Sport All smiles: China’s Li Na celebrates with her second Grand Slam trophy

Chinese proves too strong for debutant finalist in winning Australian Open at the third attempt

Maria Sharapova at the Miami Masters

Miami Masters: Maria Sharapova reaches semi-finals with victory over Sara Errani

The Russian meets Jelena Jankovic for a place in the final

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova powers on in search of maiden Miami Masters victory

The Russian has lost in two previous finals

Novak Djokovic of Serbia walks off court after shaking hands at the net after his straight victory against Somdev Devvarma

Miami Masters: Novak Djokovic sets up Tommy Haas clash

Maria Sharapova ousts fellow Russian Elena Vesnina

Heather Watson’s Australian Open hopes were ended by world No 4 Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets yesterday

British number one Heather Watson admits she's 'burnt out' and will take a break

Second successive first-round defeat on the WTA Tour leads to decision

Maria Sharapova won her second Indian Wells title yesterday

Ruthless Maria Sharapova dominates in final mismatch at Indian Wells

Sharapova won 6-2, 6-2 over Caroline Wozniacki

Rafael Nadal surprises Roger Federer with victory at Indian Wells

Spaniard beats great rival at Indian Wells

Roger Draper is stepping down

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.

Andy Murray in action at Indian Wells

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic advance at Indian Wells

British number one into fourth round of BNP Paribas Open

Roger Federer in action at Indian Wells

Roger Federer races through at Indian Wells

Second seed has no problems against Ivan Dodig

Petra Kvitova (above) beat Caroline Wozniacki to reach the Dubai final

Petra Kvitova offers timely reminder of talent after barren spell

Living up to her reputation as a Wimbledon champion has not always been easy for Petra Kvitova, but there have been signs in the last fortnight that the 22-year-old Czech is recapturing the form that took her to within two victories of becoming the world No 1 at the start of last year.

Victoria Azarenka: The former world No 1 was fined $100,000 for missing the Dubai event

Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka penalised for failing to fulfil Dubai duties

Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka will pay financial and ranking points penalties following their late withdrawals from this week's Dubai Duty Free Championships.

Ana Ivanovic

Serena Williams joins Victoria Azarenka on the list of absentees for the Dubai Duty Free Championships

World number one pulls out with 'back problems'

Azarenka: 'The game has become so physical and it takes so much out of you that sometimes you just need a break'

Victoria Azarenka woe extends Serena Williams's stop at the top

Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from this week's Dubai Duty Free Championships with a foot injury. It is the second year running in which she has pulled out with an injury before her first match here.

BT boss aims to score with football

Ian Livingston has his eye on ESPN's live rights as he pushes the telecoms giant into the world of pay-TV and takes on arch-rival Sky, reports Gideon Spanier
Victoria Azarenka (right) after beating Serena Williams in Qatar

Serena Williams confirmed as the oldest ever world number one

American returns to the top of the rankings

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee