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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 »

Murray Repeats at Wimbledon

Britain finally wins at something

(Newser) - After Britain famously endured a 77-year wait between Wimbledon men's champions, Andy Murray has given the host country a pair of titles in quick succession. Murray dulled booming serves with quick-reflex returns, played impressively mistake-free tennis while coming up with daring passing shots and beat Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6... More »

Serena Williams Wins Record-Tying 22nd Grand Slam Title

She's now even with Steffi Graf

(Newser) - Serena Williams won her record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title by beating Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final on Saturday, the AP reports. Williams pulled even with Steffi Graf for the most major championships in the Open era, which began in 1968. Now Williams stands behind only Margaret Court'... 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, Novak Get Wimbledon's Groove Back

Tennis stars bust a move to 'Night Fever' at champions' dinner

(Newser) - After winning titles again on Wimbledon's grass, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams showed they can cut a rug, too. Reviving a bygone tradition, Djokovic and Williams busted a move at the Grand Slam tournament's annual champions' dinner yesterday, dancing together to "Night Fever," the Bee Gees'... More »

Djokovic Downs Federer, Rain to Win His 3rd Wimbledon

Defending champ outlasts Swiss player a second year in a row

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic has won the Wimbledon title for the second straight year, and again against seven-time champion Roger Federer. The top-seeded Serb beat Federer 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3 today on Centre Court to win his third title overall at the All England Club. Federer had been trying, again,... 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 »

144th-Ranked Aussie Stuns Rafael Nadal

Nick Kyrgios, who? Dumps No. 1 in first Wimbledon

(Newser) - Two-time champion Rafael Nadal lost in the fourth round of Wimbledon to 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios of Australia 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3 today. The 144th-ranked Kyrgios, a wild-card entry, hit 37 aces and delivered a between-the-legs winner on one point. He is the first man to get to the... 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 »

Finally, the Brits Win Wimbledon

Andy Murray is first British male in 77 years

(Newser) - Andy Murray became the first British man in 77 years to win the Wimbledon title, beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in today's final. Murray, who lost to Roger Federer in last year's final, won his second major title after last year's US Open. The last British... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Serena Wins Wimbledon

She beats Poland's Radwanska to win for fifth time

(Newser) - Serena Williams is back, and she looks almost as good as ever. The 30-year-old American won her fifth Wimbledon title today on Centre Court, beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to claim her 14th major championship. After hitting a backhand winner on match point, she fell onto her... 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 »

Venus Loses Round 1 at Wimbledon

Her earliest exit since 1997

(Newser) - Five-time champion Venus Williams lost in the opening round of Wimbledon for the first time since 1997, falling 6-1, 6-3 to Elena Vesnina of Russia. Williams lost the first five games and then saved two set points before making it 5-1. But she was broken for the fourth time in... 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 »

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 »

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