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3 Wimbledon Matches May Have Been Fixed

Tennis watchdog group is investigating

(Newser) - A report last year warned that match-fixing was a problem in tennis. But at Wimbledon? The sport's independent watchdog group said Wednesday that three matches during this year's event seemed a little fishy and are being investigated, reports USA Today . The Tennis Integrity Unit didn't name names,... More »

Player Blames Wimbledon Loss With Being 'Bored'

Bernard Tomic's statement that 'nothing motivates' is getting blasted

(Newser) - "If you can't get motivated at Wimbledon, it's time to find another job." That, per the BBC , is the disgusted reaction of tennis great Martina Navratilova upon hearing that Aussie player Bernard Tomic shrugged off his loss to Mischa Zverev at Wimbledon on Tuesday by citing... More »

Venus Williams Goes Speechless When Asked About Fatal Crash

Reporter brought it up during Wimbledon press conference

(Newser) - Venus Williams broke down during a press conference Monday when she was asked about the fatal car crash she was involved in last month. ESPN has video of Williams' response during the press conference that followed her winning her opening match at Wimbledon. "There are really no words to... More »

Mom: Wimbledon Player Was Poisoned With Rat Pee

Cops investigating after teenage British player spent 4 days in intensive care

(Newser) - Was a teenage Wimbledon player poisoned with rat urine? Police are investigating claims that 18-year-old British player Gabriella Taylor, who abandoned her quarterfinal match against American player Kayla Day last month after becoming ill, was given food or drink contaminated with a potentially deadly bacteria, the Guardian reports. Taylor initially... More »

Brexit Cost Serena Williams Almost $400K

Low British pound affects Wimbledon prize

(Newser) - Serena Williams may be celebrating her 22nd Grand Slam title win at Wimbledon on Saturday, but she's probably cursing Brexit. Had last month's Brexit vote not sent the British pound into a nose dive, Williams' £2 million prize money would have been worth close to $3 million,... More »

Tennis Players Threaten to Pee in a Can at Wimbledon

They really wanted a bathroom break

(Newser) - It’s now affectionately known as "pee-gate." Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay and Marcel Granollers of Spain were cited for unsportsmanlike behavior during a third-round match at Wimbledon on Monday after Cuevas was denied a bathroom break in the fifth set, reports the Telegraph . But that was only the... More »

Serena Wins at Wimbledon, Now on Brink of Rare Feat

US Open would give her 'Calendar Slam,' first since 1988

(Newser) - Serena Williams today did what she usually does when she makes it to a Grand Slam final—win. She beat 20th seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain at Wimbledon in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-4, reports ESPN . The victory sets up an interesting scenario, notes Bleacher Report . If Williams wins at... 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 »

BBC Guy on Wimbledon Champ: She's No 'Looker'

John Inverdale is predictably sorry

(Newser) - Apparently, the fact that Wimbledon is a test of athletic prowess with no evening gown competition has been lost on at least one BBC announcer, who is backpedaling as mightily as he is gracelessly after inferring that yesterday's women's champ, Marion Bartoli , had to work hard because she'... More »

Wimbledon's New Champ: Marion Bartoli

Tomorrow, Andy Murray tries to win for the home crowd

(Newser) - Marion Bartoli of France is this year's women's champ at Wimbledon after she defeated Germany's Sabine Lisicki in straight sets today, 6-1, 6-4, reports AP . She won six straight games in the first set and five in the second for her first major victory. Bleacher Report has... More »

Brits Get Native Son to Cheer After 74 Years

Andy Murray reaches Wimbledon finals against Roger Federer

(Newser) - For the first time in 74 years, a native Brit has climbed his way to the Wimbledon finals. Andy Murray will take on six-time champ Roger Federer on Sunday, reports Bleacher Report . Murray defeated French player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets in today's semifinal. If Federer wins the finals,... More »

Your New Wimbledon Champ: Petra Kvitova

Czech upsets Maria Sharapova for first Grand Slam win

(Newser) - The new women's Wimbledon champ is Petra Kvitova, a Czech player who upset Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4 today, reports AP . The victory is the first Grand Slam win for the 21-year-old, who is the first lefty to win since Martina Navratilova in 1990. She's a "new star,... More »

William, Kate Hit Wimbledon

Kate is an avid tennis fan

(Newser) - Andy Murray performed a majestic bow on Centre Court, then sheepishly apologized to his royal fans—Prince William and new bride Kate—for his unkempt appearance. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watched from the front row of the Royal Box today as the fourth-seeded Murray beat Richard Gasquet to... More »

Player Hits Wimbledon in Gaga-Like Jacket

Bethanie Mattek-Sands lost her Wimbledon match, however

(Newser) - Bethanie Mattek-Sands promised Wimbledon had never seen anything like it, and she wasn't kidding. The 26-year-old American, famous for her unusual fashion taste, arrived on court today for her first-round match wearing a white fringed jacket with 12 tennis balls cut in half stitched down each silver-studded sleeve. She... More »

Wimbledon to Female Players: Stop the Grunting

But players say noises are just part of the game

(Newser) - Enough with the grunting already, say Wimbledon officials who have grown tired of what they consider to be distracting roars made by the tournament's female competitors. With shrieks hitting 105 decibels (here's looking at you, Maria Sharapova), the unladylike grunts are ruining the game, say the officials, and... More »

Serena Williams Faces Risky Road to Return

Tennis star calls blood clot, hematoma 'extremely hard, disappointing'

(Newser) - Serena Williams' tennis career is on hold indefinitely following a series of health scares she calls "extremely hard ... and disappointing." News surfaced yesterday that Williams suffered a pulmonary embolism in February and then, more recently, a hematoma; she is now recuperating at home. But Williams has not played... 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 »

Marathon Wimbledon Match Finally Ends

American Isner wins 70-68 in record-setting match

(Newser) - After three grueling days, American John Isner has won the longest match in tennis history, beating Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the final set. The two picked up the fifth set at 59-59 today, and continued on serve, with no break points coming until Isner hit a backhand passing shot to... More »

Tennis Match Now Longest in History

Isner, Mahut suspended (again) after 10 hours

(Newser) - Safe to say John Isner of the US and Nicolas Mahut of France are evenly matched at Wimbledon. They are in the midst of what is already the longest recorded tennis match in history, reports the New York Times . They've played 10-plus hours and are in the deciding fifth set—... 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 »

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