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(...)

Venus Williams plays a forehand shot during her Ladies’ Singles second round match against Kurumi Nara of Japan. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams saw off the brave challenge of Kurumi Nara to secure a place in the third round for the first time since (...)

 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic  plays a forehand in his first-round match against Lukas Lacko of Slovakia during day one of the  Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic showed some early season rustiness but Serena Williams roared into the second round as the tournament favourites took centre stage on t(...)

 Australian Open winners Victoria Azarenka and Novak Djokovic arrive at the players draw to return their trophies. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

The hearts of the officials overseeing the draw ceremony for the Australian Open seemed to sink by the time they had read just the first two lines of (...)

Lleyton Hewitt of Australia celebrates victory after winning his Mens finals match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day eight of the 2014 Brisbane International at Queensland Tennis Centre  in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Lleyton Hewitt will go into the Australian Open as the player the top seeds will hope to avoid in the first round, after digging into his famed store (...)

Serena Williams serves during her first-round women’s singles match against Francesca Schiavone. Williams defeated Schiavone 6-0, 6-1. Photograph: Uli Seit/The New York Times

Rafa Nadal made an ominous return to the US Open last night while the sister act of Serena and Venus Williams shared the spotlight as the last grand s(...)

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 (...)