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 (...)

 Jordan Spieth of the United States poses with the trophy  after winning the 115th US Open Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

At age 21, Jordan Spieth has won his second Major and become the most celebrated player in golf. He is also halfway to one of the most difficult feats(...)

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(...)

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(...)