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Alcaraz Sweeps Djokovic to Repeat at Wimbledon
Alcaraz Sweeps Djokovic

Alcaraz Sweeps Djokovic

21-year-old now has four Grand Slam titles

(Newser) - For Carlos Alcaraz, there was one brief blip in the Wimbledon men's final against Novak Djokovic on Sunday, a five-point stretch that took him from the verge of victory to close to a collapse. After dominating for the initial two sets, then seemingly withstanding a surge from Djokovic in...

31st Seed Wins Wimbledon With 'Such Beautiful Tennis'

Barbora Krejcikova becomes eighth woman in eight years to win tournament

(Newser) - Barbora Krejcikova insisted that nobody—not her friends, not her family, not even herself—would believe she won Wimbledon for her second Grand Slam title. Her first major championship, as an unseeded player at the French Open three years ago, certainly was a surprise. This one, which came via a...

Djokovic Accuses Crowd at Wimbledon of Disrespect
Star Taunts Wimbledon Crowd

Star Taunts Wimbledon Crowd

7-time champion heard chants of opponent's name as boos

(Newser) - Others interpreted the Wimbledon fan noise differently, but Novak Djokovic heard the elongated chants of Holger Rune's last name during their match Monday as boos of the seven-time champion. So he had a word with the crowd afterward. "Well, to all the fans that have respect and have...

American Has 'Cinderella Run' Brewing at Wimbledon

Emma Navarro upsets Coco Gauff as she seeks her first major tournament win

(Newser) - The American who advanced to the women's quarterfinals at Wimbledon on Sunday wasn't the one most expected. No. 19 seed Emma Navarro stunned No. 2 Coco Gauff, reports USA Today . Given the big names who have dropped so far, the 23-year-old Navarro now has a "possible Cinderella...

Carlos Alcaraz Takes Wimbledon Title From Djokovic
Alcaraz Dethrones Djokovic

Alcaraz Dethrones Djokovic

20-year-old tops defending champion in match topping 4½ hours

(Newser) - Carlos Alcaraz wanted another shot at Novak Djokovic, saying it would make winning a Wimbledon championship more special. Alcaraz got his chance on Sunday. He put aside a poor start and surged down the stretch to end Djokovic's 34-match winning streak at London's All England Club, edging him...

Vondrousova's Wimbledon Victory Is a First
Vondrousova's Wimbledon
Victory Is a First

Vondrousova's Wimbledon Victory Is a First

Jabeur calls finals defeat 'the most painful loss of my career'

(Newser) - Marketa Vondrousova came to the All England Club a year ago unable to play tennis at all. She had a cast on her surgically repaired left wrist, so her visit was limited to sightseeing around London with her sister and cheering for a friend who was competing at Wimbledon. This...

Hear the 'Most Wimbledon Warning Ever'
Hear the 'Most Wimbledon
Warning Ever'

Hear the 'Most Wimbledon Warning Ever'

Umpire asks spectators not to uncork Champagne as a player is serving

(Newser) - Where and when to pop your Champagne is such a Wimbledon problem. For example, someone got the timing wrong over the weekend at the oldest Grand Slam tournament, where the bubbly helps wash down the strawberries and cream, per the AP . "Ladies and gentlemen, please, if you are opening...

Unheralded American Is All Surprises at Wimbledon

Chris Eubanks advances to quarterfinals

(Newser) - Until about a week ago, even Chris Eubanks did not really believe he was capable of this sort of thing—of beating the world's best tennis players at Wimbledon, of reaching the quarterfinals at any Grand Slam tournament, of winning match after match after match on grass courts. Things...

Belarusian Player Booed Off Court at Wimbledon

Ukraine's Elina Svitolina beat Belarus's Victoria Azarenka

(Newser) - After Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina beat Victoria Azarenka of Belarus Sunday, Azarenka was "loudly" booed off the court, the Washington Post reports. The BBC notes the match was a "thriller"—not only did Svitolina go in as the underdog, there's also the fact that Belarus...

Wimbledon: Stop Hooking Up in Our 'Quiet Rooms'
Wimbledon: Stop Hooking Up
in Our 'Quiet Rooms'

Wimbledon: Stop Hooking Up in Our 'Quiet Rooms'

Tournament organizer warns patrons to stop having sex in rooms meant for reflection

(Newser) - Wimbledon has so-called quiet rooms at the stadium complex, intended to be used by visitors for, well, quiet things like prayer and meditation. Problem being, as the Telegraph reports, that said rooms are being used for decidedly unquiet purposes, with visitors to last year's tournament reporting people emerging with...

