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Roger Federer lifts his eighth Wimbledon title. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty

Ask Marin Cilic how lonely tennis can be on court, when injury has undermined every aspect of his game. Roger Federer has come out the other end of no(...)

Serena Williams has asked John McEnroe to respect her privacy. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

John McEnroe has refused to apologise for his comments about Serena Williams and believes men should play against women to settle the argument. The f(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory over Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka in the final of the French Open in Paris. Photograph:  Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Rafael Nadal won the French Open for the 10th time, shrugging off the weight of history and the best but weakened efforts of Stan Wawrinka over three (...)

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(...)

Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club: began accepting women members 20 years ago. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club in Dublin, one of the world’s oldest tennis clubs, has elected its first woman president in almost 140 years. Helen(...)

Number 34 Nutley Avenue has been home to the MacHale family since it was constructed in 1956. The late Joe MacHale, who worked as the secretary bursa(...)

Was there ever any doubt about who Serena Williams would follow more closely, Steffi Graf or Martina Navratilova? It was Navratilova’s 18 grand slam m(...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland talks to Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic during a practice session prior to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Photo: Getty Images

It’s true that in London the mood and conversations relate more to Nice and Roy Hodgson than Andy Murray or Novak Djokovic. As Wimbledon’s opening d(...)

Serena Williams recovered from a set down to beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the third round of the US Open. Photograph: Reuters

Serena Williams and Marin Cilic both survived third round scares on Friday to keep their U.S. Open title defences on track but there was no escape for(...)

Serena Williams of the U.S. hits a return to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands during their second round match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York. Adrees Latif/Reuters

If this were a fight, it might have been called off before a blow had been landed. But Kiki Bertens, a smiling, 23-year-old Dutch qualifier who looked(...)

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