Maria Sharapova makes a forehand return to Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson during their second round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph: Aaron Favila/AP

Former Australian Open winner Maria Sharapova continued her marauding form by handing out a 6-2 6-1 thrashing to Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson  to se(...)

Serena Williams celebrates after victory over Australia’s Ashleigh Barty during their women’s singles second round match on day five of the Roland Garros 2018 French Open. Photo: Christophe Archambault/Getty Images

Serena Williams came from a set down to book her place in the third round of the French Open. The 36-year-old, who says her black bodysuit makes her (...)

Germany’s Angelique Kerber plays a forehand during her first-round match  against Irina Falconi of the United States on day two of  Wimbledon. Photograph:    Michael Steele/Getty Images

Angelique Kerber’s battle to hold on to the world number one spot got off to a smooth start as she opened her Wimbledon campaign with an easy win over(...)

United States’ Venus Williams celebrates after defeating Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photo: Aaron Favila/AP

The first Australian Open quarter-final started at brunch for Melburnians, supper time for Americans, but in the end Venus Williams had Anastasia Pavl(...)

USA’s Venus Williams in action against Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova. Photograph: Tony O’Brien/Reuters

It took Venus Williams six minutes to hold her first service game against Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova. She looked rickety and uncontrolled. A 36-y(...)

Maria Sharapova has been named on   Russia’s tennis team for the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Daniel Munoz/Reuters

Maria Sharapova is one of four Russian players named to compete in women’s singles at the Olympics in Rio, even though she has been suspended from com(...)

Victoria Azarenka in action against Yvonne Meusburger during their third round match.

Victoria Azarenka and Sloane Stephens will do their talking on the court as they prepare to meet for the first time since last year’s infamous Austral(...)