Update on the latest in sports:
Serena Williams wins three-set quarterfinal
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – Serena Williams was pushed to three sets on Centre Court before beating fellow American Alison Riske 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to reach her 12th Wimbledon semifinal.
Williams broke for a 5-3 lead in the third set when Riske double-faulted on the fourth break point of the game, and then served out the win with an ace.
Williams is seeking an eighth Wimbledon title and 24th Grand Slam victory, while Riske was playing her first quarterfinal at a major tournament.
Earlier, Simona Halep reached the Wimbledon semifinals for the second time, beating Zhang Shuai 7-6 (4), 6-1. The 2018 French Open champion is looking for her second career Grand Slam title but had not reached the semifinals at the All England Club since 2014.
Lots of All-Star rookies in Cleveland
CLEVELAND (AP) – A lot of new faces will be on the field for tonight’s All-Star Game in Cleveland. There are 36 first-time All Stars on the two teams.
They include the Mets’ Jeff McNeil, who leads the majors with a .349 average, and Atlanta’s Ronald Acuna Jr., the 21-year-old who was last year’s National League Rookie of the Year. American League newcomers include White Sox righthander Lucas Giolito.
If tonight’s game goes into extra innings, baseball fans might see something they’ve never seen before. A rule that’s already taken effect in the minor leagues and elsewhere will be employed in the All-Star Game. Every extra inning will begin with a free runner at second base.
Daly withdraws from British Open
UNDATED (AP) – John Daly has withdrawn from the British Open three days after being told he can’t ride in a cart.
The R&A announced Tuesday that Daly, who won the Open at St. Andrews in 1995, has withdrawn because of a medical condition. He was replaced at Royal Portrush by Kevin Streelman.
Daly cited the Americans with Disabilities Act in requesting – and receiving – a cart for the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. Daly says he has osteoarthritis in his right knee and that makes it difficult to walk.
The R&A said it denied his request because it considers walking to be an integral part of the championship.