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Roger Federer Defeats Andy Murray For His 7th Wimbledon Championship

When Andy Murray won the first set over Roger Federer, there were some that could've thought that Federer was over the hump again and Murray was the homegrown kid that was ready to win on Wimbledon soil. Federer wasn't ready to quite fall on his sword, and decided that he had one more championship run in him.

After the dropping first set, Federer blazed a trail on Murray, defeating him 7-5 in the second. The rain came shortly thereafter and Wimbledon officials closed the center-court roof. After a 40-minute rain delay, play resumed in the third and Federer regained his composure to win the third set over Murray for a 6-3 victory. Federer was now just one set away from another Wimbledon title.

In the fourth set, Federer and Murray traded game winners in a hotly contested battle. Federer stayed one step ahead of Murray and with crafty play and playing mistake-free tennis was able to gain the advantage. With the home crowd supporters behind Murray, Federer stood tall and with a 6-4 set win he now owns the record for most Wimbledon titles in Tennis history with seven.

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Wimbledon 2012: Serena Williams Captures Fifth Wimbledon Title

During and immediately after the first set, it looked like Serena Williams was going to cruise to a fifth Wimbledon title.

Agnieszka Radwanska, however, had other ideas.

Williams won the first set with ease, defeating Radwanska 6-1. It looked like it was more of the same old, same old for the former world's No. 1 player.

Radwanska, though, battled back in the second set. Leading 6-5, Radwanska actually broke Williams' serve to capture the second set, 7-5 -- something that is no small task.

At the end of the day, though, as usual, it was just too much Serena Williams for Radwanska. Williams broke Radwanska to go up 5-2 in the third set, giving Williams an opportunity to serve for the Wimbledon title.

As you can imagine, Williams did not let that opportunity go to waste, as she won the game, the match and her fifth Wimbledon title.

The win gives Williams her fifth Wimbledon title, and her first since 2010. Williams has also won the Australian Open five times. It is her 14th Grand Slam title, as she has also won the French Open once, and the U.S. Open three times.

We'll see later this summer if Williams can make a run at her fourth U.S. Open title, but for now, she'll gladly bask in the glory of her fifth Wimbledon championship.

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Wimbledon 2012 Live TV Schedule: Serena Williams Looking For Fifth Title

The women's final at the 2012 Wimbledon's is set with No 6 seeded Serena Williams taking on No. 3 seeded Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday morning. Williams is making her sixth appearance in a Wimbledon final and is looking to win her fifth title. If Williams can defeat Radwanska it will be her third Wimbledon title over the past four years. Radwanska and Williams have faced each other two times prior with Williams winning both times.

Williams made it to the finals by defeating No. 2 seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 7-6. Most of the damage was done by Williams serves as she put up 24 which is a Wimbledon record.

Radwanska is making here first ever Grand Slam final, and she advanced by winning in straight sets againts Angelique Kerber by a score of 6-4, 6-3.

The women's final can be seen live Saturday July 7 on ESPN at 8 a.m. CT, the WatchESPN app and Live @ Wimbledon.

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2012 Wimbledon Results: Andy Murray Defeats Jo-Wilifried Tsonga, Advances To Men's Final

Andy Murray ended a 74-year drought on Friday afternoon when he became the first British man to advance to the Wimbledon finals since Bunny Austin in 1938. The Scot defeated Jo-Wilifried Tsonga, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, to advance to Sunday's final where he will face Roger Federer.

Murray came out on fire on Friday, quickly breaking the Frenchman Tsonga and taking the first two sets. Tsonga did not give in, however, bouncing back to take the third set. It appeared Murray would walk in the fourth but Tsonga once again dug deep and, down a break, evened things up at 3-3. But despite some tense moments in the fourth set, the fans would get their wish as Murray finished things off 7-5. The match point was initially ruled wide but was overturned upon review -- prompting the crowd to resume their celebration of what they thought was the winner from the moment it landed.

While he ended one drought, Murray will have his hands full as he tries to become the first Brit to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936. The man he will face, Roger Federer, is considered the greatest grass court player of all time and is making his record eighth appearance in the Wimbledon final. Murray is 0-3 in his three appearances in major finals, but he is a 8-7 all time against Federer (with all 15 matches coming on the hard court).

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Wimbledon 2012: Roger Federer Advances To Finals With Win Over Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer defeated defending champion Novak Djokovic in four sets at Centre Court of the All England Club on Friday morning to advance to the finals of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, marking Federer's eighth run at a Wimbledon championship.

In terms of classic matches, this particular battle lacked parity: Federer seemed to coast through most of the match, winning by a final score of 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. A seemingly confused Djokovic managed to win the second set, but that would be his only lead on the day. The defending champion faulted several times with balls hit into the net, and grew visibly angry with his play after the second set.

