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If her opponent wasn't enough, Simona Halep had to overcome bout of negativity

World No. 1 Simona Halep had to fight off her own negative emotions as much as Sloane Stephens in the final of the Rogers Cup.

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Nadal spoils Tsitsipas' birthday with Rogers win

Rafael Nadal won his 80th ATP World Tour title Sunday, beating unseeded Greek upstart Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 7-6 (4) for his fourth Rogers Cup crown.

Halep enjoyed 'fight' to win Rogers Cup

Simona Halep insists she is proud of what she has achieved in 2018 but is targeting another Grand Slam victory at the US Open.


Halep beats Stephens to claim Rogers Cup

Simona Halep won the Rogers Cup for the second time, defeating third-seeded Sloane Stephens 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-4.


Nadal hails 'ugly but important' Rogers Cup win

Rafael Nadal believes his win in the Rogers Cup was important as it showed him he could win ugly when he wasn't playing his best tennis.


Nadal edges past Tsitsipas to win Rogers Cup

Rafael Nadal won his fourth Rogers Cup title following a straight-sets win over Stefano Tsitsipas.


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Cincinnati results

Murray: I'm still working on my rehab rather than training

Andy Murray is hoping he can spend more time working on the tennis court as the year progresses after he lost to Lucas Pouille in the Western and Southern Open.


Pouille inflicts another loss on Murray

Andy Murray was beaten 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 by Lucas Pouille in the first round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.


Djokovic makes perfect start in Cincinnati

Novak Djokovic made the perfect start to his Western and Southern Open campaign in Cincinnati beating Steve Johnson 6-4, 7-6.


Numbers behind Kerber

How data-driven coaching helped Angelique Kerber to latest crown

Hard work and dedication? Sure, there was some of that, but Angelique Kerber's run to the Wimbledon title was largely a result of a deep dive into the numbers behind her game.

Atlanta Open

Isner wins Atlanta Open for 5th time in 6 years

John Isner won the BB&T Atlanta Open for the fifth time in six years Sunday, beating fellow American Ryan Harrison in the final for the second straight year.

Onward and upward: John Isner won't let his Wimbledon loss foil his summer

As far as John Isner is concerned, his Wimbledon semifinal loss never happened. It's time to move on.

Hall of Fame

Be like Mike: Why rising stars should follow in the footsteps of Hall of Famer Stich

Overshadowed for most of his career, 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Michael Stich quietly put together a blueprint for success that could help today's rising tennis stars reach a new level.

Wimbledon Wrap

Anderson: 'My belief is greater than it has ever been'

South Africa's Kevin Anderson has credited mental conditioning for his ability to focus for long hours during his epic Wimbledon run, and lauds his psychologist for his recent surge in form.

Djokovic hoping to take confidence from Wimbledon to New York

ESPN's Chris McKendry and Brad Gilbert sit down with Novak Djokovic after his 2018 Wimbledon singles title win.


Djokovic details mental struggles in open letter

Novak Djokovic has published an open letter on his website explaining the mental struggles he has overcome in order to claim his fourth Wimbledon title.

Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe's tennis career sparked his journey off the court

Actor Chadwick Boseman reflects on the tennis career of Arthur Ashe and what he has meant to everyone around the world.


Wimbledon: Men's final

Wimbledon win could spark another era of Djokovic dominance

Will Novak Djokovic be satisfied after completing his comeback with a Wimbledon victory? Don't bet on that. The now 13-time Grand Slam winner is poised to dominate the game yet again.

Djokovic wins 2018 Wimbledon men's title

Novak Djokovic wins his fourth Wimbledon title and 13th overall major championship after beating Kevin Anderson in straight sets.


More from men's final

ICYMI at Wimbledon: Djokovic's son steals the show

Yes, Novak Djokovic was crowned Wimbledon champion for the fourth time, but it was his 3-year-old son Stefan who melted people's hearts after the men's final.

Anderson takes inspiration from marathon run at Wimbledon

Kevin Anderson's Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic proved a match too far for the South African, but he will head toward next month's US Open with a career-high ranking and renewed belief in himself.

Djokovic congratulated by son Stefan

2018 Wimbledon men's champion Novak Djokovic was greeted with a hug by his son Stefan after his win over Kevin Anderson.


Djokovic receives royal congratulations

Novak Djokovic got to chat with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, after securing his fourth Wimbledon singles title.


Anderson thanks his team and South African fans

After losing the 2018 Wimbledon men's final to Novak Djokovic, Kevin Anderson says he hopes his performance can still be an inspiration to future generations of South African tennis players.


Reaction: Men's final

Anderson: Incredibly proud to make top five

Kevin Anderson says he's come out of Wimbledon with a lot of positives, having reached the finals and moved up to a career-high fifth in the world rankings.


Djokovic finishes off Anderson to win 4th Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic wins his 13th major championship after defeating Kevin Anderson for the 2018 Wimbledon men's title.


Wimbledon: Women's final

Lost amid the Serena fairy-tale story ... the Kerber fairy-tale story

Serena Williams was the talk of the town, and rightfully so. That was until Angelique Kerber hit her way to the Wimbledon championship.

