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 Serena Williams in action during the 2019 Australian Open. Photograph:   Michael Dodge/Getty Images

You could build Serena Williams’s pedestal from her records. Pile up the 23 Grand Slam singles titles, more than anyone else has won in the Open era, (...)

Novak Djokovic with the trophy after his Wimbledon victory in 2019. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty

Wimbledon was supposed to start today. Only World Wars cancelled it in the past. Now coronavirus has spoiled yet another summer ritual as familiar as (...)

Borna Coric and Grigor Dimitrov have both tested positive for coronavirus following Novak Djokovic’s exhibition tournament. Photograph: Stringer/AFP

Croatia’s Borna Coric became the second player from Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour exhibition tournament to test positive for Covid-19, raising serious c(...)

Multiplayer games have  proven a hit with players who want to connect with their friends

What did you do during the pandemic lockdown? It’s a tricky subject. While your Instagram feed may have been full of people enjoying their daily works(...)

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(...)

IRFU CEO Philip Browne gave a grim outlook for the financial aspect of sport in the country. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Philip Browne has been IRFU chief executive for 22 years. A big deal gets made about his public comments, like describing the 2007 World Cup catastrop(...)

Japan’s Naomi Osaka has surpassed Serena Williams as the world’s highest-paid female athlete. Photograph: Vaughn Ridley/Getty

Japan’s Naomi Osaka has surpassed Serena Williams as the world’s highest-paid female athlete, raking in $37.4 million (€33.9m) in prize money and endo(...)

Martina Navratilova: “If I was sitting in that position I’d be going nuts that I can’t play”. Photograph: Inpho

Grand Slam great Martina Navratilova believes the current generation of tennis superstars face a threat to their place in history due to the coronavir(...)

Jimmy Connors reacts during his US Open match against Aaron Krickstein in 1991.

1. Jimmy Connors, 1991 US Open The eight-time Grand Slam winner had already caused a stir at Flushing Meadows before his fourth-round match with the (...)

Sofia Kenin of the US speaks after winning the 2020 Australian Open, at Melbourne Park. Photograph: Kelly Defina/Getty Images

Watching Naomi Osaka and Bianca Andreescu win grand slam titles persuaded Sofia Kenin that she did not need to wait for her big breakthrough. The 21-(...)

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