Serena Williams  plays a forehand return to  Kristyna Pliskova during their women’s singles first-round match at the French Open. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has given additional protection to the rankings of mothers returning to the tour after giving birth. Players who(...)

New dress code: the catsuit Serena Williams wore at this year’s French Open will no longer be allowed under the tournament’s rules. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty

If Wide Awoke were invited to come up with list of feminist moments of 2018, Serena Williams in a black catsuit winning her first grand-slam match sin(...)

Maria Sharapova has been handed a wild card for the US Open. Photograph: Lachlan Cunningham/Getty

The United States Tennis Association has awarded Maria Sharapova a wild card to enter the main draw of this year’s US Open, which will be her first Gr(...)

On Tuesday, French Tennis Federation president, Bernard Giudicelli, said Maria Sharapova would not be getting a wildcard entry into the French Open. Photo: Claudio Onorati/EPA

Maria Sharapova has had to fight for virtually every point in her tennis career, every break in her curiously combative life, whatever the misguided p(...)