Heather Watson argues a line call on day one of Wimbledon. Druing the match, she drew a €2,500 fine for a verbal obscenity. Photograph: PA

When the temperatures soar and the shots land a little long, when the scoreboard is turning over for only one player and life’s ambitions are being se(...)

Serena Williams celebrates match point  after her third-round victory over Britain’s Heather Watson at   Wimbledon. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Heather Watson observed with some cause during a good run of results last season that anyone can beat anyone on their day in the modern game. She can (...)

British number one Heather Watson has slammed the abuse she receives on social media. Photograph: Afp

The British No 1 tennis player Heather Watson has hit back at the “cowards” who have sent her death threats on social media. Following an emphatic str(...)

Maria Sharapova  hits a forehand during her match against Richel Hogenkamp at Wimbledon. Photograph: Henry Browne/Reuters

It was an unusual entrance for the 2004 title holder, Maria Sharapova. Because of the heat and humidity many of the fans that had come to court two(...)

Serena Williams celebrates winning her Ladies Singles first round match against Margarita Gasparyan of Russia during day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Serena Williams preserved her perfect first-round record at Wimbledon but it was hard work at times for the American as she took another step towards (...)

Novak Djokovic of Serbia during a pratice session prior to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

The Wimbledon winners this this year will get €2,650,820.96 each. Being equal opportunity employers, the prize money awarded to the men’s and women(...)

Andy Murray is the number three seed for Wimbledon 2015. Photograph Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

The Wimbledon seeding system is peculiar to the All England Club but few will be surprised to see Rafa Nadal placed at 10th when the tournament gets u(...)

Serena Williams  celebrates match point in the French Open women’s singles final against Lucie Safarova  at Roland Garros  in Paris. Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

World number one Serena Williams survived a mid-match meltdown to beat Czech Lucie Safarova 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2 to win the French Open on Saturday, her 20t(...)

Czech Republic’s Lucie Safarova returns the ball to Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic during the women’s semi-finals at the  French  Open in Paris. Photo:  Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

Lucie Safarova is through to the first Grand Slam final of her career as the Czech extended her remarkable run at the French Open with a surprise vict(...)

Serena Williams is through to the semi-finals of the French Open after a straight sets win over Sara Errani. Photograph: Afp

For a while on Wednesday, Serena Williams seemed ageless – and almost unfairly too powerful for her opponent, as she beat the Italian Sara Errani 6-1,(...)