Novak Djokovic (R) beat Roger Federer in four sets in the men’s final of the Wimbledon Championships Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Few could resist being drawn to the immaculate Novak Djokovic, who yesterday turned a tight match his way to win his third Wimbledon title. But many o(...)

Serena Williams plays a forehand against Maria Sharapova during the women’s singles semi-final at Wimbledon. Photograph: Julian Feeney/Getty Images.

The old adage of John McEnroe’s close friend, the late Vitas Gerulaitis, was a slim dream to cling to for Maria Sharapova to make it to another Wim(...)

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(...)

 Bernard McGinley was buried in Athlone on Monday. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

PSNI detectives investigating the murder of Bernard McGinley (63) at a wedding in Newtownbutler, Co Fermanagh, last week have been granted additional (...)

Novak Djokovic secured his fifth Australian Open title with victory over Andy Murray on Sunday. Photograph: Mal Fairclough/AFP/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic was delighted to join the likes of Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl in winning his eighth Grand Slam title in the Australian (...)

 Novak Djokovic celebrates after victory in his men’s singles final  against Andy Murray at the Australian Open  in Melbourne. Photograph:  William West/AFP/Getty Images

It was with relief as much as elation that, after three hours and 39 minutes, Novak Djokovic raised his tired arms in celebration in the Rod Laver Are(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts after beating  Ana Ivanovic of Serbia in the final of the Brisbane International. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Tennis round-up: US Open champion Marin Cilic has withdrawn from the Australian Open because of a shoulder injury, the world number nine said on Satur(...)

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(...)