Hurkacz faces idol Federer in 1st Grand Slam quarterfinal
APTOPIX Britain Wimbledon Tennis Poland's Hubert Huekacz plays a return during the men's singles fourth round match against Russia's Daniil Medvedev on day eight of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) (Kirsty Wigglesworth)WIMBLEDON, England — (AP) — Hubert Hurkacz was 6 years old when Roger Federer won his first Wimbledon title. “Being out there playing quarterfinals against him, it’s really amazing.”The Polish player earned that matchup by coming from behind to beat No. Hurkacz has played Federer once before, losing in straight sets in the Indian Wells quarterfinals in 2019. Neither has been to the Wimbledon quarterfinals before.wftv.com
The Latest: No. 1 Barty reaches 1st Wimbledon semifinal
Britain Wimbledon Tennis Australia's Ashleigh Barty plays a return to compatriot Ajla Tomljanovic during the women's singles quarterfinals match on day eight of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) (Kirsty Wigglesworth)WIMBLEDON, England — (AP) — The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):5:50 p.m.Top-ranked Ash Barty has reached her first Wimbledon semifinal. Barty beat Ajla Tomljanovic 6-1, 6-3 in the first all-Australian Grand Slam quarterfinal in 41 years. She finished with 23 winners to just five for Tomljanovic, who was playing in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal. ___2:50 p.m.Karolina Pliskova finally had a chance to play in a Wimbledon quarterfinal, and she made the most of it.wftv.com
The Latest: Teen says it was hard to quit Wimbledon match
APTOPIX Britain Wimbledon Tennis Britain's Emma Raducanu receive medical attention during the women's singles fourth round match against Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic on day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday, July 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) (Alastair Grant)WIMBLEDON, England — (AP) — The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):___4:45 p.m.British 18-year-old Emma Raducanu says she retired reluctantly from her fourth-round Wimbledon match because of dizziness and difficulty breathing. ___2:50 p.m.Karolina Pliskova finally had a chance to play in a Wimbledon quarterfinal, and she made the most of it. Only one women's quarterfinal involves players who have advanced this far before at Wimbledon. Crowds on Centre Court and Court 1 can increase to 100% capacity beginning with the quarterfinals as Britain eases pandemic restrictions.wftv.com
The Latest: Tomljanovic in Wimbledon QF; British teen stops
4-seeded Alexander Zverev at Wimbledon to give Canada two men’s quarterfinalists in a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. Auger-Aliassime reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the first time and joined countryman Denis Shapovalov in the last eight. The 17-year-old American lost to former Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court. The two-time defending Wimbledon champion reached his 50th Grand Slam quarterfinal by outplaying Christian Garin of Chile 6-2, 6-4, 6-2. Gauff plays former Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber.wftv.com
Britain's Raducanu, 18, joins Gauff, 17, in Wimbledon Week 2
Britain Wimbledon Tennis Britain's Emma Raducanu celebrates winning a point against Romania's Sorana Cirstea during the women's singles third round match on day six of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday July 3, 2021. Yes, Coco Gauff now has some company when it comes to being a teen in Week 2 at the All England Club. 1 Ash Barty, the 2019 French Open champion, against No. 14 Barbora Krejcikova, last month’s French Open champion, and No. Medvedev dropped the opening two sets against 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic before coming through 6-7 (3), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2.wftv.com
CoCo Vandeweghe advances at Birmingham grass tournament
BIRMINGHAM, England — (AP) — Former top 10 player CoCo Vandeweghe continued her resurgence on Wednesday, rallying to defeat Australian Ajla Tomljanovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 at the Birmingham grass-court tournament. She took the first set against Vandeweghe with the help of three double faults by the 29-year-old American. Vandeweghe reached two Grand Slam semifinals in 2017 and twice has been a quarterfinalist at Wimbledon. Vandeweghe, who’s been plagued by injuries, last won a WTA match in a tournament main draw in July 2019. The Czech was down 1-3 to Garcia in the opening set, then won 11 straight games.wftv.com
Hobbled Daniil Medvedev limps to 3rd-round win at Miami Open
Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, walks gingerly to the net after defeating Alexei Popyrin, of Australia, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 28, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI – Daniil Medvedev could barely walk, much less run. Hobbled by cramps, the top-ranked Medvedev limped through the final few games Sunday to edge Alexei Popyrin 7-6 (3), 6-7 (7), 6-4 in the third round at the Miami Open. To keep rallies short, Medvedev began hitting high-risk shots, and made enough of them to close out the 2 1/2-hour match. 11-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5). “One of the best points I played all match,” Isner said.
The Latest: Shapovalov edges teenage Sinner in 1st round
The 10th-seeded Frenchman is a two-time Grand Slam semifinalist, but he can't seem to win anywhere at the moment. ___4:55 p.m.U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem has moved into the second round at the Australian Open, where he was the runner-up to Novak Djokovic a year ago. Thiem had been 0-3 in Grand Slam finals until emerging for the championship at Flushing Meadows in September. The first tournament of this year’s Grand Slam season began after a three-week delay because of the coronavirus pandemic. Serena Williams begins her latest bid for a 24th Grand Slam singles title in the following match against Laura Siegemund.
The Latest: 2018 champ Osaka edges Doi in 3 sets at US Open
___11:25 p.m.Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka is headed to a third set against Misaki Doi in the first round of the U.S. Open. ___9:55 p.m.Naomi Osaka wore a black mask with the name of Breonna Taylor emblazoned across the front before the start of her U.S. Open match. ___9:30 p.m.Top-seeded Novak Djokovic breezed past Damir Dzumhur 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 at the U.S. Open. ___12:50 p.m.Three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber is sticking around longer at Flushing Meadows than she did a year ago. Kerber eliminated Ajla Tomljanovic 6-4, 6-4 in a nearly empty Louis Armstrong Stadium.
Talk of 'fake bubble,' 'bubble in bubble' on US Open's Day 1
A member of the USTA crew watches a match during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in New York. But Monday was significant for introducing terms to the tennis lexicon such as bubble in the bubble and fake bubble." Mladenovic and Mannarino spoke about the situation after wins Monday, saying they were part of a group that played cards with Paire. Baptiste said she was unaware that her opponent was one of the players who had been in contact with Paire. Mannarino said he's been forced to take the stairs to his seventh-floor hotel room to avoid contact with other players.
2 years, 4 operations later, CiCi Bellis back on Slam stage
Bellis told this story with a smile at the Australian Open — and why not? Four surgical procedures and two years have come and gone since she was last healthy enough to participate in a Grand Slam tournament. On Thursday, she was out there on a Grand Slam court, playing in singles and doubles. But he also recalled where it happened to him in 2019 -- at the Australian Open. CLIMBING THE HEIGHTSGarbiñe Muguruza has scaled the heights of tennis -- two Grand Slam titles; the No.