Federer, advancing to the final for the first time since beating Andy Roddick in 2009, now waits for his finals opponent - He will play the winner of Friday's afternoon match between No. 4 Andy Murray and No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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Wimbledon Scores And Results: Serena Willians Advances To Women's Final

Serena Williams had an ace up her nonexistent sleeve on Thursday, advancing to the 2012 Wimbledon final with a 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) win over Victoria Azarenka.

The No. 6 seed defeated the No. 2 seed thanks to a Wimbledon-record 24 aces.

From SI.com:

"Actually during the match I thought I didn't serve well," Serena, ever the perfectionist, told reporters. "I thought, Gosh, I got to get more first serves in. I don't think my first‑serve percentage was up there."

"I thought my serve was off, and apparently clearly it wasn't, so... Maybe I should be off a little more," she laughed.

Williams will face No. 3 seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the final on Saturday. Radwanska defeated No. 8 seed Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 to advance to her first Grand Slam final. From the AP:

"I've been working so hard, and I really, I really wanted it," said Williams, a four-time Wimbledon champion who lost in the first round of the French Open. "I got a little tight in the second set. I couldn't relax. I was like, looking too far in the future and she came back. But I'm glad I was able to get through."

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Wimbledon 2012: Andre Agassi Has Faith In Andy Murray To Win

When it comes to men's tennis, Andre Agassi is one of the all-time greats. As such, he knows what it takes to win at Wimbledon being that he won there 20 years ago, in 1992.

Andy Murray is Britain's No. 1 ranked player and No. 4 ranked in the world and Agassi feels he has a chance to emerge victorious when it's all said and done according to a report by the UK's Daily Mail:

Agassi said: 'I think Murray has it in him to go the distance. You have to play good matches from here on in, but really he has to play a great match at the right time, and that's still ahead of him.'

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Wimbledon Scores And Results

Avid tennis fans will be pleased with Wednesday's results at Wimbledon, as fans are now promised what should be an excellent match in one of the two semifinal matches.

Both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer advanced on Wednesday, pitting two of the three best tennis players in the world against each other on Friday.

Top-seeded Djokovic won in straight sets over No. 31 Florian Mayer, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4.

Federer, like the Djoker, also won in straight sets -- and with even more ease than Djokovic. Federer defeated the 26th seed, Mikhail Youzhny 6-1, 6-2, 6-2, in one of the more dominant quarterfinal efforts you'll find.

A semifinal between Djokovic and Federer is essentially all tennis fans could have asked for coming into the tournament, and it'll certainly add a bit of luster to Wimbledon this year, after Rafael Nadal was knocked out last week.

The other Gentlemen's semifinal will pit the fourth and fifth seeds against each other. Fourth-seeded Andy Murray defeated No. 7 David Ferrer in four sets, 6-7 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).

Murray will face fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2.

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Wimbledon Scores And Results: Serena Williams Advances, Mardy Fish Eliminated

On Tuesday at the 2012 Championships at Wimbledon, the final two American men's singles players were eliminated from their tournament, while the lone American women's player looked strong while defeating the defending champion.

In the ladies' quarterfinals, Serena Williams had a dominant win over 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova. Williams advanced to the semifinals by defeating Kvitova in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5. Later this week, Williams will face the winner of the match between 2-seeded Victoria Azarenka and Tamira Paszek. If she prevails in that match, she'll be headed to the semifinals.

In men's play, the two remaining American players were both ousted from the tournament. Mardy Fish was defeated by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, 6-4. On Court 12, Brian Baker's run also came to an end in the Round of 16 as he lost out to Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets, 6-1, 7-6, 6-3.

Andy Murray defeated Marin Cilic to advance to the quarterfinals, while David Ferrer ousted Juan Martin del Potro.

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Wimbledon Scores And Results: Sharapova Upset, Federer Advances With Injury

After a French Open title a few months ago, Maria Sharapova appeared to be back. But her 2012 Wimbledon hopes were derailed in the fourth round on Monday.

The top-seeded Sharapova was defeated by No. 15 seed Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 6-3.

"It's just unbelievable," Lisicki said. "For the third time I've beaten the French Open champion here. I'm just so happy. I've lost the three previous meetings against her. Now I just played well and beat her for the first time."

Elsewhere in the women's bracket, No. 6 seed Serena Williams earned a 6-1, 2-6, 7-5 win over Yaroslava Shvedova.

On the men's side, top-seeded Novak Djokovic had no problem in his fourth-round match, while No. 3 seed Roger Federer had some issues.

