Kim Clijsters of Belgium in action during her 6-1 2-6 6-2 defeat to Katarina Siniakova  at the BNP Paribas Open at  Indian Wells, California. Photograph: Ray Acevedo/EPA

Former world number one Kim Clijsters’ return to tennis suffered another setback on Thursday when she fell 6-1 2-6 6-2 to Katarina Siniakova in the fi(...)

Leylah Fernandez beat Elina Svitolina to reach the US Open semi-finals a day after turning 19. Photograph: Elsa/Getty

Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez continued her stunning giant-killing run at the US Open with victory over Elina Svitolina to reach her first grand (...)

Australia’s Ashleigh Barty celebrates after beating Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova during their women’s singles   match at Wimbledon.  Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images

There is something so simple and reassuring about the way Ash Barty goes about her business. The Australian is the favourite for the Wimbledon title, (...)

Australia’s Ashleigh Barty celebrates after beating Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova at Wimbledon. Photograph: Getty Images

There is something so simple and reassuring about the way Ashleigh Barty goes about her business. The Australian is the favourite for the Wimbledon ti(...)

Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova (R) and Katerina Siniakova kiss the cup after winning their French Open women’s doubles final against Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Iga Swiatek, at Roland Garros, Paris. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP via Getty Images

Not since the 2000 edition of the French Open, when Mary Pierce followed her poignant, emotional singles revival by victoriously teaming up with the g(...)

 Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic celebrates her victory over Russia’s  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the final of the women’s singles at the French Open at Roland Garros. Photograph: Caroline Blumberg/EPA

Unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to win her first Grand Slam title at the French Open. In a match between two firs(...)

Greece’s Maria Sakkari returns the ball to Poland’s Iga Swiatek during their French Open quarter-final match at Roland Garros. Photograph: Getty Images

The champion is gone and, along with her, the last pillar of stability in the women’s French Open draw. Iga Swiatek was defeated 6-4, 6-4 after a supr(...)

Coco Gauff  celebrates after  winning her fourth-round match against  Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur at the French Open at Roland Garros. Photograph:  Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images

Teenager Coco Gauff’s rise on the red clay continues. With an efficient and deeply impressive performance at Roland Garros, the 17-year-old American p(...)

Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic plays a forehand during her  third-round match against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine at the  French Open. Photograph: Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Fifth seed Elina Svitolina crashed out of the French Open with a third-round 6-3 6-2 loss to 33rd-ranked Czech Barbora Krejcikova on Saturday, as the(...)

 Serena Williams and Venus Williams touch rackets after their match at the Top Seed Open. Photograph: Getty Images

Serena Williams survived another scare to beat older sister Venus 3-6 6-3 6-4 and reach the quarter-finals at the inaugural Top Seed Open in Lexington(...)