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,(...)

Serena Williams is through to the quarter-finals of the US Open. Photograph: Karsten Moran/The New York Times

Serena Williams took another step towards tennis history by battling past Kaia Kanepi to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open. After winning the o(...)

 Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus returns to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in their first-round match at  Wimbledon. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Two-time champion Petra Kvitova slumped out of Wimbledon in the first round on Tuesday, beaten by inspired world number 50 Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Be(...)

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(...)

 Australian Open winners Victoria Azarenka and Novak Djokovic arrive at the players draw to return their trophies. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

The hearts of the officials overseeing the draw ceremony for the Australian Open seemed to sink by the time they had read just the first two lines of (...)