Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic  after loosing a point to Czech Republic’s Lucie Hradecka during their first round match for the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Joe Castro / EPA

When Heather Watson spoke about the crumbling hierarchy of women’s tennis, she was not being needlessly downbeat, just realistic.As results at the Au(...)

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard in action during her semi-final win over Simona Halep. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Wimbledon continued to enjoy the rise and rise of Canadian Eugenie Bouchard. On the hottest day so far and with a new face to contest the final agains(...)

 Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic (right) hugs compatriot Lucie Safarova whom she defeated in their semi final match at Wimbledon. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich

Petra Kvitova powered into her second Wimbledon final just two weeks after a hamstring injury cast doubt on her involvement.The 2011 champion saw off (...)

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard after her 6-3, 6-4 win over Angelique Kerber of Germany in their quarter-final game at Wimbledon yesterday. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Eugenie Bouchard’s ‘breakout’ year has become quite a thing of beauty. The junior player of two years ago has blossomed and maintained the top half o(...)

 Germany’s Angelique Kerber  celebrates during her fourth round win over Russia’s Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon. Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images

If there is such a thing as a tipping point the scales yesterday may have fallen towards a raft of virtually unknown players and away from familiar fa(...)

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark stretches for a return during her match against Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Caroline Wozniacki unintentionally became embroiled in an issue that is gathering momentum at Wimbledon. The Danish player fell out at the fourth rou(...)

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(...)

Li Na of China celebrates after defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia to win the  Australian Open  in Melbourne.

In the immediate aftermath of most Grand Slam championships, the winners spout the usual clichés, shed a few tears and thank everyone they ever met an(...)

 Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia celebrates after winning her semi final match against Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) at the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne. Photograph: MAST IRHAM/EPA

Li Na will hope to keep her head in check and feet on the ground during her third Australian Open final after her coach Carlos Rodriguez helped calm (...)

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in action against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia at the Australian Open   in Melbourne. Photograph: Narenda Shrestha/EPA

Eugenie Bouchard has another cuddly toy and another grand slam scalp to add to her growing collection after knocking out Ana Ivanovic to reach the sem(...)