Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer, Serena Williams make winning starts to campaign; Sloane Stephens crashes out
Eight-time champion Roger Federer and seven-time winner Serena Williams shrugged off 30-degree heat to breeze into the Wimbledon second round Monday.
Wimbledon 2018: Defending champion Roger Federer begins campaign with straight-sets victory over Dusan Lajovic
Federer, contesting his 20th consecutive Wimbledon, is bidding to become only the second player to win nine singles titles on the London lawns after Martina Navratilova.
With his stirring comeback last year, Federer has removed age from the equation. The only integer relevant to him, and to tennis history, will be how many Grand Slams he finishes with.
Actor-producer Reese Witherspoon and her production company Hello Sunshine are all set to produce a biopic on the life of tennis great and activist Martina Navratilova.
Martina Navratilova slams BBC for pay gap discrimination after learning John McEnroe was paid ten times her wages
Martina Navratilova said she was paid around £15,000 by the BBC while fellow presenter John McEnroe's pay packet was between £150,000 and £199,999.
A glittering collection of the greatest sportsmen, sportswomen and teams have been nominated for this year's Laureus World Sports Awards, following a global vote by the world's media.
Australian Open 2018: From Serena Williams to Rod Laver, sport's icons praise Caroline Wozniacki for 1st Grand Slam title
From Serena Williams’ touching tribute to her best friend to a nod from tennis great Rod Laver, a look at the best tweets on Caroline Wozniacki's Australian Open triumph.
Tennis legend Margaret Court had been an outspoken opponent to Australia's national referendum on gay marriage, which passed by a wide margin late in 2017.
Australian Open 2018: Billie Jean King calls for Margaret Court Arena to be renamed, says she'd refuse to play there
Court, now a church pastor, drew fire last year for saying she would avoid Qantas airline for its support of same-sex marriage, which became law in her homeland in December following a referendum.
For the first time since 1981 when Tracy Austin, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and Barbara Potter waved the Stars and Stripes, Americans grabbed all four semi-finals berths, guaranteeing one of them will hoist the trophy on Saturday.
Madison Keys completed the clean sweep for American women, giving the host country all four US Open semi-final spots for the first time in 36 years.
US Open 2017: Former champion Venus Williams joins Kevin Anderson and two other first-timers in semis
US ninth seed Williams, seeking her third US Open crown, advanced to a Thursday match-up against 83rd-ranked compatriot Sloane Stephens for a spot in Saturday's final.
How many categories of Laureus World Sports Awards are there? And how are the winners picked? Here's how:
Wimbledon 2017 women's final, highlights: Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams for 2nd Grand Slam trophy
Venus Williams will be aiming for her sixth championship at Wimbledon when she faces Garbine Muguruza in Saturday's final. Follow our live blog for scores and updates.
Wimbledon 2017, women’s final preview: Venus Williams, on cusp of scripting history, faces resurgent Garbine Muguruza
Venus Williams will aim to become the oldest female Grand Slam champion in the Open Era when she takes on Garbine Muguruza in the Wimbledon final.
Wimbledon 2017: Venus Williams becomes oldest finalist in 23 years, will face Garbine Muguruza for title
With her latest display of gutsy serving and big hitting, Venus Williams beat Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 to reach her ninth title match at the All England Club and first since 2009.
Johanna Konta has set her sights on Wimbledon history as the World No 7 aims to become the first British woman to reach the final in 40 years when she faces Venus Williams on Thursday.
Here are some off-court highlights from Day 8 of Wimbledon 2017:
Here are the best off-beat moments from Day 3 of Wimbledon:
Once heralded as the future of Australian tennis, the only reputation Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios have so far developed is for tanking matches.