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CNN —This year’s Olympics in Paris will be Andy Murray’s fifth – and final – appearance at the Games. Murray says he has played “some of my best tennis when I’ve competed for my country,” he tells CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. I’ve really enjoyed the whole team. And I’ve really enjoyed that,” he adds. I’m really happy about it.
Persons: Andy Murray’s, Murray –, Roland Garros, Dan Evans, Murray, I’ve, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, , Murray doesn’t, Spain’s Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, they’re, They’ve, Amanpour, , I’m, , it’s, Roger Federer, Argentina’s Juan Martín del, CNN’s Amanpour, Amélie Mauresmo, , I’d, she’s, It’s, what’s Organizations: CNN, Olympics, Wimbledon, Scotsman, Team, London, Locations: Paris, Swiss, Rio, Argentina’s Juan Martín del Potro
Murray was unable to play in the singles competition in the final Wimbledon tournament of his career earlier this month after undergoing surgery on a spinal cyst, but got an emotional farewell playing doubles with his brother Jamie on Centre Court. “Arrived in Paris for my last ever tennis tournament. Murray won the first Olympic gold of his career at London 2012 after beating Roger Federer in straight sets just weeks after a heartbreaking defeat to the Swiss in the Wimbledon final. Murray then defended his Olympic title four years later in Rio, defeating Juan Martín del Potro in the final. Murray won his first Olympic gold at London 2012.
Persons: Andy Murray, Murray, Jamie, , , Roger Federer, Juan Martín del, Leon Neal, Judy Organizations: CNN, Paris, Wimbledon, Court, Team GB, Twitter, London, Swiss, Getty Locations: Paris, Rio, Juan Martín del Potro, AFP
Carlos Alcaraz is looking to defend his Wimbledon men’s singles title on Sunday when he takes on seven-time champion Novak Djokovic. Both players have won a grand slam each since that unforgettable final and are now one win away from increasing their tallies. How to watchThe final is set to begin at 9 a.m. E.T on Sunday, July 14, on Wimbledon’s iconic Centre Court. Alcaraz serves against Medvedev in the semifinal match on Friday. Alcaraz bravely joked with the crowd after his semifinal that “Sunday is going to be a good day for Spanish people.”
Persons: Carlos Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic, Alcaraz, Djokovic, Margaret Court, E.T, Alex de Minaur, Jacob Fearnley, Alex Popyrin, Lorenzo Musetti, John Walton, Garros, Francisco Cerúndolo, Roger Federer’s, , ” Djokovic, “ He’s, ” Alcaraz, Alexander Zverev, Mark Lajal, Aleksandar Vukic, Francis Tiafoe, Ugo Humbert, Tommy Paul, Daniil Medvedev, Clive Brunskill, , “ Daniil, I’ve Organizations: CNN, Wimbledon, Court, ESPN, Roland, BBC, Alcaraz, Medvedev, Cincinnati Masters, ATP, Garros, national football team Locations: SW19, Alcaraz’s, Spain, England
CNN —The 2024 Wimbledon women’s singles final is set: Jasmine Paolini will battle Barbora Krejčíková for the right to lift the iconic Venus Rosewater Dish for the first time in either of their careers. Paolini has already made history by becoming the first Italian woman to make the Wimbledon final and is seeking her maiden grand slam title after falling short in the French Open final last month. Paolini recently went on a surprise run to the French Open final, upsetting former Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina in the quarterfinals and defeating 17-year-old rising star Mirra Andreeva in the semis. Coming into Wimbledon as the seventh seed this year, Paolini had never won a match on the lawns of SW19. A three-time finalist at the All-England Club, Novotná won the Wimbledon title in 1998 and passed away from cancer in 2017.
Persons: Jasmine Paolini, Barbora Krejčíková, Świątek, Coco Gauff, Markéta Vondroušová, Aryna Sabalenka, Paolini, Roland Garros, Elena Rybakina, Andrej Isakovic, E.T, Anna Kalinskaya, hasn’t, Andreeva, Bianca Andreescu, Madison Keys, Emma Navarro, Donna Vekić, Henry Nicholls, , “ I’m, Krejčíková, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Danielle Collins, Rybakina, Sean M, Jana Novotná, Novotná, , Jana Organizations: CNN, Wimbledon, Getty, ESPN, Paolini, Italian, WTA, Dubai Championships, French, Vekić, WTA Tour, Indian Wells, England Locations: AFP, Wimbledon, Czech, Indian, Miami
CNN —Carlos Alcaraz overcame a slow start to beat Tommy Paul in four sets on Tuesday and book his place in the Wimbledon semifinals. “At the beginning, the first set and the beginning of the second set, it kind of felt like I was playing on clay. 5 seed Daniil Medvedev in the semifinals, in what is a rematch of their semifinal clash from last year’s tournament. The 27-year-old continued his impressive play on Tuesday against Alcaraz, winning the first set and holding a 2-0 lead in the second. Sinner did impressively win the fourth set but appeared to run out of steam in the final set as Medvedev booked his spot in the final four.
