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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(...)

Venus Williams during her second round match against Camila Giorgi of Italy at the Louis Armstrong Stadium. Photograph: Karsten Moran/The New York Times

Serena and Venus Williams will go head-to-head for the 30th time on Friday after booking their spots in the third round of the US Open. A potential (...)

Andy Murray: decided he wasn’t  ready to return at Wimbledon after a long absence due to hip surgery. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Hours before Andy Murray pulled out of this year’s championships, he spoke of the difficulty of coming back into a competitive tennis environment. Fo(...)

In the end there was simply too much uncertainty for Andy Murray to play Wimbledon. Photograph: Joe Toth/PA

Andy Murray’s decision on Sunday night to pull out of Wimbledon, which starts on Monday – his third last-minute withdrawal from one of the majors sinc(...)

Georgia Drummy will be competing in Wimbledon next month. Photograph: Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images

Ireland will have just one player at this year’s Wimbledon junior championships and no players in the men’s or women’s main events. Georgia Drummy wil(...)

Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams face each other in the fourth round of the French Open. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

It will be Serena Williams versus Maria Sharapova at a Grand Slam tournament, but don’t think that today’s meeting at Roland Garros will be business (...)

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