Garbine Muguruza of Spain reacts as she plays Tsevatna Pironkova of Bulgaria during their match on the fourth day of the US Open Tennis Championships  in Flushing Meadows, New York on September 3rd. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

Tsvetana Pironkova stunned Garbine Muguruza to reach the third round of the US Open – her first tournament for more than three years. The Bulgarian,(...)

Kim Clijsters   returns the ball to Garbine Muguruza    during the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Monday. Photograph:  Karim Sahib/AFP via Getty Images

Comeback queen Kim Clijsters lost 6-2 7-6(6) to Spain’s Garbine Muguruza on her return to the professional circuit after nearly eight years in an engr(...)

 Bianca Andreescu of Canada hugs the trophy after beating Angelique Kerber  of Germany in the final of the  BNP Paribas Open  at Indian Wells in  California. Photograph: Larry W Smith/EPA

As part of her morning routine, Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu finds a quiet place and visualises success, big success. “It’s crazy to think that(...)

Maria Sharapova celebrates beating Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova on Thursday. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP

Day by day, the rankings on the women’s tour are being shredded to the point of irrelevance – and when Jo Konta joined Sloane Stephens, Venus Williams(...)

Belgium’s David Goffin of Belgium serves to Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis on day five of the 2018 Hopman Cup in Perth. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic is finally set to return to action next week after six months out with an elbow injury and will then decide whether to take part in the(...)

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 (...)

 Garbine Muguruza of Spain celebrates with her trophy after defeating  Venus Williams  7-5 6-0 to win the women’s singles title at Wimbledon. Photograph: Gerry Penny/EPA

The post-match press conference was of the type in which Venus Williams has come to specialise. The questions were considerably longer than the answer(...)

In all there are eight men’s and eight women’s matches played at Wimbledon on Monday.

If Wimbledon ever had a moving day, this is it. The top four male players in the world, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and a resurgent Raf(...)

Garbine Muguruza of Spain during her semi-final against Samantha Stosur of Australia at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris. Photograph: EPA

Serena Williams survived another struggle to set up a French Open final against Garbine Muguruza. The world number one is now within one victory of (...)

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland: “He kept me under pressure permanently. I kept running after the score. You can’t really relax.” Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

Defending champion Stan Wawrinka dazzled the moment he walked on to a gloomy Philippe Chatrier Court wearing a fluorescent yellow shirt but his play o(...)

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