Victoria Azarenka of Belarus returns to Poland’s Iga Swiatek during their third round match at the Italian Open in Rome. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP via Getty Images

Defending champion Iga Swiatek recovered from a poor start to defeat Victoria Azarenka and reach the quarter-finals of the Italian Open in Rome. The(...)

Victoria Azarenka playing at Wimbledon last year. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty

Wimbledon has been warned it could face legal action from the Belarusian Tennis Federation (BTF) after it accused the All England Club of acting illeg(...)

 Madison Keys of United States plays a backhand during her victory over Jaqueline Cristian of Romania. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Madison Keys stormed into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-2 7-5 win over Jaqueline Cristian on Wednesday as the American continued he(...)

Iga Swiatek:  defeated US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez  6-1 6-2. Photograph:   Peter Mundy/Speed Media/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Defending champion Iga Swiatek made short work of US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez in a dominant 6-1 6-2 win at the Adelaide International on Thursd(...)

Serena Williams hits a backhand during her third-round victory over Danielle Collins at the French Open in Paris on Friday. Photograph: Pete Kiehart/The New York Times

Serena Williams laid down a marker in what is becoming a wide open women’s French Open with a straight-sets victory over fellow American Danielle Coll(...)

 Naomi Osaka of Japan in action during the quarter-final of the Gippsland Trophy. Photograph: EPA

Naomi Osaka and Victoria Azarenka joined Serena Williams as high-profile withdrawals from the Australian Open warm-up events. Williams pulled out on (...)

Novak Djokovic playing tennis on his balcony  at the M Suites in  Adelaide. Photograph: Morgan Sette/AFP via Getty Images

Novak Djokovic has defended his “good intentions” after receiving intense criticism for providing Tennis Australia with suggestions on how to improve (...)

Farmer Billy O’Kane watches the golf during day three of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Galgorm in Ballymena. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Having just come through the coldest September night in Ballymena in 110 years, you’d imagine that Billy O’Kane’s cattle wouldn’t have had much sympat(...)

Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray following their first round match at Roland Garros. Photograph: Getty Images

It was hardly the reunion Andy Murray envisaged but, three years after losing to Stan Wawrinka in a semi-final that few present will forget, there was(...)

 Naomi Osaka of Japan kisses the trophy after winning the US Open. Photograph: Getty Images

Having found her voice off the court, Naomi Osaka returned to the top on it with her third grand slam title. The 22-year-old from Japan was comprehen(...)

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