Djokovic earned an easy 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 win over Viktor Troicki. Federer dealt with a back injury, but was able to secure his 33rd straight Grand Slam quarterfinals appearance with a 7-6 (7-1), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 win over Xavier Malisse.

"I feel way better than a few hours ago," Federer said after the match. "Honestly, I'm not too worried. I've had bad backs over the years. I just have to keep an eye on it now. ... I hope I'll be 100 percent on Wednesday."

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Wimbledon 2012 Live TV Schedule For Monday

The second week of Wimbledon kicks off on Monday with both the men's and women's bracket down to 16 players.

On the court first for the women this morning is Serena Williams, who will try to advance to the quarterfinals by beating Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan.

On the men's side, things begin with Roger Federer taking on Belgium's Xavier Malisse.

American Mardy Fish will try to continue his run as he faces fifth-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfred Tsonga. With Rafael Nadal eliminated from his side of the bracket, an upset over Tsonga could have Fish angling for his deepest run in a major tournament. Fish should begin sometime this afternoon as he is the third and final match of the day on Court No. 2.

The matchup of the day, though, figures to be seventh-seeded David Ferrer of Spain against ninth-seed Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina. That will likely be one of the last matches of Monday as it is the third on Court No. 1.

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Wimbledon Scores And Results: Andy Roddick Packs His Bags

Andy Roddick will watch the Wimbledon trophy go elsewhere once again.

Roddick can head home from the All England Club, after losing his 3rd round match to Spain's seventh-ranked David Ferrer, 2-6, 7-6 (10-8), 6-4, 6-3.

The 30th-seeded Roddick looked fantastic in the first set, beating Ferrer with a bevy of shots. Unfortunately for Roddick, Ferrer took him apart after that starting with an epic second set in which he won the tiebreak.

In other news around Wimbledon:

Minnesota native Mardy Fish turned 21-year-old David Goffin into old news in straight sets. Although Goffin didn't go quietly, forcing two tiebreaks before capitulating (6-3, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (8-6). The No. 5 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated the Slovenian Lukas Lacko easily to move into next week (6-3, 6-4, 6-4).

On the women's side, Serena Williams did what was expected of her, despite being pushed to the limit against No. 25 Jie Zhang. Williams had to gut out a victory but got through alive, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 9-7.

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Wimbledon 2012 Live TV Schedule

Andy Roddick looks to continue his run at Wimbledon 2012 on Saturday, as he takes on seventh-seeded David Ferrer.

Though he's yet to play against anyone notable at Wimbledon this year, Roddick has also yet to drop a set, beating Jamie Baker 7-6 (7-1), 6-4, 7-5 in the opening round, and Bjorn Phau 6-3, 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 in the second round.

Roddick will certainly face a tougher opponent on Saturday than he has so far, as Ferrer is the seventh-seeded player in the tournament.

Saturday has a few other intriguing matches as well. Fourth-seeded Andy Murray faces off against Marcos Baghdadtis, while fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga faces off against Lukas Lacko. If this tournament has taught us anything so far, with Rafael Nadal losing already and Roger Federer nearly losing, it's that upsets can and will happen -- so neither Murray or Tsonga should be looking past their opponents.

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2012 Wimbledon Update: Novak Djokovic Advances, Roger Federer Battling

Novak Djokovic took care of business against Radek Stepanek in the third round of Wimbledon on Friday with a four-set match victory, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2. Aside from the first set, Djokovic had very little trouble against Stepanek and played a decent overall game.

Djokovic record 13 aces to Stepankek's eight, but both players were 66 percent on first serve. Roger Federer, the living legend and Djokovic's nemesis in this tournament without question, is battling with Julien Benneteau after dropping the first two sets to the Frenchman.

No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal has already been eliminated early from this tournament, and if Federer's rally were to fail, it would be back-to-back stunning upsets at Wimbledon.

Let's see how it all plays out.

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Wimbledon Scores And Results

At the very least for Andy Roddick, he won't have a first-round exit at Wimbledon in 2012. Roddick defeated the Scottish Jamie Baker in straight sets in the first round of play, winning in straight sets, 7-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Roddick lost in the second-round of the Australian Open this year, and had an early first-round exit at the French Open. In Roddick's defense, his game is not suited for clay court -- hence, the first round exit at Roland Garros.

Still, the No. 30 seed has a long way to go to respectability, but a strong showing at Wimbledon this year could get him back on the map.

Elsewhere at Wimbledon, third-seeded Roger Federer advanced in straight sets over Fabio Fognini, winning 6-1, 6-3, 6-2. Many tennis experts believe that this is Federer's best chance to win one last Grand Slam title.

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Wimbledon Scores And Results: Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams Have No Trouble Advancing

The 2012 Championships at Wimbledon continued on Tuesday. The second day of the first round in the most prestigious and famous tennis tournament in the world featured far less drama and unexpected fireworks than Monday's first day of play, but contained plenty of solid action.

