The beach-volleyball venue at the London Olympic Games is a temporary structure. "It's very interesting to take a site and make it into a completely different thing, a temporary city that will never be again," Michael Halchak said.
Only after the Trooping of the Colour, the queen's annual birthday military salute last month, could the stadium at Horse Guards Parade begin to take shape with seating for 15,000 fans and 5,000 tons of sand trucked in from a quarry in Surrey.
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.
Novak Djokovic has won four of the last six major titles - and he lost in the French Open final last month - and is 6-1 since the start of 2011. "I'm not trying to defend my title here," he said. "I'm trying to fight for it."
WIMBLEDON, England - With "Murray Mania" gripping Britain, it's the other men's semifinal at Wimbledon that has many tennis fans anticipating a griping matchup this afternoon.
Agnieszka Radwanska, 23, became the first Polish woman to make it to a major title match since Jadwiga Jedrzejowska in 1939.
WIMBLEDON, England - Serena Williams wins with so much more than serving, of course.
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.
WIMBLEDON, England - Thanks to a bit of advice from her big sister and a bunch of aces from her big serve, Serena Williams is back in the Wimbledon semifinals.
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.