Serena Williams is through to the semi-finals of the French Open after a straight sets win over Sara Errani. Photograph: Afp

For a while on Wednesday, Serena Williams seemed ageless – and almost unfairly too powerful for her opponent, as she beat the Italian Sara Errani 6-1,(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after defeating Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open. Photograph: Rob Griffith/AP

Maria Sharapova showcased all of her canny experience and brutal efficiency as she gave Eugenie Bouchard a 78-minute tennis lesson to advance to the A(...)

Andy Murray: took grilling over his forthcoming wedding in good spirits.  Photograph:  Issei Kato/Reuters

Gary Lineker looked a bit glum yesterday. On a weekend overflowing with FA Cup thrills and spills, the BBC ended up with Bristol City 0, West Ham 1, a(...)

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(...)

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 a courtside reporter asked top player Eugenie Bou(...)

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

Eugenie Bouchard had no idea the man with the microphone in his hand and mischief in his heart would ask her to “do a little twirl” to show off her ou(...)

 Serena Williams reacts  after winning a point in her second round match against Vera Zvonareva.   Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Serena Williams was reluctant to discuss suggestions of sexism at the Australian Open after a male on-court interviewer sparked outrage by asking some(...)

Eugenie Bouchard: was invited to perform a twirl by a reporter in an interview on court following her straight sets victory over Kiki Bertenson at  the Australian Open. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

Eugenie Bouchard had no idea the man with the microphone in his hand and mischief in his heart would ask her to “do a little twirl” to show off her o(...)

Roger Federer is through to the third round of the Austrlaian Open after beating Somione Bolelli in four sets. (Photograph: REUTERS/Thomas Peter)

Roger Federer was made to work for his place in the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday after Maria Sharapova suffered a huge scare agains(...)

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(...)