Petra Kvitova celebrates victory over Kiki Bertens during day two of the Wimbledon Championships. Photo: Mark Egerton/PA

Reigning champion Petra Kvitova began the defence of her Wimbledon title in emphatic style as she thrashed Holland’s Kiki Bertens in straight sets. Kv(...)

Sean O’Driscoll, manager of England Under-19’s is the new Liverpool assistant. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images
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Nick Kyrgios enters the court to face Diego Schwartzman in his first round match at Wimbledon yesterday. Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

At January’s Australian Open he became a national figure, his forehand ripping him a route to the quarter-finals, where he was stopped by Andy Murray(...)

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic tries to shoo a bird from the court during his men’s singles first round match against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber on day one of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships. Photograph: Glyn Kirk

(...) with their coaches during matches, which is strictly prohibited in tennis. Communicate tactics The(...)

Lleyton Hewitt waves goodbye to the fans on Court Two after he was beaten in the first round of Wimbledon by Jarkko Nieminen. Photo: Stefan Wermuth

Lleyton Hewitt battled to the bitter end but was unable to prevent his Wimbledon singles career finishing with a dramatic five-set defeat to Finland’s(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia shakes the hand of Johanna Konta of Britain after winning their first round match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Photo: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

The former Wimbledon champion, Maria Sharapova, advanced to the second round against the British No2, Johanna Konta, who was unable to translate her r(...)

Fans queued and slept outside Wimbledon since Saturday morning to get tickets for this year’s championship. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Diehard tennis fans waited for almost 54 hours to guarantee a seat on Centre Court as Wimbledon(...)

Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the second set against Philipp Kohlschreiber during the first round men’s singles during day one of the Wimbledon Championships. Photo Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Novak Djokovic was far from his fluent best but the defending champion did enough to beat Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in straights sets and mov(...)

Serena Williams celebrates winning her Ladies Singles first round match against Margarita Gasparyan of Russia during day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Serena Williams preserved her perfect first-round record at Wimbledon but it was hard work at times for the American as she took another step towards (...)

Tennis fans queue up to get in during day one of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA

Tennis: Wimbledon Wimbledon is finally here and the the tennis patrons have been blessed with some(...)