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 (...)

 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(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to Zheng Jie of China during their women’s singles match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Maria Sharapova called for HawkEye to be used at the French Open after being on the wrong end of a dubious call in her third-round win over Zheng Jie (...)