Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia celebrates after beating Simona Halep of Romania during their women’s singles match at the French Open  in Paris. Photo: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

It is nearly eight months since Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, then 32, shocked tennis, New York and a host of people who had forgotten who she was by finishi(...)

Rafael Nadal cruised to a straight sets victory over Quentin Halys in the first round of the French Open. Photograph: Reuters

Rafael Nadal showed few signs of weakness as he booked his place in the French Open second round with a straight sets win over French wild card Quenti(...)

Rafael Nadal has beaten Novak Djokovic in two of the last three French Open finals. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP Photo/Getty Images

Rafael Nadal could face world number one Novak Djokovic in quarter-finals of the French Open after the draw handed him the toughest of routes to a po(...)

Novak Djokovic serves the ball during the Italian Open. Photo: Claudio Onorati/EPA

  When Roger Federer said on the eve of his 39th match against Novak Djokovic, “He’s not Rafa Nadal”, he must have suspected his hubris wo(...)

 Andy Murray’s wedding ring attached to his tennis shoes during his match against  Jeremy Chardy of France during the Rome Masters. Photo:   Ian Walton/Getty Images

Andy Murray is more afraid of losing his wedding ring than a tennis match these days but that did not stop him from storming to a 10th successive win(...)

Scott Evans recently made the top 25 in the world rankings in Badminton with only four other European players ahead of him. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The first wave of Irish athletes selected for the inaugural European Games comes to 36 with more names promised in the coming weeks. Katie Taylor hea(...)

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark stretches for a return during her match against Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Caroline Wozniacki unintentionally became embroiled in an issue that is gathering momentum at Wimbledon. The Danish player fell out at the fourth rou(...)

Petra Kvitova serves to Mona Barthel of Germany in their second round match at Wimbledon yesterday. Photograph: EPA

On the big screen on Henman Hill – Murray got the trophy, Henman keeps the hill – they showed old footage of Petra Kvitova beating Maria Sharapova in(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia hits a return to Samantha Murray of Britain   on her way to a 6-1, 6-0 victory at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London. Photograph: Reuters

The “shaky” start Maria Sharapova was referring to was the lone game she could not prevent Samantha Murray from winning at the beginning of the first(...)

Maria Sharapova celebrates after winning her first round match against Samantha Murray. Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Former champion Maria Sharapova showed no mercy to British wildcard Samantha Murray in a brutal 6-1 6-0 first-round victory at Wimbledon on Tuesday.T(...)