Serena Williams serves during her quarter-final against Victoria Azarenka. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

The grunting issue isn’t done with. It brought out the diva in Serena Williams after her quarter-final win over Victoria Azarenka. She was asked if (...)

Serena Williams of the U.S.A. celebrates after winning her match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters

Serena Williams out-slugged Victoria Azarenka to set up a frosty Wimbledon semi-final with Maria Sharapova and keep her calendar grand slam bid firmly(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after winning her match against Coco Vandeweghe of the U.S.A. at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Photo: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Thoroughbred Russian grit outclassed all-American pedigree as Maria Sharapova fended off Coco Vandeweghe to set up a probable Wimbledon semi-final wit(...)

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,(...)

Stan Wawrinka  celebrates after defeating Kei Nishikori to progress to the semi-finals of the Australian Open. (Photograph: REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

Men’s champion Stan Wawrinka avenged a tough defeat to Kei Nishikori at last year’s U.S. Open while an ill Serena Williams remained on track for her (...)

Novak Djokovic stretches to hit a backhand return during his match against    Gilles Muller  at  the Australian Open in  Melbourne. Photograph:  Lukas Coch/EPA

Novak Djokovic ensured seven of the top eight seeds reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open after overcoming Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller in M(...)

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark makes a backhand return to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday. Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP

Caroline Wozniacki said she felt “cursed” at Melbourne Park after losing in straight sets to a resurgent Victoria Azarenka in the Australian Open sec(...)

Serena Williams is through to the second round of the Australian Open after she beat Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck in straight sets. (Photograph: William WestGetty Images)

Serena Williams was dragged into a second set scrap by unheralded Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck but put down the minor threat with some powerful serving(...)

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  defeated Flavia Pennetta  to reach the US Open semi-final. Photograph:  Barton Silverman/The New York Times

Two-time defending champion Serena Williams, in her black and white leopard dress, started quietly before roaring past 11th seed Flavia Pennetta 6-3 6(...)