Wimbledon Watch
July 9, 2018

Twenty-three-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams faces Russia's Evgeniya Rodina at Wimbledon on Monday in what The New York Times described as a "a rare tennis meeting of mothers."

This year's singles group includes a total of six mothers, many of whom are outspoken advocates of changing the way the Women's Tennis Association treats motherhood. Former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, for example, has fought to grant women returning from maternity leave seeding considerations; Wimbledon took steps to give 183rd-ranked Williams the No. 25 seed as she has returned from maternity leave.

"[W]e are all women and life is not just about tennis," explained Kristina Mladenovic of France. "It's very great to see." Jeva Lange

July 10, 2016

Britain's Andy Murray won his second Wimbledon championship Sunday, defeating Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6, 7-6.

"This the most important tournament for me every year," Murray said. "I've had some great moments here but also some tough losses. The win feels extra special because of the tough losses."

Murray, who came into the tournament ranked second, is the first British man since 1935 to win multiple singles championships at the All England Club. Bonnie Kristian

July 10, 2016

Tennis champion Serena Williams won her 22nd grand slam at Wimbledon on Saturday, triumphing over Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3. The victory ties Williams, 34, with Steffi Graf's Open-era record of major titles, an achievement Williams has claimed after falling short at the Australian Open and French Open finals earlier this year.

Later on Saturday, competing with her sister Venus, Williams also snagged her sixth Wimbledon women's doubles win, scoring a 6-3, 6-4 win against Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova. Bonnie Kristian

June 28, 2014

While you were busy watching a pretty epic World Cup match, another iconic sporting event was featuring some drama of its own.

Across the Atlantic Ocean, in London, Wimbledon's top-seeded Serena Williams faced France's Alize Cornet this afternoon, and Cornet defeated the five-time champion 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, reports Sports Illustrated. The loss marks Williams' third time this year failing to make it past the fourth round of a Grand Slam. And, it is the 32-year-old star's earliest loss at Wimbledon since 2005.

Williams was composed during her press conference, though, noting that "everyone in general plays the match of their life against me." Sarah Eberspacher

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