Johanna Konta

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 The presence of former England captain Andrew Strauss and Aussie great Shane Warne lit the touch paper for Sky Sports coverage of the Cricket World Cup. Photograph: Lee Smith/Action Images via Reuters

The financial might of satellite broadcasters transcends all other considerations for the majority of sports. The superior viewing figures that terres(...)

 Serena Williams celebrates winning a point against Czech Republic’s Barbora Strycova during their women’s singles semi-final match. Photograph: Getty Images

A match away from title number eight and if Serena Williams showed a hint of slowing down it wasn’t on show as she broke into a canter against unseede(...)

Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic celebrates winning her semi-final match against Britain’s Johanna Konta at the French Open in Paris. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

No rain, no flowers, no regrets – that was the story of Johanna Konta’s exit from the French Open on Saturday, one step from the final and a slice of (...)

Britain’s  Johanna Konta  reacts after winning against Donna Vekic of Croatia in their last 16 match at the French Open t at Roland Garros. Photograph: Caroline Blumberg/EPA

Johanna Konta proved that she had found her comfort zone on Roland Garros’ red clay as she surged to a 6-2 6-4 win over Donna Vekic to become the firs(...)

A spectator sleeps at Margaret Court Arena as s Garbine Muguruza and  Johanna Konta played their  second round match until after 3am at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne. Photograph: Mark Baker/AP

Johanna Konta became the last of eight British players to leave the 2019 Australian Open, and in the most bizarre circumstances, sharing the record f(...)

 Andy Murray celebrates with his mother Judy after winning in Wimbledon in 2013. Photograph: PA

It is a poignant oddity that Andy Murray’s tennis career is ending as it began: in pain, struggle and confusion. When the thin, hairy teenager from Du(...)

Serena Williams withdrew from the Rogers Cup in Montreal citing ‘personal reasons.’ Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty

Serena Williams has revealed she felt like she was “not a good mom” and was “in a funk” before pulling out of the Rogers Cup. The Wimbledon runner-up(...)

Serena Williams celebrates after beating Kristina Mladenovic 7-5, 7-6 in their women’s singles third round match on the fifth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships. Photo: Glyn Kirk/Getty Images

If anyone doubted Serena Williams was worth consideration as a winner of this tournament for an eighth time – let alone the 25th seeding that has caus(...)

 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(...)

Serena Williams serves against  Arantxa Rus during their women’s singles first-round match at Wimbledon. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

The last time Serena Williams played at Wimbledon, two years ago, she was single, in her later-pomp and had to cope with a breeze that gusted around C(...)

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