Former British number one Elena Baltacha died of liver cancer at the age of 30 early on Sunday morning, her family have announced.  Photograph:Sean Dempsey/PA

Tributes have poured in for the former British women’s number one tennis player Elena Baltacha who has died of liver cancer at the age of 30.The spor(...)

Serena Williams, uncharacteristically, has shown no blips, kinks or wefts in her Wimbledon story so far.

If last week there was a sense of genuflecting to Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and especially Laura Robson, this week is when the vengeful god of Centr(...)

Laura Robson  hits a return to Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia during their women’s singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth /Reuters

Laura Robson can thank Andy Murray for shouldering the lion’s share of expectation. As the more celebrated names have fallen, Murray’s chances of meet(...)

Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal after defeating Maria Sharapova of Russia in their singles  match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Maria Sharapova was dumped out of Wimbledon by world number 131 Michelle Larcher de Brito on Wednesday.The former champion fumed about the grass surfa(...)

Serena Williams of the United States of America plays a backhand during the warm-up before her 6-1 6-3 first round victory over  Mandy Minella of Luxembourg at Wimbledon yesterday. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Issues of parity arise at Wimbledon every year. It normally takes something like a 57 -minute match or better to kick-start the debate and more often (...)