Naomi Osaka has had the good fortune to come to prominence right as the Olympic cycle warms up for Tokyo 2020. Photograph: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Is the money getting better for women in elite sport? Yes. Is there still only one woman (Serena Williams) in the list of the 100 highest-paid sportsp(...)

Simona Halep celebrates winning the women’s singles final following victory over Serena Williams. Photograph: PA

Simona Halep became the first Romanian woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon beating Serena Williams in straight sets on Saturday on Centre Cour(...)

Serena Williams needed three sets to see off Kaja Juvan at Wimbledon. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

Smitten by the 15-year-old American prodigy Coco Gauff in the opening burst of Wimbledon week and the misery of the older Williams sister Venus gettin(...)

Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic celebrates winning her semi-final match against Britain’s Johanna Konta at the French Open in Paris. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

No rain, no flowers, no regrets – that was the story of Johanna Konta’s exit from the French Open on Saturday, one step from the final and a slice of (...)

Serena Williams celebrates winning a point against Russia’s Vitalia Diatchenko during their women’s  first-round match at the French Open  in Paris. Photograph:  Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Serena Williams survived a briefly wretched opening to the French Open and, despite recovering well to trounce the world No 83, Vitalia Diatchenko 2-6(...)

Germany’s Angelique Kerber looks on after losing her first-round match against Russia’s Anastasia Potapova at the  French Open at  Roland Garros. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber’s French Open challenge lasted little over an hour as she was sent packing by Russian teenager Anastasia Potapova (...)

 Bianca Andreescu of Canada hugs the trophy after beating Angelique Kerber  of Germany in the final of the  BNP Paribas Open  at Indian Wells in  California. Photograph: Larry W Smith/EPA

As part of her morning routine, Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu finds a quiet place and visualises success, big success. “It’s crazy to think that(...)

 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 was eight weeks pregnant when she won her last Grand Slam at the 2017 Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

Serena Williams was eight weeks pregnant during her 2017 Australian Open triumph and while she has failed to add to her tally of 23 Grand Slam titles,(...)

Roger Federer. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Double defending champion Roger Federer will start his bid for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles next week against unseeded Uzbek Denis Istomin, w(...)

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