Maria Sharapova: “Why didn’t someone come up to me and have a private conversation, just an official to an athlete?” Photograph: Damian Dovarganes/AP Photo

Five-times grand slam champion Maria Sharapova has criticised the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for not doing enough to make her aware that me(...)

Maria Sharapova promoting Tag Heuer watches: Of the estimated $30 million that Sharapova earns each year, about $23 million comes from sponsorship and endorsement deals

It was a classic Maria Sharapova power play: it had control, pace, pinpoint accuracy and judicious spin. When the world’s wealthiest woman athlete sp(...)

 In the public domain: Maria Sharapova’s products  for sale at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, California. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

The drug-testing process in tennis is coming under increasing scrutiny after a number of leading players this week indicated they are tested during t(...)

Old pals -former Eufa president  Sepp Blatter shakes hands with his protege Michel Platini. Photograph: Michael Buholzer/ AFP’Getty

What kind of person wakes up one morning and thinks sports politics is the way to go? Okay, sports administration, regulation, governance, whatever (...)

Croatian tennis umpire Denis Pitner officiated in ATP World Tour events despite being banned for two years for betting offences. Photograph: Getty

An umpire secretly banned for a year for betting offences by the tennis authorities was immediately allowed to work at some of the world’s biggest tou(...)

I’m always surprised,” Federer said. “I win a tournament. I walk off the court, and it’s like, ‘Where’s the doping guy?’” Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Tennis’ oft-questioned anti-doping programme took some new hits last month when Andy Murray called for more investment and Roger Federer called for mo(...)

 Roger Federer has called for more drug testing in rugby. Photograph: Tony O’Brien/Reuters

Roger Federer believes tennis players should undergo more anti-doping tests to ensure the sport does not suffer the problems that have plunged athlet(...)

Rafa Nadal trains with coach Toni Nadal during the Aegon Tennis Championships at the Queens Club in London, Britain, 15th June 2015. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

Toni Nadal, the coach and uncle of Rafael Nadal, believes it is impossible for a coach not to encourage and communicate generally with a player durin(...)

James McGee during qualifying for the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in January thisyear. He will play the 108-ranked Alexander Nedovyesov at Flushing Meadows in New York today. (Photograph:  Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Win or lose in his appearance at the US Open today, Irish tennis player James McGee is set to jump up the world rankings.McGee, who qualified for the (...)

Dubliner: Dave Miley, head of development at the International Tennis Federation. photograph: rod leon

On a sunny day just before Wimbledon begins, young workers with chamois leathers and spray bottles walk slowly along the rows of seats in Court No 2, (...)

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