Persons: CNN — Carlos Alcaraz, Tommy Paul, ” Alcaraz, , I’m, Daniil Medvedev, Paul, Queen’s –, Paul’s, , Ben Stansall, Medvedev, Sinner, ” Medvedev, Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic Organizations: CNN, Wimbledon, , Queen’s, Alcaraz, Getty, Court Locations: London, SW19, AFP, Russian
CNN —US tennis star Emma Navarro’s dream Wimbledon run was ended on Tuesday as Italy’s Jasmine Paolini earned an emphatic 6-2 6-1 victory in the quarterfinals. “It’s unbelievable, just unbelievable,” Paolini said in her on-court interview. “It’s amazing to get the win on this court, on this special court. I’m so happy to be in the semifinals, I don’t know what to say at the moment. She’s a tough opponent, I lost with her three time in the last year,” added Paolini, who will play Donna Vekic in the semifinals.
Persons: Emma Navarro’s, Italy’s Jasmine Paolini, Navarro, ” Paolini, , , Donna Vekic Organizations: CNN, Wimbledon Locations: SW19
CNN —Naomi Osaka was beaten in less than an hour by American Emma Navarro in the Wimbledon second round, losing 6-4 6-1 to the No. Navarro needed just 59 minutes to ease past four-time grand slam champion Osaka, who recorded her first win at Wimbledon since 2018 against Diana Parry in the first round. 113 in the world, Osaka was competing as a wildcard at Wimbledon this year. Osaka, who has won all four of her grand slam titles on hard courts, still hasn’t been past the third round at Wimbledon. 17 position and looks a real threat in SW19 after reaching the semfinals of the Bad Homburg Open in the lead up to Wimbledon.
Persons: Naomi Osaka, Emma Navarro, Navarro, Diana Parry, hasn’t, , , There’s, Jordan Pettitt, ” Navarro, “ I’ve, I’m, Diana Shnaider, Sloane Stephens Organizations: CNN, Wimbledon, Osaka, Bad, Court Locations: Osaka, ” Osaka, SW19
The youngest male player to win three grand slams on three different surfaces – the 2022 US Open, Wimbledon in 2023 and the French Open in 2024 – at 21. Take, for example, the French Open. Let’s see if I’m going to be in this position.”Alcaraz celebrates winning match point against Alexander Zverev in the men's French Open final. “As a Real Madrid fan, I was watching in Paris [during the French Open]. “I’m really, really happy with everything that I’m living right now.
Persons: Carlos Alcaraz, , ” Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, you’d, I’ve, , Juan Carlos Ferrero, ” –, Juanjo Moreno, , Ferrero, Albert Costa, Carlos Moyá, Sergi Bruguera, Garbiñe, “ I’m, Lisi Niesner, Alcaraz, Estonia’s Mark Lajal, Clive Brunskill, Djokovic, Francisco Cerúndolo, Roger Federer’s, Novak, Alexander Zverev, what’s, Roland Garros, I’m Organizations: Wimbledon, London CNN, CNN Sport, CNN, Nadal, , Reuters, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Olympic, Real, Spanish national Locations: London, Spanish, , Alcaraz, Spain, SW19, Berlin, Paris, Real Madrid, Wimbledon
Welcome to the Wimbledon briefing, where The Athletic will explain the stories behind the stories on each day of the tournament. For world No 2 Coco Gauff, the draw at this year’s Wimbledon has been more than kind: It’s been positively loving. There are no Wimbledon champions in this half of the draw, but there is still a four-time slam winner. (Glyn Kirk / AFP via Getty Images)Can Frances Tiafoe make this the first day of the rest of his tennis life? Tiafoe came back from two sets down for the first time in his career, winning 6-7(5), 2-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3.
