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I sat down to watch the Sam Querrey v Andy Murray match asking myself a rhetorical question. How is it that the United States has more players in the top 50 than any other country, but only one that has...

I was dreading today. I am an undisputed Williams fan. Serena and Venus in equal measure. I like Jelena Ostapenko too: small, feisty, bighitting and ludicrously self assured. You can never write her off....

She is the first British woman since Virginia Wade to make it into the semi finals of Wimbledon. Johanna Konta took the long route to the semis, but she did it and breaking the heart of her Romanian opponent...

There is never any doubt when Rafael Nadal is losing. The double time Wimbledon champion has a frown on his face and it started after Gilles Muller broke him in the first set. It was there in the second...

I hate the spectacle of nationalism in sport. I never cheer for that reason. I cheer on my favourites because they are supreme athletes and good people. That’s why I was secretly cheering on the...

She plays again today and I am sure she welcomed the weekend’s interlude. Number 10 seed, Venus Williams just needed one hour and thirty minutes to see off Japanese rising star Naomi Osaka. Making...

To the chime of Big Ben at 1pm precisely, two WTA players walked out onto centre court to play for a place in the fourth round. Victoria Azarenka has been here many times before, but for the British number...

“Tanking” is a term that stands for a big no-no in tennis. It means you’ve thrown in the towel and are just going through the motions. You’ve given up and are letting the other...

Madison Keys is often talked about as a rising star of American tennis, and from time to time today, one could see why. With a big serve and a fluid motion, Keys is a sight to behold. But, as is often...

It really isn’t easy being Venus Ebony Starr Williams these days. The 7 times grand slam champion was involved in a car incident in London’s Wimbledon just before the start of the Championships...