Tennis

Osaka's refreshing honesty

World No 1 Naomi Osaka has been refreshingly open about her mental health struggles while on tour.

OPINION: The world No 1 is showing that mental health issues can affect anyone, writes Charlie Eccleshare.

Osaka reveals online abuse

Naomi Osaka has a reflective moment during a break in her match against Kristina Mladenovic at the WTA Dubai Duty Free ...

Naomi Osaka loses, tearfully talks about struggles and reveals vile online abuse.

Navratilova ignites trans debate

Martina Navratilova has not backed down from her contentious stance on transgender athletes.

Tennis icon doubles down on her belief that transgender athletes have no place in women's sport.

Osaka loses after coach split

Two-time grand slam champion Naomi Osaka shows her frustration during her loss to Kristina Mladenovic.

Days after parting ways with Sascha Bajin, the world No 1 suffers a shock opening round loss in Dubai.

Osaka rejects 'hurtful' rumour

Naomi Osaka talking to Sascha Bajin, who she has split with since the Australian Tennis Open.

Naomi Osaka says she sacked her coach to change the energy of her team, not because of money.

Tennis NZ respond to criticism

Neil Carter had the top women's players from New Zealand staying in his home during the ASB Classic.

Tennis NZ believes it's going down the right path but needs to get the message out there.

Osaka splits with coach

Naomi Osaka shows off the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup at Melbourne's Brighton Beach, the day after her Australian Open ...

Just over two weeks after her Australian Open victory, Naomi Osaka has split from her coach.

Venus closing in on top 10

Michael Venus is getting close to breaking into the top 10 in the world for the first time.

New Zealand's top doubles player is within touching distance of reaching another milestone.

One word led to grim saga

Doug Adler lost his job after commentating on an Australian Open match featuring Venus Williams.

ESPN has finally backed down in lawsuit after the sacking of tennis commentator.

Kvitova testifies over knife attack

Petra Kvitova, pictured playing this month, has testified at the trial of the man accused of injuring her in a knife attack.

Grand slam winner recounts horror of attack that left her with damaged tendons requiring four hours of surgery.

Serena serves up dating advice

Serena Williams has empowered women all over the globe during her career, now she is giving them dating advice to make ...

Tennis champion stars in a campaign for the Bumble social networking app, urging women to call the shots.

Tomic 'intimidated, harassed'

Bernard Tomic and his father John have gone public about a nine-year feud with Lleyton Hewitt.

Troubled Aussie tennis star denies making threats about Lleyton Hewitt's family.

Tomic sabotaging Aussie tennis - chief

Bernard Tomic has been accused of trying to sabotage Australian tennis by the national sporting body.

Tennis Australia says Tomic will remain a Davis Cup outcast in extraordinary statement.

Current stars can't match Laver

Rod Laver and Roger Federer talk together at the unveiling of the Laver Cup trophy at at Wimbledon in 2017.

OPINION: Fifty years on from his second calendar year Grand Slam, Rod Laver's tennis deeds remain peerless.

Nadal's secret engagement

Rafael Nadal and his long-term partner Mery Perelló feature on the cover of iHola! magazine.

Australian Open runner-up Rafael Nadal has been engaged to Mery Perelló for eight months.

Murray's hospital care ridiculed video

Andy Murray posted a picture of himself in hospital after undergoing hip surgery at a London hospital.

British tennis star's hospital care receives some negative feedback from a group of specialist doctors.

'He knows nothing about tennis'

Aussie tennis great Lleyton Hewitt, left, says footballer Gerard Pique "knows nothing about tennis".

Aussie tennis great Lleyton Hewitt rips Spanish football star Gerard Pique over Davis Cup format changes.

Murray's resurfacing surgery

Andy Murray posted a picture of himself in hospital after hip surgery.

Former world No 1 reveals details of hip surgery after emotional Aussie Open that could be his last tournament.

Djokovic on relief and expectations

Novak Djokovic poses with the Australian Open trophy at Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens.

World No 1 speaks on what the rest of 2019 could look like after Aussie Open triumph.

Calendar-year grand slam for Djokovic? video

Novak Djokovic's commanding Australian Open win has raised the possibility of him winning a calendar-year grand slam in 2019.

Serbian superstar could have a crack at Rod Laver's 50-year-old record.

Djokovic makes fan's night video

Novak Djokovic celebrates with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup following his seventh Australian Open victory.

Novak Djokovic gives unprepared fan the shirt off his own back.

Djokovic demo job on Nadal video

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts in his Men's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic.

Serbian tennis ace wins a record seventh Australian Open crown with a straight sets victory in the final.

Djokovic remains wary of Nadal

Novak Djokovic celebrates his seventh Australian Open success.

It was about as one-sided as a grand slam final gets but Djokovic still fears Nadal.

'I forgot to smile': Osaka laments video

Japan's Naomi Osaka holds her trophy after defeating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the women's singles final at ...

To win an epic Australian Open, Naomi Osaka turned into a robot.

Osaka aces Aussie Open title video

Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts after defeating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the women's singles final at the ...

Second successive grand slam title - and world No 1 status - for rising Japanese star.

Osaka 'beyond excited' at No 1 video

Naomi Osaka of Japan kisses the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup following victory in the Australian Open women's tennis ...

Asia's new sporting superstar 'always dreamt of being in this position'.

Embrace violence: Smash a racquet

Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts after winning a point against Karolina Pliskova in the Australian Open semifinals.

OPINION: The time has come to fight back against restraint. Life is too hard and frustrating, especially on the tennis court.

Djokovic plays 'perfect hand'

The tennis world awaits an Australian Open final between Novak Djokovic (L) and Rafael Nadal. (Composite image).

World No 1 relishes final match-up with 'biggest rival' Rafael Nadal.

The remaking of Rafael Nadal

Australian Open finalist Rafael Nadal has emerged stronger after being told by doctors he might never plan again.

The 'New Nadal' breezes into another Australian Open final.

Tennis' case of double fault

Vogue editor Anna Wintour wants the name of Margaret Court Arena to be changed because of Court's comments about ...

OPINION: Anna Wintour might not be the best placed to fire a volley at Margaret Court.

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