It was a sight Andy Murray's hordes of British fans had longed to see -- the world No. 4 celebrating on Wimbledon's Centre Court after defeating Roger Federer in a final.
Roger Federer strengthened his grip on the top spot in the world rankings with a crushing 6-0 7-6 victory over Novak Djokovic Sunday in the final of the Cincinnati Masters 1000 tournament.
Roger Federer kept his gold medal dream alive after a marathon semifinal battle with Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro at Wimbledon Friday.
Chilean tennis star Fernando Gonzalez has won Gold, Silver and Bronze Olympic medals.
These are tumultuous times for Tunisian tennis player Malek Jaziri.
Since the start of the Arab spring in Tunis, Tunisian Malek Jaziri has risen almost 300 places in the men's rankings.
Prize money at this year's U.S. Open will be increased by over $2 million to a record $25.5 million, organizers announced Wednesday.
CNN's Amanda Davies catches up with the once hopeful and now disappointed British fans who watched Andy Murray.
Roger Federer secured a record-equalling seventh Wimbledon title to dash the hopes of Andy Murray and a partisan Centre Court crowd.
Serena Williams fended off a stirring fightback from Agnieszka Radwanska to win her fifth Wimbledon singles title with a 6-1 5-7 6-2 victory Saturday.
Serena Williams wins her 5th Wimbledon singles title beating Agnieszka Radwanska CNN's Amanda Davies reports.
The All England Club works to keep the grass looking great hosting Wimbledon and the Olympics.
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.
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova discusses Rafael Nadal's surprise Wimbledon exit against Czech unknown Lukas Rosol.
Maria Sharapova's bid to end her long wait for a second Wimbledon crown came crashing to a halt on Monday, while Kim Clijsters' final appearance at the grass-court grand slam also finished in round four.
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.
Four-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams was taken to the brink by China's Zheng Jie before earning a place in the last 16 Saturday.
Tennis legend Boris Becker discusses Venus Williams' early exit at Wimbledon with CNN's Alex Thomas.
An unknown tennis player ranked number 100 burst from obscurity and knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon Thursday.
Roger Federer breezed through to the third round of Wimbledon, losing only five games on his way to victory over Italy's Fabio Fognini.
US Open champion Sam Stosur suffered another early Wimbledon exit as she crashed out to unseeded Dutch player Arantxa Rus.
Defending champion Petra Kvitova recovered from an early wobble to win 6-4 6-4 in her Wimbledon first-round match against Uzbekistan's Akgul Amanmuradova.
Champions Martina Navratilova and Petra Kvitova take CNN for an exclusive tour of the Wimbledon courts.
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.
Five-time champion Venus Williams went out in the opening round of Wimbledon for the first time as she slumped to a 6-1 6-3 loss to Russia's Elena Vesnina.
Andy Murray believes "the green, green grass of home" can be his theme tune for a memorable summer in 2012.
The eagerly awaited French Open final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will resume on Monday after play was halted by rain on Sunday.
Rain interrupted the French Open final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, with Nadal leading 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 1-2.
Tennis player Maria Sharapova wins the French Open, making her the 10th woman to win a career Grand Slam.
Spanish tennis ace David Ferrer goes one-on-one with Open Court's Pat Cash.
While Rafael Nadal was celebrating his 26th birthday, the two biggest threats to his hopes of a record seventh French Open title were battling to stay in the tournament.
Virginie Razzano tells CNN about her nail-biting win over Serena Williams at the French Open.
Defending champion Li Na continued the defense of her French Open crown on Thursday with a second round win over Stephanie Foretz Gacon.
Like so many of his opening round matches at major championships, Roger Federer's win over Tobias Kamke was comprehensive, but it secured the 16-time grand slam champion another record.
It will be her second retirement from tennis, but this time former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters insists she is quitting the court for good.
The King of Clay Rafael Nadal got a timely boost ahead of this week's French Open by beating world number one Novak Djokovic in the final of the Rome Masters.
Boris Becker talks to CNN's Pedro Pinto about Madrid's controversial blue clay and the resurgence of Roger Federer.
Roger Federer talks to CNN's Ray D'Alessio shortly after his tennis victory at Indian Wells in California.
