Gabby Douglas, Ryan Lochte, and Missy Franklin are the breakout stars at the 2012 games. Showbiz Tonight has more.
Track and field competition revs up on Saturday, but not before swimmers -- among them, the most decorated Olympian of all time -- make one final splash in the pool. Here are five things to look for Saturday at the 2012 London Games:
Britain's Andy Murray gained revenge for his Wimbledon singles defeat to Roger Federer by demolishing the world No. 1 to claim Olympic gold for Team GB.
Roger Federer secured a record-equalling seventh Wimbledon title to dash the hopes of Andy Murray and a partisan Centre Court crowd.
Defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic and six-time winner Roger Federer will meet in the last four after both came through quarterfinal matches with comfortable straight sets victories Wednesday.
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova discusses Rafael Nadal's surprise Wimbledon exit against Czech unknown Lukas Rosol.
Andy Murray recorded a double triumph on Tuesday to book his place in the last eight at Wimbledon, over opponent Marin Cilic and the dismal weather in London.
Open Court looks at the build up to this summer showdown for the men and women's titles.
Lukas Rosol, who beat Rafael Nadal in one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon history, came crashing down to earth Saturday with a straight sets exit to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in the third round.
Second seed Rafa Nadal was sent crashing out of Wimbledon as he was beaten in four sets by unknown Czech player Lukas Rosol.
Can new coach Ivan Lendl be a catalyst for Wimbledon success for Andy Murray?
Roger Federer breezed through to the third round of Wimbledon, losing only five games on his way to victory over Italy's Fabio Fognini.
Top seed Novak Djokovic began the defense of his Wimbledon title with an emphatic Centre Court victory over Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero on day one of the championships.
He used to be found slugging it out for major tennis titles on the Centre Court turf at Wimbledon -- now Mark Philippoussis spends his time lapping up the surf in San Diego.
Australian tennis star Mark Philippoussis talks to CNN about his laid-back beach life in California.
WIMBLEDON, England -- Out of nowhere, from the depths of his imagination, Novak Djokovic resurrected the past. He was two points away from the victory of his life, 30-all as he served for the Wimbledon title against Rafael Nadal, and he broke a pattern he had established so brilliantly all day.
Tournament favorite Maria Sharapova powered into the Wimbledon women's singles semifinals on Tuesday, crushing Dominika Cibulkova for the loss of just two games.
World number one Rafael Nadal overcame an injury scare to win a four-set classic over Juan Martin Del Potro and claim a place in the last eight at Wimbledon.
Defending Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal could be forced out of the tournament through injury after battling past Juan Martin Del Potro in their last 16 clash.
The couple get a raucous reception as they arrive at Centre Court to watch Andy Murray
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, surprised tennis fans Monday, arriving at Wimbledon to watch British favorite Andy Murray.
World No. 4 Andy Murray battled into the last 16 at Wimbledon on Friday, but three-time runner-up Andy Roddick's hopes of a first title are over for another year.
One of the top touring bands of this summer is New Kids on the Block. How can this be? Because tastes and ascetics are fungible. The music you hated as teenager could, conceivably, become enjoyable later in life. Just as the movies you once enjoyed often failed the test of time. And books are often better or worse -- but seldom equal -- in re-reading.
WIMBLEDON, England -- In the match of the day, if not the match of the year, Venus Williams advanced with a gripping Centre Court win over Japan's Kimiko Date Krumm, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 8-6. Take away the grunting and this was divine tennis. Nifty shotmaking from all coordinates of the court. Successful networking opportunties. Angles. Fluctuating momentum. Just a thoroughly entertaining affair. Credit Venus for prevailing and, as usual, elevating her game when the circumstances required as much.
Venus Williams battled past Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm Wednesday after a marathon encounter which kept the Centre Court crowd enthralled for nearly three hours.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal easily won his first match under the Centre Court roof as he raced into Wimbledon's last 32 Wednesday with a straight sets win over young American Ryan Sweeting.
As museum curator for the world's oldest and arguably most prestigious major tennis tournament, Honor Godfrey lives Wimbledon's rich history every day.
Roger Federer began his bid for a record-equaling seventh Wimbledon title with a straight-sets victory in his opening match in windy conditions in England on Tuesday.
WIMBLEDON, England -- We've had an early casualty on Centre Court this year, a longtime fixture put to pasture on the grass. The seeds have survived -- some more easily than others. But you'll note that as players walk onto the court, they no longer bow and curtsy before the Royal Box. This tradition has been dying slowly over the past few years. It's now officially dead. The Duke of Kent, patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, requested an end to the practice, claiming it no longer fits in with the modern game. (This comes months after Buckingham Palace explicitly asserted that those meeting royalty should only bow or curtsey if they want to.) The Club relented. Bowing before Royalty is now voluntary.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal is through to the second round of the men's singles at Wimbledon, although he had to survive an early scare before beating American Michael Russell in straight sets.
On the eve of his Wimbledon title defense, Rafael Nadal claimed it will be "impossible to repeat" his triple grand slam success of last year.
