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LONDON — Playing at Wimbledon for the 20th time, Venus Williams is in the semifinals for the 10th time. The five-time champion at the All England Club advanced to the last four for the second year in a row by beating Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 7-5 Tuesday under a closed roof on Centre Court. Johanna Konta
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3:30 PM ET ESPN Staff Veterans Gilles Muller and Ivo Karlovic will meet in the Ricoh Open final after beating Alexander Zverev and Marin Cilic respectively. The 34-year-old Muller rolled back the years to upset second seed Zverev in Den Bosch — eventually prevailing 7-6(5), 6-2. France’s Muller, seeded fourth, said afterwards: “It was definitely
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World No. 1 Angelique Kerber will step up her Wimbledon preparations at the Aegon International in Eastbourne after accepting a wild card into the main draw. A runner-up in Eastbourne in 2012 and 2014, German left-hander Kerber joins a line-up that includes Great Britain’s Johanna Konta and defending champion Dominika Cibulkova, with seven of the
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Johanna Konta moved closer to a first WTA title on home soil after booking a spot in the Aegon Open semifinal in Nottingham. The British No. 1’s rise to the top of the women’s game has seen her win three tournaments on the main tour in the last 12 months, and she looks a good
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Jun 14, 2017 Peter BodoTennis Close Peter Bodo has been covering tennis for over 35 years, mostly recently for ESPN. He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of numerous books, including the classic “The Courts of Babylon” and the New York Times bestseller (with Pete Sampras), “A Champion’s Mind.” Novak
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