Roger Federer. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Double defending champion Roger Federer will start his bid for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles next week against unseeded Uzbek Denis Istomin, w(...)

Serena Williams during her US Open semi-final against Anastasija Sevastova. Photograph: Getty Images

Serena Williams choked back tears as she contemplated the year-long journey that has taken her from fighting for her life in a hospital bed to the ver(...)

 Serena Williams during her match against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic. Photograph: PA

Painful recent memories will ensure Serena Williams does not get ahead of herself despite now being the hot favourite to triumph in New York for a rec(...)

Lesia Tsurenko (L) beat Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty

The women’s tournament is without its top two seeds heading into the third round after Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki joined Simona Halep(...)

Serena Williams withdrew from the Rogers Cup in Montreal citing ‘personal reasons.’ Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty

Serena Williams has revealed she felt like she was “not a good mom” and was “in a funk” before pulling out of the Rogers Cup. The Wimbledon runner-up(...)

Germany’s Angelique Kerber celebrates after defeating Serena Williams to win the  women’s singles final at  Wimbledon. Photograph: Nic Bothma/AFP/Getty

So the storyline of the century lives on. A Centre Court drama that was framed as much by Serena Williams’s failure to win her 24th Grand Slam and eq(...)

Runner-up Serena Williams and winner Angelique Kerber  with the trophies after the women’s singles final at Wimbledon. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Angelique Kerber became the first German to win Wimbledon since Steffi Graff in 1996 with an impressive straight sets 6-3 6-3 win over Serena Williams(...)

Serena Williams and  Angelique Kerber in action during the women’s final at Wimbledon in 2016. Photograph:    Julian Finney/Getty Images

No one is underestimating Angelique Kerber. Not even Serena Williams. Far from the giggling teenager spouting banalities that tennis had become used t(...)

Serena Williams returns a shot against Julia Goerges during their women’s singles semi-final at Wimbledon. Photo: Ben Curtis/Getty Images

Serena Williams, the player who had multiple surgeries during her pregnancy 16 months ago and at one stage said she couldn’t walk to her mail box ease(...)

Serena Williams celebrates her win over Julia Goerges in the women’s semi-finals at Wimbledon. Photo: Neil Hall/EPA

Just five months after she finished her maternity leave, and 13 matches into her comeback, Serena Williams is in the Wimbledon final. She beat Julia G(...)

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