Lucie Safarova

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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(...)

Novak Djokovic was knocked out of the men’s singles in Rio  by Juan Martín del Potro. Photograph: Afp

Novak Djokovic, the world’s dominant tennis player, had made the Olympic gold medal in singles one of his big priorities for 2016. He could not make (...)

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reacts during her match against Garbine Muguruza of Spain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Photo: Henry Browne/Reuters

Caroline Wozniacki has sparked a Wimbledon sexism row by claiming women do not receive as many chances as men to feature on SW19’s show courts. Danish(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia shakes the hand of Johanna Konta of Britain after winning their first round match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Photo: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

The former Wimbledon champion, Maria Sharapova, advanced to the second round against the British No2, Johanna Konta, who was unable to translate her r(...)

Serena Williams  celebrates match point in the French Open women’s singles final against Lucie Safarova  at Roland Garros  in Paris. Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

World number one Serena Williams survived a mid-match meltdown to beat Czech Lucie Safarova 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2 to win the French Open on Saturday, her 20t(...)

Czech Republic’s Lucie Safarova returns the ball to Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic during the women’s semi-finals at the  French  Open in Paris. Photo:  Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

Lucie Safarova is through to the first Grand Slam final of her career as the Czech extended her remarkable run at the French Open with a surprise vict(...)

 An object was falling onto spectators in the stands as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France plays against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their quarterfinal match for the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros. Photo: EPA

Swirling winds caused mayhem and chaos at Roland Garros on Tuesday, with Jo Wilfried Tsonga and Stan Wawrinka emerging unscathed to set up a French O(...)

 Lucie Safarova  reacts after winning against Maria Sharapova  during their fourth round match at  the French Open. Photograph:  Robert Ghement/EPA.

Maria Sharapova’s defence of her French Open title came to a premature end yesterday when she was beaten 7-6, 6-4 by the Czech left-hander Lucie Safar(...)

Maria Sharapova’s French Open defence is over after she was beaten in straight sets by Lucie Safarova. Photograph: Epa

Czech fourth seed Petra Kvitova was sent packing from the French Open when she lost 2-6 6-0 6-3 to Swiss Timea Bacsinszky in the fourth round on Monda(...)

Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic  after loosing a point to Czech Republic’s Lucie Hradecka during their first round match for the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Joe Castro / EPA

When Heather Watson spoke about the crumbling hierarchy of women’s tennis, she was not being needlessly downbeat, just realistic.As results at the Au(...)

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