Defending champions Petra Kvitova is out of Wimbledon after losing to Jelena Jankovic in three sets. Photograph: Afp

Petra Kvitova fears she will be haunted for weeks by her stunning Wimbledon exit as a title defence that looked to be running smoothly came dramatical(...)

Serena Williams was pushed to the limit by Heather Watson on Centre Court at Wimbledon. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

The best tennis of Heather Watson’s life wasn’t good enough on a dramatic night on Centre Court. Wimbledon has always had the habit of wringing emo(...)

Heather Watson argues a line call on day one of Wimbledon. Druing the match, she drew a €2,500 fine for a verbal obscenity. Photograph: PA

When the temperatures soar and the shots land a little long, when the scoreboard is turning over for only one player and life’s ambitions are being se(...)

Serena Williams celebrates match point  after her third-round victory over Britain’s Heather Watson at   Wimbledon. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Heather Watson observed with some cause during a good run of results last season that anyone can beat anyone on their day in the modern game. She can (...)

British number one Heather Watson has slammed the abuse she receives on social media. Photograph: Afp

The British No 1 tennis player Heather Watson has hit back at the “cowards” who have sent her death threats on social media. Following an emphatic str(...)

Maria Sharapova  hits a forehand during her match against Richel Hogenkamp at Wimbledon. Photograph: Henry Browne/Reuters

It was an unusual entrance for the 2004 title holder, Maria Sharapova. Because of the heat and humidity many of the fans that had come to court two(...)

Bjorn Thompson, whose mother is from Limerick, was spotted playing in a tournament in Japan.

The names Bradenton, Florida and Nick Bollettieri have occupied the tennis world now for four decades. The very words kick up the names of past glorie(...)

Andy Murray is the number three seed for Wimbledon 2015. Photograph Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

The Wimbledon seeding system is peculiar to the All England Club but few will be surprised to see Rafa Nadal placed at 10th when the tournament gets u(...)

 Andy Murray in action against Facundo Arguello of Argentina on day two of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Maria Sharapova got back in the groove at her happiest hunting ground while Andy Murray’s growing love of clay blossomed as both posted easy first-ro(...)

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(...)