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A Grand Slam?: Novak Djokovic looks like he could catch Federer, Nadal

Novak Djokovic never has been this close to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam trophy count. Given the way Djokovic edged Federer in a thrilling Wimbledon final for his fourth championship at the past five major tournaments, there is little reason to think the 32-year-old Serb doesn't have a realistic shot at catching his two great rivals at the top of tennis.

Djokovic repeats as Wimbledon champ, denying Federer 9th title in epic final

Novak Djokovic became the first man in 71 years to win Wimbledon after facing match points in the final, coming back to beat Roger Federer in an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker Sunday.

'That was the best match of my life:' Simona Halep captures Wimbledon title

Simona Halep was not concerned with preventing Serena Williams from winning a 24th Grand Slam title on Saturday at Wimbledon. All Halep cared about was winning her first at the All England Club. And she played pretty much perfectly.
Wimbledon

Serena Williams will play for record-tying Grand Slam No. 24 against Simona Halep

On Saturday, Serena Williams will take on No. 7-seed Simona Halep of Romania. It'll be the 11th Wimbledon final at the All England Club for Williams and the first for Halep, whose only major trophy came at the French Open last year.
Wimbledon

Federer-Nadal clash set as 'Big 3' cruise into Wimbledon semifinals

Down an early break, defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic grabbed control midway through the opening set Wednesday and never let go, overwhelming the 21st-seeded David Goffin 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 to reach his ninth semifinal at the All England Club.

Serena Williams rides return game to 12th semifinal berth at Wimbledon

Slowed by a balky ankle, Serena Williams is two victories from that 24th Grand Slam title that's been barely eluding her. She reached the semifinals at Wimbledon on Tuesday by gutting out a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over 55th-ranked Alison Riske.
French Open

Rafael Nadal defeats Dominic Thiem for record-extending 12th French Open title

Spain's Rafael Nadal beat Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 to claim a record-extending 12th French Open men's singles title on Sunday.
French Open

Barty party: Australian cruises to 1st Grand Slam title

Ash Barty decided to take a break from tennis in 2014 to play cricket. After almost two years away, the Australian returned to the tour, and that career choice paid off in a big way Saturday with her first Grand Slam title.
French Open

Nadal continues clay dominance over Federer to sweep into 12th final

Rafael Nadal made quick work of Roger Federer in their first French Open meeting since 2011, beating his rival 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 Friday in strong wind to reach his 12th final at Roland Garros.
French Open

Defending champ Halep bows out in quarters to teenager Anisimova

Amanda Anisimova smacked one last backhand winner to complete her upset of defending champion Simona Halep in the French Open quarter-finals, flung her racket and covered her mouth with both hands.
FRENCH OPEN

Serena Williams suffers earliest major exit in 5 years

Serena Williams has been handed her earliest loss at a major in five years. The 23-time Grand Slam champion was beaten 6-2, 7-5 in the third round at Roland Garros by 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin.
French Open

'Super old' Federer to face ex-contemporary's son in 3rd round

Roger Federer, 37, joked with a group of screaming kids that he's "so super old" after advancing to a third-round meeting against 20-year-old Casper Ruud, whose father was in the field when Federer made his debut in Paris in 1999.
French Open

Federer advances in his 1st French Open since 2015

Roger Federer entered a refurbished Court Philippe Chatrier for his first French Open match since 2015 and came away with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Lorenzo Sonego of Italy.

Nationals sign ex-Braves catcher Suzuki to 2-year deal

Catcher Kurt Suzuki is heading back to the Nationals after agreeing to a two-year, $10-million US free-agent contract. Suzuki played for Washington in 2012 and 2013.
Recap

With no Leonard, Lowry leads Raptors past Wizards

Taking over with Kawhi Leonard getting a night off, Kyle Lowry delivered 28 points and 12 assists Saturday night to help the Toronto Raptors improve to 3-0 with a 117-113 victory over the Washington Wizards.