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 Andy Murray celebrates with his mother Judy after winning in Wimbledon in 2013. Photograph: PA

It is a poignant oddity that Andy Murray’s tennis career is ending as it began: in pain, struggle and confusion. When the thin, hairy teenager from Du(...)

 A tearful Andy Murray says the Australian Open could be his last tournament because of a hip injury that has hampered him for almost two years. Photograph: AP

Andy Murray’s career is all but over. He expects his match against Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday to be his(...)

Roger Federer. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Double defending champion Roger Federer will start his bid for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles next week against unseeded Uzbek Denis Istomin, w(...)

 Serena Williams argues with chair umpire Carlos Ramos while playing Naomi Osaka of Japan during their  US Open women’s singles final match in New York. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty

Serena Williams’s coach Patrick Mouratoglou expects on-court coaching to continue virtually unchecked at the Grand Slams despite the furore during las(...)

 Andy Murray talks to his team after his practice match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Andy Murray won only two games in a dispiriting practice match against Novak Djokovic that marked a setback to his Australian Open preparations. The (...)

Rafael Nadal: revisiting former glory looks unlikely for the Spaniard. Photograph: EPA

The four greatest male players in modern tennis – who between them have won more than €447 million across 16 years – arrive in Melbourne ahead of the (...)

 Gael Monfils: said he had suffered  a “small heat-stroke” for 40 minutes during his   match against Djokovic at last year’s Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Dean Lewons/EPA

Men competing in singles games at the Australian Open will get 10-minute breaks if the forthcoming Grand Slam’s notorious heat reaches hazardous level(...)

 Nelly Korda  after winning the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship in Taoyuan city. Photograph:  EPA/RItchie Tongo

Rather than any sibling rivalry in evidence, it was a real case of sisterly love as Nelly Korda’s maiden win on the LPGA Tour – in the aptly-named Swi(...)

The prize money for the Australian Open at Melbourne Park has risen by 10 per cent. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Australian Open organisers are working to determine whether coaching will be allowed during the Grand Slam tournament in an effort to end the controve(...)

 Serena Williams argues with umpire Carlos Ramos during her defeat to Naomi Osaka in the women’s singles finals at the US Open.  Photograph:   Jaime Lawson/Getty Images

The venerable boxing trainer Cus D’Amato used to say that emotion, particularly fear, is like fire. If you make it work for you, then it can cook your(...)

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