Muguruza wallops Halep to win Cincy

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Wimbledon was created for me

  I’m 9 years old in the 19th century. That’s how I feel. I love the smell of ivy, fresh flowers and especially the short blades of green grass soft under my feet.… Continue reading

Federer consoles Cilic after “cruel” Wimbledon final

“It is cruel sometimes,” Roger Federer said after trouncing Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to win his record 8th Wimbledon title and 19th grand slam. He could have been boasting about his achievements… Continue reading

Learning to cheer for Cilic

  Many fans don’t like Marin Cilic for the same reasons they used to revile Novak Djokovic. He’s too good. He can beat their hero, Roger Federer. He’s a workaholic dedicated to improving.… Continue reading

Maturing Muguruza wins Wimbledon 2017

  Before their Wimbledon final, Garbine Muguruza, 23, praised the experience and precision under pressure of her older rival, Venus Williams, 37. But Muguruza was the more mature player on the day, saving… Continue reading

Breaking Point for Andy, Nole

  A few hours before his loss to Fabio Fognini in Rome, I saw Andy Murray in the tunnel amid photographers scurrying to get to court-side positions. Tied to some type of wiring,… Continue reading

For Venus, age is strength

  Whether she wins Wimbledon 2017 or not, Venus Williams remains the most polished, complete player on a WTA tour rich with improving young players. In the eyes of many reporters and fans,… Continue reading