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Serena Williams during the first round of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California. Photograph: PA

Serena Williams conceded she had been rusty on her return to professional tennis after more than a year away from the game but still did enough to sec(...)

Paul Lawrie of Scotland in action at St Andrews, Scotland, in 2015. File photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

If only everyone was as honest as Paul Lawrie, the former British Open champion who is one of the few players not afraid to name names when it comes t(...)

Roger Federer celebrates his victory over Robin Haase in their quarter-final singles tennis match in Rotterdam. Photograph: Getty Images

Roger Federer became the oldest number one singles player in tennis history after beating Robin Haase in the World Tennis Tournament quarter-finals in(...)

Maria Sharapova has struggled with her fitness since her return to play in April. Photograph: Getty Images

Maria Sharapova has pulled out of next week’s Dubai Championships with an arm injury. The 30-year-old struggled physically after her comeback from a (...)

Switzerland’s Roger Federer taking a selfie of himself with the Australian Open trophy at Government House in Melbourne.  Photograph: Fiona Hamilton/AFP/Getty Images

An intriguing scenario is unfolding in the wake of Roger Federer’s sixth Australian Open triumph in which the ageless Swiss arrives at the 2020 Tokyo (...)

Roger Federer lifts  the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the 2018 Australian Open Men’s Singles Final against Marin Cilic at Melbourne Park. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

This turbulent Australian Open has been about longevity, endurance and iced towels, three of the defining features of the modern game. The wonder of (...)

Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki celebrates winning championship point in her women’s singles final against Simona Halep of Romania at the Australian Open  in Melbourne. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

One drought was guaranteed to end in the Australian Open women’s final in Melbourne on Saturday, and relief came for Caroline Wozniacki. A dramatic 7(...)

Both Simona Halep (left) and Caroline Wozniacki are trying to win their first grand slam title. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

Consistency has been the hallmark of Caroline Wozniacki’s career, so it might come as something of a surprise to learn that between her matches at the(...)

Roger Federer with Hyeon Chung after the Korean’s retirement in Melbourne. Photograph: William West/Afp

Defending champion Roger Federer was given a simple passage through to his 30th grand slam final when Chung Hyeon unexpectedly retired in the second s(...)

Simona Halep celebrates after her three-set win over Angelique Kerber. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki will do battle in the Australian Open final on Saturday with a first grand slam title and the world number one ran(...)

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