Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) makes a backhand return to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their quarter-final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.

The Australian Open was left without a defending champion in the semi-finals for the first time in the professional era when Victoria Azarenka follow(...)

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in action against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia at the Australian Open   in Melbourne. Photograph: Narenda Shrestha/EPA

Eugenie Bouchard has another cuddly toy and another grand slam scalp to add to her growing collection after knocking out Ana Ivanovic to reach the sem(...)

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 (...)

Victoria Azarenka in action against Yvonne Meusburger during their third round match.

Victoria Azarenka and Sloane Stephens will do their talking on the court as they prepare to meet for the first time since last year’s infamous Austral(...)

 Australian Open winners Victoria Azarenka and Novak Djokovic arrive at the players draw to return their trophies. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

The hearts of the officials overseeing the draw ceremony for the Australian Open seemed to sink by the time they had read just the first two lines of (...)

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus returns a shot during her fourth round  singles match against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia   in the US Openat Flushing Meadows. Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images

Second seed Victoria Azarenka kept her title hopes alive at the US Open with another battling performance to defeat Ana Ivanovic and reach the quarter(...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland chases down a backhand to Adrian Mannarino of France at the US Open tennis championships in New York. Photograph:  Adam Hunger/Reuters

Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal remained on course for a tantalising first ever collision at the US Open after demolishing their opposition at Flushing (...)

Maria Sharapova, seen her celebrating the one year anniversary of Sugarpova, has pulled out of the US Open. Photograph:  Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Henri Bendel

Third-seeded Russian Maria Sharapova has pulled out of next week’s US Open due to a shoulder injury, tournament organisers said on Wednesday. The four(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia slips during her women’s singles tennis match against Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. The third seed was knocked out 6-3 6-4. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Wimbledon’s grass courts bore their teeth yesterday and turned the normally quiet tournament infirmary into a running score on who was falling out of (...)

John Isner receives treatment on a knee injury. He eventually had to concede his match against Adrian Mannarino of France at Wimbledon. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Wimbledon officials today insisted their courts had been prepared the same way as in previous years as the grass continued to claim victims. Seven pl(...)

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