Britain’s Liam Broady took advantage of his wildcard at Wimbledon by winning his first round match against Marinko Matosevic, earning him about €64,000. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Irish tennis players may not appear in grand slam events often but sometimes it is not always their fault as the first week at Wimbledon illustrate(...)

Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the second set against Philipp Kohlschreiber during the first round men’s singles during day one of the Wimbledon Championships. Photo Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Novak Djokovic was far from his fluent best but the defending champion did enough to beat Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in straights sets and mov(...)

Eugenie Bouchard was asked by reporter Ian Cohen to “do a little twirl” and show off her outfit for TV cameras and the crowd at the Australian Open in Melbourne this week. Photograph: William West/AFP Photo

Eugenie Bouchard had no idea the man with the microphone in his hand and mischief in his heart would ask her to “do a little twirl” to show off her ou(...)

Eugenie Bouchard: was invited to perform a twirl by a reporter in an interview on court following her straight sets victory over Kiki Bertenson at  the Australian Open. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

Eugenie Bouchard had no idea the man with the microphone in his hand and mischief in his heart would ask her to “do a little twirl” to show off her o(...)

Roger Federer is through to the third round of the Austrlaian Open after beating Somione Bolelli in four sets. (Photograph: REUTERS/Thomas Peter)

Roger Federer was made to work for his place in the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday after Maria Sharapova suffered a huge scare agains(...)

Andy Murray of Britain serves to Yuki Bhambri of India during their men’s singles first round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Reuters

The serve has been like a troublesome friend to Andy Murray, helping him in good times but too often making life unnecessarily difficult. However, aft(...)

The sunsets as Roger Federer of Switzerland plays against Marinko Matosevic of Australia during their men’s singles first round match on Day Two of the 2014 US Open in New York. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Roger Federer put on a show in front of Michael Jordan to reach the second round of the US Open. Federer tweeted a picture with the former basketball (...)

 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-(...)