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(...)

Eugenie Bouchard: can take her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon today.

Eugenie Bouchard was asked yesterday to describe her game. “Solid, aggressive,” came the reply. The trade secrets are safe with the Canadian as she fa(...)

Angelique Kerber  hits a return during her women’s singles quarter-final against Eugenie Bouchard. Photograph:  Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

The new golden girl of tennis, Eugenie Bouchard, reached the Wimbledon semi-finals this afternoon with a 6-3 6-4 defeat of Angelique Kerber. The 20-ye(...)

 Germany’s Angelique Kerber  celebrates during her fourth round win over Russia’s Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon. Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images

If there is such a thing as a tipping point the scales yesterday may have fallen towards a raft of virtually unknown players and away from familiar fa(...)

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(...)

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(...)

 Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia celebrates after winning her semi final match against Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) at the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne. Photograph: MAST IRHAM/EPA

Li Na will hope to keep her head in check and feet on the ground during her third Australian Open final after her coach Carlos Rodriguez helped calm (...)

Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli of France who has announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 28. Photograph: Getty

Marion Bartoli has announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 28 - less than six weeks after winning Wimbledon.The Frenchwoman made the announ(...)

Marion Bartoli of France  with the Venus Rosewater Dish trophy and Andy Murray of Great Britain  with the Gentlemen’s Singles trophy for their Wimbledon successes. Bartoli earned €1.86 million in prize money for winning the tournament.  Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

So Marion Bartoli endures laddish stick from John Inverdale, puts a trembling Sabine Lisicki to the sword and walks away €183,350 richer for a fortnig(...)

France’s Marion Bartoli falls to her knees after beating Germany’s  Sabine Lisicki in their women’s singles final at  Wimbledon. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Marion Bartoli overwhelmed an out of sorts Sabine Lisicki 6-1 6-4 on a sun-drenched Centre Court to win her first Wimbledon title on Saturday.Frenchwo(...)