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.(...)

Serena Williams of the US  poses with the championship trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark to win the women’s final match of the 2014 US Open Tennis Championship at Flushing Meadows, New York, USA, yesterday. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

They did the cool thing, the classy thing, by bringing Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert out to embellish, or even to authenticate, the occasion of(...)

Serena Williams poses with the trophy after after defeating Caroline Wozniacki  to win the women’s  US Open title in New York. Photograph:  Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Serena Williams rescued her season with a lopsided victory over Caroline Wozniacki to win her 18th Grand Slam title in a US Open final that flirted (...)

Marion Bartoli reacts after winning the women’s singles final at Wimbledon on Saturday. Photograph:  Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images.

The noggin. There is no accounting for it. How many Wimbledon titles have been lost and won on the power of the mind? So often, women’s Centre Court f(...)

Germany’s Sabine Lisicki celebrates a point against Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska during their semi-final clash at Wimbledon. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Marion Bartoli’s charm offensive yesterday may be too late to replace Sabine Lisicki for the lion’s share of support as the German appears to have alr(...)

Marion Bartoli of France trains on a practise court at the Wimbledon.   Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Marion Bartoli completes her journey from rock bottom to the most prestigious match in women’s tennis tomorrow when she steps out on Centre Court to (...)

Sabine Lisicki after her win over Agnieszka Radwanska. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

It was a give and take match. Sabine Lisicki took and then she gave. She then gave again and finally took. Nobody, not even the German knew whether sh(...)

 Sabine Lisicki celebrates victory during the Ladies singles semi final  against Agnieszka Radwanska. Photograph:   Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Sabine Lisicki became the first German to reach Wimbledon’s women’s singles final since Steffi Graf after she dug deep to pull off a remarkable marat(...)