The royals were in the house, but the tennis kingdom was still Serena's

Rarely has there been such a direct connection between the Royal Box and a player on Centre Court, but the friendship between Meghan Markle and Serena Williams shone brightly on women's finals day.

Kerber defeats Serena in straight sets for Wimbledon title

Angelique Kerber tops Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3 to win her third career major.


Wimbledon: Women's final reaction

Kerber: I've always dreamed of this moment

Angelique Kerber reflects on her stunning 6-3 6-3 win over 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams for her first Wimbledon title.


Kerber meets Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton after win

2018 Wimbledon women's champion Angelique Kerber was congratulated by duchesses Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton after the German's win over Serena WIlliams.


Serena: 'I'm literally just getting started'

Serena Williams reflects on her Wimbledon journey and what lies ahead after losing to Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final.

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ESPYS Voting: Best Female Tennis Player

Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2018 ESPY Awards on July 18 on ABC!

ESPYS Voting: Best Male Tennis Player

Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2018 ESPY Awards on July 18 on ABC!

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Wimbledon: Djokovic topples Nadal

From hardship to heroics, the Novak Djokovic comeback story continues

Down and out no more, Novak Djokovic produced another magical performance against his greatest rival, one that brought him closer to recapturing Wimbledon glory.

Djokovic finishes off Nadal to earn spot in Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic earns the winning point against Rafael Nadal to set up a showdown with Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon final.


Djokovic takes frustrations out on racquet

After losing a point to Rafael Nadal, a frustrated Novak Djokovic strikes his racquet against his foot multiple times.


Anderson wins epic match

Do the sensible thing and implement final-set tiebreakers

Bring on the 'breaker. There is simply no great purpose in an era of grueling tennis to have players competing with no end in sight.

Isner-Anderson: A match you learned to love, hate, then love all over again

Records fell, people came and went, but by the end of 6 1/2 exhausting hours of heavy metal tennis, Tom Hamilton learned to love one of the most extraordinary duels in Wimbledon history.

Anderson beats Isner in 6½-hour match, on to Wimbledon final

Kevin Anderson needs 6 hours and 36 minutes to take down John Isner and earn a spot in Wimbledon's final round.


inside Wimbledon

For the U.S. women, success on the tennis court starts yesterday

More and more, the U.S. women are stringing together solid results, and you can chalk that up to a new, improved developmental program.

Want to see tennis with a smile on its face? Catch some mixed doubles

The pro tennis circuit can be intense, so the sometimes joyful, often relaxed and always unpredictable world of mixed doubles is a breath of fresh air at Grand Slams.

Wimbledon: Manic Monday recap

One person, 16 matches? It's just another Manic Monday

Six courts, 16 matches, one man dressed as a trophy, eight hours of running among Wimbledon's famous lawns -- Tom Hamilton surveys Manic Monday in all its glory.

Manic Monday breakdown: Key moments & stats from every match

Missed any of the 16 matches across men's and women's singles on Monday at Wimbledon? We've got you covered.

Flashback: The 2008 men's final

Shining in the dark: Federer-Nadal Wimbledon final of 2008 took tennis to new heights

Even amidst one of tennis' best rivalries, the 2008 Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal stands apart as not only their fiercest fight but also arguably the greatest match ever played.

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Remembering the epic 2008 Wimbledon final

The 2008 Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal is considered one of the best tennis matches ever.


Federer & Nadal remember the 2008 Wimbledon final

Rafael Nadal and Roger reflected on their epic 2008 Wimbledon Championship final, where the Spaniard won 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (8), 9-7.


Serena Williams

Seeding Serena Williams is not only the best thing for Serena - it's the best thing for tennis fans

Williams has more than earned the 'unfair' advantage.

Serena's daughter is ready for Wimbledon

Alexis Olympia is excited for Wimbledon to start. She's already eyeing the grass her mom is determined to tear up.

Serena talks fitness, decision to stop breast-feeding

Serena Williams reflects on how her body has adjusted since she stopped breast-feeding at the recommendation of her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou.


The BODY ISSUE turns 10

The Body Issue 2018

Ten years, hundreds of thousands of images -- and we're just getting started. This year 16 athletes join the revered ranks of Body Issue stars, and there are, as always, too many awe-inspiring moments to count.

Remember when Serena Williams posed in 2009? See photos from years past

Explore nine years of iconic images, all dedicated to the power of the athletic form.

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French Open

Same result, different day for French Open champion Rafael Nadal

It certainly doesn't surprise us that Rafael Nadal continues to dominate the French Open, but that doesn't mean this one, his 11th championship in Paris, wasn't special.

ICYMI: Rafa rolls to another title

ICYMI at French Open: Rafael Nadal continues old-man domination trend on tour

In with the old, out with the new. It's not supposed to be that way, unless it's the ATP Tour and your names are Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

By the numbers: Rafael Nadal 86-2 at Roland Garros

Here are some of the numbers from Rafael Nadal's clay-court season, which culminated in the Spaniard winning a record 11th French Open title on Sunday.

Halep wins French Open

Simona Halep always expected to be a Grand Slam champ, and now she is

You know what they say about the longer you wait, the more it means. Simona Halep found that out by winning the French Open, her first major title.

A few tactical changes made all the difference for Simona Halep

Simona Halep was losing badly in Saturday's French Open final, and that was probably the best thing that could have happened to her.

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