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Twenty three Grand Slam Champions Serena Williams will have to wait a bit longer to realise her 24 Grand Slam dream after she was denied the luxury of clinching the record in Saturday’s Wimbledon final.

Ruthless Simona Halep downs Serena Williams to claim Wimbledon title

Twenty three Grand Slam Champions Serena Williams will have to wait a bit longer to realise her 24 Grand Slam dream after she was denied the luxury of clinching the record in Saturday’s Wimbledon final.
Simona Halep produced a relentless display to beat Elina Svitolina in straight sets and become the first Romanian woman to reach a Wimbledon singles final.

Simona Halep becomes first Romanian woman to reach Wimbledon final

Simona Halep became the first Romanian woman to reach the Wimbledon final on Friday when she defeated Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-3.
Serena Williams and Andy Murray have been knocked out from the Mixed doubles Round of 16 by doubles specialists Bruno Fraga Soares and partner Nicole Melichar.

Serena Williams, Andy Murray knocked out of Wimbledon mixed doubles

Serena Williams and Andy Murray have been knocked out from the Mixed doubles Round of 16 by doubles specialists Bruno Fraga Soares and partner Nicole Melichar.
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal drawn to meet Roger Federer in Wimbledon semis

Rafael Nadal breathed a sigh of relief Friday after he was slated to meet eight-time champion Roger Federer in the Wimbledon semi-finals.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams headed to Wimbledon seeking return to form

Serena Williams will bring her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title to Wimbledon next week, where she will try to shake off a nagging knee injury and show the tennis world that her window of opportunity is still open.
Newly-crowned world number one Ashleigh Barty could never have imagined winning a Grand Slam title and rising to the summit of the rankings when she took a break from professional tennis in 2014 (AFP Photo-Paul ELLIS )

Ashleigh Barty displaces Naomi Osaka as women’s world number one

Ashleigh Barty became only the second Australian woman to top the world rankings when she won the Birmingham WTA title on Sunday, beating Julia Goerges 6-3, 7-5.
Ashleigh Barty reacts after winning against Amanda Anisimova. Ashleigh Barty reacts after winning against Amanda Anisimova. Yoan Valat-EPA

Ashleigh Barty reaches Birmingham final to boost world number one bid

French Open champion Ashleigh Barty is one win away from becoming the first Australian to be crowned women’s world number one in 43 years after reaching the final of the WTA event in Birmingham on Saturday.
Dominic Thiem has claimed his first ATP Masters 1000 title with a thrilling victory over Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open. PA

Dominic Thiem offers Serena Williams doubles match after Roland Garros row

Austrian tennis ace Dominic Thiem on Tuesday offered Serena Williams a mixed doubles jaunt in an attempt to put their French Open press room dispute behind them.
Rafael Nadal adds to his rich French Open history.

Rafael Nadal: I’m not obsessed about Roger Federer’s record

Rafael Nadal took sole ownership of one record when he claimed a 12th French Open on Sunday, but says matching Roger Federer’s 20 Grand Slams haul will not become an obsession.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic stays top, ahead of Rafael Nadal in ATP rankings

New French Open winner, Rafael Nadal, remains second in the men’s tennis rankings released on Monday by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), behind Novak Djokovic.
Rafael Nadal celebrates with his 12th Roland Garros trophy.

Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win 12th French Open title

Rafael Nadal now has a dozen French Open titles after he crushed Dominic Thiem 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 in Sunday’s final at Roland Garros.
Rafael Nadal adds to his rich French Open history.

Rafael Nadal too tough for Roger Federer, reaches 12th French Open final

Before this French Open semi-final match-up between Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, it had been all about the dizzying numbers and statistics.
Ashleigh Barty reacts after winning against Amanda Anisimova. Ashleigh Barty reacts after winning against Amanda Anisimova. Yoan Valat-EPA

Ashleigh Barty, Marketa Vondrousova to meet in Roland Garros final

Ashleigh Barty reached her first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros on Friday, coming back from a set and 0-3 down to defeat 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-3 in a rollercoaster semi-final.
Steve Simon was critical of the move to kick women’s matches off Chatrier (Picture- Getty Images)

WTA slams Roland Garros as women semi-finalists denied centre court

Is it sexism? Women’s Tennis Association boss Steve Simon is wondering why French Open organizers have scheduled both of the women’s semi-finals away from centre court, while the men are allowed to play there.
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Rain delays French Open quarter-finals

World number one Novak Djokovic was facing German fifth seed Alexander Zverev on Court Philippe Chatrier as was defending women’s champion Simona Halep against American teenager Amanda Anisimova.
Johanna Konta

Billie Jean King: Johanna Konta playing better than ever

American tennis great Billie Jean King said on Wednesday she thinks Johanna Konta is playing “the best” she has in her career so far.
Top seed Novak Djokovic’s untroubled progress continued at the French Open as he chalked up a fourth successive straight-sets victory on Monday, this time outclassing Jan-Lennard Struff to reach the quarter-finals.

Novak Djokovic reaches 10th successive French Open quarter-final

Top seed Novak Djokovic’s untroubled progress continued at the French Open as he chalked up a fourth successive straight-sets victory on Monday, this time outclassing Jan-Lennard Struff to reach the quarter-finals.
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal wins 90th Roland Garros match to reach quarter-finals

Defending champion Rafael Nadal won his 90th match at Roland Garros on Sunday as he stormed into the quarter-finals for the 13th time.

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