Maria Sharapova celebrates beating Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova on Thursday. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP

Day by day, the rankings on the women’s tour are being shredded to the point of irrelevance – and when Jo Konta joined Sloane Stephens, Venus Williams(...)

Bernarda Pera after her surprise second round win over Johanna Konta. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA

Jo Konta said before her second-round match against the world No123, Bernarda Pera, she was unsure what the American slam debutante looked like, altho(...)

Maria Sharapova celebrates beating Sofia Kenin to reach the last-16 of the US Open. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP

Maria Sharapova fought off the challenge of American teenager Sofia Kenin to reach the fourth round of the US Open. After three-set struggles against(...)

Serena Williams celebrates match point  after her third-round victory over Britain’s Heather Watson at   Wimbledon. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Heather Watson observed with some cause during a good run of results last season that anyone can beat anyone on their day in the modern game. She can (...)

Andy Murray  reacts during his US Open match against  Russia’s Andrey Kuznetsov. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

Andy Murray had another frustrating afternoon on the Louis Armstrong Stadium court but did enough to defeat Andrey Kuznetsov and reach the fourth roun(...)