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Federer tops Murray at Wimbledon

July 8, 2012 in West Central Tribune

A Grand Slam title drought did indeed end in Sunday’s historic and riveting Wimbledon final, only it was Roger Federer’s lengthy-for-him gap between trophies that came to a close, rather than Britain’s 76-year wait for a homegrown men’s champion. Continue Reading

Serena Williams wins Wimbledon title

July 8, 2012 in West Central Tribune

For Serena Williams, the low point came in early 2011, when she spent hours laying around her home, overwhelmed by a depressing series of health scares that sent her to the hospital repeatedly and kept her away from tennis for 10 months. Continue Reading

Federer, Murray set for Wimbledon final

July 6, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WIMBLEDON, England For Roger Federer, it’s Wimbledon final No. 8. Continue Reading

Federer, Murray reach Wimbledon finals

July 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

For Roger Federer, it’s Wimbledon final No. 8.
For Andy Murray, it’s No. 1 and the first for a British man since 1938.
Federer, a 16-time Grand Slam champion, beat defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 Friday under the closed roof at Centre Court to reach a modern-era record eighth final at the All England Club. Continue Reading

24 aces help Serena Williams reach Wimbledon final

July 5, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Serena Williams wins with so much more than serving, of course.
Her groundstrokes are intimidating. Her superb speed and anticipation fuel unparalleled court-covering defense. Her returns are outstanding, too.
When that serve is on-target, though, it sure is something special, quite possibly the greatest in the history of women’s tennis. Continue Reading

Wimbledon: Murray looks to LeBron James for inspiration

July 4, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Drawing inspiration from LeBron James and his new NBA title, Andy Murray is ready to win his first championship, too Continue Reading

Sharapova loses at Wimbledon, will drop from No. 1 ranking

July 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

All at once, there was a frenzy of activity at a wet and windy All England Club early Monday afternoon.
Top-seeded and 2004 Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova, a big hitter in her own right, was overpowered in a 6-4, 6-3 loss to No. 15 Sabine Lisicki. Continue Reading

What might be in store Week 2 at Wimbledon?

July 1, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Whew.
Good thing Wimbledon schedules its middle Sunday as a day off. This year, that gave everyone a chance to catch their breath after an eventful Week 1.
Really, when action resumes Monday with all 16 men’s and women’s fourth-round matches, what could Week 2 possibly have in store to equal what the first six days offered? Continue Reading

Wimbledon: Roger Federer rallies past Benneteau

June 29, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Roger Federer overcame a two-set deficit Friday at Wimbledon to avoid his earliest Grand Slam exit since 2004 Continue Reading

Wimbledon: Plan for on-court ‘grunt-o-meter’ a scream in London

June 28, 2012 in West Central Tribune

As much as the WTA loves having its stars seen during the fortnight at Wimbledon, it’s doesn’t necessarily want them to be heard at least not during matches Continue Reading