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James Blake watches a return to Mardy Fish on Friday evening, Aug. 25, 2017, in the Men's Legends event at the Connecticut Open tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register via AP)

Ex tennis star James Blake testifies about his mistaken arrest

On Tuesday, Blake testified at a police department disciplinary trial in New York that an officer never identified himself before mistakenly throwing him to the ground and handcuffing him.

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GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Franklin’s Danny McDermott threw for 3 touchdowns in Salve Regina’s 26-20 win over Montclair Sept. 9.

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Rafael Nadal rolls to third US Open title

Nadal made it look easy, steamrolling Kevin Anderson, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4, for his 16th Grand Slam title.

Sloane Stephens, of the United States, holds up the championship trophy after beating Madison Keys, of the United States, in the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Sloane Stephens captures US Open women’s crown

Stephens made short work of her close friend Madison Keys in the final.

TOPSHOT - This combination of photos taken on September 8, 2017 shows Spain's Rafael Nadal (L) and South Africa's Kevin Anderson celebrating after winning their 2017 US Open Men's Singles Semifinals matches at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. World number one Rafael Nadal powered into his 23rd career Grand Slam final on Friday, routing Argentina's 24th-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 at the US Open. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD AND Don EMMERTJEWEL SAMAD,DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

Nadal seeks his third US Open title against Anderson

On paper, Nadal is a heavy favorite against the upstart South African, who has stunned the field to reach his first US Open final.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Kevin Anderson of South Africa celebrates a point against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain during their Men's Singles Semifinal match on Day Twelve of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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Unheralded Kevin Anderson to meet No. 1 Rafael Nadal in final

Anderson became lowest-ranked US Open finalist since the ATP’s computer rankings began in 1973.

Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi (3) talks with Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (10) during the second half of a single-game WNBA basketball playoff matchup, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Tempe, Ariz. Phoenix won 79-69. (AP Photo/Matt York)

SPORTS LOG

Taurasi, Bird head USA Basketball’s list of invites

The WNBA stars from UConn will be among 30 players at the national team’s training camp.

This combination of photos taken on September 7, 2017 show US tennis players Madison Keys (L) and Sloane Stephens (R) playing during their 2017 US Open Women's Singles Semifinals matches, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. First-time Grand Slam finalists Stephens and Keys are the first Americans to meet in a US Open final since Serena Williams defeated older sister Venus Williams in the 2002 final. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

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Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys followed parallel paths to US Open final

Both players were sidelined by injury at the start of the Grand Slam season in January.

Sloane Stephens of the US celebrates her victory against Venus Williams of the US during their 2017 US Open Women's Singles semifinals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 6, 2017. Sloane Stephens reached her first Grand Slam final on Thursday with an epic 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 win over veteran American compatriot Venus Williams, a two-time champion. / AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERTDON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

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Sloane Stephens beats Venus Williams, faces Madison Keys in final

At 37, Williams was attempting to become the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam title in the Open era.

Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, reacts after defeating Roger Federer, of Switzerland, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Juan Martin del Potro ousts Roger Federer at US Open

The 2009 US Open champ from Argentina earned a semifinal berth against top-seeded Rafael Nadal after a 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 victory.

CoCo Vandeweghe of the US celebrates defeating Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova during their 2017 US Open Women's Singles Quarterfinal match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 6, 2017. American 20th seed CoCo Vandeweghe reached the US Open semi-finals Wednesday with a 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 win over Karolina Pliskova as the Czech player lost her world number one ranking to Garbine Muguruza. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

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It’s an all-American women’s semifinal round at the US Open

The US has all four semifinal spots for the first time in 36 years.

Venus Williams, of the United States, celebrates after defeating Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2) in a quarterfinal at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Venus Williams celebrates return to US Open semifinals

No. 9 Williams defeated No. 13 Petra Kvitova 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2) to reach US Open semifinals for first time since 2010.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates defeating Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine after their fourth round Men's Singles match on Day Eight of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 4, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer cruise into US Open quarterfinals

Nadal lost only seven games; Federer also advanced, setting up a possible semifinal showdown.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts during her women's singles fourth round match against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia on Day Seven of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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Venus Williams reaches US Open quarterfinals; Maria Sharapova ousted

While the 37-year-old Williams moved on, Sharapova lost to 16th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova.

The Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova returns the ball to China's Shuai Zhang during their 2017 US Open Women's Singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 2, 2017. Pliskova advanced to the fourth round of the US Open with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-4, win. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

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Top seeds Karolina Pliskova, Rafael Nadal advance to fourth round

Pliskova had to save a match point before rallying to win, but Nadal cruised after dropping the first set.

Denis Shapovalov, of Canada, returns a shot from Kyle Edmund, of Great Britain, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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Teen Denis Shapovalov advances at US Open

The 18-year-old Canadian is the youngest to reach the fourth round since Michael Chang in 1989.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 31: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates defeating Mikhail Youzhny of Russia during their second round Men's Singles match on Day Four of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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Roger Federer wins second straight 5-set match

He overcame an uncharacteristic 68 unforced errors and what appeared to be a bad back to come back from two sets to one down.

Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts after winning a point against Hungary's Timea Babos during their 2017 US Open Women's Singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZEDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images

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Maria Sharapova rallies again to advance

She became the first woman into the third round by using 12 aces to help set aside a poor start and come back to win.

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, stretches to return a shot to Frances Tiafoe, of the United States, during the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Roger Federer survives upset bid by US teen

Federer was tested in his first-round, five-set victory over 19-year-old Frances Tiafoe.

Germanys Angelique Kerber leaves the court after being defeated by Japans Naomi Osaka during their 2017 US Open Women's Singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 29, 2107. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

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Defending champ Angelique Kerber falls in first round at US Open

Japan’s Naomi Osaka won in straight sets, making Kerber the first champ in 12 years to lose in the first round.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Venus Williams of the United States acknowledges the crowd after defeating Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia in their first round Women's Singles match on Day One of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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Venus Williams claims three-set victory at US Open

Wild card entry Maria Sharapova upsets No. 2 Simona Halep.

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2017, file photo, Alexander Zverev kisses the trophy after he defeated Kevin Anderson to win the Citi Open tennis tournament in Washington. Zverev, a 20-year-old German considered the

US OPEN PREVIEW

US Open banking on youthful appeal

With many top players missing from this year’s tournament, organizers are focused on promoting the future stars of tennis.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Maria Sharapova of Russia in action during a practice session prior to the US Open Tennis Championships at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

US Open at a glance

Monday’s feature matches

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Andy Murray of Great Britian in action during a practice session prior to the US Open Tennis Championships at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Andy Murray withdraws from US Open

He pulled out because of a hip injury two days before the start of the year’s last Grand Slam tennis tournament.

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014, file photo, Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns a shot to Alexandra Dulgheru, of Romania, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Sharapova has been granted a wild-card invitation for the U.S. Open's main draw. Sharapova is among eight women who were given entry into the 128-player field by the U.S. Tennis Association on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, and by far the most noteworthy. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

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Maria Sharapova gets wild-card entry for US Open

Ex-world No. 1 will play her first Grand Slam tournament in more than 1½ years after missing 15 months with a drug suspension.

(FILES) This file photo taken on July 03, 2017 shows Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka reacting against Russia's Daniil Medvedev during their men's singles first round match on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London. Reigning US Open champion Stan Wawrinka will miss his title defence to have knee surgery, the world number four announced on August 4, 2017. The three-time Grand Slam champion had already pulled out of the upcoming ATP tournaments in Canada and Cincinnati, and joins last year's US Open runner-up Novak Djokovic on the sidelines for the rest of the season. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

Defending champ Stan Wawrinka out of US Open with injured knee

Wawrinka announced on Friday that he will have a medical procedure on his knee and will sit out the rest of 2017.

FILE - In this June 3, 1981 file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Pete Rose dives headfirst for third base during a baseball game against the New York Mets in Philadelphia. Even Rose, the man who made the headfirst slide fashionable, says there's a time and place to be prudent. As in, no need to get your nose bashed in at home plate. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)

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Woman says Pete Rose had sex with her while she was a minor

Her sworn testimony was submitted Monday as part of a federal lawsuit Rose filed last year in Philadelphia.

Mervyn Rose coached Billie Jean King and Margaret Smith Court.

Mervyn Rose, 87, 7-time tennis Grand Slam champion

Billie Jean King credited Mr. Rose with helping her “fulfill her dream” to become the world’s No. 1 women’s tennis player.

This photo taken from a body camera on June 9, 2017, shows tennis star Venus Williams listening to Palm Beach Gardens Police Officer Davis Dowlings following a car crash in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The crash fatally injured an elderly man. Palm Beach Gardens police say the investigation remains open and no fault has been assigned. The estate of the man killed filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Williams on June 30. (Palm Beach Gardens Police Department via AP)

Video shows officer told Venus Williams she caused fatal crash

The officer did not cite Williams, saying it appeared the actions of a third driver left her in a bad spot.

BELGRADE, SERBIA - JULY 26: Novak Djokovic speaks to the media during the press conference at Novak Tennis Center on July 26, 2017 in Belgrade, Serbia. Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic has said he will not play again in 2017 because of an elbow injury. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic to miss US Open, rest of 2017, with elbow injury

Djokovic will end his run of 51 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments, and aims to return in January.

Mr. Doohan earned the nickname ‘‘the Becker Wrecker’’ by stunning the defending champion, Boris Becker, in 1987.

Peter Doohan, 56, a giant slayer at Wimbledon 30 years ago

His victory over Boris Becker was considered one of the biggest upsets in the storied tournament’s history.

