David Ferrer (R) shakes hands with Jerzy Janowicz at the Paris Masters

Little master David Ferrer ends Jerzy Janowicz's tall story

Jerzy Janowicz's remarkable run in Paris ended in today's final when Spain's David Ferrer claimed the first Masters Series title of his career. The 6ft 8in Janowicz, whose five top 20 victims en route to the final included Andy Murray, was beaten 6-4, 6-3 as the Spaniard – by a full 11 inches the shorter man on court yesterday – won his seventh title of the season.

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic guaranteed to finish year as world number one

Novak Djokovic is guaranteed to finish the year ranked number one in the world, the ATP confirmed today.

Victoria Azarenka form has been patchy as of late

Azarenka gets back in the groove again

It was perhaps inevitable that Victoria Azarenka would be unable to sustain her electrifying start to the year, but the world No 1 yesterday underlined her intention to end the Grand Slam season the way she began it.

Andy Murray begins US Open campaign with straight sets victory

Andy Murray successfully negotiated his first obstacle at the US Open as he saw off Russia's Alex Bogomolov despite a patchy performance on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Serena Williams argues with the umpire on her way to losing last year’s US Open final against Australia’s Sam Stosur

Serena Williams hopes to conquer Flushing Meadows without the tears or the tantrums

Serena Williams was doing her best to convince herself that there is no extra pressure playing at her home Grand Slam event.

Kim Clijsters: Faces Jelena Jankovic today in what could be her Wimbledon swansong

Kim Clijsters approaches final bow with plenty of scars

Her sunny disposition and warm smile have lit up the world's greatest tennis arenas for more than a decade, but today Kim Clijsters could play her last match at Wimbledon.

Victoria Azarenka makes easy progress at the French Open

Victoria Azarenka had some sympathy for Serena Williams after banishing memories of her own first-round struggles at the French Open by breezing into round three.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray to miss Davis Cup meeting with Belgium

Great Britain's hopes of returning to the Davis Cup World Group have been dealt a significant blow by the absence of Andy Murray for next month's clash with Belgium in Glasgow.

Murray in action in Dubai

Andy Murray into last eight in Dubai after routine victory

Andy Murray became the first man through to the quarter-finals at the Dubai Duty Free Championships with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Swiss qualifier Marco Chiudinelli.

VICTORIA AZARENKA: The Belarusian world No 1 has started the year with 17 victories in succession

Azarenka sweeps on unbeaten with Doha rout of Stosur

She has a long way to go before she even goes close to matching his feat, but Victoria Azarenka is beginning 2012 in the way that Novak Djokovic embarked on his season in 2011. Azarenka has not been beaten since the final of last year's WTA Championships in Istanbul and yesterday took her winning start to 17 matches when she beat Sam Stosur 6-1, 6-2 in the final of the Qatar Open.

The decision could impact on all TV rights surrounding football

Live Premier League football to be available in-flight

Exclusive: Passengers to be offered a new live sports channel called Sport 24

Dan Evans (pictured) on his way to victory over Slovakia's Lukas Lacko yesterday

Evans' superb start lifts Britain but Ward slips up

It has taken time for Dan Evans to show the maturity to match his undoubted ability, but the 21-year-old from Birmingham produced the finest performance of his career yesterday to give Britain's Davis Cup team a flying start in their Europe Africa Zone Group One tie against Slovakia.

Andy Murray vows to win grand slam title

Andy Murray said he came away from the Australian Open feeling "much more positive" about his game despite failing to reach the final.

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Andy Murray stormed into the quarter finals defeating Mikhail Kukushkin in under an hour. Murray will be counting his blessings after racing to a two set lead, demolishing Kuskushkin 6-1 6-1 before he retired with a hip flex injury.

Novak Djokovic plays down Ivan Lendl's role in Andy Murray form

Novak Djokovic has welcomed Ivan Lendl's return to top-level tennis but downplayed his role in Andy Murray's latest run to a grand slam semi-final.

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