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Tennis Stars Disagree With Wimbledon on Barring Russians

Nadal, Djokovic say it's unfair to blame athletes for war in Ukraine

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic criticized Wimbledon's decision to exclude Russian and Belarus players from this year's tournament following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The two tennis greats made the statements Sunday, the AP reports. "I think it's very unfair of (on) my Russian tennis mates,...

Russian Players Won't Be Allowed at Wimbledon: Report
Russia Reacts
to Report on
Wimbledon Ban
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Russia Reacts to Report on Wimbledon Ban

Russian, Belarusian athletes have officially been barred from participating

(Newser) - This story has been updated throughout with the official announcement of the ban. Tennis players from Russia and Belarus have been banned from playing at Wimbledon in late June—and the Kremlin expressed its displeasure as soon as it heard a ban was in the cards. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov blasted...

Djokovic: I'll Scrap Wimbledon Over Forced Vaccination

World's No. 1 men's tennis player says he'd give up future titles: 'That is the price that I'm willing to pay'

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic's Aussie saga has passed, but a month after his deportation after showing up unvaccinated to play in the Australian Open, the Serbian tennis star says he'd give up future trophies rather than undergo forced vaccination. "Yes, that is the price that I'm willing to...

Bank Leader Resigns Over COVID Breach
Bank Leader Resigns
Over COVID Breach

Bank Leader Resigns Over COVID Breach

Credit Suisse Chairman Antonio Horta-Osorio reportedly traveled despite quarantine rules

(Newser) - Credit Suisse said Monday that its chairman has resigned following an internal investigation that reportedly found he violated quarantine rules intended to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, per the AP . The resignation of Antonio Horta-Osorio, a British-Portuguese national who took the job barely eight months ago, was announced shortly after midnight...

Djokovic Joins Federer, Nadal Atop Grand Slam List

34-year-old bounces back for 4-set Wimbledon victory

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic tied Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal by claiming his 20th Grand Slam title Sunday, coming back to beat Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final. The No. 1-ranked Djokovic earned a third consecutive championship at the All England Club and sixth overall, the AP...

Woman to Rule Men's Final for the First Time

Marija Cicak will umpire Wimbledon's Djokovic-Berrettini championship match

(Newser) - There will be a female chair umpire for the Wimbledon men's singles final for the first time in the history of a tournament first played in 1877. Marija Cicak, a 43-year-old from Croatia, will officiate Sunday when Novak Djokovic faces Matteo Berrettini for the championship at the All England...

She's Australia's First Wimbledon Champ in Decades

Ash Barty wins the Grand Slam

(Newser) - Ash Barty got off to a perfect start in the Wimbledon final by collecting the first 14 points, then needed to hold off a comeback bid before beating Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3 on Saturday for her second Grand Slam title. The top-seeded Barty adds this championship to the...

Teen Ranked 338 Decides to Enjoy Run

Emma Raducanu reaches Round of 16 in her Wimbledon debut

(Newser) - On Friday, Emma Raducanu asked if she could sit for a moment at Wimbledon's empty No. 1 Court, where she was scheduled to play the next day. The British 18-year-old wanted to get a feel for the venue and for her place in the tournament, the Guardian reports. "...

Serena Williams Slips, Quits Wimbledon

Champion was seeking her 24th Grand Slam title

(Newser) - A tearful Serena Williams retired from her opening Wimbledon match Tuesday, limping off Center Court after slipping on the grass while planting her leg for a forehand return. She was in the fifth game of the first set against Aliaksandra Sasnovich when she was injured. Williams took a medical timeout...

Serena Williams to Sit Out Olympics
Serena
Williams
Won't Play
in Tokyo

Serena Williams Won't Play in Tokyo

Tennis star doesn't elaborate on reasons but had expressed concern about leaving her daughter behind

(Newser) - Serena Williams, who's already won four gold medals, said Sunday she's not going to Tokyo for the Summer Olympics. "I'm actually not on the Olympic list, not that I'm aware of," she said to reporters Sunday at Wimbledon in London. "If so, then...

