Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic  after loosing a point to Czech Republic’s Lucie Hradecka during their first round match for the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Joe Castro / EPA

When Heather Watson spoke about the crumbling hierarchy of women’s tennis, she was not being needlessly downbeat, just realistic.As results at the Au(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts after beating  Ana Ivanovic of Serbia in the final of the Brisbane International. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Tennis round-up: US Open champion Marin Cilic has withdrawn from the Australian Open because of a shoulder injury, the world number nine said on Satur(...)

Simona Halep of Romania celebrates her win over Serena Williams during their WTA Finals  match in Singapore. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters.

Ecstasy and euphoria are the usual emotions world No1 Serena Williams experiences on a tennis court. Against Simona Halep, she was served up a differe(...)

Andy Murray  reacts during his US Open match against  Russia’s Andrey Kuznetsov. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

Andy Murray had another frustrating afternoon on the Louis Armstrong Stadium court but did enough to defeat Andrey Kuznetsov and reach the fourth roun(...)

Serena Williams on her way to victory over American compatriot Vania King in round two of the n women’s singles at the US Open at  Flushing Meadows. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Serena Williams is beginning to look awesome again. Whatever Chicago’s claims to being the nation’s Windy City, New York can whistle up a fair breeze (...)

Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot against Vania King of the United States during their women’s singles second round match on Day Four of the 2014 US Open. Photograph:  Elsa/Getty Images

Serena Williams won 10 games in a row to defeat countrywoman Vania King and reach the third round of the US Open. The world number one, who is bidding(...)

Catherine Bellis of the United States reacts after defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their women’s singles first round match on Day Two of the 2014 US Open. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Fifteen-year-old American wild card Cici Bellis stunned Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova in the biggest upset of the US Open so far. Bellis(...)

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark stretches for a return during her match against Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Caroline Wozniacki unintentionally became embroiled in an issue that is gathering momentum at Wimbledon. The Danish player fell out at the fourth rou(...)

Petra Kvitova serves to Mona Barthel of Germany in their second round match at Wimbledon yesterday. Photograph: EPA

On the big screen on Henman Hill – Murray got the trophy, Henman keeps the hill – they showed old footage of Petra Kvitova beating Maria Sharapova in(...)

Maria Sharapova 
of Russia (2ndL) holds her trophy as she poses
with her coach Sven Groeneveld (left) and the rest of the team after her French Open victory over Simona Halep at Roland Garros.
Maria Sharapova of Russia (2ndL) holds her trophy as she poses with her coach Sven Groeneveld (L) and team in the dressing room after winning the women’s singles final match against Simona Halep of Romania during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Sindy Thomas/FFT/Pool (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

Wimbledon remains the leafy place where Maria Sharapova became a star. It has been 10 years since Sharapova, then the 13th seed, upset former Wimbledo(...)