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  in action during the fourth-round match against Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina at Wimbledon. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

There was a foreboding tennis moment in the second set on Centre Court during Serena Williams’s match against Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina. It arrived af(...)

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(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Netherlands’ Robin Haase during their  match at the French Open at  Roland Garros. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty

Of the many qualities great athletes share, ruthlessness is among the most apparent. When Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic advanced to the third round(...)

Petra Kvitova will make her comeback at the French Open. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

Petra Kvitova will make her comeback at the French Open, her representative has confirmed. The two-time Wimbledon champion suffered serious hand inju(...)

Maria Sharapova arrives on court for her first round game at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tournament in Stuttgart. Photo: Adam Pretty/Getty Images

When the clock struck midnight here, Maria Sharapova’s interminable wait was finally over. An outcast no more, the gates to the world of tennis were o(...)

The US Open gets underway this Monday. Photograph: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images

Serena Williams admits she feels under-cooked ahead of the start of the US Open on Monday. Williams has only played three matches, all at the Olympic(...)

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(...)

Johanna Konta is the first British woman to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals since 1983. Photograph: Getty

Johanna Konta keeps chipping away at tennis history and a three-set victory over the tough Russian Ekaterina Makarova here on Monday evening put her a(...)

Victoria Azarenka is through to the fourth round of the Australian Open. Photograph: EPA

Victoria Azarenka believes overcoming depression and poverty has taken away the pressure to win a grand slam. Azarenka secured her place in the Austr(...)

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