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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 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(...)

Serena Williams  signs autographs as she leaves the court after defeating Belgium’s Alison van Uytvanck in their first-round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Even as he confirms his favouritism for the 2015 Australian Open, Novak Djokovic continues to dance around the issue of his health. It was a curious (...)

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(...)

 Andy Murray during his semi-final over Rafael Nadal of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship at Zayed Sport City on  in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photograph:  Francois Nel/Getty Images

Andy Murray picked up his first trophy of the season without having to play a match after Novak Djokovic withdrew ahead of their final in Abu Dhabi be(...)

 Heather Watson of Great Britain returns a shot against Sorana Cirstea of Romania during their women’s singles first round match on Day Two of the US Open. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Heather Watson was blown away by Romania’s Sorana Cirstea in the first round of the US Open. Nothing went right for the British number one, who won ju(...)

 Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic (right) hugs compatriot Lucie Safarova whom she defeated in their semi final match at Wimbledon. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich

Petra Kvitova powered into her second Wimbledon final just two weeks after a hamstring injury cast doubt on her involvement.The 2011 champion saw off (...)

Angelique Kerber of Germany celebrates during her  fourth-round match against Maria Sharapova of Russia at Wimbledon. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

Oh. I. Say. Now Maria Sharapova, the favourite, is gone, too. In a women’s competition distinguished by shock results – with incredulity only fraction(...)

Serena Williams at full stretch during her second round defeat to  Garbine Muguruza of Spain. Photograph: EPA

A tournament of upsets got the biggest of the lot as defending champion Serena Williams sensationally lost to Spaniard Garbine Muguruza in the second (...)

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PATRICK CONLIFFEIrish Formula One racer Eddie Irvine received damages in the English courts, in 2002, on foot of his image being used by a radio stati(...)