATURDAY Serena Williams goes for her 24th Grand Slam title when she faces Simona Halep in the Wimbledon final. Williams is already a seven-time champion at the All England Club. Halep is appearing in her first final at Centre Court...
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United States' Serena Williams returns to Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova in a Women's semifinal singles match on day ten of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday, July 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
July 12, 2019 - 7:26 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — There are, of course, many reasons why Serena Williams has been as successful as she's been, for as long as she's been. The serve. The returns. The groundstrokes. The court coverage. And more. A little insight into one aspect of the way she approaches matches arrived via...
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