Serena Williams celebrates after winning her match against Victoria Azarenka  at  Wimbledon. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Two of the most iconic figures of the game took a rattling yesterday, one verbal, the other physical. Both Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova advance(...)

Novak Djokovic in action against Kevin Anderson during their resumed fourth round match at Wimbledon: the Serb was relieved to win. Photograph: Seán Dempsey/EPA

Not one for small gestures, Novak Djokovic hunkered down and with his fingers planted a kiss on the damp grass of number one court. He knew it, Kevin(...)

Serena Williams of the U.S.A. celebrates after winning her match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters

Serena Williams out-slugged Victoria Azarenka to set up a frosty Wimbledon semi-final with Maria Sharapova and keep her calendar grand slam bid firmly(...)

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(...)