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Number one court during this year’s Wimbledon Championships. Photograph: Getty Images

The All England Club has secured a £175million (€193m) loan facility to finance the construction of a retractable roof at Wimbledon’s Number One (...)

Johanna Konta: “I’m a British citizen, and I’m incredibly proud to represent Great Britain.” Photograph: PA Photo

BBC presenter John Humphrys has been criticised for questioning whether or not tennis player Johanna Konta – a Team GB Olympic athlete and UK citizen (...)

 Switzerland’s Roger Federer poses with the trophy as he celebrates winning the final against Croatia’s Marin Cilic. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Reuters

Shortly after Roger Federer composed himself from the red-eyed, emotional ball of tears he had become on his chair by the side of Centre Court, he loo(...)

 Garbine Muguruza of Spain celebrates with her trophy after defeating  Venus Williams  7-5 6-0 to win the women’s singles title at Wimbledon. Photograph: Gerry Penny/EPA

The post-match press conference was of the type in which Venus Williams has come to specialise. The questions were considerably longer than the answer(...)

Venus Williams  celebrates her win over Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia in  their quarter-final match at  Wimbledon. Photograph: EPA/Nic Bothma

All week the emotional stillness of Venus Williams has been as noticeable as the crash and ping of her pounding racquet. Like a head of state or monar(...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates match point and victory after his men’s singles quarterfinal match against Milos Raonic on day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images

In March Novak Djokovic pulled out of the Miami Open, citing an elbow problem. That arrived after an uncannily similar announcement from Andy Murray 2(...)

Gilles Muller reacts after beating Rafael Nadal on day seven of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA

There is an artificial intelligence programme working in Wimbledon’s dungeons. Developed by IBM, the machinery is programmed to notice fist pumps by p(...)

A tussle for Jack Sock’s Wimbledon towel on the second day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, in London, England. Photograph: Screengrab/BBC

It has become the Zapruder film for the social media generation. The footage has been pored over frame-by-frame: first there’s the trajectory of the t(...)

Serbian Novak Djokovic  plays a forehand during the  first-round match against Martin Klizan of Slovakia, who retired after 40 minutes. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

The game, the tournament and the fans were seriously short-changed on Wednesday when Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer progressed to the second round a(...)

German Angelique Kerber in action during her first-round match victory over American Irina Falconi. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Angelique Kerber has spent more weeks on the top of women’s tennis than Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova combined – longer, in fact, than all but 11(...)

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