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 (...)

Novak Djokovic is into the French Open quarter-finals after a straight set victory over Jan-Lennard Struff. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty

Novak Djokovic claimed his own piece of French Open history by reaching a 10th consecutive quarter-final at Roland Garros. Rafael Nadal dominates the(...)

Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic reacts during his men’s singles first-round match against Spain’s Feliciano Lopez on day three of the French Open  in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

Forty-year-old Ivo Karlovic continued to defy the sands of time at the French Open. By beating Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (4) 7-5 6-7 (7) 7-5 in the opening (...)

Romania’s Simona Halep returns the ball to Russia’s Darya Kasatkina during their third-round  match at the French Open at  Roland Garros  in Paris. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Title contender Simona Halep pulled through against young pretender Daria Kasatkina in a French Open rollercoaster on Saturday, winning 6-0 7-5 after(...)

Andy Murray is into the third round of the French Open after a four-set win over Martin Klizan. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty

If Andy Murray is to reach the French Open final for the second year in a row, confounding critics who say he will not make it out of the first week, (...)

Andy Murray  reacts during his men’s  semi-final match against Stan Wawrinka at the  French Open at Roland Garros. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

If Andy Murray can reproduce in the final against Novak Djokovic on Sunday the precision and patience with which he ground down the defending champion(...)

Garbine Muguruza of Spain during her semi-final against Samantha Stosur of Australia at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris. Photograph: EPA

Serena Williams survived another struggle to set up a French Open final against Garbine Muguruza. The world number one is now within one victory of (...)

Novak Djokovic: “I threw a racket on the ground and it slipped and almost hit the line umpire. I was lucky there.” Photograph: Stephan Mueller/EPA

The French Open was lambasted as “one big circus” by Tomas Berdych yesterday as soggy weather once again exasperated players seeking a foothold in the(...)

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(...)

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