The tennis superstar, who lit the cauldron during the opening ceremony as one of Japan’s biggest sports celebrities, was upset in the third round and is out of the Tokyo Games.
The fastest player of her day, she played down her own ability but admitted, “Billie Jean King said I was her idol.”
This year’s boys’ final, which featured two American teenagers, represented a surprising success for U.S. tennis as the sport desperately seeks another top men’s player.
Djokovic, now with 20 career Grand Slam titles, suggested that the three-way tie with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal could be broken at the U.S. Open.
The world’s best player defeated Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3, tying him with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and putting him one victory closer to a Golden Slam.
The former world No. 1 may have lost to Ashleigh Barty, but she takes the value of learning to cope with falling short as a critical part of learning how to win.
The top women’s player has long felt a deep connection with fellow Indigenous Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley, who won her first Wimbledon singles title in 1971.
The world No. 1 and tournament favorite fended off Karolina Pliskova in three sets to win her first Wimbledon title.
In London, Novak Djokovic’s attempt at a 20th Grand Slam title on Sunday is but an opening act for the European Championship match starring England and Italy.
Djokovic, the world’s top player, has a chance to reach 20 Grand Slam titles to tie Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. His Italian opponent has the opportunity to play spoiler.
As a teenager, he and his coach emphasized playing an aggressive style with big serves. Berrettini, in the semifinals with that same coach, is confident he can win the tournament.
Barty, the women’s world No. 1, is aiming for her first Wimbledon singles title and will take on a former No. 1 who is chasing her first Grand Slam title.
The young Canadian, who plays Novak Djokovic in their men’s singles semifinal on Friday, is expected to give the world No. 1 his toughest test yet on the grass.
The tournament’s eight-time champion was overpowered in his quarterfinal match on Centre Court, losing in straight sets to the 14th-seeded Hubert Hurkacz of Poland.
The British teenager, a sudden sensation after making the fourth round, struggled with her breathing and retired from the match, a reminder of the intense pressures on elite athletes.
No. 8 seed Karolina Pliskova will face No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka, and No. 1 Ashleigh Barty will play No. 25 Angelique Kerber on Thursday, for a chance to make the women’s singles final at Wimbledon.
The young Canadians advanced on Monday to the men’s singles quarterfinals, one in easy straight sets, and the other in a gutty five-set victory. It feels like 2014.
On the tournament’s last Manic Monday, the top-seeded Ashleigh Barty advanced, as did the 2018 winner, Angelique Kerber, who ousted Coco Gauff.
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