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Verbal volleys: 'Bully' Kyrgios tops 'soft' Tsitsipas

Verbal volleys: ‘Bully’ Kyrgios tops ‘soft’ Tsitsipas

WIMBLEDON, England — Stefanos Tsitsipas labeled Nick Kyrgios as a “bully” after he was beaten by the Australian in a volatile “circus” of a third-round match at Wimbledon on Saturday. Kyrgios won 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7) to reach the fourth round at the All England Club for the first time since 2016, but …

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Tennis Gets Another Fairy Tale, Maybe the Craziest One Yet

Tennis Gets Another Fairy Tale, Maybe the Craziest One Yet

WIMBLEDON, England — Tennis has had its share of come-out-of-nowhere stories in recent years. A qualifier named Emma Raducanu won the U.S. Open last September. The sport is as deep as it has ever been. But even by those standards, what Tim van Rijthoven of the Netherlands has accomplished during the last month does not …

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What next for Serena Williams after gutsy Wimbledon exit?

What next for Serena Williams after gutsy Wimbledon exit?

Her return to grand slam action at Wimbledon on Tuesday — a three-hour, 11-minute tussle with France’s Harmony Tan — was theatrical, enthralling, but ultimately ended with defeat. In the longest game of the women’s singles draw so far, Tan, ranked No. 115 in the world and making her first appearance at Wimbledon, let alone …

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Serena Williams is out of Wimbledon, but it was an epic, incredible match against Harmony Tan

Serena Williams is out of Wimbledon, but it was an epic, incredible match against Harmony Tan

LONDON, England — Serena Williams lost in her eagerly-anticipated return on Tuesday night at Wimbledon in a hard-fought 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (7) marathon thriller to Harmony Tan, and questions about the 23-time major champion’s future in the sport were immediate. “That’s a question I can’t answer,” the 40-year-old said in her post-match news conference. “Like, …

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The Ultimate Tennis Disrupter Faces the Wimbledon Crucible

The Ultimate Tennis Disrupter Faces the Wimbledon Crucible

The British tennis-sphere gasped earlier this month. For the third time this year, the teen sensation Emma Raducanu had to quit in the middle of the match because of an injury. Just weeks before Wimbledon, her participation in the event, the most anticipated homecoming this sport has experienced in years, appeared to be in jeopardy. …

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