Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot in his men’s singles match against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia at the French Open in Paris. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Defending champion Rafa Nadal dismantled unseeded Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-1 6-2 6-1 to set up a French Open quarter-final clash with fellow Spaniard(...)

Andy Murray celebrates victory in his men’s singles match against Marinko Matosevic of Australia on day five of the French Open at Roland Garros. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

If Fred Perry were alive, it is not inconceivable his name would be added to the growing list of supposed candidates to coach Andy Murray. At the time(...)

Li Na: “In my mind I didn’t have any idea how to play the match.” Photograph: EPA

Li Na helped set an unwanted record by crashing out in the first round at Roland Garros yesterday. Second seed Li’s 7-5 3-6 6-1 loss to Kristina Mlade(...)

Slovakia’s  Dominika Cibulkova  celebrates after she defeated Maria Sharapova in their fourth-round match at the Australian Open  in Melbourne. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Maria Sharapova joined Serena Williams in making an early exit from the Australian Open on Monday but defending champion Victoria Azarenka swept into (...)

Victoria Azarenka in action against Yvonne Meusburger during their third round match.

Victoria Azarenka and Sloane Stephens will do their talking on the court as they prepare to meet for the first time since last year’s infamous Austral(...)

Monica Puig of Puerto Rico celebrates match point during her Ladies’ Singles first round match against Sara Errani of Italy on day one of  Wimbledon. Photograph: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Image

Maria Sharapova battled through a tough Centre Court opener against fast-rising French player Kristina Mladenovic on the opening day of Wimbledon. Twe(...)

 Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates   as Victoria Azarenka of Belarus walks off court following their Women’s Singles semi-final matchof the French Open at Roland Garros. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Maria Sharapova reached her second consecutive French Open final with a 6-1 2-6 6-4 victory over Victoria Azarenka in Paris. There she will meet Seren(...)

 Maria Sharapova waves to the crowd as she celebrates match point  in her quarter-final against Jelena Jankovic at the  French Open  in Paris. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Defending champion Maria Sharapova kept her hopes of back-to-back French Open titles alive after recovering from a horrible first set to beat Jelena J(...)

Serena Williams hits a backhand shot during a semifinal match against her sister Venus Williams at the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C., Saturday, April 6, 2013. Serena won 6-1, 6-2. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

Serena Williams bounced back from a set down to defeat former top ranked Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 3-6 6-0 6-2 and win her third Family (...)