German Angelique Kerber in action during her first-round match victory over American Irina Falconi. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Angelique Kerber has spent more weeks on the top of women’s tennis than Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova combined – longer, in fact, than all but 11(...)

Germany’s Angelique Kerber plays a forehand during her first-round match  against Irina Falconi of the United States on day two of  Wimbledon. Photograph:    Michael Steele/Getty Images

Angelique Kerber’s battle to hold on to the world number one spot got off to a smooth start as she opened her Wimbledon campaign with an easy win over(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Netherlands’ Robin Haase during their  match at the French Open at  Roland Garros. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty

Of the many qualities great athletes share, ruthlessness is among the most apparent. When Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic advanced to the third round(...)

Petra Kvitova will make her comeback at the French Open. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

Petra Kvitova will make her comeback at the French Open, her representative has confirmed. The two-time Wimbledon champion suffered serious hand inju(...)

Maria Sharapova has been denied a wildcard entry for the French Open. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/Afp

The French decision, a stunning one, not to award Maria Sharapova a wildcard entry to the second Grand Slam of the year at Roland Garros sets up the A(...)

Serena Williams en route to her 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open in January. Photograph: Getty Images

Serena Williams, the best women’s tennis player of this era and one of the world’s most prominent athletes, has confirmed that she is pregnant and ex(...)

 Serena Williams (R) of the USA holds her trophy after defeating her sister Venus Williams (L) in their women’s Singles final match at the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament. Photograph: Made Nagi/EPA

Serena Williams was utterly unaware that a victory Saturday night would put her back at world No. 1. Her coach Patrick Mouratoglou did all he could t(...)

Serena Williams hugs her sister Venus after winning the women’s singles final of the Australian Open. Photograph: Getty Images

Serena Williams pushed sentiments aside in an emotion-charged 6-4 6-4 defeat of sister Venus to win the Australian Open on Saturday and a record 23rd(...)

Serena Williams celebrates her win over Johanna Konta during their singles quarter-final match at the Australian Open yesterday. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

Serena Williams remained on course for her 23rd grand slam title by quelling the challenge of in-form Briton Johanna Konta 6-2 6-3 to reach the semi-f(...)

Angelique Kerber  plays a forehand in her fourth-round match against Coco Vandeweghe. The German was defeated   6-2 6-3. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

A fourth-round elimination by an unfancied player was a disappointing end to Angelique Kerber’s defence of her Australian Open title on Sunday but the(...)

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