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Last year, Carlos Alcaraz downed Novak Djokovic in a five-set thriller in the men’s final, while Markéta Vondroušová became the first unseeded woman in history to win the Wimbledon title after beating Ons Jabeur. Reaching the quarterfinal of the French Open will have been a confidence boost, despite being comfortably beaten by Iga Świątek. Novak Djokovic was forced to withdraw from the French Open with a knee injury. 1 in the world rankings after his run to the semifinals at the French Open, where he was defeated in a five-set thriller by eventual winner Alcaraz. Her career struggles on grass are curious, especially given that she won the Junior Wimbledon title in 2018 for the only grand slam title of her junior career.
Persons: Carlos Alcaraz, Novak, Markéta Vondroušová, Alcaraz, Jannik, Roland, Argentina’s Francisco Cerúndolo, Jack Draper, Adrian Dennis, Draper, Mark Lajal, Vondroušová, Dayana Yastremska, Iga Świątek, Vondroušová’s, Rebeka, Anna Kalinskaya, Jessica Bouzas, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer’s, Djokovic, Ibrahim Ezzat, hasn’t, Sinner, Świątek, Glenn Gervot, Roland Garros, Świątek hasn’t, America’s Sofia Kenin, Elena Rybakina, Aryna Sabalenka, Coco Gauff Organizations: CNN, Wimbledon, All England Club, Djokovic, Getty, Stuttgart, Vondroušová’s Wimbledon, Bad, Cerúndolo, Australian, Junior Wimbledon, America’s Sofia Locations: Indian Wells, British, AFP, Czech, Berlin, Alcaraz’s, SW19, Halle
After she’d won her fourth Grand Slam title and her third French Open, while still just 22 years old. GO DEEPER The trick to winning on Wimbledon grass? Gilbert had never watched one of his players win Wimbledon from the coaches’ box. Barty won Wimbledon in 2021 for the first and only time, then won the Australian Open the following January. “Every year it’s easier for me to adapt to grass,” Swiatek said.
Persons: Iga Swiatek, she’d, Swiatek, Iga, Zac Goodwin, , ” Swiatek, , , Joe Toth, Grass, Serena Williams, Julian Finney, haven’t, Greg Norman, Casper Ruud, Ivan Lendl, Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Carlos Alcaraz, Roland Garros, Brad Gilbert, Coco Gauff, Zendaya, Gilbert, Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, ” Gilbert, Gauff, Sofia Kenin, Daniel Leal, Rod Laver, ” Laver, it’s, Cliff Drysdale, ” Drysdale, Drysdale, Mark McCormack, Ash Barty, Barty, Matthias Hangst, Nick Kyrgios, Novak Djokovic, Marketa Vondrousova, ” Djokovic, He’s, Paris, Djokovic, ” Sinner, Sinner, Jason Bourne, volleying, Gavin MacMillan, Aryna Sabalenka, they’ve, ” MacMillan, Shi Tang, Eamonn Dalton Organizations: Tennis, Wimbledon’s, England Club, French, of Fame, Wimbledon, Getty, Augusta, dodger, Roland, Slams, ESPN, All England, U.S, Broadway, La Scala, Bolshoi Theater, Court, Central Press, Hulton, National, West, IMG, Olympic Games, U.S ., Players, , Deutsch, The Athletic Locations: SW19, London, Paris, Italy, Halle, Augusta, Wimbledon, California, New Jersey, Basel, Australia, New York City, Bentleys, Australian, Serbia
Is Iga Swiatek going to make her move on grass and further cement her position as the player to beat across the WTA? Probably not, since that meniscus belongs to one Novak Djokovic, the seven-time Wimbledon champion and the world’s best grass-court player. Then he showed up in London this week and started testing out the knee with practice sessions on the grass. Charlie EccleshareWill Swiatek win her first Wimbledon title? She’s never been past the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and her game isn’t a natural fit on the grass.
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CNN —What do you do immediately after reaching your first Wimbledon final? The unusual priority means the Czech tennis star’s husband and sister, both back home looking after Frankie the Sphynx cat, can attend Saturday’s final, which will see the unseeded Vondroušová take on Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur. 42 in the world, Vondroušová has had a tough run to the final, defeating fourth-seeded American Jessica Pegula in the final eight. And there’s not only a first grand slam title on the line for both players. “If I win a grand slam, he’s going to get one, so I hope I will.”And as Vondroušová said herself on Thursday: “Anything can happen in tennis.”
