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Kvitova opens Wimbledon defense with 6-1, 6-0 win

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada leaves the court after losing to Ying-Ying Duan of China in the singles first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday June 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

LONDON (AP) — A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis’ up-and-coming stars.

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Williams sisters pull out of doubles at Wimbledon

Serena Williams of the United States plays a return to Margarita Gasparyan of Russia during their women's singles first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday June 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

LONDON (AP) — Serena and Venus Williams have pulled out of women’s doubles at Wimbledon.

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Wimbledon Lookahead: Smallest group of US men since 1947

Former champion Roger Federer  serves during practice at the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, in  Wimbledon London Sunday June 28, 2015.  The Wimbledon tennis championships begin on Monday. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — The seven U.S. men in the Wimbledon main draw represent the country’s smallest contingent since 1947, when only five played at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament.

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Wimbledon Lookahead: Smallest group of US men since 1947

In this June 26, 2014, file photo, Jack Sock, of the United States, returns a shot to Milos Raonic, of Canada, during their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, London, England. Which of the younger set in men's tennis might make a statement this year? There's a trio of talented Australians, all 22 or under, Nick Kyrgios (who beat Rafael Nadal at the All England Club in 2014); Bernard Tomic (a quarterfinalist in 2011); Thanasi Kokkinakis, and others such as Jack Sock of the U.S., Dominic Thiem of Austria, and Borna Coric of Croatia.  (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

LONDON (AP) — The seven U.S. men in the Wimbledon main draw represent the country’s smallest contingent since 1947, when only five played at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament.

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Straight-set wins for top-ranked Djokovic, Williams on Day 1

Serena Williams of the United States celebrates a point during the women's singles first round match against Margarita Gasparyan of Russia at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday June 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

LONDON (AP) — As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start.

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