Victoria Beckham and Samuel L Jackson: Wimbledon buddies. Photograph:  Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Just when you reckoned there was no sporting life outside the World Cup, along comes Serbia v Switzerland at Wimbledon where, apparently, a tennis tou(...)

Maria Sharapova 
of Russia (2ndL) holds her trophy as she poses
with her coach Sven Groeneveld (left) and the rest of the team after her French Open victory over Simona Halep at Roland Garros.
Maria Sharapova of Russia (2ndL) holds her trophy as she poses with her coach Sven Groeneveld (L) and team in the dressing room after winning the women’s singles final match against Simona Halep of Romania during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Sindy Thomas/FFT/Pool (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

Wimbledon remains the leafy place where Maria Sharapova became a star. It has been 10 years since Sharapova, then the 13th seed, upset former Wimbledo(...)

Maria Sharapova serves to Sloane Stephens during at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati on August 13th, her last competitive game before further treatment on her injured shoulder. Photograph: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

What can be learned over a long December lunch in Bradenton, Florida, with Maria Sharapova, in a nearly empty Italian chain restaurant where the waite(...)

Maria Sharapova, seen her celebrating the one year anniversary of Sugarpova, has pulled out of the US Open. Photograph:  Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Henri Bendel

Third-seeded Russian Maria Sharapova has pulled out of next week’s US Open due to a shoulder injury, tournament organisers said on Wednesday. The four(...)

Maria Sharapova: not bringing a lot of performance to support her wealth and her celebrity.

Maria Sharapova almost lost her name this week but she might also be losing the plot. When the story broke on Monday that she was applying to a court (...)

Scotland’s Andy Murray in action during his  fourth round match against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia on day seven of the Wimbledon  Championships. Photograph: Getty

If Andy Murray ever feels the smug impulse, he should think of coach Ivan Lendl. Lendl at one stage, after he retired from tennis, tried his hand as a(...)

John McEnroe (right) supported Ernests Gulbis’ assertion thta modern day tennis players are too polite. Photograph: Toby Melville/Pool/Getty Images

Since problems are eternal they are also, by definition, relative: kinda like the smart-arse one in Friends “sympathising” with the wet one’s complica(...)

Anchor man John Inverdale makes a great audience for John McEnroe as dusk falls on the All England club during Wimbledon fortnight. Photograph: PA

It’s less wild, not as much a force of nature, but it is England’s All-Ireland hurling final. It’s their Super Bowl. Their running the bulls in Pamplo(...)