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Maria Sharapova has announced her retirement from tennis. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Maria Sharapova, who announced her retirement from tennis on Wednesday, will be remembered in many corners of her sport with respect more than affecti(...)

Sofia Kenin of the US speaks after winning the 2020 Australian Open, at Melbourne Park. Photograph: Kelly Defina/Getty Images

Watching Naomi Osaka and Bianca Andreescu win grand slam titles persuaded Sofia Kenin that she did not need to wait for her big breakthrough. The 21-(...)

Russia’s Maria Sharapova after her defeat against Croatia’s Donna Vekicat the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Getty Images

Maria Sharapova offered no guarantees that she will be back at the Australian Open after a first-round defeat against Donna Vekic. Ongoing shoulder (...)

Australia’s Ash Barty   plays a backhand to Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova   at the  Adelaide International at Memorial Drive. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images

Ash Barty faces the double burden of being world number one and the focus of an expectant host nation as she seeks to win the Australian Open amid ch(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia hits a return during her match with Laura Siegemond of Germany which was abandoned due to the smoke from Australia’s bushfires at the Kooyong Classic tennis tournament, in Melbourne. Photograph: Getty Images

The safety of players at this year’s Australian Open has been brought into sharp focus after a day of poor air quality in Melbourne forced the abandon(...)

 Andy Murray  partnered  Feliciano Lopez  at  the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s Club. Photograph: Alex Pantling/Getty Images

Andy Murray has been inundated with offers to be his mixed doubles partner at Wimbledon after admitting he was struggling to find one. Murray made a (...)

Katie Taylor can unify the lightweight division in New York this weekend. Photograph: Jeff Fusco/Inpho

Katie Taylor’s promoter believes she has denied herself the chance to become one of the world’s most famous female athletes to instead become one of i(...)

 Maria Sharapova of Russia and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark shaking hands at their  Australian Open match. Photograph: . EPA/Lukas Coch

Maria Sharapova is having a hard time, bless her. Now, don’t jump to conclusions. We can’t all have a heartwarming comeback like Petra Kvitova, who li(...)

 Maria Sharapova makes a forehand return to Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson during their second round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph: Aaron Favila/AP

Former Australian Open winner Maria Sharapova continued her marauding form by handing out a 6-2 6-1 thrashing to Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson  to se(...)

Roger Federer. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Double defending champion Roger Federer will start his bid for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles next week against unseeded Uzbek Denis Istomin, w(...)

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