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US Open purse to surpass $57M, richest in tennis

NEW YORK -- The U.S. Open total purse this year is more than $57 million, the richest in tennis history.The men's and women's singles champion will each receive $3.85 million, and the men's and women's doubles champion teams will...

Djokovic rules, Serena falls short: What we learned at Wimbledon

LONDON -- Welcome to the secret season, the post-Wimbledon return to the clay courts -- a segment embraced some years ago by both tours partly to protect the health of the players. The prospect of moving from cushiony grass...

Venus Williams commits to play San Jose again

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Venus Williams has committed to play in San Jose later this month, her second straight appearance in the event.She will play her opening match of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in the night session July...

Cricket World Cup vs. Wimbledon — Which amazing final was better?

Andrew MillerCloseAndrew MillerUK editor, ESPNcricinfoAndrew Miller was saved from a life of drudgery in the City when his car caught fire on the way to an interview. He took this as a sign and fled to Pakistan where he...

Becker: Djokovic deserves more respect

Six-time major winner Boris Becker has said that tennis must "wake up to the greatness" of Novak Djokovic following his 16th Grand Slam title win at Wimbledon on Sunday.World No.1 Djokovic, 32, defeated Swiss great Roger Federer 7-6 (5),...

Djokovic-Federer tiebreaker creates drama, confusion and debate

LONDON -- It was a surreal moment. Defending champion Novak Djokovic sat in his chair, leading Roger Federer 6-5 in the final set of the Wimbledon men's final on Sunday, when he thought he had better ask the umpire...

Serena Williams hasn’t lost focus — she’s gained perspective

LONDON -- A little more than an hour after Serena Williams departed from Centre Court at Wimbledon on Saturday, after losing a third straight Grand Slam final for the first time in her career, a reporter asked her to...

By the numbers: Djokovic ties Borg with fifth Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic held off Roger Federer 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 in a marathon final to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon on Sunday.Here are some of the notable statistics from the match:16Djokovic's Grand Slam tally...

Why we should no longer doubt Novak Djokovic’s place among tennis’ GOATs

LONDON -- Chasing. It seems that Novak Djokovic has been doing it since he was an inexperienced teenager, forever fighting for the elusive rewards in the golden age of men's tennis: the respect of his peers and the affection...

How Novak Djokovic held off Roger Federer to win Wimbledon men’s title

LONDON -- After four hours and 55 minutes, Novak Djokovic won the fifth-set tiebreak in Wimbledon's longest singles final to beat Roger Federer in a match for the ages.The fifth set lasted just under two hours in itself, but...