Winner of last year’s French Open Spain’s  Rafael Nadal. Photograph: Getty Images

Prize money at the French Open has been increased by €3 million to over €28 million, the French Tennis Federation has announced. The singles champions(...)

Serena Williams poses with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning the  Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

‘It’s inconceivable to think that Maria Sharapova could lose to anybody 16 times in a row, it’s impossible,” the BBC’s John Lloyd told Sue Barker befo(...)

Serena Williams is  now just three grand slams short of Steffi Graf’s record after she beat Maria Shrapova in straight sets to win her sixth Australian Open title. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Serena Williams extended her winning streak against Maria Sharapova to 16 matches to claim a 19th grand slam title in the Australian Open on Saturday.(...)

Serena Williams is through to the Australian Open final, where she will play Maria Sharapova, after a straight sets win over Madison Keys(Photograph: William West/Getty Images)

Serena Williams overcame a spirited challenge from fellow American Madison Keys to become the oldest Australian Open finalist in the open era on Thurs(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after defeating Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open. Photograph: Rob Griffith/AP

Maria Sharapova showcased all of her canny experience and brutal efficiency as she gave Eugenie Bouchard a 78-minute tennis lesson to advance to the A(...)

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada hits a return against Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania during  their women’s singles match at the  Australian Open  in Melbourne. Photograph: Mal Fairclough/AFP/Getty Images

Perfectionist Eugenie Bouchard revealed she had given herself a stern talking to after surviving a second-set collapse to book her place in the quarte(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia in action against Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan in their third round match at the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne. Photograph: Barbara Walton/EPA

Maria Sharapova returned to form in the Australian Open with a commanding performance in the third round in Melbourne. Sharapova had to save two match(...)

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark makes a backhand return to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday. Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP

Caroline Wozniacki said she felt “cursed” at Melbourne Park after losing in straight sets to a resurgent Victoria Azarenka in the Australian Open sec(...)

Roger Federer is through to the third round of the Austrlaian Open after beating Somione Bolelli in four sets. (Photograph: REUTERS/Thomas Peter)

Roger Federer was made to work for his place in the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday after Maria Sharapova suffered a huge scare agains(...)

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(...)