Williams has played in 251 Grand Slam matches to Muguruza’s 20. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Any concept of a fairytale ending for Garbiñe Muguruza will be as welcome in Serena Williams’ camp as Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov turning up a(...)

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(...)

 Serena Williams plays a backhand return in her semi-final match against Maria Sharapova at  Wimbledon. Photograph:   Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Maria Sharapova, saddled with history and a ball-toss that rebelled her every impulse, suffered for an hour and 19 minutes in the glare and heat of Ce(...)

Serena Williams celebrates after winning her match against Victoria Azarenka  at  Wimbledon. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Two of the most iconic figures of the game took a rattling yesterday, one verbal, the other physical. Both Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova advance(...)

Serena Williams of the U.S.A. celebrates after winning her match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters

Serena Williams out-slugged Victoria Azarenka to set up a frosty Wimbledon semi-final with Maria Sharapova and keep her calendar grand slam bid firmly(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after winning her match against Coco Vandeweghe of the U.S.A. at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Photo: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Thoroughbred Russian grit outclassed all-American pedigree as Maria Sharapova fended off Coco Vandeweghe to set up a probable Wimbledon semi-final wit(...)

Sisters Serena and Venus Williams embrace after their fourth-round match at Wimbledon. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

As they remain at the top of the women’s game the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, once again took tennis from the court and placed it in the centr(...)

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reacts during her match against Garbine Muguruza of Spain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Photo: Henry Browne/Reuters

Caroline Wozniacki has sparked a Wimbledon sexism row by claiming women do not receive as many chances as men to feature on SW19’s show courts. Danish(...)

Maria Sharapova  hits a forehand during her match against Richel Hogenkamp at Wimbledon. Photograph: Henry Browne/Reuters

It was an unusual entrance for the 2004 title holder, Maria Sharapova. Because of the heat and humidity many of the fans that had come to court two(...)

 Maria Sharapova in action  in her second-round match against  Richel Hogenkamp at Wimbledon. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Maria Sharapova strolled into the third round of Wimbledon with a routine 6-3 6-1 win over outclassed debutant Richel Hogenkamp. The 2004 champion wa(...)