Monica Seles

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 Japan’s Naomi Osaka posing with the Australian Open trophy in the locker room after her win over Jennifer Brady. Photograph: Getty Images

Naomi Osaka added a second Australian Open title to her two US Open crowns on Saturday but said she would rather “live in the moment” than set ambitio(...)

 Miriam Gutierrez pays tribute to Katie Taylor after their fight in November. Photograph:   Mark Robinson/Inpho

Taylor v Gutierrez Wembley Arena, London, November 14th Her smile stood out. Miriam Gutierrez’s face had received ferocious blows for the entire bou(...)

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(...)

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