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Sharapova ends a career that was stuff of Hollywood

The Russian shot to international fame as a giggly 17-year-old Wimbledon winner in 2004, the third youngest player to conquer the All England Club’s famous grass courts

Aussie Open may herald new era

“The young guns are missing a bit of guts. A bit of balls. A bit of ‘Okay, I’m here and I want to win...

Will bushfires affect Australian Open tennis?

Here are the implications the Australian fires might have on tennis players as they gear up for the first grand slam of the new decade

Flushing sorrows: Serena targets 24

Williams is looking to put last year’s US Open final trauma behind her and equal Margaret Court’s record of Grand Slam titles

Serena survives scare at Roland Garros, wins 800th match

Williams won her most recent major at the Australian Open in 2017 while pregnant

Serena knocked out of Australian Open as Pliskova reaches semis

Karolina Pliskova survived four match points in a roller coaster third set that Williams led 5-1 before collapsing to defeat in two hours 10 minutes

Rise of Tsitsipas and Tiafoe — new era or false dawn?

And every 12 months as the first Grand Slam heralds a fresh season they come... and they go.

Tensions rise as Nadal backs under-pressure ATP boss

Rafael Nadal says he didn't believe it is healthy to chop and change the ATP leadership

Federer, Djokovic aim for seven

Murray and Nadal’s fitness may be a problem in the Oz Open — but youngsters are waiting in the wings

Serena handed tough draw in quest for record 24th Slam

The American, seeded 16, is gunning to match Margaret Court's record of singles majors and claim an eighth Australian Open crown

Djokovic and Halep top seeds at Australian Open

Novak Djokovic is aiming to make history by claiming a record seventh Australian Open crown when the tournament starts at Melbourne Park on Monday

Australian Open: History beckons as Serena Williams shoots for Slam history

Williams won her 23rd title, and seventh at Melbourne Park, while eight weeks pregnant two years ago

Serena, Nadal and Murray all confirmed for Australian Open

Serena Williams will make her return to the Australian Open for the first time since winning in 2017 when eight-weeks pregnant

Serena set for Grand Slam return at Roland Garros

The 36-year-old last played a major tournament in a victorious 2017 Australian Open campaign while two months pregnant

Struggling Djokovic out but Federer into quarters

The Serb, who was returning from six months out with an elbow injury, was clearly in pain as his hopes of a seventh Melbourne Park title were dashed

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