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Maria Sharapova reacts after beating Simona Halep in her opening game of the US Open at Flushing Meadows, New York. Photo: Elsa/Getty Images

Maria Sharapova was back in black: in a lace-topped, sparkling diamante outfit that nodded to Audrey Hepburn’s dress in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, one of(...)

Martina Navratilova gets a hug from Chris Evert  after beating her in the final of the ladies’ singles at Wimbledon in 1978. Photograph: Rob Taggart/Central Press/Getty Images

For decades, women’s tennis was blessed with first-name-basis rivalries that remain etched in the public’s consciousness. But as tennis fans salivate (...)

 Johanna Konta of Britain celebrates winning the second set against Simona Halep of Romania during their quarter-final match at Wimbledon. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The rain came in the late afternoon and for those on Centre Court a hunkered-in feel settled over the draw. Occasionally there is one match under the(...)

Johanna Konta celebrates winning against Simona Halep of Romania. Photograph: PA

Johanna Konta battled back from the brink to win a three-set thriller against Simona Halep and become Britain’s first women’s singles semi-finalist at(...)

Johanna Konta waves after winning her fourth round match in the women’s singles at Wimbledon. Photo: Reuters

In the end it became a very British thing. Caroline Garcia lined up a forehand to carve Johanna Konta into having to win another point for the fourth (...)

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(...)

Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia celebrates her victory over Simona Halep of Romania at the French Open at Roland Garros. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko overpowered title favourite Simona Halep to become one of the most surprising Grand Slam champions of all time. The 20-year(...)

Romania’s Simona Halep returns the ball to Russia’s Darya Kasatkina during their third-round  match at the French Open at  Roland Garros  in Paris. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Title contender Simona Halep pulled through against young pretender Daria Kasatkina in a French Open rollercoaster on Saturday, winning 6-0 7-5 after(...)

Andy Murray of hits a backhand during the first round match against Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia on day three of the 2017 French Open at Roland Garros. Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The last time Andy Murray stepped on to Court Philippe Chatrier, he had to bow to the excellence of Novak Djokovic in the final that lifted the Serb t(...)

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