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9:39PM

Newsday (N.Y.): Andy Murray wins 2nd Wimbledon title by beating Milos Raonic

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

WIMBLEDON, England — It’s axiomatic in football and baseball that defense wins. Pitching, of course, is a major part of defense. If the other team doesn’t score, it’s impossible to lose.

In the Wimbledon men’s final, Andy Murray demonstrated that the concept is no less applicable to tennis.

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9:11PM

Newsday (N.Y.): Serena Williams puts pressure behind her, finally collects her 22nd Grand Slam championship

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

WIMBLEDON, England — The opponent had been herself as much as the women on the other side of the net. Serena Williams finally confessed that she had been vexed as much by expectations, by pressure, by the attempt to win that magical 22nd Grand Slam title, as by anyone else’s serve or forehand.

Her actions said as much. When Williams beat stubborn Angelique Kerber, 7-5, 6-3, on Saturday — to catch 22 and Steffi Graf for her seventh Wimbledon title, ending a streak of three consecutive Slams without a championship — she flopped unhesitatingly on her back atop the grass of Centre Court.

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11:30AM

Newsday (N.Y.): Serena Williams expresses concern over racial tension

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

WIMBLEDON, England -- It didn't take long for the British media to ask Wimbledon champion Serena Williams about the growing racial tension across the pond.

"I feel anyone in my color in particular is of concern," said Williams, when asked about the police shootings of African-Americans in Louisiana and Minnesota last week.

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11:26AM

Newsday (N.Y.): Milos Raonic beats Roger Federer in five sets in Wimbledon semifinal

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

WIMBLEDON, England—For Roger Federer, it might have been a last great hurrah.

Time and a young Canadian caught up with Federer on Friday in the Wimbledon men’s semifinals, with Milos Raonic scoring a 6-3, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 win in what appeared to be a changing of the guard.

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5:17PM

Newsday (N.Y.): Wimbledon is Serena Williams’ fourth chance at Grand Slam No. 22

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

WIMBLEDON, England — Serena Williams said she feels different at this Wimbledon, “more relaxed, more at peace than I have been in the past.”

Is she trying to make believers out of us, or out of herself?


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