Persons: you’re, Frankie, Vondroušová, Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina, , that’s, , Jessica Pegula Organizations: CNN, Wimbledon, Nike, Locations: Czech, SW19
After eventually holding serve, Djokovic turned to the fan and mimicked wiping away tears from his eyes. Novak Djokovic kisses the grass after beating Jannik Sinner. Rare hindrance callThe early signs were promising for Sinner, who earned a break point in Djokovic’s opening service game, though he was unable to convert. Jannik Sinner was no match for Novak Djokovic. Julian Finney/Getty Images“The hindrance [call] earlier on today in the match could have changed course of the match,” Djokovic said.
Persons: Novak Djokovic, Italy’s, Chris Evert’s, Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, Djokovic, he’s, Andy Murray, , Jannik Sinner, Sebastien Bozon, , magnanimously, , ” Djokovic, Sinner, Richard Haigh, Julian Finney, Haigh, Glyn Kirk, – Djokovic, I’ll Organizations: CNN, Wimbledon, Getty Locations: Friday’s, Sunday’s, AFP, SW19
CNN —Markéta Vondroušová reached her first Wimbledon final after a scintillating performance against Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, winning 6-3 6-3 in just an hour and 14 minutes. The 24-year-old Czech star is the first unseeded woman in the Open Era to reach the Wimbledon final and her exquisitely varied game was too much for Svitolina to handle. It was an inspired performance from Vondroušová, who rose to the occasion on Centre Court and got the better of her opponent with a potent mix of speed, spin and power to reach the second grand slam final of her career. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty ImagesAfter reaching the French Open final in 2019 as a 20-year-old, Vondroušová looked set to become a force at the top of the women’s game. After trailing 4-0 in the second set, Svitolina showed all the resiliency and grit that has been on display during her incredible run in SW19 to break Vondroušová back twice and make it 4-3.
Persons: Markéta Vondroušová, Elina Svitolina, I’m, Elina, ” Vondroušová, , ” Elina Svitolina, Adrian Dennis, Vondroušová, she’s, Svitolina, Venus Williams, Skaï Monfils, – Venus Williams, Sofia Kenin, Victoria Azarenka, Iga, Markéta, Adam Davy Organizations: CNN, Wimbledon, Court, Getty, Press Association, Lawn Tennis Club Locations: Vondroušová, SW19, Ukrainian, AFP, Czech
CNN —Unseeded Ukrainian Elina Svitolina stunned world No. 1 Iga Świątek on Tuesday, winning 7-5 6-7 6-2 in a Centre Court classic to reach the Wimbledon semifinals. Svitolina only returned to tennis three months ago following the birth of her daughter, Skaï Monfils, in October and, currently ranked world No. Svitolina celebrates after winning match point against Świątek. Svitolina will now face the Czech Republic’s Markéta Vondroušová, another unseeded player, in Thursday’s semifinal after she upset world No.
Persons: Elina Svitolina, Svitolina, Skaï Monfils, – Venus Williams, Sofia Kenin, Victoria Azarenka, Świątek –, , I’ve, ” Svitolina, I’m, Świątek, Julian Finney, Jessica Pegula Organizations: CNN, Wimbledon, Getty, Court, Locations: SW19, Ukrainian, Ukraine, Czech, Thursday’s
A local tattoo studio has taken the opportunity of its proximity to the All England Club by offering walk-in appointments throughout the two weeks of the tournament, having heavily advertised on social media in the build-up. Those getting inked will not even have to worry about missing any play as screens inside the studio will be showing the action from the tournament. "We've had loads of people from all over, I had someone from China messaged me saying they wanted a Wimbledon tattoo, as in the tennis rackets," Wimbledon Tattoo Studio co-owner Jack McGoldrick told Reuters at the All England Club. "We had someone from America that wanted a Wimbledon theme tattoo, a tennis ball saying SW19 in it. We said yeah, we'll do a discount on anything that's tennis related, because obviously it promotes the shop and because we're round the corner from Wimbledon."
Persons: Jack McGoldrick, Novak Djokovic, Iga, We're, we'd, they're, Roger Federer, Tim Henman, McGoldrick, Henman, Christian Radnedge, Ed Osmond Organizations: Wimbledon, All England Club, Reuters, All England, Thomson Locations: China, America, Wimbledon, London, England, British
As the sun set in London on Thursday, Andy Murray and Stefanos Tsitsipas were serving up a spectacle under the lights on Centre Court. It meant the second-round match ended in somewhat of a cliffhanger, with the battle set to recommence on Friday. With the game poised at 6-7(3-7) 7-6(7-2) 6-4, all eyes will be on the pair as they retake Centre Court later on Friday. Murray slips on court during his match against Tsitsipas. 142, fulfilled his dream of winning on Centre Court at Wimbledon as the Brit caused a major upset by beating world No.