Venus, Oldest at Wimbledon This Year, Has 'Painful' Day

'I got killed by the grass,' jokes the 43-year-old after slip leads to defeat

(Newser) - As Venus Williams entered Centre Court for her 24th Wimbledon appearance at age 43, she was greeted by a standing ovation. And once her first-round match against Elina Svitolina began, Williams played like a throwback version of herself, per the AP . Quickly, she was a point from a 3-0 lead...

Wimbledon Adding AI Commentary to Matches

Tournament teams with IBM for AI-powered chat on highlight reels

(Newser) - Wimbledon's first championship was held in 1877, and today it remains not only one of tennis' oldest tournaments but a vibrant piece of British living history. So the Guardian reporting that artificial intelligence is entering the chat as part of match commentary at Wimbledon may be somewhat surprising. The...

Looks Like Wimbledon Rules on Underwear Are About to Shift
Alters Rules on
Female Underwear

Wimbledon Alters Rules on Female Underwear

Colored undergarments will be accepted following complaints related to menstruation

(Newser) - It's official: Female players no longer have to wear white underwear at Wimbledon. Tournament organizers announced the change to the typical all-white uniform on Thursday in response to concerns about menstruation. Beginning next year, female players "will have the option of wearing colored undershorts if they choose,"...

Wimbledon's Russian Ban Leaves a Tangle

Djokovic falls in rankings despite winning, and 2 nations claim Rybakina

(Newser) - "Exclusion is fraught with issues," said a former International Olympic Committee executive. That's becoming clearer for Wimbledon. Under pressure from the UK government because of the war in Ukraine, this year's tournament barred players from Russia and Belarus. The WTA and ATP then decided to not...

After Losing to Djokovic, a 'Final Act of Defiance' From Kyrgios

Aussie wears red cap to trophy ceremony, breaching strict all-white dress code

(Newser) - Nick Kyrgios gave the crowd quite a show during the men's singles final Sunday at Wimbledon. The show wasn't over, however, after the 27-year-old Aussie lost to Serbia's Novak Djokovic, as he took part in a "final act of defiance." Kyrgios received a second-place trophy,...

Steady Djokovic Outplays Volatile Kyrgios at Wimbledon

Champion wins his seventh straight All England Club title, fourth in a row

(Newser) - Winning Wimbledon doesn't get old, Novak Djokovic says. And his insight on the issue is nearly unique, after he won his seventh men's title in London on Sunday and his fourth straight, ESPN reports. Pete Sampras also won seven championships; only Roger Federer, with eight, has more. "...

Rybakina Captures Final of Firsts
Wimbledon Final
Features Firsts

Wimbledon Final Features Firsts

Russian-born Rybakina brings Kazakhstan its first title

(Newser) - Elena Rybakina resumed her rise through tennis, which was interrupted by the pandemic, on Saturday with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Ons Jabeur to become a Wimbledon women's champion. The 23-year-old, who was ranked 23rd in the world coming into the tournament, remained calm and composed throughout the...

At Wimbledon, a Very Rare Late Withdrawal

Rafael Nadal bows out before semifinal because of injury

(Newser) - Nick Kyrgios just advanced to his first Wimbledon finals, without picking up his racket. His would-be semifinal opponent, Rafael Nadal, announced Thursday that he was dropping out because of a torn abdominal muscle, reports ESPN . The AP notes that it's the first time since 1931 that a male player...

'Sounds of Intimacy' Join Applause at Wimbledon

People are allegedly getting it on in new 'quiet room' designed for 'meditation, prayer, or reflection'

(Newser) - "Wimbledon" and "sounds of intimacy" aren't two terms you'd normally associate with each other, but at this year's tennis tournament in London, they've become amorously intertwined. To be more blunt, the Daily Beast puts it thusly: A new "quiet room" at the Wimbledon...

Nick Kyrgios Faces Charge for Assaulting Former Girlfriend

First, he will appear on court for the Wimbledon quarterfinals

(Newser) - Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has been ordered to appear in a Canberra court on Aug. 2 for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend. CNN confirmed through Australian police that the 27-year-old faces "one charge of common assault following an incident in December 2021." The news was first reported by...

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