Scotland Yard is investigating allegations that a British tennis player who was forced to retire from competing in this year’s Wimbledon tournament was deliberately poisoned.
With the sun setting and the air cooling ever so slightly, Jo Konta beat Svetlana Kuznetsova, the eighth seed, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 in a struggle of constantly ebbing fortunes to reach the Olympic quarter-finals.
There are two ways to view the 2016 Olympics: cynically, as witnessed by sluggish ticket sales, civil unrest, a noisily creaking infrastructure and the absence of many of the world’s best athletes, or with a kinder eye, as championed by Andy Murray.
Roger Federer will miss the Olympic Games in Rio and the rest of the tennis season, including the US Open, in order to recover from knee surgery.
The British No1, Johanna Konta, scored an impressive victory on her first appearance in a WTA final when she defeated Venus Williams 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 in the Stanford Classic in California on Sunday.
This is Andy Murray’s moment, no question; one for the Scot to build on as he savours victory in an outstanding Wimbledon final three years after his first.
For as long as they play the game, Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych will always have the semi-final of the 2015 Australian Open.
Finally, Serena Williams is as good as Steffi Graf.
It’s been two years since a 15-year-old unknown named Catherine Cartan ‘CiCi’ Bellis stunned 12th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova to become the youngest girl in nearly two decades to make it past the first round at the US Open.
It is more than three decades since an incredulous John McEnroe uttered his most famous line: “You cannot be serious”.
Nick Kyrgios warmed up for Wednesday’s meeting with Andy Murray by recording an opening-day victory over Alexander Zverev in the Hopman Cup.
For patrons missing their darlings, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, this final week of the tennis season in London has opened a window on the future and the view through the winter mist is somewhere between encouraging and uncertain.
Andy Murray smiles coyly when he declares he would love to win all the remaining 2016 slams, defend his Olympic gold medal and, with his Great Britain team-mates, retain the Davis Cup they won on such on a wave of emotion in Ghent last year.
Maria Sharapova has denied reports that she was warned five times that the drug she was taking, meldonium, had been added to the banned list.
Serena Williams waded into the tennis sexism row on Tuesday and urged Novak Djokovic to explain to children why male players deserved more money than their female counterparts.
It was a three-word tweet which spoke volumes. No sooner had Andy Murray completed his remarkable ascension to the top of men’s tennis, Nick Kyrgios paid homage on social media. “U the man” wrote the Australian before posting a picture of him rubbing Murray’s head. A heartwarming tennis “bromance” for the ages.
Pick up any dictionary and check the definition of honesty.
Andy Murray celebrated his elevation to world No1 by winning the Paris Masters in three tense sets against John Isner here on Sunday, extending his lead over Novak Djokovic at the top of the rankings to a slender 405 points.