CNN's Erin McLaughlin reports from Wimbledon where thousands of tennis fans are waiting to get there hands on Wimbledon tickets.
Recently we seem to have had some especially spectacular and even tragic defeats. But, of course, in sport we don't devote much extended contemplation to those who lose -- unless, of course, they should come back and win.
Wimbledon stories from the SI Vault
Boris Becker says it's the "most important tournament of them all."
World rank number eight Kim Clijsters tells CNN why Wimbledon is such a prestigious tournament.
World number one Rafael Nadal ended the Wimbledon dream of home hope Andy Murray with a straight sets victory in their semifinal on Centre Court on Friday.
Top seed and defending champion Serena Williams charged into her sixth Wimbledon final where she will play Russian Vera Zvonareva on Saturday.
Six-time champion Roger Federer has failed to make the title match at Wimbledon for the first time since 2002 after being dumped out in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
The Wimbledon tennis championships provide two weeks of pure sporting theatre permeated with tears, tantrums, comebacks, upsets, joy, despair, strawberries and cream.
Official tournament poet Matt Harvey sets the scene for the Wimbledon tennis championships.
The occasion cries out for an encore. Who wouldn't want to see Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on Centre Court in the Wimbledon final, a reprise of the greatest match ever played?
The longest match in tennis history finished on day four of the Wimbledon Championships as American John Isner finally beat Frenchman Nicolas Mahut 70 games to 68 in their epic five set first round match.
As the championship continues far from home, with the United States trying to impress the world ...
Rafael Nadal bludgeoned his way past Japan's Kei Nishikori in his first match at Wimbledon since beating Roger Federer in their epic 2008 men's singles final.
Roger Federer came perilously close to defeat in his opening match at Wimbledon against world number 60 Alejandro Falla of Colombia before carving out a five-set victory on Centre Court on Monday.
Before we get to your questions, let's discuss Roger Federer's massive scare in the opening round on Monday ...
I had the pleasure of covering 17 Wimbledons for the San Francisco Chronicle, and it's the most satisfying collective experience of my career. Money's a bit tight these years, but you never know, I might get back someday. If you love tennis and have the means to make an adventurous summer trip, I can't recommend it highly enough.
The elite of world tennis base their campaigns around the four grand slams in their battle for supremacy, but in reality their year falls into six distinct phases as they target the big-money tournaments and crucial ranking points.
Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Nov. 30. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer. Now this was The Greatest Match Ever: All England Club, Gentlemen's final, King Federer vs. The Everyman with the 145 mph serve. After the afternoon shadows had overtaken Centre Court, after the longest fifth set in the history of the tournament was over and the breathtaking four-hour, 16-minute epic had come to an end, Roger Federer put on the white jacket embroidered with the gold 15 like an emperor slipping on his cloak. Federer had won more Grand Slam singles titles than any player in history. Yet, the better story on that July afternoon belonged to the loser, because there had never been a loser that more deserved to win than Andy Roddick at Wimbledon.
When I was young, I used to practice tennis trick shots. It was my way of handling the monotony of tennis practice. Well, I was never good with monotony. I would stand in the supermarket parking lot, and hit shot after shot after shot after shot into that brick wall, and I would imagine being on Centre Court facing John McEnroe. Then I would imagine being at the U.S. Open facing Jimmy Connors. Then I would imagine hitting the ball so hard that it would knock back the bricks, a millimeter at a time -- WHACK! WHACK! WHACK! WHACK! -- until finally I hit the final ball so hard that it would break through the wall and come out the other side, right into the produce section where it would hit the guy spraying lettuce with a water bottle. These reveries would usually sustain me for as long as 15 minutes. Then I would practice trick shots.
Andy Roddick had just taken the first set from Roger Federer in Sunday's Wimbledon final, inducing roars from the Centre Court spectators, when my wife-to-be posed a perfectly sincere question.
Four things we learned while watching the all-American women's final at the All England Club on Independence Day ...
ITN's Damon Green reports on fake tickets for Wimbledon matches being sold on internet for big bucks.
The annual grand slam at the All England Club is always packed with tennis drama, but Wimbledon is also synonymous with many other traditions around the game.
Serena Williams fought back from the brink of defeat to stay on course for her third Wimbledon title with victory over Elena Dementieva in the longest women's semi-final in history.
Two years are tattooed on the English sports consciousness like scarlet letters of anguish and self-pity. One is 1966, the first and only time the Three Lions hoisted the World Cup. The other is 1937, the last time a British player won at Wimbledon.
WIMBLEDON, England -- Here's a Monday baguette, or, as reader Art Wong suggests we call it during Wimbledon, "a crumpet." While wondering what Roger Federer is making of the prospect of facing Ivo Karlovic...
London homeowners are preparing to rent their flats and homes during Wimbledon. CNN's Ayesha Durgahee reports.
Andy Murray survived a five-set thriller on Monday to defeat Stanislas Wawrinka and advance to the Wimbledon quarterfinals.
Twice defending champion Venus Williams moved closer to a Wimbledon title hat-trick on Monday when fourth-round rival Ana Ivanovic left in tears after quitting their Court One match through injury.