Hard work is paying big dividends for Victoria Azarenka as she targets the French Open, Wimbledon and the Olympics.
They've earned admiration around the world for their on-court prowess, not to mention the enviable sum of more than $160 million in prize money between them.
Tennis star Rafael Nadal took time out before the U.S. Open to answer questions from iReporters.
King of Clay Rafael Nadal began his defense of his Monte Carlo Masters title Wednesday with a routine 6-4, 6-3 victory against the Finnish player Jarkko Nieminen.
Former world number one Kim Clijsters said Tuesday that she will skip the French Open next month in an attempt to get fit for Wimbledon and the Olympics this summer.
Women's tennis No. 1 Victoria Azarenka is looking forward to more success despite the end of her perfect start to 2012.
Want a jump smash like Sampras? The fourteen-time Grand Slam winner shows CNN's Pat Cash how it's done.
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.
Serena Williams bemoaned the amount of unforced errors she made after suffering a quarterfinal defeat to fellow former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki at the Miami Masters.
World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka talks to CNN's Mark McKay after winning the Indian Wells title to be 23-0 this year.
Serena Williams avenged her 2011 U.S. Open final defeat to Samantha Stosur with a straight-sets win over the Australian sixth seed to reach the last eight of the WTA tournament in Miami Monday.
You can't imagine that one of the greatest players in tennis history has ever lacked confidence, but Roger Federer is bubbling with it again after bouncing back from some heartbreaking defeats in the past few months.
Sania Mirza was India's first female player to break into the WTA Top 30 in singles, and the first to win a WTA title.
Mahesh Bhupathi is best known in tennis for his many successes as a doubles specialist, but now he's playing a new role -- that of a double agent.
Longtime rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal remain on course for a semifinal showdown at the Indian Wells Masters after both former world No. 1s moved into the last eight of the U.S. hard-court tournament.
Experience eventually overcame youthful promise at the Indian Wells Masters on Tuesday, as tennis legend Roger Federer battled to a third-round win over rising star Milos Raonic.
A mystery stomach bug is striking down men's and women's players at the Indian Wells Masters tennis event, but former world No. 1 Roger Federer shook off illness to cruise to victory in his opening match.
Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash takes to the court for a lesson in mixed doubles.
It's only been done once in tennis history, but world number one Novak Djokovic believes he can win the "golden slam" -- all four major tournaments plus Olympic gold -- in 2012.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year at a star-studded ceremony in London.
CNN's Pedro Pinto previews the star-studded line-up for Monday's Laureus World Sports Awards in London.
Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki has fired Spanish coach Ricardo Sanchez after just two months and decided to return to working with her father Piotr.
Open Court host Pat Cash gives his thoughts on the epic Australian Open final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
World No.1 Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal in the longest final in grand slam history to retain the Australian Open title in Melbourne.
Victor Troicki, a good friend of Novak Djokovic, talks about the epic Australian Open final from his point of view.
SI.com caught up with Sports Illustrated senior writer Jon Wertheim after Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 on Sunday to win the Australian Open in the longest Grand Slam final of the Open Era. The top-ranked Djokovic won his third consecutive major title and third Australian Open.
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Some thoughts on Thursday's women's semifinals at the Australian Open, where Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka advanced with three-set victories to set up a final in which the winner will become the WTA's new No. 1 ...
In terms of age, just two years separate Australian Open finalists Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka. But in terms of what the two young women have achieved in their tennis careers so far, they are poles apart.
It is a noise that has become synonymous with watching top-level tennis -- the sound of ear-splitting shrieks and grunts as star players battle against each other in a bid to claim the sport's biggest prizes.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic shrugged off an injury scare to beat fifth seed David Ferrer in the Australian Open quarterfinals on Wednesday, setting up a last-four rematch with 2011 runner-up Andy Murray.
CNN's Don Riddell talks to Boris Becker about the latest action from the Australian Open.
World No. 2 Petra Kvitova and former No. 1 Maria Sharapova are set for a rematch of the 2011 Wimbledon final after both reached the last four of the Australian Open on Wednesday.
