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Madison Keys will play in Olympics

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois — Madison Keys has proven that she can compete and play with the elite tennis players from around the world. Now the Rock Island native gets another chance to stand with some of the game’s best. 68 more words


Rock Island's Madison Keys named to 2016 U.S. Olympic Tennis Team

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – The Quad Cities will have hometown athlete to root for in Rio. The United States Tennis Association announced the team for the 2016 Olympic games and Rock Island native, Madison Keys was named to compete in the singles competition. 426 more words


Madison Keys advances to fourth round at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) – Ninth-seeded Madison Keys advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon by beating Alize Cornet 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 on No. 1 Court.

The American player, who reached the quarterfinals at the All England Club in 2015, last week became the first American woman to make her debut in the top 10 since Serena Williams in 1999. 11 more words


Serena Williams tops WTA ranking for Wimbledon

Serena Williams begins the defense of her Wimbledon title at the top of the WTA women’s rankings, while her sister, Venus lands eight place.

The Wimbledon top seed remains on 8,330 points, while last year’s beaten finalist Garbine Muguruza is second on 6,712 ahead of Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska (5,875) in the rankings released on Monday. 70 more words


8 burning questions about Wimbledon 2016

Wimbledon — this little tennis tournament in England that you probably haven’t heard of — kicked off on Monday morning. In terms of tennis, it’s one of the greatest places to gawk at celebrities, make history, and practice your British accent. 805 more words


Plenty of early Brexits, but Serena and Djokovic Remain the ones to beat

There’s a strong temptation these days to just hand the Wimbledon trophies over to Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic and not bother playing the tournament at all. 934 more words

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Looking Forward To: Wimbledon

What is it about a bit of sun, the promise of strawberries and cream, champagne and a fantastically mowed lawn that turns everyone into a tennis loving patriot? 753 more words