Tennis

Venus Williams of the United States returns to Britain's Johanna Konta during their Women's Singles semifinal match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
July 13, 2017 - 12:21 pm
LONDON (AP) — All these years later, Wimbledon still brings out the best in Venus Williams. With her latest display of gutsy serving and big hitting, Williams beat Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday to reach her ninth title match at the All England Club and first since 2009. At 37, Williams is the...
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Venus Williams of the United States returns to Britain's Johanna Konta, during their Women's Singles semifinal match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 13, 2017 - 11:13 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 4:10 p.m. Venus Williams has reached the Wimbledon final for the ninth time. The five-time champion at the All England Club beat Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 on Centre Court, making her 9-1 in Wimbledon semifinals. The last time she reached...
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Spain's Garbine Muguruza returns to Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova during their Women's Singles semifinal match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
July 13, 2017 - 9:32 am
LONDON (AP) — Garbine Muguruza will get another shot at the Wimbledon title. The 14th-seeded Spaniard advanced to the final at the All England Club by beating Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1, 6-1 Thursday on Centre Court. Muguruza reached the Wimbledon final in 2015, but lost to Serena Williams. She will...
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Spain's Garbine Muguruza returns to Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova during their Women's Quarterfinal Singles Match on day eight at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
July 13, 2017 - 8:13 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 1:08 p.m. Play on Centre Court at Wimbledon in the women's semifinals has started. Garbine Muguruza is facing Magdalena Rybarikova for a spot in Saturday's final. Muguruza reached the final at the All England Club in 2015 and won the...
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NBA basketball player Russell Westbrook, of the Oklahoma City Thunder, arrives at the ESPYS at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
July 12, 2017 - 11:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Westbrook won best male athlete at The ESPYS, while Olympic gymnast Simone Biles earned best female athlete honors Wednesday night. The 25th annual show honoring the past year's top athletes and sports moments was hosted by Peyton Manning, who humorously mocked his...
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NBA basketball player Russell Westbrook, of the Oklahoma City Thunder, arrives at the ESPYS at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
July 12, 2017 - 11:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Westbrook won best male athlete at The ESPYS, while Olympic gymnast Simone Biles earned best female athlete honors Wednesday night. The 25th annual show honoring the past year's top athletes and sports moments was hosted by Peyton Manning, who humorously mocked his...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer returns to Canada's Milos Raonic during their Men's Singles Quarterfinal Match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
July 12, 2017 - 1:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 6:22 p.m. Roger Federer is in the Wimbledon semifinals for the 12th time. The seven-time champion at the All England Club beat Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Centre Court. Federer will next face Tomas Berdych on Friday in the...
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Britain's Andy Murray reacts after losing a point to Sam Querrey of the United States during their Men's Singles Quarterfinal Match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
July 12, 2017 - 1:23 pm
LONDON (AP) — Limping between points and fading down the stretch, defending champion Andy Murray was stunned by 24th-seeded Sam Querrey of the U.S. 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-1 in the Wimbledon quarterfinals Wednesday. The No. 1-seeded Murray came into the tournament dealing with a sore left hip and...
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Japanese golfers Hideki Matsuyama, left, and Hideto Tanihara, right, take their seats on Centre Court on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 12, 2017 - 8:13 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 1:10 p.m. Play in the men's quarterfinals at Wimbledon has started. Defending champion Andy Murray is playing Sam Querrey on Centre Court, and Gilles Muller is facing Marin Cilic on No. 1 Court. ___ 11:55 p.m. If the rain holds off, the...
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Venus Williams of the United States returns to Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko during their Women's Quarterfinal Singles Match on day eight at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
July 12, 2017 - 7:58 am
LONDON (AP) — If past success were all that mattered when Venus Williams faces Johanna Konta in the Wimbledon semifinals, the matchup would be quite a mismatch. For Williams, Thursday's semifinal will be her 10th at the All England Club. For Konta, it'll be her first — and the first for any British...
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