Sir Elton John called for a boycott of fashion brand Dolce and Gabbana after he said the designers labelled children born through IVF “synthetic”. The songwriter who has two children with his husband David Furnish angrily rebuked the Italian pair for criticising same-sex families and the use of fertility treatment. Photo: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Sir Elton John has called for a boycott of fashion brand Dolce and Gabbana after he said the designers labelled children born through IVF “synthetic”.(...)

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(...)

Andy Murray  speaks at a press conference at the 2015 Australian Open. After winning his semi-final match Murray spoke out against those who had criticised his decision to hire Amélie Mauresmo as a coach.   Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

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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.(...)

Eugenie Bouchard: was invited to perform a twirl by a reporter in an interview on court following her straight sets victory over Kiki Bertenson at  the Australian Open. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

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 Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev has been forced to publicly apologise for his slur against the Williams sisters. Photograph: Grigory Dukor/Reuters

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Serena Williams of the US  poses with the championship trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark to win the women’s final match of the 2014 US Open Tennis Championship at Flushing Meadows, New York, USA, yesterday. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

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Serena Williams poses with the trophy after after defeating Caroline Wozniacki  to win the women’s  US Open title in New York. Photograph:  Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Serena Williams rescued her season with a lopsided victory over Caroline Wozniacki to win her 18th Grand Slam title in a US Open final that flirted (...)

Serena Williams  defeated Flavia Pennetta  to reach the US Open semi-final. Photograph:  Barton Silverman/The New York Times

Two-time defending champion Serena Williams, in her black and white leopard dress, started quietly before roaring past 11th seed Flavia Pennetta 6-3 6(...)

 Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic celebrates her victory over Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in the women’s singles final at Wimbledon. Photograph:  Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Petra Kvitova became the women’s Wimbledon champion for the second time in her career after a straight sets win over Canadian hopeful Eugenie Bouchard(...)