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  1. #TBT: Andy Murray arrives


    In honor of reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray's 27th birthday today, we look back at the Scottish tennis star's first big win on the world stage. In 2004, after starting play on the Challenger Tour the previous year, the then-17-year-old took h...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  2. Happy Birthday, Laura Robson!


    Happy birthday, Laura Robson! The rising tennis star, who won the Wimbledon juniors title in 2008, is no longer a teen. Ranked No. 48 in the world, the 20-year-old lefty was named the WTA Newcomer of the Year in 2012 and won the silver medal in mixed...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  3. Marion Bartoli celebrates again


    Marion Bartoli, who celebrated her crowning tennis moment as a 28-year-old, celebrates her 29th birthday today. The Frenchwoman won Wimbledon in July in her 47th Grand Slam tournament, the most ever played by a woman before earning a championship. An...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  4. Russia's major statement


    On this day in 2004, 19-year-old Svetlana Kuznetsova won the US Open and became the third straight Russian woman to win a Grand Slam title. Earlier that year, Anastasia Myskina won the French Open and Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon. Kuznetsova, in fac...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  5. First of many for Venus Williams


    On this day in 2000, 20-year-old Venus Williams beat Lindsay Davenport in the Wimbledon final to win her first grand slam singles title. Williams, seeded fifth, beat No. 1 Martina Hingis in the quarterfinal and sister Serena in the semifinal before t...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  6. Arthur Ashe green anniversary


    On this day in 1975, Arthur Ashe beat Jimmy Connors to become the first African-American man to win Wimbledon, adding to an already impressive list of accomplishments. In 1968, he became the first black man to win the U.S. Open and in 1963 he was the...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  7. Wimbledon flashback: Star born


    While this year's Wimbledon may be running out of star power, a star was born on this day in 2004. In the women's final on Center Court on July 3, 2004, 13th-seeded Maria Sharapova won her first Grand Slam title by stunning two-time defending champio...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  8. Triple trophies at Wimbledon


    On this day in 1920, French tennis star Suzanne Lenglen became the first player to win three titles at Wimbledon in one year. She won the women's singles title by beating Dorothea Lambert-Chambers (a seven-time champion at Wimbledon) 6-3, 6-0 in the ...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  9. Been there, done that


    There are three former champions looking to get their hands on the Venus Rosewater Dish again as Wimbledon begins today. Top-seeded Serena Williams leads the way with five titles (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012) and a 24-1 record on the Wimbledon grass...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  10. Trophy time: Venus Rosewater Dish


    Venus Williams will be missed when Wimbledon starts on Monday, but another Venus will be back for her 118th appearance. The Venus Rosewater Dish has been awarded to the women's singles champion since its introduction in 1886. The salver is 18.75 inch...

    Blog | June 22, 2013
  11. Only 15 days until Wimbledon


    We close the book on the French Open today, but there is some good news. We're only 15 days from the start of Wimbledon, and we've got Americans defending their titles all over the All England Club. Serena Williams, who just won her 16th major at the...

    Blog | June 09, 2013
  12. W roundtable: Usual suspects top U.S. Open predictions


    Serena Williams won Wimbledon and the Olympic gold medal. She is the favorite at the U.S. Open, according to our panel.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2012
  13. W roundtable: Serena Williams' future entirely up to her


    Serena Williams has always done things her way. With her 14th Grand Slam singles title secured, she can stay competitive for as long as she is determined to do so.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2012