Serena Williams trounced Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets to reach the Australian Open final. Photograph: Epa

Serena Williams’ break from tennis at the end of last year to “just chill” appeared to have done her a world of good as the rejuvenated American bull(...)

Johanna Konta was beaten in straight sets by Angelique Kerber in the Australian Open semi-finals. Photograph: Epa

Johanna Konta did not lack for goodwill and support, even from her conqueror Angelique Kerber after losing her first – but possibly not last - grand s(...)

Johanna Konta is through to the semi-finals of the Australian Open. Photograph: Epa

Johanna Konta had to conquer nerves she thought she had long buried to beat the Chinese qualifier Zhang Shuai 6-4, 6-1 in an hour and 22 minutes in Me(...)

Victoria Azarenka is through to the fourth round of the Australian Open. Photograph: EPA

Victoria Azarenka believes overcoming depression and poverty has taken away the pressure to win a grand slam. Azarenka secured her place in the Austr(...)

Carolina Wozniacki  is out of the US Open after she was beaten 6-4 5-7 7-6 by Petra Cetkovska. Photograph: Afp

Fourth seed Caroline Wozniacki spurned four match points as she crashed out of the US Open second round in a final set tie-break against Petra Cetkovs(...)

 Caroline Wozniacki celebrates a point against  Denisa Allertova  during their second round match at Wimbledon. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

On one side of court 12 where Caroline Wozniacki faced Denisa Allertova there was just a ribbon of seats two deep separating the players from the p(...)

Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic  after loosing a point to Czech Republic’s Lucie Hradecka during their first round match for the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Joe Castro / EPA

When Heather Watson spoke about the crumbling hierarchy of women’s tennis, she was not being needlessly downbeat, just realistic.As results at the Au(...)

Andy Murray  reacts during his US Open match against  Russia’s Andrey Kuznetsov. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

Andy Murray had another frustrating afternoon on the Louis Armstrong Stadium court but did enough to defeat Andrey Kuznetsov and reach the fourth roun(...)

Catherine Bellis of the United States reacts after defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their women’s singles first round match on Day Two of the 2014 US Open. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Fifteen-year-old American wild card Cici Bellis stunned Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova in the biggest upset of the US Open so far. Bellis(...)

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard after her 6-3, 6-4 win over Angelique Kerber of Germany in their quarter-final game at Wimbledon yesterday. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Eugenie Bouchard’s ‘breakout’ year has become quite a thing of beauty. The junior player of two years ago has blossomed and maintained the top half o(...)

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