'Cultural Institution' Canceled for First Time Since WWII

No Wimbledon this year

(Newser) - The UN has likened the coronavirus pandemic to a world war . No major surprise, then, that Wimbledon has just been canceled for the first time since World War II, reports the AFP . In fact, since its 1877 start, the only time the tournament has been previously called off was during...

Epic Wimbledon Final Went to 5th-Set Tiebreaker
Epic Wimbledon Final
Went to 5th-Set Tiebreaker
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Epic Wimbledon Final Went to 5th-Set Tiebreaker

Djokovic saved 2 match points in thrilling victory

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic became the first man in 71 years to win Wimbledon after facing match points in the final, coming back to beat Roger Federer in an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker Sunday, the AP reports. By barely emerging to win 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) after nearly five...

Meghan Markle Called 'Diva' After Wimbledon Request

Duchess of Sussex is once more in unwanted spotlight with pleas for privacy

(Newser) - First Meghan Markle and Prince Harry irked taxpayers with their home redo . Then they set off an "almighty storm" with an ultra-private christening for baby Archie. Now Markle is being accused of harboring a "secretive, high-maintenance attitude," and making "diva-ish demands" after apparently trying to get...

Wimbledon Fines Draw Claims of 'Privilege'

Fabio Fognini given slap on the wrist for saying club should be bombed

(Newser) - "I wish a bomb would explode on this club. A bomb should explode here," Italian tennis star Fabio Fognini announced during his third-round loss at Wimbledon on Saturday, per Yahoo . The 10th-ranked player, apparently upset about the condition of the grass court, was subsequently fined nearly $3,000—...

Teenager's Amazing Run at Wimbledon Is Over

American Coco Gauff, 15, loses in the 4th round

(Newser) - She defeated her idol at Wimbledon, then dazzled some more by vanquishing another opponent with an amazing comeback —all at the age of 15. But the remarkable run of Cori "Coco" Gauff ended Monday in a fourth-round loss to Romania's Simona Halep, reports ESPN . Halep, who was...

15-Year-Old's Comeback Again Stuns Wimbledon

Coco Gauff moves to fourth round

(Newser) - After already dispatching Venus Williams and Magdalena Rybarikova, a 2017 semifinalist, Coco Gauff pulled off another remarkable upset Friday at Wimbledon. The 15-year-old American defeated Polona Hercog of Slovenia, 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5, to reach the fourth round of the tournament, ESPN reports. Gauff, the youngest player to qualify for...

Huge Wimbledon Upset: 15-Year-Old Beats Venus Williams

The future is bright for Cori 'Coco' Gauff, Williams says

(Newser) - Cori "Coco" Gauff was already, at 15, the youngest player of the Open era to advance to Wimbledon's main draw through qualifying rather than direct entry—and in her tournament debut Monday, the teen bested none other than five-time Wimbledon champ Venus Williams, CNN reports. Williams, who has...

Youngest Ever to Qualify for Wimbledon: 'I'm Still in Shock'

15-year-old Cori 'Coco' Gauff didn't get a wild-card slot—she earned her place with qualifying win

(Newser) - When Venus Williams faces off in the first round of Wimbledon on Monday, she'll be a little more seasoned than her opponent—nearly a quarter of a century more. That's because the 39-year-old tennis star will be playing the youngest person ever to make the tournament, not through...

Tearful Andy Murray Makes Big Announcement

Australian Open could be his last tournament

(Newser) - Andy Murray is still hoping to make it to one more Wimbledon tournament before his problematic hip forces him into retirement. For now, he's only committing to the Australian Open. In an emotional news conference Friday, when a tearful Murray had to leave the room shortly after his first...

Final-Set Tiebreaks Coming to Wimbledon in 2019

Decision comes after a six hour, 35 minute match this year

(Newser) - Starting next year, Wimbledon will have tiebreaks when the score reaches 12-12 in the final set, ESPN reports. The change is "informed by a thorough review of match data from the past 20 championships" and consulting with players and coaches, the All England Lawn Tennis Club says in a...

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