Henin heads for familiar terrain on the clay of Roland Garros

Three years after she carried her tennis bag out of Roland Garros for the last time, Justine Henin made an emotional return yesterday to her favourite stadium in the world.

Williams sent to fringes but beats Peer pressure

Security concerns over Israeli player forces world No 5 to play on outside court holding just 440 fans

Robson moves into last four

Teenager Laura Robson stormed into the semi-finals of the Australian Open girls' championships with a comfortable 6-1 6-0 victory over Ester Goldfeld today.

Henin 'surprised' by semi spot

Justine Henin could be the Australian Open champion but will not even have a world ranking when an updated list is published on Monday. The 27-year-old Belgian, who returned to competition earlier this month after 20 months in retirement, is through to the semi-finals of the year's first Grand Slam but will remain unranked until she has played three tournaments.

Laura Robson through to Australian third round

British teenager Laura Robson progressed to the third round of the Australian Open girls' championship after beating 11th seed Yulia Putintseva in three sets today.

Robson claims last-eight spot in senior doubles

Laura Robson's sparkling run Down Under brought the 16-year-old Briton another memorable victory in the senior doubles here yesterday. Robson and her Australian partner, Sally Peers, reached the quarter-finals by beating Vera Dushevina and Anastasia Rodionova, who are both ranked in the world's top 50 in doubles, 6-3, 6-3.

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Whitaker and Kanselier fall short despite much improved ride

Equestrianism: Despite her best efforts on the 17-year-old Kanselier, Ellen Whitaker failed by 0.26 seconds to catch Belgium's Dirk Demeersman on Phaline in yesterday's Dick Turpin Stakes at the Horse of the year Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

Sharapova to face Jankovic in Pan Pacific Open final

The former world No 1 Maria Sharapova ground out a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 win over Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska to reach the Pan Pacific Open final yesterday.

Women's Round-Up: Azarenka warms to task as tempers fray

Mind and body were both frazzled by the heat at Wimbledon yesterday, especially during Victoria Azarenka's tense three-set win over Nadia Petrova. Playing under the midday sun Azarenka boiled over while her Russian opponent had to be treated for heat exhaustion.

Venus Williams: 'I just adore this place'

When Venus Williams was growing up in Los Angeles, she dreamt of winning Wimbledon. The champion tells Paul Newman why she loves the romance of SW19

Federer pulls off a miracle to keep clay dream alive

World No 2 comes back from two sets down against Haas to reach last eight

Robson climbs to No 1 slot

The Wimbledon girls' champion Laura Robson has taken over as the world's top-ranked junior. The 15-year-old succeeds Thailand's Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, whom she beat in the final at SW19 last July.

Robson intent on greater feats after her quick conquest of Britain

What now for Laura Robson, 14, and a Wimbledon champion already? Following her impressively mature win in the girls' singles on Saturday – 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 against Thailand's Noppawan Lertcheewakarn – she is Britain's most famous teenage girl.

Today's results: 27 June

Djokovic headlines Serbian triple act as US stars lose lustre

By the time Lleyton Hewitt was knocked out on Saturday afternoon here at the French Open the English-speaking world was down to one singles representative, Robby Ginepri of the United States. By the time Novak Djokovic completed his victory over Paul-Henri Mathieu yesterday the republic of Serbia, with a population of fewer than 10 million, had three representatives in the quarter-finals.

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