Serena through to quarter-finals (Punch)

Seven-time Wimbledon singles champion Serena Williams reached the quarter-finals at SW19 with a dominant display against Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro. The American 11th seed, 37, raced to a 6-2 6-2 victory against the 30-year-old world number 31. Williams will play…

Tearful Kvitova down Barty to make Australian Open semis (Punch)

Eighth seed Petra Kvitova powered past local hope Ashleigh Barty to make the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday in the Czech’s best Grand Slam performance since she was injured in a terrifying knife attack. The two-time Wimbledon champion broke down…

Osaka reaches Australian Open quarters (Punch)

US Open champion Naomi Osaka completed another comeback victory to overhaul 13th seed Anastasija Sevastova 4-6 6-3 6-4 and reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday. The Japanese fourth seed, who had to fight back from a set…

Nadal says ‘no pain’ after Sydney tie as Slam looms (Supersport)

Injury-plagued world No 2 Rafael Nadal insists he is healthy and in no pain after coming through an exhibition game in Sydney, just days after pulling out of the Brisbane International. The Spaniard teamed up with Canadian Milos Raonic to…

Level-headed Osaka thriving in Grand Slam spotlight (Supersport)

If US Open winner Naomi Osaka is feeling the pressure of being the tennis world’s newest Grand Slam champion, she’s hiding it well in the lead-up to the Australian Open. The Japanese star arrives in Melbourne as the world No…

Kerber through as Stephens avoids shock loss in Sydney (Supersport)

Defending champion Angelique Kerber cruised into the Sydney International third round Tuesday as she targets back-to-back titles, while world No 5 Sloane Stephens narrowly avoided a shock loss. The second seeded German was made to work hard in the opening…

Tomic warms up for Kyrgios clash, Slam with season-opening win (Supersport)

Bernard Tomic won his first competitive outing of the season on Tuesday, beating American Jack Sock in a pre-Australian Open tune-up that will also see him take on fellow livewire Australian Nick Kyrgios. In the opening match of the Kooyong…

240 students for Ikoyi Club, Seven-Up secondary school tennis (Guardian)

A total of 240 students drawn from secondary schools in Lagos will participate in the maiden Ikoyi Club, Seven Up secondary school lawn tennis competition. It is part of the Tennis section of Ikoyi Club plans in promoting lawn tennis…

Alexander Zverev stuns Novak Djokovic to win ATP Finals in London (BBC)

Alexander Zverev stunned world number one Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the season-ending ATP Finals and earn the biggest victory of his career. Djokovic, 31, was the heavy favourite to win a sixth finals title but was outclassed…

Roger Federer beats Kevin Anderson to top group at ATP Finals in London (BBC)

Six-time champion Roger Federer beat Kevin Anderson 6-4 6-3 to secure his place in the semi-finals of the ATP Finals for the 15th time. Federer’s victory means he tops his group, boosting his chances of avoiding world number one Novak…

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