Tags: Wimbledon Tennis Tournament

Call It the John Isner Rule: Wimbledon Plans to Add a Final-Set Tiebreaker

WIMBLEDON, England — “Nothing like this will ever happen again, ever,” John Isner said while winning a fifth set, 70-68, over Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon in 2010. On Friday, Wimbledon organizers made that official by announcing that they would adopt final-set tiebreakers for all matches in 2019. While the United States Open has had a…

Are Women Penalized More Than Men in Tennis? Data Says No

Serena Williams argued that she was subject to a double standard when she was cited for verbal abuse by the chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the United States Open women’s final last Saturday. “There are men out here who do a lot worse than me, but because I’m a woman you are going to take…

A Calm Serena Williams Claims Her Spot in the Wimbledon Semifinals

WIMBLEDON, England — When Serena Williams withdrew from the French Open last month with a pectoral injury before her fourth-round match with Maria Sharapova, Williams’s coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, wasted no time seeing the bright side. “It’s O.K.,” he said defiantly. “She’ll win Wimbledon.” A little more than a month later, Williams is two matches away…