Novak Djokovic of Serbia leaves the court as he concedes the match to Stan Wawrinka. Photograph: Getty Images

Novak Djokovic was cruelly booed off the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium after a sore left shoulder forced his stunning retirement from Sunday night’s fo(...)

 Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands reacts as she receives medical attention  during her second-round match against  Viktoria Kuzmova, at the French Open  in Paris. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The women’s tournament lost one of its big favourites in unfortunate circumstances on Wednesday as fourth seed Kiki Bertens retired through illness in(...)

Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates her victory over Karolina Pliskova  at the Australian Open in Melbourne.  Osaka won, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. Photograph: Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/The New York Times)

If Naomi Osaka goes on to add the Australian Open title to the debut Slam title she won in Flushing Meadows four months ago, she might spare a passing(...)

Japan’s Naomi Osaka celebrates her victory over Karolina Pliskova. Photograph: David Gray/AFP/Getty

Naomi Osaka kept her hopes of winning back-to-back grand slam titles alive by dispatching Serena Williams’ conqueror Karolina Pliskova to reach the Au(...)

 Serena Williams during her match against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic. Photograph: PA

Painful recent memories will ensure Serena Williams does not get ahead of herself despite now being the hot favourite to triumph in New York for a rec(...)

Sloane Stephens during her match against Anastasija Sevastova at the US Open. Photograph: PA

Defending champion Sloane Stephens became the latest big name to fall at the US Open on Tuesday. In stiflingly hot conditions, the American went down(...)

Serena Williams is through to the quarter-finals of the US Open. Photograph: Karsten Moran/The New York Times

Serena Williams took another step towards tennis history by battling past Kaia Kanepi to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open. After winning the o(...)

Serena Williams  in action during the fourth-round match against Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina at Wimbledon. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

There was a foreboding tennis moment in the second set on Centre Court during Serena Williams’s match against Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina. It arrived af(...)

 Simona Halep of Romania leaves the court after being defeated by Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Top seed and world number one Simona Halep was sent tumbling out of Wimbledon as a week of upsets ended with another major shock. The French Open ch(...)

Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams face each other in the fourth round of the French Open. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

It will be Serena Williams versus Maria Sharapova at a Grand Slam tournament, but don’t think that today’s meeting at Roland Garros will be business (...)

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