The Latest: Czech duo complete Slam double at Wimbledon

Published 07-14-2018

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LONDON (AP) – The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

8:55 p.m.

Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova won their second successive Grand Slam title with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 victory over Kveta Peschke and Nicole Melichar in the Wimbledon women's doubles final.

After winning their first major title at the French Open last month, the Czech duo, both 22, emphatically saw off a comeback attempt from fellow-Czech Peschke and American Melichar.

With just one point separating the teams after the opening two sets were split, the third-seeded Krejcikova and Siniakova lifted their level against their 12th-seeded opposition to win 28 of 39 points and every game in the decider.

They are the first women to win the French Open and Wimbledon back-to-back since Kim Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama in 2003. The Czech duo are also the first pairing to claim both the girls' and women's doubles titles at Wimbledon, after winning as juniors in 2013.

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5:20 p.m.

Angelique Kerber claimed her first Wimbledon title with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over seven-time champion Serena Williams.

Kerber made just five unforced errors compared to Williams' 24 as the German reversed the result of the 2016 final.

It is the third Grand Slam title of Kerber's career, adding to her Australian and U.S. Open triumphs in 2016.

The 36-year-old Williams, who was seeking a 24th Grand Slam title, 10 months after

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5:20 p.m.

Angelique Kerber claimed her first Wimbledon title with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over seven-time champion Serena Williams.

Kerber made just five unforced errors compared to Williams' 24 as the German reversed the result of the 2016 final.

It is the third Grand Slam title of Kerber's career, adding to her Australian and U.S. Open triumphs in 2016.

The 36-year-old Williams, who was seeking a 24th Grand Slam title, 10 months after having her first child.

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4:50 p.m.

Angelique Kerber has taken the first set 6-3 against Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final.

Seven-time champion Williams struggled for accuracy as she made 14 unforced errors and was broken three times against the same opponent she defeated in the 2016 final.

Kerber is seeking to add a first Wimbledon title to her Australian and U.S. Open victories, which both came in 2016.

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4:15 p.m.

Meghan Markle is watching Serena Williams go for an

Angelique Kerber claimed her first Wimbledon title with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over seven-time champion Serena Williams.

Kerber made just five unforced errors compared to Williams' 24 as the German reversed the result of the 2016 final.

It is the third Grand Slam title of Kerber's career, adding to her Australian and U.S. Open triumphs in 2016.

The 36-year-old Williams, who was seeking a 24th Grand Slam title, 10 months after having her first child.

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4:50 p.m.

Angelique Kerber has taken the first set 6-3 against Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final.

Seven-time champion Williams struggled for accuracy as she made 14 unforced errors and was broken three times against the same opponent she defeated in the 2016 final.

Kerber is seeking to add a first Wimbledon title to her Australian and U.S. Open victories, which both came in 2016.

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4:15 p.m.

Meghan Markle is watching Serena Williams go for an eighth Wimbledon title.

More than two hours later than originally scheduled, Williams and two-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber are underway in their final on Centre Court.

In a role reversal from her wedding – at which Williams was a guest in May – Markle is watching her friend from the royal box. Markle and her sister-in-law Kate Middleton participated in a standing ovation as the players walked onto the court.

Also supporting Williams on Centre Court are golfer Tiger Woods, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, and Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour.

The usual 2 p.m. start time was pushed back as Novak Djokovic's and Rafael Nadal's semifinal was played to a finish having been carried over from Friday.

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3:35 p.m.

Novak Djokovic advanced to a fifth Wimbledon final with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 3-6, 10-8 victory over Rafael Nadal.

The match – which began on Friday evening – finished after 5 hours, 16 minutes as Djokovic secured the only break of the fifth set. It was the second longest semifinal in Wimbledon history, trailing only Kevin Anderson's victory over John Isner on Friday.

Three-time champion Djokovic will face South African Anderson in the final.

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3:05 p.m.

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are level at 7-7 in the fifth set of their Wimbledon semifinal.

The match – which began on Friday evening – resumed with Djokovic leading 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9). Nadal was more efficient with his break point chances Saturday and took the fourth set 6-3.

At 4 hours, 46 minutes, the match is now the second longest semifinal in Wimbledon history, trailing only Kevin Anderson's victory over John Isner on Friday.

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2 p.m.

Rafael Nadal has forced a fifth set against Novak Djokovic in their Wimbledon semifinal.

Nadal resumed the match – which began on Friday evening – trailing 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9). The two-time champion gave up a 3-0 lead before breaking Djokovic again to take the fourth set 6-3.

The winner will face Kevin Anderson in Sunday's final.

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1:10 p.m.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have resumed their Wimbledon semifinal.

Three-time champion Djokovic was leading two-time champion Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9) when play was stopped by Wimbledon's 11 p.m. curfew on Friday evening.

The start of the match had been delayed by the other men's semifinal, in which Kevin Anderson defeated John Isner in the second longest match in Wimbledon history.

The match is being played with the Centre Court roof closed – the same conditions that the first three sets were played under.

At the conclusion of the men's match, Serena Williams will attempt to win an eighth Wimbledon title as she faces Angelique Kerber in a repeat of the 2016 final.

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12:20 p.m.

About 10 months after having a baby, Serena Williams plays in the Wimbledon final against Angelique Kerber.

Williams is bidding for her eighth championship at the All England Club and 24th Grand Slam title in all, which would equal Margaret Court's all-time record.

Saturday's matchup is a rematch of the 2016 Wimbledon final, when Williams beat Kerber. Williams missed the tournament last year while pregnant.

Kerber is a former No. 1 who has won two major trophies.

Before the women's final, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will take to Centre Court to resume their semifinal that was suspended Friday night after the third set. Djokovic leads 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9).

The winner will face Kevin Anderson in Sunday's final. Anderson edged John Isner 26-24 in the fifth set of their semifinal Friday, which lasted more than 6 1/2 hours and delayed the start of Nadal vs. Djokovic.

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Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic, left, and Barbora Krejcíkova of the Czech Republic prepare to serve during their women's doubles final match against Nicole Melichar of the US and Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) - The Associated Press


Angelique Kerber of Germany returns a ball to Serena Williams of the US during the women's singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018. (Andrew Couldridge, Pool via AP) - The Associated Press


Germany's Angelique Kerber returns the ball to Serena Williams of the United States during their women's singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Tim Ireland) - The Associated Press


Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, right, applaud after Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeated Rafael Nadal of Spain in the men's singles semifinal match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland) - The Associated Press


Serbia's Novak Djokovic gestures after winning a point during his men's singles semifinals match against Rafael Nadal of Spain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis) - The Associated Press


Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a ball to Rafael Nadal of Spain during the men's singles semifinal match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018. (Nic Bothma, Pool via AP) - The Associated Press


Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning a point during the men's singles semifinals match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis) - The Associated Press


Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their men's singles semifinals match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Friday July 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) - The Associated Press


Serena Williams of the US returns a ball to Julia Goerges of Germany during their women's semifinal match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday July 12, 2018. (Neil Hall/Pool via AP) - The Associated Press


Germany's Angelique Kerber celebrates defeating Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko during their women's singles semifinals match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Thursday July 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Tim Ireland) - The Associated Press