Roger Federer pratices with David Goffin ahead of the Australian Open. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Only a few days before the first ball is struck, the Australian Open resembles a shredded carcass. So ravaged are both draws, it is a taking a leap of(...)

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka has become the latest star to pull out of the Melbourne tournament. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire

Two-time champion and former world No 1 Victoria Azarenka has become the latest star to pull out of the Australian Open. The 28-year-old won in 2012(...)

Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open, which starts on January 15th. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty

Serena Williams on Friday joined the galaxy of tennis stars who have withdrawn from the Australian Open, which starts on January 15th. The American –(...)

Tatjana Maria of Germany signs autographs with her daughter Charlotte at the Nuernberger Versicherungscup in 2016. Photo: Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images

If Serena Williams needs any advice on traveling with a baby on the tennis tour, she need not look very far. Tatjana Maria, a friend and fellow reside(...)

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 (...)

Johanna Konta waves after winning her fourth round match in the women’s singles at Wimbledon. Photo: Reuters

In the end it became a very British thing. Caroline Garcia lined up a forehand to carve Johanna Konta into having to win another point for the fourth (...)

Serena Williams en route to her 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open in January. Photograph: Getty Images

Serena Williams, the best women’s tennis player of this era and one of the world’s most prominent athletes, has confirmed that she is pregnant and ex(...)

 Serena Williams: can overtake  Steffi Graf as the most decorated women’s singles player in the professional era if she wins the Australian Open in Melbourne.  Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

For the last few years the main question regarding the women’s draw at the Australian Open has been who or what can prevent Serena Williams from addin(...)

The CEO of Indian Wells Raymond Moore has stepped down from his role after comments he made about women’s tennis. Photograph: Afp

Raymond Moore, the CEO of the Indian Wells tennis tournament, has resigned from his role, one day after saying that the women’s tour “rides on the coa(...)

 US tennis player Serena Williams (L) stands with Raymond Moore, Indian Wells CEO. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

Martina Navratilova says she would not be surprised if women players boycotted Indian Wells following the sexism row which has engulfed the tournament(...)

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