Wimbledon Championships

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2017, file photo, Venus Williams reacts during her match against Kristina Mladenovic at the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy-2017 tennis tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia. Florida police said Thursday, June 29, 2017, that Williams was in a car crash earlier this month. He said the June 9th crash was under investigation, but declined to give further details. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
June 30, 2017 - 11:25 am
LONDON (AP) — Venus Williams' publicist tells The Associated Press the five-time Wimbledon champion will play at the tournament after a police report emerged in Florida saying the tennis star caused a car crash that led to the death of a passenger in another vehicle. Stephanie Jones says in an...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2017, file photo, Venus Williams reacts during her match against Kristina Mladenovic at the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy-2017 tennis tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia. Florida police said Thursday, June 29, 2017, that Williams was in a car crash earlier this month. He said the June 9th crash was under investigation, but declined to give further details. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
June 30, 2017 - 11:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Venus Williams' publicist tells The Associated Press the five-time Wimbledon champion will play at the tournament after a police report emerged in Florida saying the tennis star caused a car crash that led to the death of a passenger in another vehicle. Stephanie Jones says in an...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates his victory after the final match against Germany's Alexander Zverev at the Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Halle, Germany, Sunday, June 25, 2017. Roger Federer defeated Germany's Alexander Zverev in two sets to win the Gerry Weber Open for the ninth time on Sunday. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)
June 28, 2017 - 5:54 am
LONDON (AP) — The "Big 4" of men's tennis were given the four highest seedings for this year's tournament at Wimbledon. No. 1-ranked Andy Murray, the defending champion, is the top-seeded player, followed by Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Nadal and Djokovic are also in the top four...
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Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova returns a ball to Australia's Ashleigh Barty during the final match at the Birmingham Classic tennis tournament at Edgbaston Priory, Birmingham, England, Sunday June 25, 2017. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)
June 25, 2017 - 1:56 pm
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat unseeded Ashleigh Barty 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 Sunday in the Aegon Classic final to win her first title since her playing hand was injured in a knife attack at her home. Kvitova was playing only her second tournament and seventh match...
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Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova in action against Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova during their semifinal match at the Birmingham Classic tennis tournament at Edgbaston Priory, Birmingham, England. Saturday June 24, 2017. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)
June 24, 2017 - 11:25 am
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Lucie Safarova in the Aegon Classic semifinals on Saturday to reach the first final since her playing hand was injured in a knife attack at her home. This is Kvitova's first grass-court final since her triumph at 2014...
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Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova in action against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova during their semifinal match at the Birmingham Classic tennis tournament at Edgbaston Priory, Birmingham, England. Saturday June 24, 2017. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)
June 24, 2017 - 9:07 am
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Lucie Safarova in the Aegon Classic semifinals on Saturday to reach the first final since her playing hand was injured in a knife attack at her home last year. The left-handed Czech dominated from the start against compatriot...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2017, file photo, Maria Sharapova hits a return to Eugenie Bouchard, of Canada, during a Madrid Open tennis tournament match in Madrid, Spain. Sharapova has pulled out of Wimbledon qualifying because of an injured left thigh. Sharapova said Saturday, June 10, that the muscle tear she got at the Italian Open last month will not allow her to compete at grass-court tournaments she was scheduled to play. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
June 10, 2017 - 7:04 pm
PARIS (AP) — Maria Sharapova is skipping the grass-court season and will not try to qualify for Wimbledon because she has not recovered from an injured left thigh. The five-time major champion and former No. 1-ranked player announced Saturday in a posting on her official Facebook account that "an...
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Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova returns the ball to Kristina Mladenovic from France during the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (Bernd Weissbrod/dpa via AP)
May 03, 2017 - 8:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Maria Sharapova may have to wait until June 20 to see if she will be welcomed back to this year's tournament at Wimbledon. Sharapova, the 2004 champion at the All England Club, returned to the WTA Tour last week after serving a 15-month ban for doping and reached the semifinals in...
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