In sports, chemistry among teammates can be a valuable thing.
Actor Lorne Green, left, and Lloyd Bridges, right, tease comedienne Carol Burnett, center, at the "Mardi Gras Madness" celebrity tennis tournament at playboy Mansion West in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles, Saturday, May 20, 1979. (AP Photo/Saxon)
Maria Sharapova, serving last week in a second-round loss to Sloane Stephens in Cincinnati, is sitting out the U.S. Open with an injured right shoulder.
NEW YORK - Maria Sharapova pulled out of the U.S. Open on Wednesday because of a right shoulder injury.
Andy Murray became the first Brit to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936. The win also gave Murray his second Grand Slam title.
"That last game will be the toughest game I'll play in my career," Andy Murray, 26, said of Sunday's title-clinching game.
LONDON - Andy Murray needed one more point, one solitary point, to win Wimbledon - a title he yearned to earn for himself, of course, and also for his country.
LONDON - Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are building their own Grand Slam rivalry, one that perhaps someday will merit mention alongside Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal, or Djokovic vs. Nadal.
After a 1-1 start in the first set, Marion Bartoli took over and won 11 of the next 12 games. "I really played a wonderful match," she said.
Marion Bartoli of France embraces former French star Amelie Mauresmo, the last player from France to win a Grand Slam title, at Wimbledon in 2006.
LONDON - Ever since she was a kid, practicing until midnight with her father, Marion Bartoli went about playing tennis her own way.
LONDON - No. 1-seeded Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Andy Murray have yet to lose a set, let alone a match, so far at Wimbledon.
The locals couldn't have been happier Friday after Andy Murray advanced, following a Laura Robson victory.
LONDON - When a 19-stroke exchange ended with Andy Murray's Wimbledon opponent slapping a forehand into the net, thousands of Centre Court spectators rose in unison.
LONDON - Nothing drives Serena Williams the way disappointment does.
PARIS - His dramatic and delightful French Open semifinal was 4 1/2 hours old - and 14 games into the fifth set - when Rafael Nadal raced from the net to the baseline to retrieve Novak Djokovic's seemingly unreachable lob.
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates his surprisingly easy three-set win over Roger Federer that lasted only 1 hour 51 minutes. Federer had won nine of their previous 12 matches.
PARIS - A point from losing the first set of his French Open quarterfinal, Roger Federer shanked a routine forehand, sending the ball 10 feet beyond the opposite baseline.
Serena Williams, celebrating her 28th straight win, says: "I honestly don't even consider it a streak."
PARIS - Chasing a shot, Roger Federer caught his right shoe in the French Open's red clay and tumbled to the ground. He was in a real rut, in danger of his earliest exit from a Grand Slam tournament in nine years.