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(...)

Serena Williams during her US Open semi-final against Anastasija Sevastova. Photograph: Getty Images

Serena Williams choked back tears as she contemplated the year-long journey that has taken her from fighting for her life in a hospital bed to the ver(...)

 Serena Williams during her match against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic. Photograph: PA

Painful recent memories will ensure Serena Williams does not get ahead of herself despite now being the hot favourite to triumph in New York for a rec(...)

Lesia Tsurenko (L) beat Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty

The women’s tournament is without its top two seeds heading into the third round after Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki joined Simona Halep(...)

Serena Williams withdrew from the Rogers Cup in Montreal citing ‘personal reasons.’ Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty

Serena Williams has revealed she felt like she was “not a good mom” and was “in a funk” before pulling out of the Rogers Cup. The Wimbledon runner-up(...)

Germany’s Angelique Kerber celebrates after defeating Serena Williams to win the  women’s singles final at  Wimbledon. Photograph: Nic Bothma/AFP/Getty

So the storyline of the century lives on. A Centre Court drama that was framed as much by Serena Williams’s failure to win her 24th Grand Slam and eq(...)

Runner-up Serena Williams and winner Angelique Kerber  with the trophies after the women’s singles final at Wimbledon. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Angelique Kerber became the first German to win Wimbledon since Steffi Graff in 1996 with an impressive straight sets 6-3 6-3 win over Serena Williams(...)

Serena Williams and  Angelique Kerber in action during the women’s final at Wimbledon in 2016. Photograph:    Julian Finney/Getty Images

No one is underestimating Angelique Kerber. Not even Serena Williams. Far from the giggling teenager spouting banalities that tennis had become used t(...)

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