Justine Henin

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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  celebrates her win over Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia in  their quarter-final match at  Wimbledon. Photograph: EPA/Nic Bothma

All week the emotional stillness of Venus Williams has been as noticeable as the crash and ping of her pounding racquet. Like a head of state or monar(...)

Serena Williams breezed into the quarter-finals of the French Open after two days of rain delays. Photograph: Afp

Serena Williams made up for lost time by racing into the quarter-finals of the French Open. Having been unable to get on court for the past two days (...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand during his Men’s Singles match against Alejandro Falla of Colombia on day one of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Roger Federer uses a modified eastern grip for his forehand. Or as writer William Skidelsky puts it: “He locates his hand position on the border betwe(...)

Serena Williams of the US  poses with the championship trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark to win the women’s final match of the 2014 US Open Tennis Championship at Flushing Meadows, New York, USA, yesterday. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

They did the cool thing, the classy thing, by bringing Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert out to embellish, or even to authenticate, the occasion of(...)

 Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates victory during her women’s singles semi-final match against Eugenie Bouchard of Canada  at Roland Garros. Photograph:   Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Maria Sharapova booked her place in the French Open final for the third year in a row when she beat up-and-coming Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 4-6 7-5 6(...)

 Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia celebrates after winning her semi final match against Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) at the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne. Photograph: MAST IRHAM/EPA

Li Na will hope to keep her head in check and feet on the ground during her third Australian Open final after her coach Carlos Rodriguez helped calm (...)

Take 3: Hotels for athletes

Sophia Country Club, Sophia Country Club, Sophia-Antipolis, Biot, France.  Pat Cash, Novak Djokovic, Justine Henin and Caroline Wozniac(...)

Marion Bartoli of France trains on a practise court at the Wimbledon.   Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Marion Bartoli completes her journey from rock bottom to the most prestigious match in women’s tennis tomorrow when she steps out on Centre Court to (...)

Sabine Lisicki of Germany

A championship depleted of its traditional stars moved to fill the vacuum yesterday. Sabine Lisicki, slayer of Serena Williams, bubbled and boomed her(...)