Persons: Andy Murray, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Murray, Scot, John Walton, Liam Broady, Casper Ruud, it’s, ” Broady Organizations: CNN, Wimbledon, Court, Tsitsipas, Brit Locations: London
CNN —Tennis great Roger Federer says he hopes his former rival Rafael Nadal can retire from the sport “on his own terms” following the Spaniard’s recent struggles with injury. Nadal hasn’t played competitive tennis since injuring a hip muscle during his second-round Australian Open defeat by Mackenzie McDonald in January. It was an emotional farewell for Roger Federer at the Laver Cup. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have gave tennis fans one of the sport's greatest rivalries. Susan Mullane/USA Today Sports/Reuters“I think the coaching on the tour like we know it I think is difficult for me,” Federer said.
Persons: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Nadal hasn’t, Mackenzie McDonald, Federer, Nadal, Julian Finney, Andy, Murray, Novak, Djokovic, ” Federer, CNN’s Christina Macfarlane, Ellie Goulding, , Everybody, Borg, Pete, Sampras, Andre, Agassi, Rafa, Clive Brunskill, Pedro Cachín, , Borg –, Roger Federer's, Matthew Childs, Reuters “, they’re, Stefan Edberg, it’s, Carlos Alcaraz, Susan Mullane, , you’re, he’s Organizations: CNN, Tennis, Laver, Getty, O2, Djokovic, Wimbledon, Reuters, USA, Sports Locations: London, Swiss, Wimbledon, SW19, Paris, Switzerland
Despite struggling for form in the lead up to the French Open, Djokovic found his A-game when it mattered most in Paris and looked largely unstoppable. Lisi Niesner/ReutersRybakina became the first player from Kazakhstan to win a grand slam title after beating Ons Jabeur in three sets in last year’s Wimbledon final, catapulting her to stardom overnight. Belarussian Sabalenka and Poland’s Iga Świątek are joint favorites to win the title alongside Rybakina, according to bookmakers. Sabalenka has three titles to her name this year, including that maiden grand slam in Australia, and has matched her career-high of No. Iga Swiatek is a four-time grand slam champion but is yet to win Wimbledon.
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The Wimbledon logo amongst flowers The Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2019 in London, England. Wimbledon has lifted a ban on Russian and Belarusian players from its tournament this year, with players agreeing to sign neutral declarations. Last year, players from Russia and Belarus were banned from Wimbledon in response to Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. The Lawn Tennis Association was hit with a fine and world ranking points were removed from last year's Championships. Earlier this month, Russian player Daniil Medvedev said ahead of Indian Wells that he would respect any decision taken by organisers.
So spare a thought for Roger Federer, the eight-time winner of the tournament, whose plans to visit SW19 recently were almost thwarted by an eager security guard. Though he hadn’t let Wimbledon know he was in town, Federer decided it might be nice to grab tea at the tennis club. “So then I get out and I’m like, ‘Yes, hello, I was just wondering how I can get into Wimbledon? Please believe me, I am a member, where do I get in?’”Federer, who has won Wimbledon eight times, celebrates during the men's singles final against Andy Roddick in 2004. Of course, Wimbledon wants it to be known that in spite of the saga, the door is always open for Federer.
London CNN —Wimbledon will relax its white clothing rule to allow women players to wear dark-colored undershorts if they want to, organizers announced Thurday. “I’m pleased to confirm that, following consultation with players and representatives of several stakeholder groups, the Committee of Management has taken the decision to update the white clothing rule at Wimbledon. Clive Brunskill/Getty ImagesUntil Thursday’s announcement, Wimbledon still employed a rigid all-white dress code, which was first implemented to camouflage sweat stains. And in a recent interview with CNN’s Amanda Davies, tennis great Billie Jean King explained that the dress code had caused anxiety for her and her fellow competitors. King also pointed out that the all-white dress code makes it difficult for fans trying to distinguish between players on the court.
Billie Jean King defeating Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes marked a historic moment for women's tennis, and sport. It’s their job now to step up, lead and shape the future.”Billie Jean King worked with fashion designer Tory Burch on the Billie Jean King Cup's 'winner's jacket.' Magazine IAnd inside the jacket, to remind the champions of the Billie Jean King Cup of the ‘fight’ and their place in it, is a message from King herself. “Congratulations on winning the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup,” King reads aloud. Billie Jean King, be bold.”
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