Lawn Tennis Association

Madrid Masters: Laura Robson lets victory slip through her fingers

Drama tends to follow Laura Robson wherever she plays and the 19-year-old Briton's latest tournament ended in typical fashion in Madrid. Robson, who was attempting to win a place in the quarter-finals of a WTA Premier event for the first time, led Ana Ivanovic 5-2 in the final set but went on to lose 5-7, 6-2, 7-6.

Roger Draper to quit LTA after years of criticism

Roger Draper, one of the most criticised figures in the recent history of British sports administration, is to step down from his post as chief executive of the Lawn Tennis Association in September. The announcement follows the recent appointment of David Gregson as independent chairman of the LTA board.

Fleming and Hutchins lift the gloom in Glasgow

It has not been the best of weeks for the Lawn Tennis Association, but at least Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins provided a ray of Easter sunshine yesterday. The pair's 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 Davis Cup victory over Ruben Bemelmans and David Goffin in Glasgow ensured that Britain's Europe/Africa Zone Group One tie would not be decided until today's final session, although Belgium remain clear favourites as they go into the last day with a 2-1 lead.

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Tearful Serena wobbles but regroups

According to its proprietor, the reigning champion's "butt is way softer than normal" this time round. But perhaps that is no bad thing, when you are flying by the seat of your pants.

Mahut and Isner ready for second round of epic battle

It takes just 10 seconds to read the 33 words printed on a new, oval plaque mounted outside Wimbledon's Court 18 to commemorate the longest ever tennis match, which took place at the All England Club a year ago.

Nadal hits top form to demolish Monfils

Rafael Nadal cruised into the Barcelona Open semi-finals after dispatching Gaël Monfils 6-2, 6-2 yesterday. The top-ranked Spaniard needed only 75 minutes to get past the ninth-ranked Frenchman, who was broken four times.