Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard shake hands after the Canadian won their grudge match in Madrid. Photogrpah: Clive Rose/Getty)

Unintentionally, of course, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic have injected the tennis scene with an overload of drama. When the Russian lost a grip(...)

Eugenie Bouchard celebrates her three set win over Maria Sharapova. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty

Eugenie Bouchard produced a brilliant fighting display to win her grudge match against Maria Sharapova at the Mutua Madrid Open. The pair faced each (...)

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(...)

Serena Williams during her first-round match against Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Photograph: Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times

Serena Williams insists her shoulder problem is not harming her performance after the American dispatched Ekaterina Makarova in the US Open first roun(...)

Britain’s Heather Watson vents her frustration by bouncing her racquet off the court after she lost a game against Germany’s Annika Beck during their women’s singles first-round match at Wimbledon. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Court one claimed its highest seed when French Open winner Garbine Muguruza plunged to Jana Cepelova 6-3, 6-2. She is the biggest name to tumble but H(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal serves  to Argentina’s Facundo Bagnis during their  second round match at the Roland Garros. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

A dominant Rafael Nadal reached one career milestone on Wednesday but the nature of the Spaniard’s passage through the early rounds suggests his eyes(...)

Serena Williams will face sister Venus on the quarter-finals of the US Open at Flushing Meadows. Photograph: Reuters

Serena Williams’ historic pursuit of the calendar grand slam was transformed into an emotionally supercharged family affair the world No1 could certai(...)

Serena Williams is through to the semi-finals of the French Open after a straight sets win over Sara Errani. Photograph: Afp

For a while on Wednesday, Serena Williams seemed ageless – and almost unfairly too powerful for her opponent, as she beat the Italian Sara Errani 6-1,(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after defeating Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open. Photograph: Rob Griffith/AP

Maria Sharapova showcased all of her canny experience and brutal efficiency as she gave Eugenie Bouchard a 78-minute tennis lesson to advance to the A(...)

Andy Murray: took grilling over his forthcoming wedding in good spirits.  Photograph:  Issei Kato/Reuters

Gary Lineker looked a bit glum yesterday. On a weekend overflowing with FA Cup thrills and spills, the BBC ended up with Bristol City 0, West Ham 1, a(...)

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