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Djokovic Finally Conquers France for Grand Slam

He now holds all 4 majors, which hasn't happened since 1969

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic became the first man in nearly a half-century to win four consecutive major championships and finally earned an elusive French Open title to complete a career Grand Slam, beating Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday. This was the top-seeded Djokovic's 12th appearance at Roland Garros,... More »

Djokovic Edges Federer in Nail-Biter

Final goes to 5 sets as Novak denies Roger's bid for 8th victory

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic edged Roger Federer in five sets to win the men's Wimbledon final today, reports the New York Times , denying Federer his eighth title even as the Serb claimed his second. Tearfully quipping, "thank you for letting me win today," Djokovic clasped the trophy he claimed... More »

Serena Williams Wins 5th US Open

Defeats Victoria Azarenka in her 17th Grand Slam win

(Newser) - Top-seeded Serena Williams won her fifth US Open and 17th Grand Slam title overall by beating No. 2 Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 in a windy final. Today's match was the toughest test these two weeks for the No. 1-seeded Williams, who also beat Azarenka in three sets... More »

Nadal Defeated by 135th-Ranked Player in Round 1

(Newser) - Ouch. In a span of 15 days, Rafael Nadal went from French Open champion for a record eighth time to first-round Grand Slam loser for the only time in his career. Limping occasionally and slower than usual, but unwilling to blame an old left knee injury , the two-time Wimbledon winner... More »

Serena Williams Out at Aussie Open

Loses to Sloane Stephens, who advances to semifinal

(Newser) - Serena Williams was only thinking out loud when she muttered that this Australian Open had been "the worst two weeks," but not long after a courtside microphone picked up those comments during her quarterfinal with 19-year-old American Sloane Stephens, things got a whole lot worse. Stephens outplayed Williams,... More »

Murray Beats Djokovic, Wins 1st Grand Slam

25-year-old Scot rallies after losing two straight sets

(Newser) - Andy Murray has won the US Open in five grueling sets to become the first British man since 1936 to capture a Grand Slam title. Murray beat defending champion Novak Djokovic 7-6 (10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 today in his fifth try in the final of a major tournament. The... More »

Federer Wins 7th Wimbledon

Britons again denied as Andy Murray goes down

(Newser) - Roger Federer won his record-tying seventh Wimbledon title today, beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 under a closed roof on Centre Court. The 17-time Grand Slam champion excelled once the roof was closed early in the third set, giving Murray little chance to end Britain's 76-year wait for... More »

Azarenka Wins Australian Open

Belarussian is now women's top-ranked player

(Newser) - Victoria Azarenka beat Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-0 today to win the Australian Open and take over the women's No. 1 ranking, all in her first Grand Slam final. The 22-year-old Belarusian had her serve broken in the opening game of the match and was down 2-0 after a nervous... More »

Djokovic Tops Nadal for 1st US Open Title

No.1-ranked player claims third grand slam this year

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic matched his nearly perfect season with an almost flawless performance in tonight's US Open final, returning brilliantly and swatting winners from all angles to beat Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-1. In a final full of lengthy, mesmerizing points, the No. 1-ranked Djokovic claimed his third... More »

Stosur Stuns Serena 6-2, 6-3

Serena Williams loses point for yelling during shot

(Newser) - Already being outplayed by Sam Stosur in the US Open final, the last thing Serena Williams needed was to lose a game for yelling during a point. That's exactly what happened early in the second set, leading to an argument between Williams and the chair umpire, a scene less... More »

Djokovic Beats Nadal, Wins Wimbledon

Serb will ascend to No. 1 tomorrow

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic won his first Wimbledon title today, and he beat defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 to do it. Djokovic, who was already guaranteed to take over the No. 1 ranking from the Spaniard tomorrow, extended his mastery over Nadal this season with a fifth straight head-to-head... More »

Players Grumble About 'Fast' New French Open Balls

Babolats too hard, say athletes

(Newser) - Tennis players are notoriously finicky about equipment changes, and the new balls being used at this year's French Open have not gone unnoticed. The balls, made by Babolat to replace the old Dunlops, are "very, very fast" and "really difficult to control," said No. 2 seed... More »

Djokovic Bests Murray, Wins Aussie Open

British men maintain Grand Slam drought

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic won his second Australian Open title, breezing past Andy Murray 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 today to extend Britain's near 75-year drought in men's singles Grand Slams. Djokovic also won the 2008 Australian title. Murray has lost three Grand Slam finals, also falling to Roger Federer in the 2008 US... More »

Kim Clijsters Wins Aussie Open

Belgian beats Li Na for 4th major of career

(Newser) - Kim Clijsters finally won her first Australian Open and the fourth major of her career, wiping tears from her eyes after she beat Li Na 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 today. The loss ended an outstanding tournament run by Li, who became the first Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam singles... More »

Venus, Serena Lose to Unseeded Pair

Venus knocks losing shot into the net

(Newser) - In a massive upset, Venus and Serena Williams, the top seeded pair in the women's doubles at Wimbledon, were knocked out today by an unseeded duo from Russia. Vera Zvonareva and Elena Vesnina knocked out the sisters Williams 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, Reuters reports. It was Venus who hit the last... More »

Quiet Please! Wimbledon Says No to Vuvuzelas

Tennis official ban the noisy horns

(Newser) - Wimbledon is gearing up for the opening men's and women's singles matches to begin Monday, and officials at the All England Club have taken steps to insure that the half-million spectators won't have to deal with the noise of vuvuzelas. The plastic horns— which have provided a constant, irritating drone... More »

Soderling Bounces Defending Champ Federer

Swede snaps 6-year streak of Grand Slam semis at 23

(Newser) - There will be a Grand Slam semifinal without Roger Federer for the first time in 6 years. French Open upset specialist Robin Soderling struck again today, rallying past defending champion Federer in a rainy quarterfinal, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. That ended Federer's record streak of reaching the semifinals in 23... More »

Federer Takes Australian Open

Beats Brit Andy Murray for 4th title Down Under, 16th Grand Slam

(Newser) - Roger Federer has beaten Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (11) for his fourth Australian Open title, extending the British men's drought in Grand Slam singles championships into a 74th year. Murray was riding the hopes of a British public, most of whom have only read about the last British man... More »

Serena Williams Slapped With $82K Fine

Another tirade could earn tennis star a suspension

(Newser) - Serena Williams was fined a record $82,500 for her US Open tirade and could be suspended from that tournament if she has another "major offense" at any Grand Slam in the next two years. In a ruling released today, Grand Slam administrator Bill Babcock said Williams faces a... More »

Serena Into Semis Opposite Clijsters

Williams rolls over No. 10 Pennetta

(Newser) - Defending champion Serena Williams advanced to the US Open semifinals tonight, setting up a showdown against Kim Clijsters. The No. 2-seeded Williams beat No. 10 Flavia Pennetta of Italy, 6-4, 6-3 to improve her record to 23-1 in Grand Slam singles this season. More »

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