Novak Djokovic serves the ball during the Italian Open. Photo: Claudio Onorati/EPA

  When Roger Federer said on the eve of his 39th match against Novak Djokovic, “He’s not Rafa Nadal”, he must have suspected his hubris wo(...)

Serena Williams in action against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain during the final of the Miami Open tennis tournament on Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida. Photograph: EPA

Serena Williams claimed her eighth Miami Open title in 14 years after ruthlessly brushing aside the challenge of 12th seed Carla Suarez Navarro in Sat(...)

Maria Sharapova returns the ball to  Garbine Muguruza of Spain in their French Open women’s singles quarter-final at Roland Garros in Paris. Photograph:  Etienne Laurent/EPA

It is not unreasonable to speculate that Maria Sharapova indulged in a loud celebration of Serena Williams’s crushing loss to the world number 35, Gar(...)

 Marin Cilic  serves during his men’s singles match against Novak Djokovic  at the  French Open in Paris. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic ran into a spot of bother at the French Open, dropping a set each and needing over three hours to reach the fourth r(...)

Li Na of China celebrates after defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia to win the  Australian Open  in Melbourne.

In the immediate aftermath of most Grand Slam championships, the winners spout the usual clichés, shed a few tears and thank everyone they ever met an(...)

 Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia celebrates after winning her semi final match against Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) at the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne. Photograph: MAST IRHAM/EPA

Li Na will hope to keep her head in check and feet on the ground during her third Australian Open final after her coach Carlos Rodriguez helped calm (...)

 Andy Murray Britain shakes hands at the net with Denis Istomin after their fourth round match. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Defending champion Andy Murray ground his way past Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin with a 6-7, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory in the early hours of this morning to (...)

Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal after defeating Maria Sharapova of Russia in their singles  match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Maria Sharapova was dumped out of Wimbledon by world number 131 Michelle Larcher de Brito on Wednesday.The former champion fumed about the grass surfa(...)