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Petra Kvitova serves to Mona Barthel of Germany in their second round match at Wimbledon yesterday. Photograph: EPA

On the big screen on Henman Hill – Murray got the trophy, Henman keeps the hill – they showed old footage of Petra Kvitova beating Maria Sharapova in(...)

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov plays a forehand during his 6-2 6-3 6-4 defeat of Luke Saville of Australia at Wimbledon yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

If Andy Murray slapped down a declaration with his sobering straight set – 6-1 6-1 6-0 – win over Blaz Rola, an equally dispassionate Grigor Dimitrov (...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia hits a return to Samantha Murray of Britain   on her way to a 6-1, 6-0 victory at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London. Photograph: Reuters

The “shaky” start Maria Sharapova was referring to was the lone game she could not prevent Samantha Murray from winning at the beginning of the first(...)

Maria Sharapova celebrates after winning her first round match against Samantha Murray. Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Former champion Maria Sharapova showed no mercy to British wildcard Samantha Murray in a brutal 6-1 6-0 first-round victory at Wimbledon on Tuesday.T(...)

Maria Sharapova 
of Russia (2ndL) holds her trophy as she poses
with her coach Sven Groeneveld (left) and the rest of the team after her French Open victory over Simona Halep at Roland Garros.
Maria Sharapova of Russia (2ndL) holds her trophy as she poses with her coach Sven Groeneveld (L) and team in the dressing room after winning the women’s singles final match against Simona Halep of Romania during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Sindy Thomas/FFT/Pool (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

Wimbledon remains the leafy place where Maria Sharapova became a star. It has been 10 years since Sharapova, then the 13th seed, upset former Wimbledo(...)

Andy Murray posing with Rufus the Hawk, a raptor that keeps unwanted birds from flapping around the courts.

A front page picture in a London newspaper yesterday had Andy Murray posing with Rufus the Hawk, a raptor that keeps unwanted birds from flapping arou(...)

A potential semi-final with number one seed Novak Djokovic looms for defending champion Andy Murray following the Wimbledon draw today.Second seed and(...)

Maria Sharapova on her way to a 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 win over Eugenie Bouchard of Romania at the French Open semi-final in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

At first, the patrons of a packed Court Philippe Chatrier were not sure which of the two ladies in pink might win their affection on this sunny day. (...)

 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(...)

Maria Sharapova returns the ball to  Garbine Muguruza of Spain in their French Open women’s singles quarter-final at Roland Garros in Paris. Photograph:  Etienne Laurent/EPA

It is not unreasonable to speculate that Maria Sharapova indulged in a loud celebration of Serena Williams’s crushing loss to the world number 35, Gar(...)

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