No. 2 men's seed Rafael Nadal advanced with ease after falling behind early to Brazilian opponent Thomaz Bellucci, winning in three sets, 7-6, 6-2, 6-3. Serena Williams also picked up a first-round win in straight sets, defeating Barbora Zahlahova, 6-2, 6-4.

Also advancing was American men's player Sam Querrey, who defeated his Canadian opponent Vasek Pospisil in four sets, 7-5, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4. Andy Roddick has not yet finished his opening round match on Tuesday and No. 4 men's seed Andy Murray has yet to play.

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Wimbledon 2012: Venus Williams Eliminated Early

Venus Williams was the first notable upset to occur at the 2012 Wimbledon tournament, which opened with first round competition Monday. Russian Elena Vesnina defeated Venus Williams in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3. The loss marked another early elimination for Williams, who was knocked out of the 2012 French Open in the second round.

Vesnina closed out the match with an ace and she showed all-around dominance in the match. Williams has dealt with injuries that caused her to pull out of several tournaments in 2011 and she's fighting an autoimmune disease now.

The recent skid has some speculating on Williams' retirement, which she debunked when talking with the media following the match.

Maria Sharapova is still the favorite to win the tournament, though Venus' sister Serena is still around and playing on Court 2 as well on Monday.

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Wimbledon 2012: John Isner Upset In 1st Round

The story at the first round of Wimbledon is the upset loss of John Isner to Columbian Alejandro Falla. This went five sets, and Falla won 6-4, 6-7, 3-6, 7-6, 7-5.

Even under the circumstances, with not previous matches on grass leading up this point and perhaps not the ideal training, Isner was still in a position to get out of this match, though it doesn't say much about how the 11th-ranked tennis player would've done going forward.

But his confidence and mentality clearly played a part here.

"I just get so clouded and so frustrated," Isner said to the media following the disappointing loss. "It happened last match at the French (Open) and it happened here today. I just can't get out of my own way. I don't do the right things I need to do in the match and get too down on myself. There have certainly been better times than right now."

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How To Watch Wimbledon Live Online

Tennis' third Grand Slam event takes place at Wimbledon and action begins on Monday June 25 at 5:30 a.m. CT, and the tournament coverage will once again be anchored by ESPN. Once again there will be additional coverage of the tournament online through ESPN3 in addition to their television coverage on ESPN and ESPN2.

ESPN3's 2012 Wimbledon coverage will include nine courts in addition to what is being show on television. Viewers can watch ESPN3 online or through the WatchESPN app through a tablet or their smart phone.

Wimbledon.com will also have their own coverage of the tournament called Live @ Wimbledon which will provide live coverage of all the big matches taking place at any given moment. Live @ Wimbledon will be available to all those within the United States as well as the United Kingdom.

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Wimbledon 2012: Top Seeds Announced; Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova Claim Top Spots

The 2012 Wimbledon tournament gets underway at the All-England Club starting on June 25 - July 8, and with the tournament only a few days away the seeds were announced. On the women's side it is Maria Sharapova who earned the No. 1 overall seed. Sharapova is coming off winning the career Grand Slam by winning the 2012 French Open. The defending women's champion is Petra Kvitova who is the No. 4 seed.

On the men's side, the No. 1 overall seed went to defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic. Djokovic is fresh off a French Open which he lost in the finals to Rafael Nadal, but he will be looking to win his second-straight Wimbledon title.

The highest seeded American women is Serena Williams who earned the No. 6 seed, and there are two American men who are seeded with Mardy Fish at No. 10 and John Isner at No. 11.

Men's Top Seeds:

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
2. Rafael Nadal (ESP)
3. Roger Federer (SUI)
4. Andy Murray (GBR)
5. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
6. Tomas Berdych (CZE)
7. David Ferrer (ESP)
8. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
9. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
10. Mardy Fish (USA)
11. John Isner (USA)
12. Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
13. Gilles Simon (FRA)
14. Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
15. Juan Monaco (ARG)

Women's Top Seeds:

1. Maria Sharapova (RUS)
2. Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
3. Agnieszka Radawanska (POL)
4. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
5. Samantha Stosur (AUS)
6. Serena Williams (USA)
7. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
8. Angelique Kerber (GER)
9. Marion Bartoli (FRA)
10. Sara Errani (ITA)
11. Na Li (CHN)
12. Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
13. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
14. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
15. Sabine Lisicki (GER)

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Wimbledon 2012 Seeding: Andy Roddick Fading At No. 30

Three years after losing an epic Wimbledon final, the Texas resident is nowhere near the top of the men's game.

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