Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrates with the Venus Rosewater dish trophy after winning the women’s title at Wimbledon. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

World number one Ashleigh Barty became the first Australian woman to win the Wimbledon singles title for 41 years on Saturday when she defeated Czech (...)

Martina Navratilova discusses her glittering tennis career, being a gay role model, the ‘rigged’ US election, and how she wishes she had Twitter wh(...)

It would be so much easier to honour Margaret Court if she was a stereotypical 77-year-old granny. But she isn’t. The Australian sporting icon has rep(...)

Martina Navratilova gets a hug from Chris Evert  after beating her in the final of the ladies’ singles at Wimbledon in 1978. Photograph: Rob Taggart/Central Press/Getty Images

For decades, women’s tennis was blessed with first-name-basis rivalries that remain etched in the public’s consciousness. But as tennis fans salivate (...)

Helen Shields, president of Fitzwilliam Tennis Club. She is the first female president of the club in its long history. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Just inside the lobby of Fitzwilliam Tennis Club is a striking and slightly confounding image. It is a photograph of Lena Rice, the Tipperary woman wh(...)