Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus returns to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in their first-round match at  Wimbledon. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Two-time champion Petra Kvitova slumped out of Wimbledon in the first round on Tuesday, beaten by inspired world number 50 Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Be(...)

 Belinda Bencic celebrates her victory over Venus Williams in the Australian Open at the  Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Top-seed Rafa Nadal and world number three Grigor Dimitrov progressed to the second round of the Australian Open with easy victories on Monday while t(...)

DCU’s Water Institute monitors water quality in Dublin Bay.

Ireland is back in the dock. The Environmental Protection Agency recently found waste-water facilities do not comply with EU standards in 50 of Irelan(...)

Serena Williams reacts after winning her Women’s Singles first round match against Belinda Bencic of Switzerland at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photo: Made Nagi/EPA

Serena Williams delivered an emphatic message about her form and fitness as the American breezed through a fiendish Australian Open first round agains(...)