Eugenie Bouchard of Canada hits a return against Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania during  their women’s singles match at the  Australian Open  in Melbourne. Photograph: Mal Fairclough/AFP/Getty Images

Perfectionist Eugenie Bouchard revealed she had given herself a stern talking to after surviving a second-set collapse to book her place in the quarte(...)

Scotland’s Andy Murray reacts after winning a point  against Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov during their men’s singles match at the  Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph:  Mal Fairclough/AFP/Getty Images

Andy Murray extended his streak of consecutive grand slam quarter-final appearances to 16 with a rollercoaster victory over Grigor Dimitrov in the Aus(...)

Rudy Gestede is mobbed by his Blackburn Rovers team mates after he scored his side’s second at Ewood Park.(Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

If this was Rudy Gestede’s parting act as a Blackburn Rovers player, it was a fitting way to bid farewell. The giant forward’s aerial menace and uncom(...)

Madison Keys of the USA plays a forehand shot in her third-round match against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

(...)’s (US tennis) doing pretty well,” Keys said. “It’s going in the right direction.”Keys’s hitting against(...)

Novak Djokovic is through to the last 16 of the Australian Open after he beat Fernando Verdasco in straight sets. (Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

(...) for that opportunity, so try your best. I think today finally I play some of my best tennis. Losing(...)

Illustration: Alan Clarke

(...)-all in an accent that appeals to more than just the female members of tennis clubs in the Ballsbridge and(...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland looks up dejected as he plays Italian Andreas Seppi during their third round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Andy Brownbill.

(...) beginning I just went on the court to enjoy the match and to play my best tennis. But especially after the(...)

A still from the Victoria’s Secret Super Bowl advert: getting their hair and lipgloss out but leaving the rest to the imagination

It has been a week of not-so-sporting stereotypes. Women’s tennis was rocked by “twirlgate” after(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia in action against Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan in their third round match at the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne. Photograph: Barbara Walton/EPA

(...) serve in the first eight games. “I wasn’t playing great tennis in the first (set),” Bouchard said. “I(...)

Eugenie Bouchard was asked by reporter Ian Cohen to “do a little twirl” and show off her outfit for TV cameras and the crowd at the Australian Open in Melbourne this week. Photograph: William West/AFP Photo

(...).Bouchard, one of the rising stars of women’s tennis, had just won a match on the Margaret Court Arena and(...)