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Laura Robson will miss French Open and Wimbledon due to wrist surgery

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Laura Robson reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2013. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Laura Robson reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2013. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Laura Robson will have surgery on her left wrist and miss the French Open and Wimbledon.

The 20-year-old Brit re-injured her wrist during practice in the offseason and played just two matches this season, which resulted in a retirement at the Hobart International and a first-round exit at the Australian Open. Robson will be treated by Dr. Richard Berger, who has handled Juan Martin del Potro’s wrist injuries.

“I wanted to inform my lovely supporters that I have decided to have minor wrist surgery at the Mayo Clinic with one of the best wrist doctors in the world, Dr. Richard Berger,” Robson wrote on her Facebook page. “Dr. Berger is very confident that I will be able to return to the tennis court pain free before you even have time to miss me. Although sadly, I will have to miss the French Open and Wimbledon.”

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  • Published On Apr 17, 2014
  • Marion Bartoli’s abrupt retirement leaves fellow players shocked

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    Marion Bartoli became the first Frenchwoman to win Wimbledon since Amelie Mauresmo in 2006. (Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

    Marion Bartoli became the first Frenchwoman to win Wimbledon since Amelie Mauresmo in 2006. (Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

    MASON, Ohio — Marion Bartoli spent much of her 13-year career leaving people in a state of confusion. So less than 24 hours after her surprising retirement announcement, the reigning Wimbledon champion continues to leave her colleagues in a state of shock.

    Victoria Azarenka heard about the news on Twitter and she thought it was a joke. “I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s some crap,’” she said. “But, yeah, I think everybody’s a little bit surprised about that. I think it’s very brave to do that. I think she was chasing her dream for such a long time. When she got it, it felt good.” Read More…


  • Published On Aug 15, 2013
  • Andy Murray’s dogs pose with the Wimbledon trophy

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    Andy Murray isn't the only one posing with his Wimbledon trophy. (AFP/Getty Images).

    Andy Murray isn’t the only one posing with his Wimbledon trophy. (AFP/Getty Images).

    If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Andy Murray over the course of the last year, it’s how much he loves his dogs, Rusty and Maggie May – two border terriers he shares with his girlfriend, Kim Sears.

    It’s a pretty good time to be in the Murray dog house, now that the 26-year-old has completed his 12-month journey from tears to triumph. The day after winning Wimbledon, Murray left the trophy downstairs but let the dogs sleep in the bed.

    The Sunday before Wimbledon began, BBC aired a one-hour documentary about Murray that prominently featured both dogs. The furry pair sat on the couch with Murray and Sue Barker as she asked him about his memories of the shooting at his primary school in Dunblane, Scotland. Murray sought solace in a quick hug with Rusty to fight through his tears.

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  • Published On Jul 10, 2013
  • Andy Murray on Wimbledon title: ‘Relief’

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    Two-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray says he doubts he could win at least 10 majors. (Glynn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images)

    Andy Murray responded to fans’ Twitter questions on Monday, one day after winning Wimbledon for his second Grand Slam title.

    Murray answered queries on whether he’d reach double figures in Slam titles (“No I don’t think so!”), the one player from past generations he would have wanted to play (his coach, Ivan Lendl) and whether he slept with the trophy on Sunday (“I did not. Maybe the trophy will get luck tonight!”).

    The 26-year-old, who has nearly two million Twitter followers, was also asked to describe the feeling of winning Wimbledon in one word.

    “That’s a good question. Relief!” he responded.

    After the jump, check out all of Murray’s answers.

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  • Published On Jul 09, 2013
  • Go Figure: Wimbledon by the numbers

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    Andy Murray and Marion Bartoli

    Andy Murray ended a 77-year drought for British men, while Marion Bartoli romped without losing a set. (Bob Martin/AFP/Getty Images)

    With Wimbledon in the books, here’s a look at some of the numbers that defined the tournament.

    6: Women in the Open era (which began in 1968) who have won Wimbledon without dropping a set: Martina Navratilova (four times), Serena Williams (twice) and Chris Evert, Lindsay Davenport, Venus Williams and 2013 champion Marion Bartoli (once each).

    47: Grand Slam appearances for Bartoli before winning one, a WTA record.

    2: Women who have won a Slam title in the Open era without facing a top-15 seed: Bartoli and 1976 French Open champion Sue Barker.

    1936: Last time, before this year, that a British man won Wimbledon. Andy Murray is the first since Fred Perry 77 years ago.

