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Defending champion Petra Kvitova moves into second round at Wimbledon

Petra Kvitova had to come from behind to make a winning start to the defence of her Wimbledon title on Centre Court.

Wimbledon Diary: £14,500: Nice work if you can get it

Not sure what the Tories' bash-the-benefits brigade would have made of Potito Starace's efforts yesterday. The 30-year-old Italian was the first to depart this year's Championships, retiring hurt 59 minutes into the day. His 10 games against Ryan Sweeting earned him £14,500 as a first-round loser, which is not a bad hourly rate.

Maria Sharapova cruises through to the second round at Wimbledon

Tournament favourite Maria Sharapova kicked off her Wimbledon bid with a win as she overcame Anastasia Rodionova on Centre Court this afternoon.

Wilmbledon order of play

All courts noon start except Centre and No 1 (1pm)

Tiger Woods toppled from top of Forbes' sports personality rich list, with David Beckham among top ten

It took Floyd Mayweather less than an hour to earn his place as the world’s best-rewarded sportsman.

Full set: Maria Sharapova celebrates her victory over the
Italian Sara Errani

Sharapova blasts into history books

The Russian has rediscovered her winning touch at right time

Sharapova triumphs over Errani at French Open

Maria Sharapova marked her rise back to the summit of the women's game by beating Sara Errani 6-3 6-2 to clinch her first French Open title and complete her set of grand slam trophies.

Maria Sharapova is all smiles after becoming world No 1 ahead of today’s women's final at Roland Garros

Sharapova back at No 1 – and out to complete her set of Slams

When Maria Sharapova was recovering from shoulder surgery four years ago there were times when the Russian wondered whether she would ever play again.

Maria Sharapova hits out on her way to the French Open final

Sharapova stands between Errani and fairytale triumph

Sara Errani arrived at the French Open having won just one match in her five previous appearances here and having never beaten a top-10 player in 28 attempts. Tomorrow she will play in her first Grand Slam final thanks to a 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 victory over the world No 6, Sam Stosur, who yesterday became the 24-year-old Italian's third successive top-10 victim.

Novak Djokovic opted away from the sportswear giants to sign with Uniqlo, and Craig Bellamy models Liverpool's new kit from US lacrosse brand Warrior

Retail: Game, set and matching outfit for Djokovic

How did Uniqlo beat the sportswear giants to plaster its name on the shirt of the world's finest tennis player? Will Dean looks at a deuce of a deal

Maria Sharapova is aiming to reach her first French Open final

Sharapova seeks Wimbledon revenge in Kvitova showdown

Some unlikely names have hogged much of the attention in the women's tournament in Paris – notably Virginie Razzano, Dominika Cibulkova and Yaroslava Shvedova, who knocked out Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Li Na respectively – but as the competition heads towards its finale the big guns are winning the major battles.

Maria Sharapova acknowledges the French crowd

Maria Sharapova advances to semi-finals at the French Open

Maria Sharapova is one win away from a first French Open final after seeing off Kaia Kanepi 6-2 6-3 in the quarter-finals at Roland Garros today.

US Open champion Sam Stosur through to French Open semi-finals

Sam Stosur is one win away from a second French Open final after a comfortable quarter-final victory today over Dominika Cibulkova, who likened the Australian's game to that of a man.

Sharapova through after epic battle with Zakopalova

Maria Sharapova battled her way into the French Open quarter-finals with a 6-4 6-7 (5/7) 6-2 victory over Klara Zakopalova in a match that featured an astonishing 21 breaks of serve.

Sharapova en route to victory yesterday

Goffin primed to come of age against Federer

Young Belgian earned French Open place as lucky loser – and now faces his boyhood idol

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