Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal after defeating Maria Sharapova of Russia in their singles  match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Maria Sharapova was dumped out of Wimbledon by world number 131 Michelle Larcher de Brito on Wednesday.The former champion fumed about the grass surfa(...)

Russia’s Maria Sharapova after her victory over Kristina Mladenovic of France.

Perhaps all it took was a match, the scent of the grass, the sound of the ball and action. This year’s tacky pre-tournament verbal exchange between Se(...)

Monica Puig of Puerto Rico celebrates match point during her Ladies’ Singles first round match against Sara Errani of Italy on day one of  Wimbledon. Photograph: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Image

Maria Sharapova battled through a tough Centre Court opener against fast-rising French player Kristina Mladenovic on the opening day of Wimbledon. Twe(...)

 Andy Murray in action against Marin Cilic in the final of the AEGON Championships at The Queen’s Club, London.  Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Andy Murray will begin his Wimbledon campaign today as Murray mania returns to Britain.The Scot will launch his challenge for the title with a late-a(...)

Rory McIlroy and his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki, who rejects the suggestion that their relationship is affecting their respective sporting careers.

When Caroline Wozniacki first became the world number one in October, 2010, it seemed only a matter of time before the Dane would go on to win her fir(...)

  Spain’s Rafael Nadal.  Photograph: PA Wire

Andy Murray was confirmed as the second seed for the Wimbledon men’s singles today and French Open champion Rafael Nadal is a potential quarter-final (...)

 Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates   as Victoria Azarenka of Belarus walks off court following their Women’s Singles semi-final matchof the French Open at Roland Garros. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Maria Sharapova reached her second consecutive French Open final with a 6-1 2-6 6-4 victory over Victoria Azarenka in Paris. There she will meet Seren(...)

 Maria Sharapova waves to the crowd as she celebrates match point  in her quarter-final against Jelena Jankovic at the  French Open  in Paris. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Defending champion Maria Sharapova kept her hopes of back-to-back French Open titles alive after recovering from a horrible first set to beat Jelena J(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to Zheng Jie of China during their women’s singles match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Maria Sharapova called for HawkEye to be used at the French Open after being on the wrong end of a dubious call in her third-round win over Zheng Jie (...)

France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates victory over Jarkko Nieminen of Finland in the second round of the French Open. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga survived a first-set scare to advance into the third round of the French Open with a 7-6 6-4 6-3 win against Finn Jarkko N(...)

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