Monica Seles

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Martina Hingis of Switzerland cries as her mother and coach Melanie stands at her side after the final defeat to  Steffi Graf. Photograph:  Thomas Coex/AFP via Getty Images

Childhood sporting disappointments, from the mid 70s onwards, were shaped by being a Manchester United fan in a primary school class dominated by Live(...)

Monica Seles celebrates her maiden Grand Slam victory - the 1990 French Open. Photograph: Getty

Shortly before his death in 1990, the tennis fashion designer, historian and author Ted Tinling, whose immersion in the women’s game began as Suzanne (...)

Martina Navratilova in action at Wimbledon in 1990. File photograph: Getty Images

Hana Mandlikova was an enthusiastic member of the Sparta tennis club in Prague at 12-years-old. She acted as ball girl when the ladies played league m(...)

Mary Pierce celebrates her French Open victory in 2000. Photograph: Jack Guez/Getty

Twenty years ago, Mary Pierce was being dragged across the court. As she chased Monica Seles’s blows from side-to-side during their 2000 French Open q(...)

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 (...)

 Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova won the Wimbledon singles’ title in 2011 and 2014. Photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP Photo/Getty Images

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova faces around six months out of the sport while her playing hand, wounded in a knife attack, recovers its str(...)

Toulouse’s Irish player Trevor Brennan punches an Ulster fan ahead of a Heineken Cup match in 2007 Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images)

“Roy, will you be the best there ever was in the game?” “That’s right.” She pulled the trigger (thrum of bull fiddle). - The Natural, Bernard Malam(...)

Switzerland’s Roger Federer appeals to security at Roland Garos after a spectator tries to take a selfie on court after his win. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

The opening day of the French Open was all sunshine and summer roses until a young man armed, thankfully, with nothing more threatening than a mobile(...)

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard in action during her semi-final win over Simona Halep. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Wimbledon continued to enjoy the rise and rise of Canadian Eugenie Bouchard. On the hottest day so far and with a new face to contest the final agains(...)

 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic  plays a forehand in his first-round match against Lukas Lacko of Slovakia during day one of the  Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic showed some early season rustiness but Serena Williams roared into the second round as the tournament favourites took centre stage on t(...)