Romania’s Simona Halep celebrates winning the French Open by kissing the trophy. Photograph:  Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Strength comes in all shapes and sizes. At 5ft 6in, officially, Simona Halep is not blessed in terms of simple physical stature. But the Romanian is a(...)

Romania’s Simona Halep celebrates by lifting the trophy after winning the final of the French Open  against Sloane Stephens of the United States at Roland Garros in Paris. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Already number one in the world, Simona Halep proved she could be a Grand Slam champion, too. After losing her first three major finals, Halep defeate(...)

Both Simona Halep (left) and Caroline Wozniacki are trying to win their first grand slam title. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

Consistency has been the hallmark of Caroline Wozniacki’s career, so it might come as something of a surprise to learn that between her matches at the(...)

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates winning her second round match against Jana Fett of Croatia on day three of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Photo: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Caroline Wozniacki credited her competitive family for the fighting spirit that helped her recover from a seemingly impossible position against Jana F(...)

Serena Williams returned to action in an exhibition match against Jelena Ostapenko. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty

Serena Williams hailed her comeback match against Jelena Ostapenko as “perfect” but stopped short of committing to a defence of her Australian Open ti(...)

Tatjana Maria of Germany signs autographs with her daughter Charlotte at the Nuernberger Versicherungscup in 2016. Photo: Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images

If Serena Williams needs any advice on traveling with a baby on the tennis tour, she need not look very far. Tatjana Maria, a friend and fellow reside(...)

Roger Federer poses for photographs as he celebrates winning the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final against Marin Cilic. Photo: Visionhaus/Corbis via Getty Images

If the year was distilled down into a couple of tennis-shaping events it was Serena Williams having a baby and defying time and Roger Federer undergoi(...)

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 (...)

 Venus Williams returns against Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko during their women’s singles quarter-final. Photograph: Getty Images

At about 1.10pm on June 9th, Venus Williams drove her 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV at 5mph into an intersection, when a Hyundai Accent, driven by 68-year-o(...)

 Johanna Konta of Britain celebrates winning the second set against Simona Halep of Romania during their quarter-final match at Wimbledon. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The rain came in the late afternoon and for those on Centre Court a hunkered-in feel settled over the draw. Occasionally there is one match under the(...)

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