Paul Newman

Paul Newman is Tennis Correspondent for The Independent.

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Marion Bartoli benefited from a big rise in prize-money awarded to singles champions last year

Exclusive: Wimbledon prize-money rise hits funds for grass-roots development

Prize-money at Grand Slam tournaments has risen sharply in recent times and the pattern is continuing

Andy Murray in action in Miami

Andy Murray given 'freedom of the city' in Stirling

The British number one will be only the third person to be handed the honour

Roger Federer (R) congratulates his fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka after the latter won the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Tournament

Monte Carlo Masters: Roger Federer beaten by Stanislas Wawrinka in final

The Swiss former world number one was beaten by his fellow countryman despite taking the first set

Low point: Laura Robson will miss both the French Open and Wimbledon

Tennis: Gritty Laura Robson to bounce back

‘Super-agent’ Max Eisenbud is confident Briton will make full recovery after undergoing wrist surgery

Rafael Nadal shows his frustration as he heads for defeat at the hands of David Ferrer

Tennis: Rafael Nadal admits to lack of belief after surprise defeat on clay

It was at Madison Square Garden 34 years ago that Vitas Gerulaitis, having just ended a run of 16 consecutive defeats at the hands of Jimmy Connors, was asked how he had finally managed to overcome his nemesis. Gerulaitis famously replied: “Because nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row.”

Laura Robson will miss the French Open and Wimbledon

Laura Robson: British No 1 to miss the French Open and Wimbledon after deciding to have wrist surgery

Robson has not played in three months because of the injury

Elena Baltacha revealed last month that she is fighting liver cancer

Martina Navratilova and Andy Murray turn out in support of cancer-stricken Elena Baltacha

British tennis fans will have the chance to show their support for cancer-stricken Elena Baltacha this summer.

Rafael Nadal swept aside Teymuraz Gabashvili in Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo Masters: Rafael Nadal infuriated by umpire's crackdown on his slow play

The Spaniard has frequently been criticised for the time he takes as he goes through his pre-serving routines

Rafael Nadal winning last year’s French Open final. He has lost only once at Roland Garros

Rafa Nadal to reign? Ten issues clay courts will serve up this season

With the tennis circus now rolling on to the slowest surface, Paul Newman highlights who'll be making the headlines – and why

Novak Djokovic hits a return during his victory against Albert Montanes

Monte Carlo Masters: Ruthless Novak Djokovic eases back with a win

Novak Djokovic had not played a tournament match on clay for 10 months but the world No 2 showed no signs of rustiness as he began the defence of his Monte Carlo Masters title.

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Migrants in Britain a decade on: The Poles who brought prosperity

Migrants in Britain a decade on

The Poles who brought prosperity
Philippe Legrain: 'The eurozone crisis has tipped many into disillusionment, despair and extremism - we need a European Spring'

Philippe Legrain: 'We need a European Spring'

The eurozone crisis has tipped many into disillusionment, despair and extremism - this radically altered landscape calls for a new kind of politics, argues the economist
A History of the First World War in 100 moments: A moment of glory on the Western Front for the soldiers of the Raj

A History of the First World War in 100 moments

A moment of glory on the Western Front for the soldiers of the Raj
Judith Owen reveals how husband Harry Shearer - star of This Is Spinal Tap and The Simpsons - helped her music flourish

Judith Owen: 'How my husband helped my music flourish'

Her mother's suicide and father's cancer also informed the singer-songwriter's new album, says Pierre Perrone
The online lifeline: How a housing association's remarkable educational initiative gave hope to tenant battling long-term illness and depression

Online lifeline: Housing association's educational initiative

South Yorkshire Housing Association's free training courses gave hope to tenant battling long-term illness and depression
Face-recognition software: Is this the end of anonymity for all of us?

Face-recognition software: The end of anonymity?

The software is already used for military surveillance, by police to identify suspects - and on Facebook
Train Kick Selfie Guy is set to scoop up to $250,000 thanks to his viral video - so how can you cash in on your candid moments?

Viral videos: Cashing in on candid moments

Train Kick Selfie Guy Jared Frank could receive anything between $30,000 to $250,000 for his misfortune - and that's just his cut of advertising revenue from being viewed on YouTube
The world's fastest elevators - 20 metres per second - are coming soon to China

World's fastest elevators coming soon to China

Whatever next? Simon Usborne finds out from Britain's highest authority on the subject
Cityfathers tackles long-hours culture that causes men to miss out on seeing their children

Cityfathers tackles long-hours culture

The organisation is the brainchild of Louisa Symington-Mills, a chief operating officer who set up Citymothers in 2012 - a group that now boasts more than 3,000 members
Brits who migrate to Costa del Sol more unhappy than those who stay at home

It's not always fun in the sun: Moving abroad does not guarantee happiness

Brits who migrate to Costa del Sol more unhappy than those who stay at home
Migrants in Britain a decade on: They came, they worked, they stayed in Lincolnshire

Migrants in Britain a decade on

They came, they worked, they stayed in Lincolnshire
Chris Addison on swapping politics for pillow talk

Chris Addison on swapping politics for pillow talk

The 'Thick of It' favourite thinks the romcom is an 'awful genre'. So why is he happy with a starring role in Sky Living's new Lake District-set series 'Trying Again'?
Why musicians play into their old age

Why musicians play into their old age

Nick Hasted looks at how they are driven by a burning desire to keep on entertaining fans despite risking ridicule
How can you tell a gentleman?

How can you tell a gentleman?

A list of public figures with gallant attributes by Country Life magazine throws a fascinating light on what it means to be a gentleman in the modern world
Pet a porter: posh pet pampering

Pet a porter: posh pet pampering

The duo behind Asos and Achica have launched a new venture offering haute couture to help make furry companions fashionable