Martina Hingis

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Jana Novotna, who won 16 Grand Slam titles, died of cancer and was surrounded by her family when she peacefully passed away. Photo: Gerry Penny/EPA

Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna was a true winner but it was the misfortune of the brilliant Czech, who died on Monday aged 49, to always be recalled (...)

Jana Novotna after winning the Wimbledon women’s singles title in 1998. Photograph: Pascal Pavani/Getty

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died aged 49. The WTA announced the news on Monday morning in a Twitter post. The statement read: “It is (...)

Martina Navratilova gets a hug from Chris Evert  after beating her in the final of the ladies’ singles at Wimbledon in 1978. Photograph: Rob Taggart/Central Press/Getty Images

For decades, women’s tennis was blessed with first-name-basis rivalries that remain etched in the public’s consciousness. But as tennis fans salivate (...)

Maria Sharapova has been handed a wild card for the US Open. Photograph: Lachlan Cunningham/Getty

The United States Tennis Association has awarded Maria Sharapova a wild card to enter the main draw of this year’s US Open, which will be her first Gr(...)

 Maria Sharapova:  normal course of treatment for the drug is four to six weeks and not the 10 years   she used it.   Photo: Damian Dovarganes/AP

Over the coming weeks and months an interesting observation may be made on divergent sporting cultures and Maria Sharapova will be central to the dram(...)

Serena Williams beat Margarita Gasparyan to set up an Australian Open quarter-final date with Maria Sharapova. Photograph: Afp

Serena Williams is taking nothing for granted against Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open quarter-finals despite her dominant record against the Ru(...)

I’m always surprised,” Federer said. “I win a tournament. I walk off the court, and it’s like, ‘Where’s the doping guy?’” Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Tennis’ oft-questioned anti-doping programme took some new hits last month when Andy Murray called for more investment and Roger Federer called for mo(...)

Jenny Claffey, who has just launched her career as a tennis pro, wants to be the first Irish woman after Lesley O'Halloran in 1989 to play at Wimbledon. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

Two or three hours on court for tour events and four or five hours for five-set Grand Slam matches makes tennis an endurance sport as much as one o(...)

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia celebrates after beating Simona Halep of Romania during their women’s singles match at the French Open  in Paris. Photo: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

It is nearly eight months since Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, then 32, shocked tennis, New York and a host of people who had forgotten who she was by finishi(...)

Serena Williams of the US  poses with the championship trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark to win the women’s final match of the 2014 US Open Tennis Championship at Flushing Meadows, New York, USA, yesterday. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

They did the cool thing, the classy thing, by bringing Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert out to embellish, or even to authenticate, the occasion of(...)

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