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First female chair umpire in Wimbledon men’s final

Marija Cicak, a 43-year-old from Croatia, will officiate Sunday when Novak Djokovic faces Matteo Berrettini for the championship at the All England Club. There will be a female chair umpire for the Wimbledon men’s singles final for the first time in the history of a tournament first played in 1877. Marija Cicak, a 43-year-old from […]

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Wimbledon | Hurkacz knocks out Federer; Shapovalov wins five-setter

The Pole blows away the off-colour Swiss in straight sets, including a bagel in the third; Canadian beats Khachanov in an engrossing marathon Roger Federer crashed out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, losing to Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinals, potentially bringing down the curtain on the Swiss legend’s All England Club career. Federer, the 20-time […]

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Novak Djokovic wins at Wimbledon for 50th major quarterfinal berth

Novak Djokovic earned his 12th quarterfinal berth at Wimbledon. Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic held every service game Monday and reached his 50th Grand Slam quarterfinal by beating No. 17-seeded Cristian Garín at Wimbledon, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2. Djokovic earned his 12th quarterfinal berth at Wimbledon, which ties him with Arthur Gore for third place on […]

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Wimbledon | Full crowds allowed from quarterfinals

Crowds at Wimbledon’s Centre Court and No. 1 Court can increase to 100% capacity for the singles quarterfinals through the end of the tournament. The All England Club said on Sunday that will mark “the first full outdoor stadiums at a sporting event” in Britain since the start of the coronavirus pandemic last year. Wimbledon […]

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Full Wimbledon crowds allowed from quarterfinals to finals

Wimbledon was canceled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the first time in 75 years that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament was not held. Crowds at Wimbledon’s Centre Court and No. 1 Court can increase to 100% capacity for the singles quarterfinals through the end of the tournament. The All England Club said […]

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Wimbledon 2021: Grand Slam tennis returns to England’s grass

The oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament ends a two-year absence on Monday, with 50 per cent capacity attendance at the outset and a full Centre Court of 15,000 allowed for the singles finals. The tennis world was shaken when the All England Club announced on April 1, 2020, that Wimbledon would be canceled because of […]

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Wimbledon organisers eyeing reduced-capacity crowd in June

Wimbledon, called off last year for the first time since 1945, is scheduled to run from June 28-July 11. Wimbledon organisers are planning for a reduced-capacity crowd at this year’s Grand Slam tournament, though other options remain, the All England Club said Thursday. The club previously announced that the tournament, canceled in 2020 because of […]