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(...)

Serena Williams of the US  poses with the championship trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark to win the women’s final match of the 2014 US Open Tennis Championship at Flushing Meadows, New York, USA, yesterday. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

They did the cool thing, the classy thing, by bringing Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert out to embellish, or even to authenticate, the occasion of(...)