Russia’s Maria Sharapova rests during her match against Russia’s Vitalia Diatchenko during the women’s second round of the Roland Garros 2015 French Tennis Open. Photo: Getty Images

Defending champion Maria Sharapova moved easily into the third round of the French Open with a 6-3 6-1 defeat of fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko on (...)

Rafael Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic are set to meet each other in the French Open quarter-finals. Photograph: Reuters

The good news for Rafael Nadal is that his clay court game and his waning spirit have been restored to nearly full working order. The bad news is tha(...)

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(...)

Serena Williams’ 27-game unbeaten run came to an end after Petra Kvitova defeated the American in the Madrid Open semi-finals. Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

World number one Serena Williams’s 27-match unbeaten run ended with a 6-2 6-3 defeat by Petra Kvitova in the Madrid Open semi-finals on Friday.Czech K(...)

Serena Williams’ Australian Open victory was her 19th singles title. Photo: Juan Medina/Reuters

Serena Williams can break Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slam singles despite being five short at an age when most players have retired, accordin(...)

Serena Williams in action against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain during the final of the Miami Open tennis tournament on Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida. Photograph: EPA

Serena Williams claimed her eighth Miami Open title in 14 years after ruthlessly brushing aside the challenge of 12th seed Carla Suarez Navarro in Sat(...)

Serena Williams poses with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning the women’s singles final at the 2015 Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Reuters.

Serena Williams made her professional debut on a practice court at Club Avantage in Quebec City on October 29, 1995. With an estimated 50 people on ha(...)

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(...)

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.(...)