Maria Sharapova

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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(...)

 Andy Murray of Great Britain serves during his men’s singles match against Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan on day three of the French Open at Roland Garrosin Paris, France. Photograph: Getty Images

Through wind, gloom and a little uncertainty Andy Murray moved on in his return to the French Open, from Andrey Golubev, a bookish Russian-born free-(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal on his way to a facile win – 6-0, 6-3, 6-0 – over American Robby Ginepri. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

As Roger Federer reminded everyone on the first day, there are two weeks to go here in the French Open. Yet there is no quelling the rolling debate a(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia hits a return to compatriot Ksenia Pervak during their women’s first-round  match at the French Open   at  Roland Garros  in Paris. Photograph:  Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka was knocked out in the first round of the French Open by Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain on Monday.Garcia-Lopez(...)

 Roger  Federer seems to have recovered from the shock of going out in the first round in Rome and could play Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals aof the French Open at Roland Garros. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Andy Murray will probably have to beat the Australian Open champion, Stanislas Wawrinka, the Parisian king, Rafael Nadal, and the favourite, Novak Djo(...)

 Maria Sharapova  in action against Christina McHale of the United States in their second round match during day four of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament  in Madrid. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Maria Sharapova staged a late fightback to keep her winning streak on clay going in Madrid. The eighth seed won the title in Stuttgart two weeks ago (...)

Li Na of China celebrates after defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia to win the  Australian Open  in Melbourne.

In the immediate aftermath of most Grand Slam championships, the winners spout the usual clichés, shed a few tears and thank everyone they ever met an(...)

China’s  Li Na  holds the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning the women’s final against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

China’s Li Na overcame an attack of nerves and weathered a feisty challenge from Dominika Cibulkova before roaring to a 7-6 (7-3) 6-0 victory to win (...)

 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 (...)

Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) makes a backhand return to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their quarter-final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.

The Australian Open was left without a defending champion in the semi-finals for the first time in the professional era when Victoria Azarenka follow(...)

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