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Serena continues streak, but Venus is gone...Belgium moves to semifinals...Tony Parker going to Charlotte

July 6, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams ran her Wimbledon winning streak to 17 matches and moved into the fourth round with a victory over Kristina Mladenovic of France, thanks in part to 13 aces. And Roger Federer has stretched his Wimbledon winning streak to 29 sets in a 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 third-round victory over 64th-ranked Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany.

LONDON (AP) — Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams could not pull off a third consecutive comeback, instead joining the parade of top-10 seeds on the way out of the Grand Slam tournament. No. 9 seed Williams lost to No. 20 Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in the third round. In each of her first two matches this week, Williams dropped the opening set before eventually winning in three. She couldn’t quite do the same this time.

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Belgium is advancing to the World Cup semifinals, after beating five-time champion Brazil 2-1. Belgium, which last reached the semifinals in 1986, will next face 1998 champion France in St. Petersburg. It will be the first time since 2006 that four European teams will feature in the World Cup semifinals. The two other spots will be decided in Sunday’s quarterfinals which feature Russia vs. Croatia and England vs. Sweden.

UNDATED (AP) — Tony Parker’s time in San Antonio is over, after 17 seasons and four NBA championships. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Parker has agreed to sign a two-year, $10 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets. Parker lost his starting role with the Spurs last season. The move to Charlotte reunites him with former Spurs assistant James Borrego, who became the head coach in Charlotte earlier this offseason.

UNDATED (AP) — Kyle O’Quinn is joining the Indiana Pacers. A person familiar with the terms tells The Associated Press that O’Quinn has agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million contract. O’Quinn was with the New York Knicks last season. He becomes the third free agent to pick Indiana this summer, joining Doug McDermott and Tyreke Evans. McDermott and Evans both signed their deals with the Pacers on Friday.

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