Third-seeded Roger Federer wasn't the only seeded player to lose Wednesday; he wasn't even the only third seed to lose.
LONDON - As tumultuous a day as professional tennis has produced in its nearly half-century history ended in the most unforeseeable, unexplainable way of all: a second-round loss by Roger Federer at the All England Club.
Forbes magazine came out with its list of the most powerful celebrities this year and what they earned. Top earners weren't always the most powerful. Six of the top 10 were women.
LONDON - Nothing drives Serena Williams the way disappointment does.
Roger Federer's road to what would be his 18th major title starts with matches against a pair of qualifiers.
PARIS - Perhaps not surprisingly, the first three questions posed to Roger Federer at his pre-French Open news conference Friday concerned rival and nemesis Rafael Nadal.
Since returning from a layoff due to injury, Rafael Nadal is 36-2 and has won six of eight tournaments. He's seeking his eighth French Open title.
PARIS - Used to be the French Open was the scene for clay-court specialists and surprise champions.
Andy Murray, who gave Britain its first men's semifinal win at Wimbledon since 1938, said: "I've just got to try to keep it together for the final."
Roger Federer, hitting a return against Novak Djokovic, can tie Pete Sampras' record seven Wimbledon titles.
WIMBLEDON, England - Roger Federer is back in the Wimbledon final for the first time since 2009. If that seems like a long gap for the six-time champion, imagine how all of Britain feels: Andy Murray is the first man from the host country to play for the title at the All England Club in 74 years.
WIMBLEDON, England - After curling in a 102 mph ace to grab a two-set lead a mere 56 minutes into his Wimbledon quarterfinal Wednesday, Roger Federer casually pulled an extra tennis ball from his pocket and strolled to sit in his changeover chair for a sip to drink.
Serena Williams advanced to the second round of Wimbledon, saying she learned to "keep going" after her first-round exit at the French Open.
WIMBLEDON, England - On one point Tuesday at Wimbledon, Serena Williams dumped a forehand into the net and dropped to a knee, her jaw clenched as she let out a shriek.
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal each has reason to believe he can hoist the trophy overhead in two weeks' time. Play at the All England Club begins Monday.
WIMBLEDON, England - As Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer step back on the grass at Wimbledon, each has reason to believe he'll be hoisting the trophy in two weeks.
PARIS - If love means never having to say you're sorry, what about 6-love? Depends which side of the French Open scoreboard you're on, apparently.
PARIS - Used to be that Venus Williams was the one who was highly ranked, the one considered a title contender, the one who would dominate foes so thoroughly that matches would be tidily wrapped up in an hour.
PARIS — As daylight disappeared and wind whipped loose dirt around the court, Novak Djokovic watched one last ace fly off Roger Federer’s racket and end their thrill-a-minute semifinal at the 2011 French Open.