Serena Willams

Six-time champion Serena Williams outplayed Britain's Johanna Konta to reach the Australian Open semi-finals. The American, 35, won 6-2 6-3 and will next play Croatia's unseeded Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, who beat fifth seed Czech Karolina Plisokva 6-4 3-6 6-4. Konta, seeded ninth,...
Vintage Venus powers into Aussie Open semi-finals

A vintage Venus Williams powered past Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and into her third Australian Open semi-final Tuesday, becoming the oldest woman to make a Grand Slam last four in 23 years. The 36-year-old overcame the Russian 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) and will...

Defending champion Novak Djokovic suffered a shock defeat by world number 117 Denis Istomin in the second round of the Australian Open. The six-time winner struggled for rhythm and lost 7-6 (10-8) 5-7 2-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 in four hours...
Roger Federar

An emotional Roger Federer made an impressive comeback to tennis on Monday with an easy win over Great Britain’s Dan Evans at the Hopman Cup in Perth. The Swiss champion, who has been out of action for six months due...
Serena Williams shares the Open-era record of 22 Grand Slams with Steffi Graf, and is two behind Margaret Court's all-time record of 24

Serena Williams was troubled by windy conditions and some early rust before beating 69th-ranked Pauline Parmentier 6-3, 6-4 to launch her comeback from a four-month lay-off at the Auckland Classic on Tuesday. In her first outing since she was shocked...
Ana ivanovic

Former world No 1 Ana Ivanovic on Wednesday announced her retirement from tennis, admitting that the physical toll of the circuit had proved too much. The 29-year-old Serbian held the top spot for 12 weeks in 2008, the season when...
Andy Murray

Andy Murray capped a stellar season by being named alongside his brother Jamie on Tuesday as International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Champion for 2016. It is the first time that two brothers have been named as men's singles and doubles...
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic crushed David Goffin 6-1, 6-2 at the ATP Tour Finals on Thursday as the world number two kept his foot on the gas in the race to finish the year atop the world rankings. Djokovic had already qualified...
Andy Murray

Andy Murray says he feels "very proud" to become the first British singles player to be world number one since computerised rankings began in 1973. The Scot, 29, needed to reach the final of the Paris Masters to replace Novak...
Andy Murray

Andy Murray moved one step closer to becoming world number one by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 7-6 (8-6) in the Erste Bank Open in Vienna. The Scot, 29, asserted his dominance in the first set against Frenchman Tsonga in his...