    PHOTOS: Murray, Bartoli celebrate at Wimbledon ball

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  • Published On Jul 08, 2013
  • Report Card: Wimbledon grades

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    Andy Murray poses with the Wimbledon trophy by the statue of Fred Perry. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

    Andy Murray poses with the Wimbledon trophy by the statue of Fred Perry. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

    WIMBLEDON, England – The Report Card hands out grades for the week in tennis. Here’s our review of Wimbledon.

    Andy Murray: A-plus. “Seventy-seven years of expectation. Seventy-seven years of close calls. Seventy-seven years … of pain,” Boris Becker said during the BBC’s opening montage to the men’s final on Sunday. But on July 7 (that would be 7/7), in his seventh Grand Slam final, Murray snapped a 77-year drought for British men at Wimbledon by using seven service breaks to stop Novak Djokovic, a man born seven days after him, from capturing his seventh major title. Let’s just say the stars (sevens?) were aligned. Not even the tennis gods could bear to hear about that Fred Perry stat for another year. (Oh, and Murray played some fine tennis, too.)

    Marion Bartoli: A-plus. The 28-year-old Frenchwoman entered Wimbledon having failed to get past the quarterfinals of any tournament this year. But she rolled through a favorable draw without dropping a set to win her first Grand Slam title. She has exemplified perseverance in the face of doubts. During her 13-year career, Bartoli has been called a whack job because of her unorthodox training methods and tic-laden style. She has been and always will be the outsider. Except now, she’s also part of the exclusive club of major winners — a refreshing development for a sport that could always use a dash of different.

    PHOTOS: Murray, Bartoli celebrate at Wimbledon ball

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  • Published On Jul 08, 2013
  • Photos: Andy Murray on front pages of newspapers across the globe

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    Andy Murray catches up on some reading. ( Julian Finney/Getty Images)

    Andy Murray’s 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final on Sunday captured headlines not only in the United Kingdom but also across the globe, from South Africa to Denmark to Pakistan.

    Many of the headlines referenced the 77 years since the last time a British man won Wimbledon. El Espectador, a Colombian newspaper, simply wrote, “Por Fin.” Finally.

    WERTHEIM: Fifty parting thoughts from Wimbledon

    After the jump, check out several of Monday’s front pages featuring Murray.

    PHOTOS: Murray celebrates title at Wimbledon ball

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  • Published On Jul 08, 2013
  • Photos: Andy Murray, Marion Bartoli celebrate titles at Wimbledon ball

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    Marion Bartoli and Andy Murray at the Wimbledon champions ball. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

    WIMBLEDON, England — Just a few hours after becoming the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years, Andy Murray threw on a tuxedo Sunday and joined women’s winner Marion Bartoli at the champions ball at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel in London.

    Bob and Mike Bryan (who won men’s doubles), Peng Shuai and Hsieh Su-wei (women’s doubles) and Daniel Nestor and Kristina Mladenovic (mixed doubles) also earned invites to the party.

    The men’s and women’s champions no longer have the first dance, but Murray was still looking forward to celebrating with Bartoli.

    “She’s a very, very nice girl,” Murray said beforehand. “I’ve spent little bits of time with her over the last few years. She works extremely hard. A lot of people kind of questioned her sort of methods, the ways that she plays. I was really, really happy for her that she managed to win yesterday. I’m sure she’ll be good fun tonight. She’s a funny girl.”

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  • Published On Jul 08, 2013
  • Photos: Andy Murray wins Wimbledon

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    Andy Murray salutes the crowd from the Centre Court balcony. (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)

    WIMBLEDON, England — Twelve months ago, Andy Murray was watering the grass of Centre Court with tears. Now he’s an Olympic gold medalist, a U.S. Open champion and, in case you missed it, the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years.

    In defeating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 on Sunday, Murray extended his grass winning streak to 18 matches and won his second Grand Slam title in his last three appearances.

    “Winning Wimbledon is the pinnacle of tennis,” Murray said. “I still can’t believe it. … This one will take a little while to sink in, I’m sure.”

    Here are some of the best photos from the final day at Wimbledon, where Murray gave the home team so much to celebrate. The bubbly will be flowing down the streets of Wimbledon Village on Sunday night.

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  • Published On Jul 07, 2013
  • Highlights of Andy Murray’s victory over Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon final

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    Check out some highlights from Andy Murray’s 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final on Sunday.

    And below, ESPN speaks with Murray after he became the first British man to win Wimbledon since 1936.

    “Weird dream last night,” Murray told Tom Rinaldi. “I thought I was playing Radek Stepanek or Denis Kudla in the final. When I woke up this morning — weird, I know, but my mind was obviously all over the place, a lot of stress and stuff. Just weird thoughts go through your head in those sort of moments.”

    [Videos via ESPN]


  • Published On Jul 07, 2013


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