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Scotland’s Andy Murray during the Madrid Open earlier this month. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Andy Murray has withdrawn from the French Open and will focus on building up to Wimbledon. The Scot, who turned 35 on Sunday, said in February he wo(...)

World number one  and three-time Grand Slam winner Ashleigh Barty has announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 25. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Initially it was a surprise. Then it wasn’t so much that as a realisation. Another young player stepping away prematurely rolled back a tennis clock t(...)

Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a backhand during his men’s singles match against Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania at the Melbourne Summer Set tournament on Thursday. Photograph: Mike Frey/AFP via Getty Images

Rafa Nadal stepped up his preparations for this month’s Australian Open on Thursday with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis in(...)

Simona Halep of Romania hits a return during her singles match against Destanee Aiava of Australia at the Melbourne Summer Set tennis tournament in Melbourne on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty

Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep began her preparation for this month’s Australian Open with a 6-4 6-2 win over local qualifier Destanee Aiav(...)

Emma Raducanu of Britain reacts after defeating Maria Sakkari of Greece during their US Open semi-final at Flushing Meadows, New York. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Over the past 20 years, as memories of Venus Williams, Serena Williams and Martina Hingis battling for glory in the final rounds of Grand Slam tournam(...)

 Ashleigh Barty of Australia reacts after winning her women’s final match against Karolina Pliskova  at the Wimbledon Championships. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Evonne Goolagong Cawley sent “little sister” Ashleigh Barty a message ahead of the Wimbledon final telling her that “dreams do come true”. Fifty year(...)

 Aryna Sabalenka plays a shot  against Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur during her  women’s quarter-final victory at Wimbledon. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP

Aryna Sabalenka was only 20 years old when she strode into the top 20 of the WTA rankings in 2018. In the time since, she has compiled 10 WTA titles, (...)

Australia’s Ashleigh Barty celebrates after beating Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova during their women’s singles   match at Wimbledon.  Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images

There is something so simple and reassuring about the way Ash Barty goes about her business. The Australian is the favourite for the Wimbledon title, (...)

 Leo Borg of Sweden plays a forehand in his boys’ singles first round match against Marko Topo of Serbia at Wimbledon. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Leo Borg’s dreams of following in the imposing footsteps of his legendary father got off to a quietly impressive start in front of 68 people on Court (...)

Switzerland’s Roger Federer during his win over Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego at Wimbledon. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/Getty Images

If there was more than a hint of vulnerability about Roger Federer when he began his campaign at this year’s Wimbledon, it is fading fast. The 39-year(...)

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