US player Serena Williams celebrates beating Russia’s Elena Vesnina. Photograph: Getty Images

Serena Williams inflicted the fastest ever demolition in a Wimbledon semi-final as the American took just 49 minutes to thrash Russia’s Elena Vesnina.(...)

Germany’s Angelique Kerber reacts after winning a point against Romania’s Simona Halep during their quarter-final match at Wimbledon. Photograph: Getty Images

Players always see what they want to see, Venus Williams will look at Angelique Kerber’s last match and see how she lost her serve six times. Kerber w(...)

USA’s Venus Williams in action against Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova. Photograph: Tony O’Brien/Reuters

It took Venus Williams six minutes to hold her first service game against Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova. She looked rickety and uncontrolled. A 36-y(...)

Venus Williams in action against Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova during their Wimbledon quarter-final. Photo: Andy Couldridge/Reuters

Venus Williams rolled back the years to reach her first grand slam semi-final since 2010 as the American beat Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova at Wimbl(...)

Ekaterina Makarova in action against Petra Kvitova during their second-round match on Saturday. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Exhausted Petra Kvitova will seek “stability and peace” to exorcise the demons of a frustrating six months that culminated in a second-round defeat at(...)

Spain’s Garbine Muguruza celebrates beating Italy’s Camila Giorgi in their women’s singles first round match on the first day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships. Photo: Getty Images

It probably wouldn’t register as a scare on the Wimbledon scale of nearly upsets. But as insecure first matches on Centre Court go, last year’s beaten(...)

Novak Djokovic has got the equality debate in tennis horribly wrong. Photograph: AP

The first point that needs to be made about Ray Moore and female tennis players is that they are worth a good deal more than he is. The second is tha(...)

Andy Murray has lost 11 of his last 12 encounters with Novak Djokovic. Photograph: Getty

Just after seven o’clock on a winter evening, at the end of a long day in which he has returned to his old life of being the second best tennis player(...)

Germany’s  Angelique Kerber during the Australian Open women’s singles final against Serena Williams. Photograph: Lukas Koch/EPA

You cannot accuse Serena Williams of not providing fair warning. Only a few days ago, when Williams was reminded that she always had won the Australi(...)

Germany’s Angelique Kerber kisses the trophy after winning her final match against Serena Williams  at the Australian Open  in Melbourne. Photograph:  Jason Reed/Reuters

Angelique Kerber upset world number one Serena Williams 6-4 3-6 6-4 to clinch the Australian Open on Saturday and become the first German to win a Gr(...)

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