From the moment Rafael Nadal threw that verbal jab at Roger Federer, exposing their vastly different views on the tennis schedule, the Australian Open has been a referendum on the two men's styles. Now we get the best possible window into their simmering feud: a semifinal matchup Thursday night in Melbourne (3:30 a.m. ET, ESPN2).
World No. 2 Rafael Nadal and 16-time grand slam winner Roger Federer will face off for a place in the Australian Open final after the great tennis rivals won their last-eight ties on Tuesday.
Unseeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova upset five-time champion Serena Williams of the United States 6-2 6-3 on Monday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese male to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open since 1932 when he held on to earn a shock five-set win over sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Monday.
It could be the most eagerly-awaited match so far at this year's Australian Open. Rising teen star Bernard Tomic will take on one of the legends in men's tennis, Roger Federer, for a place in the quarterfinals.
Say this about actors, musicians, writers and other artists: They can age gracefully. Often they perform just fine deep into middle age. And when they can no longer hit the high notes or remember their lines, they can retreat slowly and privately.
Andy Murray tests out a Caribbean twist on the game of tennis, challenging former boxing champion David Haye.
World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki began her latest bid for a first grand slam title with a 6-2 6-1 win over Anastasia Rodionova on Monday, joining last year's finalists Kim Clijsters and Li Na in the second round of the Australian Open.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are used to meeting in grand slam finals, but the dominance of Novak Djokovic in 2011 means the two great rivals will feature in the same half of the draw for the first time in seven years at the Australian Open.
SI.com's Jon Wertheim breaks down the women's seeds at the Australian Open. Read on for the top first-round matchups, dark horses and predictions. Click here for the men's report.
World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki and No. 2 Petra Kvitova both earned hard-fought wins at the Sydney International on Tuesday as the battle for the top spot in women's tennis intensifies ahead of the Australian Open.
Venus Williams has announced she is pulling out of the Australian Open due to illness.
Four-time grand slam champion Kim Clijsters withdrew from her Brisbane International semifinal with a hip injury on Friday, casting doubt over the defense of her Australian Open crown later this month.
Former world number one Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Brisbane International tournament in Australia after suffering an ankle injury in Wednesday's third-round victory over Bojana Jovanovski.
Welcome back. Happy 2012, everyone ...
Four-time grand slam champion Kim Clijsters battled back from facing break point at 0-3 down in the deciding set against former world number one Ana Ivanovic Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International in Australia.
Kim Clijsters returned to competitive action on the WTA Tour with a convincing straight sets win over Simona Halep in Brisbane Sunday.
1. Roger Federer will win either a Grand Slam title or Olympic gold medal. Empirically, he is not the same player he was a few years ago. But he remains Roger Federer and -- as he vividly demonstrated in October and November -- he can still play at a dizzyingly high level. At this point in the game, the 30-year-old is playing almost solely for five reasons (four majors and the Olympics) and tailoring his game accordingly. He'll win at least one of the big prizes in 2012. He's still that good. And, besides, tennis has a way of generating these scripts.
1. The Djoker got away ... from the rest of the field. We're a spoiled bunch, us tennis fans. First we get the unsurpassed play of Roger Federer. Then comes Rafael Nadal. And in 2011, a Third King arrives. In a thoroughly dominating year, Novak Djokovic won three Grand Slams, 10 titles overall, 70 matches (against six losses) and a record $12.6 million in prize money. The Serb also prevailed in 10 of 11 matches against the other two members of the Big Three, maybe his most impressive accomplishment. And he did it all while comporting himself like a pro. Adje, indeed.
Seven-time grand slam champion Venus Williams is in doubt for January's Australian Open after the American pulled out of her planned comeback at the ASB Classic in New Zealand.
The International Tennis Federation honored Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova for breakthrough years on Tuesday, as the duo were named the governing body's men's and women's world champions for 2011.
Four-time grand slam champion Kim Clijsters made a successful return from injury by defeating world number one Caroline Wozniacki in an exhibition match in Antwerp, Belgium.
WTA Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster talks to CNN about leading tennis through uncertain economic times.
When Li Na clinched the French Open crown, willed on by 100 million Chinese fans, it fulfilled a moment of destiny for both player and country.
Roger Federer wants to add an Olympic singles gold medal to his list of achievements in tennis after securing his 70th career title at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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