Serena and Venus Williams are to meet each other in the fourth round. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

If a mindset can be borrowed from another player, Andy Murray could do worse than glancing at how Roger Federer defused an explosive Sam Groth. Even w(...)

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic tries to shoo a bird from the court during his men’s singles first round match against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber on day one of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships. Photograph: Glyn Kirk

First days and even first weeks can be like a procession of champions tramping down the wannabes. The top seeds and celebs took comfort from that on (...)

 Andy Murray in action against Facundo Arguello of Argentina on day two of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Maria Sharapova got back in the groove at her happiest hunting ground while Andy Murray’s growing love of clay blossomed as both posted easy first-ro(...)

Venus Williams  hits a return against  Agnieszka Radwanska during their  match at the  Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph:  Mal Fairclough/AFP/Getty Images

Venus Williams will face a player she inspired to take up tennis after reaching her first Grand Slam quarter-final since 2010 in the Australian Open. (...)

Eugenie Bouchard was asked by reporter Ian Cohen to “do a little twirl” and show off her outfit for TV cameras and the crowd at the Australian Open in Melbourne this week. Photograph: William West/AFP Photo

Eugenie Bouchard had no idea the man with the microphone in his hand and mischief in his heart would ask her to “do a little twirl” to show off her ou(...)

Eugenie Bouchard: was invited to perform a twirl by a reporter in an interview on court following her straight sets victory over Kiki Bertenson at  the Australian Open. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

Eugenie Bouchard had no idea the man with the microphone in his hand and mischief in his heart would ask her to “do a little twirl” to show off her o(...)

Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic  after loosing a point to Czech Republic’s Lucie Hradecka during their first round match for the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Joe Castro / EPA

When Heather Watson spoke about the crumbling hierarchy of women’s tennis, she was not being needlessly downbeat, just realistic.As results at the Au(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts after beating  Ana Ivanovic of Serbia in the final of the Brisbane International. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Tennis round-up: US Open champion Marin Cilic has withdrawn from the Australian Open because of a shoulder injury, the world number nine said on Satur(...)

 Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic (right) hugs compatriot Lucie Safarova whom she defeated in their semi final match at Wimbledon. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich

Petra Kvitova powered into her second Wimbledon final just two weeks after a hamstring injury cast doubt on her involvement.The 2011 champion saw off (...)

Petra Kvitova serves to Mona Barthel of Germany in their second round match at Wimbledon yesterday. Photograph: EPA

On the big screen on Henman Hill – Murray got the trophy, Henman keeps the hill – they showed old footage of Petra Kvitova beating Maria Sharapova in(...)