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Olympic Games Tennis 101: Andy Murray Defends Home Court, Wins Olympic Gold
August 5th, 2012 at 8:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Andy Murray has yet to win a Grand Slam, but on Sunday afternoon in London, he finally did something worthy of Great Britain's adoration: the Scot defeated the legendary Swiss player Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 to win his first Olympic gold for his home nation. The scene was quite different...

Olympic Games Tennis 101: Serena Williams Completes First ‘Golden Slam’ in Women’s Tennis, Wins Olympic Gold
August 5th, 2012 at 4:34 PM
***PHOTO1*** Serena Williams firmly established herself in a league of her own Saturday afternoon in London, defeating Russia's Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 in the women's singles final to win her first Olympic gold in that category. Williams seemed to prefer playing Sharapova initially after her quarterfinal victory over Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark,...

Olympic Games Tennis 101: Andy Murray Wins Battle of Golden Retrievers, Advances to Final
August 3rd, 2012 at 10:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** Great Britain's Andy Murray won a closely-contested, 7-5, 7-5 battle against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Friday in London, giving him his first chance at an Olympic gold medal in front of his home nation. Four weeks after losing to Swiss player Roger Federer in his first Wimbledon's final appearance, Andy...

Olympic Games Tennis 101: Serena Williams Cruises to Women’s Olympic Final
August 3rd, 2012 at 7:20 PM
***PHOTO1*** U.S. women's tennis star Serena Williams easily disposed of WTA-ranked and Olympic-seeded No. 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on Friday in London, with a final score of 6-1, 6-2. Williams was all business from the onset, showing a menacing glare across the court before taking the opening game with three aces....

Olympic Games Tennis 101: Roger Federer Edges Out Semifinal Win Over Juan Del Potro
August 3rd, 2012 at 9:51 AM
***PHOTO1*** Roger Federer of Switzerland worked hard for a 3-6, 7-6, 19-17 victory over Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro on Friday afternoon, giving Federer his best shot at his first gold medal at the London Olympics. The All England Club has provided several memorable moments and accomplishments in Federer's career, and this...

Olympic Games Tennis 101: John Isner Exits Singles, No American Males Left
August 3rd, 2012 at 9:36 AM
***PHOTO1*** U.S. men's tennis player John Isner lost 3-6, 6-7 (5) to world and Olympic-seeded No. 1 Roger Federer on Thursday afternoon, closing out the U.S.' individual effort on the men's side at the London Olympics. Isner could not break Federer's serve in the match, an Achilles' heel of his style of...

Olympic Games Tennis 101: Serena Williams Advances, Says Next Opponent “Doesn’t Matter”
August 2nd, 2012 at 4:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** Serena Williams (4) continued her return to the top of the women's tennis world Thursday afternoon at the Olympics, defeating Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki (8) at the All England Club 6-0, 6-3 to move on to the semifinals. Williams also came into the tournament ranked No. 4 in the world, but was...

Olympic Games Women’s Tennis 101:Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters Advance; Venus Williams Loses
August 1st, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Wednesday brought third round women's singles coverage to the All England Club in day five of Olympic action. Two Americans, Venus Williams and Serena Williams were among the 16 women who took to the court with only one advancing to the quarterfinals. In addition, Belgian Kim Clijsters and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus...