Williams has played in 251 Grand Slam matches to Muguruza’s 20. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Any concept of a fairytale ending for Garbiñe Muguruza will be as welcome in Serena Williams’ camp as Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov turning up a(...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland serves in his men’s singles semi-final match against Scotland’s Andy Murray at Wimbledon yesterday. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Andy Murray came into his seventh Wimbledon semi-final looking like he was in the form of his life. Roger Federer arrived in the form of another life,(...)

Serena Williams plays a forehand against Maria Sharapova during the women’s singles semi-final at Wimbledon. Photograph: Julian Feeney/Getty Images.

The old adage of John McEnroe’s close friend, the late Vitas Gerulaitis, was a slim dream to cling to for Maria Sharapova to make it to another Wim(...)

Roger Federer has won his last three matches against Andy Murray. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

The local hope against the greatest player in history on one side and on the other, the world number one against a veteran who is hoping to become (...)

Richard Gasquet celebrates victory over Stan Wawrinka with a well-deserved rest. Photoraph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

A couple of rain delays broke up a sweet afternoon for Andy Murray. By the time the clouds had blown and the Centre Court roof was closed, it took the(...)

Serena Williams serves during her quarter-final against Victoria Azarenka. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

The grunting issue isn’t done with. It brought out the diva in Serena Williams after her quarter-final win over Victoria Azarenka. She was asked if (...)

Serena Williams celebrates after winning her match against Victoria Azarenka  at  Wimbledon. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Two of the most iconic figures of the game took a rattling yesterday, one verbal, the other physical. Both Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova advance(...)

Novak Djokovic in action against Kevin Anderson during their resumed fourth round match at Wimbledon: the Serb was relieved to win. Photograph: Seán Dempsey/EPA

Not one for small gestures, Novak Djokovic hunkered down and with his fingers planted a kiss on the damp grass of number one court. He knew it, Kevin(...)

Scotland’s Andy Murray  celebrates after winning his match against Ivo Karlovic of Croatia at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London yesterday. Photograph:  Toby Melville/Reuters

A warm glow fell over Centre Court. It was a feelgood vibe, a sense that there was still order in the draw, that Andy Murray had the rule of the very (...)

Sisters Serena and Venus Williams embrace after their fourth-round match at Wimbledon. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

As they remain at the top of the women’s game the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, once again took tennis from the court and placed it in the centr(...)