WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The latest news from Wimbledon (all times local):
Former tennis player Sue Barker is stepping down from her role as Wimbledon commentator and presenter for the BBC.
Barker won the French Open title in 1976 and has spent the past three decades working for the British broadcaster at the All England Club. For years, she was the person who interviews champions and runners-up on center court after the final.
The last people Barker interviewed were Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios. Djokovic claimed his seventh Wimbledon title beating Kyrgios 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(3).
“It was an absolute privilege,” Barker said. ” I loved. Thirty incredible years.
Czech duo Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova won their second Wimbledon doubles title by beating top seeds Elise Mertens and Zhang Shuai 6-2, 6-4.
No. 2 seeds Krejcikova and Siniakova broke up love in the final game, earning match point after a 38-shot exchange and converting it when Zhang scored a forehand.
It is their fifth Grand Slam title as a couple, having won Wimbledon in 2018, the French Open in 2018 and 2021 and the Australian Open this year.
Mertens won the women’s doubles title at Wimbledon last year with Hsieh Su-wei and has three Grand Slam titles. Zhang has two but was looking for her for the first time at Wimbledon.
Japan’s Yui Kamiji and USA’s Dana Mathewson won the women’s wheelchair doubles title at Wimbledon.
The duo beat Dutch top seed Diede de Groot and Aniek van Koot 6-1, 7-5 on Court 3.
De Groot defeated Kamiji in the singles final on Saturday.
Novak Djokovic won his seventh Wimbledon title after beating Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(3) in the men’s final.
Djokovic took a 6-1 lead in the fourth set tiebreaker and converted his third match point when Kyrgios netted a backhand.
This is Djokovic’s 21st Grand Slam title, putting him one behind record holder Rafael Nadal.
Only Roger Federer has won more titles at Wimbledon, with eight.
Kyrgios was playing his first Grand Slam final.
A protester who shouted “Where is Peng Shuai?” and held up a sign with the same message was forced out of the center court stands during the men’s final at Wimbledon.
Activist Drew Pavlou, who was also ejected from the field at the Australian Open this year, said he held up the sign and shouted during a stoppage in play but was then caught by security guards and thrown to the ground.
He says he was taken to a public area outside the stadium and escorted off the pitch.
Peng is a retired professional tennis player from China who accused a former high-ranking member of the country’s ruling Communist Party of sexual assault last year. She has made very few public appearances since then.
The All England Club did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Four separate activists wearing “Where is Peng Shuai?” The T-shirts were stopped by security at Wimbledon on Monday and their bags were searched.
Novak Djokovic won the third set in the men’s Wimbledon final to take a 2-1 lead against Nick Kyrgios.
Djokovic leads 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and is one set away from his seventh Wimbledon title.
At 4-4 in the third set, Kyrgios double faulted to set up a break point and then scored a backhand to give Djokovic the break.
Mili Poljicak became the first Croatian player to win a Wimbledon junior title after defeating American player Michael Zheng 7-6(2), 7-6(3) in the men’s final.
The third-seeded Poljicak came from a straight-set breakdown to win his first junior Grand Slam title.
Zheng beat Poljicak in straight sets in the first round of this year’s French Open and was trying to become the second consecutive American to win the men’s Wimbledon title. Samir Banerjee won last year. Poljicak lost to Banerjee in the quarter-finals last year.
Novak Djokovic won the second set in the men’s Wimbledon final against Nick Kyrgios to level the match at one set apiece.
Djokovic won the set 6-3 after breaking love for a 3-1 lead and saving four break points in the final game. Kyrgios won the first set 6-4.
Djokovic is looking for a seventh Wimbledon title and a 21st Grand Slam title overall. Kyrgios is playing in his first career Grand Slam final.
Shingo Kunieda finally won his first Wimbledon title to complete a career Grand Slam in men’s wheelchair singles.
The 38-year-old Japanese player beat Briton Alfie Hewett 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (10-5).
It is Kunieda’s 28th Grand Slam title overall, but he had reached just one Wimbledon final in four previous appearances, finishing second in 2019.
He is the first male wheelchair player to complete a career Grand Slam and now holds all four major titles at once after winning this year’s Australian Open and French Open, as well as the US Open last year.
Hewett was seeking his sixth Grand Slam title and his first at Wimbledon. He also lost in the final to Kunieda at last year’s US Open and this year’s Australian Open.
Nick Kyrgios won the first set 6-4 against Novak Djokovic in the men’s singles final at Wimbledon.
Kyrgios broke for a 3-2 lead when Djokovic double faulted on a break point. He converted his second set point with an ace.
The Australian is playing in his first career Grand Slam final. Djokovic is looking for a seventh Wimbledon title and a 21st Grand Slam title overall.
The Wimbledon men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios has started on center court.
Djokovic is bidding for a seventh All England Club title and a 21st Grand Slam singles title overall. Kyrgios is playing his first grand final.
Novak Djokovic will play for his seventh Wimbledon title and 21st Grand Slam singles title overall against Nick Kyrgios on center court.
Djokovic has won the last three All England Club championships. Kyrgios is playing a tennis grand final for the first time in his career.
Kyrgios is 2-0 against Djokovic but both of those matches were in 2017.
The women’s doubles final will take place on center court after the men’s singles match. Seeds Elise Mertens and Zhang Shuai will face second seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova.
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