In a story I can’t believe is playing out somewhere besides the Olympics, Scotland Yard is investigating whether or not British tennis player Gabriella Taylor was poisoned with bacteria from rat urine by an organized crime syndicate at Wimbledon, per The Daily Telegraph. Taylor was the furthest-advancing British…
Andy Murray won his second Wimbledon men’s singles title and his third Slam overall with a 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 victory over Canadian challenger Milos Raonic.
Serena Williams avenged her Australian Open loss to Angelique Kerber in claiming her seventh Wimbledon singles title and 22nd Grand Slam championship overall, bringing her into a tie with Steffi Graf for most all-time in the Open Era.
That’s Pablo Cuevas on the left there. He got mad and staged a protest at Wimbledon because the umpire wouldn’t let him take a pee.
John Isner, whose 2010 match against Nicolas Mahut was the longest in history, faced another marathon today at Wimbledon against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga—and came out on the losing end, this time, 6-7, 3-6, 7-6, 6-2, 19-17 as the Frenchman overcame a double fault in the decisive game to beat the American.
Novak Djokovic failed to reach a Slam quarterfinal for the first time in seven years, as American Sam Querrey knocked off the world #1 today at Wimbledon 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6. Querrey, the 41st-ranked player in the world, reached only his fourth-ever Slam round of 16.
Tennis is allegedly a gentleman’s game, especially so at Wimbledon. There are rules against speaking during serves, and the games take place on the exquisitely manicured lawns of exclusive country clubs, in front of be-suited judges and polite crowds. However, because the game has a human judgment component, emotion…
It’s Wimbledon, man. Everyone’s excited. I’m excited, you’re excited, and so is this line judge who wants to get the pre-match juices flowing with a few well-struck fist bumps:
The splashiest piece of sportswriting in my lifetime might be David Foster Wallace’s 2006 profile of Roger Federer, printed in the New York Times’s short-lived Play magazine. A wrinkled copy of it lived under my old Xbox console for years, so that I knew exactly where to revisit it. At the time, the essay felt…
To get to the second round of the Wimbledon finals, Marcus Willis had to beat the 54th-ranked player in the world, the 99th, and also a pair of highly-touted Russian teenagers. If Willis wants to get to the third round, he’ll have to beat Roger Federer. This is fairly standard fare for most anyone who wants to make it…
A lot to enjoy here: 1) the shot by Wimbledon’s Jake Reeves itself, coming off an expertly controlled bounding ball and a wallop of a kick that sends the it way up into the air before it dips and swerves into the goal; 2) Reeves’s cocky little strut that he starts right after the ball comes off his foot and doesn’t…
Never mind the random act of hat, or the shirt that may have been borrowed from James May. Formula One driver and SUPPPOSED English gentleman Lewis Hamilton ran afoul of the Royal Box dress code at Wimbledon, causing him to miss the final. The violation? No jacket, tie and shoes that were to the code’s standards.
Novak Djokovic claimed his third Wimbledon championship with a 7-6 (7-1), 6-7 (12-10), 6-4, 6-3 win over Roger Federer on Sunday.
Serena Williams won her sixth Wimbledon title Saturday, cruising past 21-year-old Garbine Muguruza in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. The win gives Williams her 21st Grand Slam title, second all-time only to Steffi Graf’s 22 in the Open era.
Sixth seed Tomas Berdych went down in straight sets to Gilles Simon at Wimbledon today. That was news to—oh god—the very first reporter to ask Berdych a question at his press conference.
No. 1 seed Serena Williams squeaked by unranked Heather Watson 6-2. 4-6, 7-5 in the third round of Wimbledon on Friday. Williams survived after falling behind 3-0 in the third and decisive set, rallying to win and set up a battle with her sister Venus in the next round.
Earlier today, we told you about tennis writer Neil Harman admitting that at least some portion of the official Wimbledon yearbook he publishes every year was plagiarized. The full breadth of The Times of London's chief tennis correspondent's plagiarism is now beginning to come into focus, thanks to our friends over…
Novak Djokovic outlasted a rejuvenated Roger Federer to close out the men's Wimbledon championship in a thrilling final, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4.