Kerber beats Williams...Djokovic beats Nadal...Belgium beats England...Parker to join the Bulls
LONDON (AP) — Angelique Kerber has won her first Wimbledon title, defeating Serena seven-time champion Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3. Kerber made just five unforced errors compared to Williams’ 24 as the 30-year-old German reversed the result of the 2016 final. It’s Kerber’s third Grand Slam title. Williams was seeking a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title, 10 months after having her first child.
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) will face Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon men’s final tomorrow. Djokovic advanced today by beating Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 10-8 in a semifinal match that lasted more than five hours over two days. Yesterday Anderson beat John Isner in a match that was even longer - lasting 6 hours, 36 minutes.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls have agreed to a $40 million, two-year contract, bringing the talented and often-injured forward to his hometown team. His agent confirmed the deal today after the Milwaukee Bucks rescinded their qualifying offer, making Parker an unrestricted free agent. The Bulls are banking on him to stay healthy after he tore a ligament in his left knee twice in four seasons with Milwaukee.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Belgium has finished in third place at the World Cup by beating England 2-0. Belgium’s previous best World Cup finish was fourth 1986. England hasn’t managed to finish better than fourth since winning the championship in 1966. France and Croatia will compete for the title tomorrow.
MOSCOW (AP) — England has been fined for a second time at the World Cup over players wearing non-approved socks. In a game against Croatia, two England players wore a type of branded sock FIFA (FEE’-fuh) has cracked down on at this tournament. The team was also fined for the same offense in a game against Sweden. The fines had nothing to do with socks worn by England’s Danny Rose in today’s game, which generated online debate because they had holes in them.