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Serena Williams will contest the Australian Open in February. File photograph: Getty Images

Serena Williams’ husband and fans have denounced billionaire Ion Tiriac’s “racist and sexist” suggestion that the superstar have the “decency” to step(...)

The Lions will face world champions South Africa in three Tests on their tour next summer. Photograph:  Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Ghosting through the year like a slow-moving glacier before calving a sanitised form of soccer, rugby and GAA, sport leaves 2020 for a vaccinated 2021(...)

 Marcus Rashford initiated the free schools meals campaign and essentially shamed the UK government into endorsing it. File photograph: Getty Images

It was mid-May and the world was in freefall when the name of Luke Chadwick began to appear on the timelines of social media accounts and news pages. (...)

Ursula von der Leyen was speaking in Portugal at the opening of this year’s digital-only Web Summit. Photograph: Olivier Matthys/Pool/AFP via Getty

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has outlined plans for a new set of rules for Europe’s digital market, rewriting the rule book for (...)

Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his 20th grand slam on Sunday at Roland Garros. Photograph: Getty Images

Novak Djokovic drove Rafael Nadal to almost unprecedented heights of excellence at Roland Garros on Sunday afternoon, powerless to stop his oldest riv(...)

Serena Williams has confirmed her early withdrawal from the French Open. Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP

When Serena Williams pulled out of the French Open moments before her second-round match against the accomplished Bulgarian veteran Tsvetana Pironkova(...)

Serena Williams is through in Paris. Photograph: Martin Bureau/Getty/AFP

Across the tennis landscape, upstarts are tweaking the noses of their betters. On day two of the 2020 French Open, it briefly was the turn of the thre(...)

Britain’s Johanna Konta fears tennis might not get back to normal for the rest of her playing career. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Johanna Konta will again lead Britain’s charge at a grand slam title next week when she opens her Roland Garros campaign against the American prodigy (...)

Dominic Thiem celebrates with the trophy in New York. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty

Novak Djokovic may still be the best player in men’s tennis but, in the self-inflicted absence of the world No1, Dominic Thiem, 27, can fairly lay cla(...)

 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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