NEWPORT, RI - JULY 22: Tennis Hall of Fame inductees Kim Clijsters of Belgium and Andy Roddick of the United States pose for a photo following the enshrinement ceremonies at the International Tennis Hall of Fame on July 22, 2017 in Newport, Rhode Island. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images for the International Tennis Hall of Fame)

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Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters answer call to tennis Hall of Fame

Roddick, Clijsters among those inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame Saturday in Newport, R.I.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands positions herself before her rehab session at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, July 19, 2017. Mattek-Sands ruptured and dislocated her kneecap in a singles match at Wimbledon, but her disposition remains sunny through the physical therapy sessions. (Harrison Hill/The New York Times)

A long recovery for Bethanie Mattek-Sands

After dramatic knee injury at Wimbledon, she had surgery for a complete patellar tendon rupture.

Houston Astros' Carlos Correa (1) walks off the field with manager AJ Hinch, second from left, after an injury during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

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Astros’ star Carlos Correa sidelined 6-8 weeks

The Houston shortstop has a torn ligament in his left thumb.

Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after winning against Croatia's Marin Cilic during their men's singles final match on the last day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 16, 2017. Roger Federer won 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

Roger Federer drops Marin Cilic to claim record eighth Wimbledon title

Federer won in straight sets to claim his 19th Grand Slam singles title.

TOPSHOT - Switzerland's Roger Federer (R) returns against Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych during their men's singles semi-final match on the eleventh day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

Much has changed as Roger Federer prepares for 11th final

The 35-year-old is the oldest men’s finalist at Wimbledon since 1974.

Spain's Garbine Muguruza, right, celebrates after beating Venus Williams of the United States, who shakes hands with the umpire Eva Asderaki-Moore, to win the Women's Singles final match on day twelve at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Garbine Muguruza knocks off Venus Williams to win Wimbledon

The win is Muguruza’s second career Grand Slam title.

epa06088019 Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their semi final match for the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, 14 July 2017. EPA/TIM IRELAND / POOL EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO COMMERCIAL SALES

Roger Federer reaches 11th Wimbledon final

He will face Marin Cilic in pursuit of his eighth title.

US player Venus Williams returns against Britain's Johanna Konta during their women's singles semi-final match on the tenth day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images

Venus Williams, 37, is oldest Wimbledon finalist since 1994

Williams reached her first Wimbledon final since 2009 by beating Johanna Konta, 6-4, 6-2. Garbine Muguruza awaits Saturday.

Britain's Andy Murray reacts after a point against US player Sam Querrey in their men's singles quarter-final match on the ninth day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 12, 2017. Querrey won 3-6, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1, 6-1. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

Andy Murray stunned at Wimbledon; injured Novak Djokovic can’t finish match

Murray, the top seed, lost to American Sam Querrey in the quarterfinals. Djokovic retired against Tomas Berdych because of an arm injury.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Venus Williams of The United States celebrates victory after the Ladies Singles quarter final match against Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia on day eight of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

At 37, Venus Williams into her 10th Wimbledon semifinal

Williams’s 6-3, 7-5 win over Jelena Ostapenko was her 100th Wimbledon match, coming in her 20th appearance.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates during the Gentlemen's Singles fourth round match against Gilles Muller of Luxembourg on day seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal loses to Gilles Muller in five-set Wimbledon battle

The two-time Wimbledon champion had won 28 consecutive completed sets at major tournaments, equaling his personal best.

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns to Russia's Karen Khachanov during their Men's Singles Match on day five at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Friday, July 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Fab four dominating men’s play at Wimbledon again

Veterans Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Murray look formidable heading into Week 2.

epa06076819 Roger Federer of Switzerland prepares to serve to Mischa Zverev of Germany in their third round match during the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, 08 July 2017. EPA/NIC BOTHMA EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO COMMERCIAL SALES

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Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer advance to fourth round

There was little drama as the first week of play came to a close.

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates beating Russia's Karen Khachanov during their men's singles third round match on the fifth day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images

WIMBLEDON

Rafael Nadal in good form as he reaches fourth round

Top-ranked Andy Murray struggled to get through his third-round match.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Roger Federer of Switzerland and Dusan Lajovic of Serbia shake hands after the Gentlemen's Singles second round match on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic advance in straight sets at Wimbledon

One of the women’s favorites, third-seeded Karolina Pliskova, lost on Centre Court.

US player Madison Brengle reacts after winning against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova during their women's singles second round match on the third day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 5, 2017. Brengle won the match 6-3, 1-6, 6-2. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images

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American Madison Brengle ousts two-time champion at Wimbledon

The 27-year-old from Delaware scored the biggest victory over her career, beating No. 11 Petra Kvitova in three sets to advance to the third round.

Steve Johnson of the United States gestures to get rid of flying ants during the Men's Singles Match against Moldova's Radu Albot on day three at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Wednesday, July 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Flying ants swarm players at Wimbledon

Hundreds of flying ants swarmed various courts at the All England Club, distracting players during their matches.

Slovakia's Martin Klizan (L) reacts as Serbia's Novak Djokovic (R) collects his things after Klizan retired during their men's singles first round match on the second day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images

Men’s top seeds enjoy short workdays at Wimbledon

No. 2 Djokovic, No. 3 Federer easily advance as opponents are forced to retire early because of injuries.

LONDON — So much for the idea that Stan Wawrinka might be able to complete a career Grand Slam at Wimbledon this year.