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(...)

Russia’s Maria Sharapova after her victory over Kristina Mladenovic of France.

Perhaps all it took was a match, the scent of the grass, the sound of the ball and action. This year’s tacky pre-tournament verbal exchange between Se(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal waves to the crowd after losing to Belgium’s Steve Darcis during day one of the Wimbledon Championships . Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Rafael Nadal refused to blame his problematic knees in the wake of his shock first-round exit at the hands of Steve Darcis this afternoon. The Spaniar(...)