The event, founded on a vision of inclusiveness and opportunity and owned by a nonprofit education foundation, has become a summer sports staple in Washington.
The Serb earns his 13th Grand Slam title and first since the 2016 French Open, cruising past a South African foe who appeared sapped by his marathon semifinal.
The German claimed her third career Grand Slam title and first at Wimbledon, and denied Williams her 24th Grand Slam title and first since her lengthy maternity layoff.
Djokovic, because of his semifinal’s suspension, will not have the traditional day off before Sunday’s final — but his opponent Kevin Anderson figures to be fatigued, too, after his 6-hour 36-minute match on Friday.
Anderson prevails in 6 hours 35 minutes, leading to the suspension of the marquee semifinal matching Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
The meticulously crafted, chaperoned 2-minute 20-second pre-match ceremony is unique among Grand Slam events, full of indelible images and strict protocols.
Seeking her 24th Grand Slam title, she handles Julia Goerges in straight sets. She’ll face Angelique Kerber on Saturday.
Sportsmanship is expected of the vanquished at their most trying times. Most of them deliver.
Federer is upset by No. 8 seed Kevin Anderson, who won, 2-6, 6-7 (7-5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11, to advance to his first Wimbledon semifinal. Nadal needed five grueling sets to beat Juan Martin del Potro. American John Isner and three-time champion Novak Djokovic also moved on.
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