In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

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Sloane Stephens returns the ball to Daria Kasatkina during their women’s singles quarter-final match on day ten of the Roland Garros 2018 French Open. Photo: Christophe Simon/Getty Images

Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys ensured there will be an American in this year’s French Open final. The two great friends, who met in the US Open fi(...)

Russia’s Darya Kasatkina returns the ball to Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki during their women’s singles fourth round match on day eight of the Roland Garros 2018 French Open. Photo: Eric Feferberg/Getty Images

American duo Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys reached the French Open quarter-finals for the first time. But second seed Caroline Wozniacki is in dan(...)

Romania’s Simona Halep returns the ball to Russia’s Darya Kasatkina during their third-round  match at the French Open at  Roland Garros  in Paris. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Title contender Simona Halep pulled through against young pretender Daria Kasatkina in a French Open rollercoaster on Saturday, winning 6-0 7-5 after(...)

Serena Williams gestures during her match against USA’s Christina McHale Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

When Serena Williams smashed her racquet six times into the grass by the side of the umpire’s chair on Centre Court, it marked the point when she kne(...)

Maria Sharapova has been named on   Russia’s tennis team for the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Daniel Munoz/Reuters

Maria Sharapova is one of four Russian players named to compete in women’s singles at the Olympics in Rio, even though she has been suspended from com(...)