Johanna Konta

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Maria Sharapova of Russia signs autographs after winning against Tatjana Maria of Germany. Photograph: Reuters

Former world number one Maria Sharapova defeated Tatjana Maria 6-1 6-4 on Tuesday in her first match at the Australian Open since the failed drugs te(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia arrives on court with the the Daphne Akhurst Trophy during the 2018 Australian Open Official Draw at Melbourne Park. Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

If Johanna Konta wants to win her first grand slam title in the country where she was born – and she is among a slew of contenders hoping the absence (...)

Roger Federer pratices with David Goffin ahead of the Australian Open. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Only a few days before the first ball is struck, the Australian Open resembles a shredded carcass. So ravaged are both draws, it is a taking a leap of(...)

 Spaniard Rafael Nadal in action against France’s Richard Gasquet during the Kooyong Classic tennis tournament in Melbourne. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Former champions Stan Wawrinka and Rafa Nadal gave Australian Open organisers a massive boost on Tuesday when they both said they were looking forward(...)

Venus Williams during her quarter-final win against Petra Kvitova. Photograph: Reuters

Venus Williams not only plays a fellow American in the semi-finals of the 2017 US Open; she plays a fellow African American, Sloane Stephens, and, in (...)

Maria Sharapova  congratulates Anastasija Sevastova after she was knocked out of the US Open by the 16th seed. Photograph: John G. Mabanglo/EPA

For four matches in a row at this US Open a player ranked 146 in the world has appeared exclusively on the main court, Arthur Ashe, while lamely prote(...)

Former Romanian tennis ace Ilie Nastase has been banned from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019. Photograph: PA

Romanian Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase has been banned from acting in an official capacity at all International Tennis Federation (ITF) team competitio(...)

Johanna Konta: “I’m a British citizen, and I’m incredibly proud to represent Great Britain.” Photograph: PA Photo

BBC presenter John Humphrys has been criticised for questioning whether or not tennis player Johanna Konta – a Team GB Olympic athlete and UK citizen (...)

Venus Williams celebrates after beating Johanna Konta in their women’s singles semi-final at Wimbledon. Photo: Glyn Kirk/Getty Images

A couple of break points in the first set seemed precious little for Britain’s Johanna Konta to cling to for comfort in her first Wimbledon semifinal.(...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates match point and victory after his men’s singles quarterfinal match against Milos Raonic on day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images

In March Novak Djokovic pulled out of the Miami Open, citing an elbow problem. That arrived after an uncannily similar announcement from Andy Murray 2(...)

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