World number two Roger Federer set down an ominous marker for his opponents at Wimbledon by easing to a 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 straight sets victory against Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
Argentina's unseeded Gisela Dulko caused an upset on Centre Court with a battling win over former champion Maria Sharapova.
Roger Federer began his quest for a sixth Wimbledon title and record 15th grand slam with a straight sets win over Yen-hsun Lu of Taiwan.
From the book, STROKES OF GENIUS: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played, by L. Jon Wertheim. Copyright © 2009 by L. Jon Wertheim. Published by arrangement with Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Wimbledon have confirmed plans to hold an exhibition event on Centre Court to test conditions under the new roof ahead of next year's tennis championships.
Five things we learned from women's final Saturday at Wimbledon:
For Wertheim's audio roundup of today's matches, click here or scroll down below.
Holder Venus Williams moved into the Wimbledon semifinals on Tuesday when she beat Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-4 6-3, firing family ambitions of a third title showdown against sister Serena.
Hi Jon. How do the Wimbledon organizers decide the schedule of play? Specifically, what are their criteria for selecting who will play on Centre Court or Court 1? I ask this because it seems a little disrespectful to make Venus and Serena (who have six Wimbledon trophies between them) play on Court 2, while Kuznetsova-Radwanska and Vaidisova-Chakvetadze get to play on Centre Court and Court 1, respectively. These four have never gotten past the quarters at Wimbledon, and don't exactly generate the amount of interest that Venus and Serena do. So if it's not past performance or popularity, what is it? -- Nancy Ng, Montreal
Britain's Andy Murray staged a stunning comeback to clinch a Wimbledon quarterfinal against Rafael Nadal after an epic five-set Centre Court battle that ended three minutes short of four hours and in near-darkness.
World number two Rafael Nadal swept aside Germany Nicolas Kiefer for a resounding late evening victory on Centre Court to book his place in the last 16 at Wimbledon.
Britain's Andy Murrey kept home hopes very much alive heading into the second week at Wimbledon with a 6-4 6-7 6-3 6-2 victory over Germany's Tommy Haas to reach the last 16.
Venus Williams labored to an uncomfortable first round win over British wildcard Naomi Cavaday as she began the defense of her women's singles title with a 7-6 6-1 win at Wimbledon on Tuesday.
Rafael Nadal launched his Wimbledon title quest with a 6-4 6-4 7-6 (0) success against German qualifier Andreas Beck on Tuesday.
Roger Federer opened his bid for a record sixth successive Wimbledon title with a ruthless 6-3 6-2 6-2 victory over Dominik Hrbaty of Slovakia.
Top-seeded Ana Ivanovic launched her Wimbledon campaign with a 6-1 6-2 win over Rossana de Los Rios in her first match since winning the French Open title.
Five-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer opens the action on Centre Court on Monday with no doubts he can defy his critics and equal the record for consecutive men's singles titles.
The world's oldest tennis tournament retains many of the same customs and quirks 131 years after it was first staged. It's the only Grand Slam event still played on grass, despite perennial moans from the clay- and hard-court specialists who struggle to adjust. Players--who are always referred to as "gentlemen" and "ladies"--must wear predominantly white, and the courts are unsullied by conspicuous corporate logos.
Roger Federer matched the legendary Bjorn Borg by winning his fifth successive Wimbledon title after an epic five-set victory over Spain's Rafael Nadal in Sunday's final.
Richard Gasquet tamed Andy Roddick's power game with some brilliant all-court tennis to upset the American number three seed 4-6 4-6 7-6 7-6 8-6 and reach the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time on Friday.
Marion Bartoli of France stunned world number one Justine Henin with a remarkable comeback victory to earn a place in the women's final at Wimbledon, where she will face three-time champion Venus Williams.
Three-time champion Venus Williams served up another imposing display of grass court tennis to reach the Wimbledon semifinals with a straight sets victory over Russian fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova.
A quick baguette while still sitting in awe of Venus Williams' current level of tennis ...
American number three seed Andy Roddick celebrated U.S. Independence Day in style on Wednesday, overpowering Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-2 7-5 7-6 to take his appointed place in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.
And it was written (again), if there are rain delays, there shall be baguettes ...
Serena Williams clinched one of the most dramatic victories of her career on Monday, battling crippling cramp to beat Daniela Hantuchova 6-2 6-7 6-2 in the fourth round at Wimbledon.
Four-time champion Roger Federer of Switzerland has been handed a bye to the quarterfinals of Wimbledon after fourth-round opponent Tommy Haas was forced to pull out through injury.
Justine Henin used her formidable backhand and clever angles to beat Russian Elena Vesnina 6-1 6-3 in the third round at Wimbledon.
Amelie Mauresmo got her Wimbledon title defense off to a speedy start with a 6-1 6-3 victory over Jamea Jackson in 63 minutes on Tuesday.
Roger Federer wants French Open organizers to follow the example of the Australian Open and Wimbledon by building a roof over a showcourt at Roland Garros.
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