Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus returns to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in their first-round match at  Wimbledon. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Two-time champion Petra Kvitova slumped out of Wimbledon in the first round on Tuesday, beaten by inspired world number 50 Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Be(...)

Andy Murray is through to the second round of Wimbledon. Photograph: Getty

Andy Murray won. Three sets, he schooled a fellow Brit Liam Broady, 235 in the world. It was all smiles and one way traffic. Iceland against England e(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal serves  to Argentina’s Facundo Bagnis during their  second round match at the Roland Garros. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

A dominant Rafael Nadal reached one career milestone on Wednesday but the nature of the Spaniard’s passage through the early rounds suggests his eyes(...)

Parks Tennis:  every summer it  attracts a huge throng of 25,000 children to tennis courts nationwide. Photo: Sports

For the people who originated the idea, there was a feeling the image of the sport required some readjusting. Tennis needed to reach out. The sense t(...)

Slovakia’s  Dominika Cibulkova  celebrates after she defeated Maria Sharapova in their fourth-round match at the Australian Open  in Melbourne. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Maria Sharapova joined Serena Williams in making an early exit from the Australian Open on Monday but defending champion Victoria Azarenka swept into (...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland rests between games during his match against Teymuraz Gabashvili

Things are about to get tough for Roger Federer at the Australian Open.The Swiss has cruised through three rounds, but now faces having to beat Jo-Wil(...)