Paul Spargo leads in Melbourne with Adam Scott primed to pounce
Paul Spargo leads in Melbourne with Adam Scott primed to pounce

South Australian journeyman Paul Spargo will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Australian Masters after shooting a one-under 71 on Saturday, with double defending champion Adam Scott lurking four strokes behind.

Roger Federer pulls out of ATP World Tour Finals against Novak Djokovic
Roger Federer pulls out of ATP World Tour Finals against Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer pulls out of the high-stake ATP World Tour Finals title clash against defending champion and world number one Novak Djokovic on Sunday.

Serena Williams shocker changes nothing for Eugenie Bouchard
Serena Williams shocker changes nothing for Eugenie Bouchard

Eugenie Bouchard said she would go for broke against Serena Williams in a last-ditch bid to rescue her WTA Finals campaign after slumping to her second big defeat on Wednesday.

Defending champion Webb Simpson two behind in Las Vegas
Defending champion Webb Simpson two behind in Las Vegas

Defending champion Webb Simpson reeled off three successive birdies from his 10th hole to vault within two strokes of the clubhouse lead during the second round at the $6.2 million Shiners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas on Friday.

Grigor Dimitrov reaches Stockholm Open quarterfinals
Grigor Dimitrov reaches Stockholm Open quarterfinals

Defending champion Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the quarterfinals of the Stockholm Open by defeating Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili 7-5, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday.

North Korea veteran Ri Se-Gwang triumphs in world vault
North Korea veteran Ri Se-Gwang triumphs in world vault

North Korean veteran Ri Se-Gwang won his first ever global title Sunday in the men`s vault as South Korea`s defending champion and Olympic gold medallist Yang Hak-Seon fell on landing twice.

Serena Williams, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga headline Hopman Cup
Serena Williams, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga headline Hopman Cup

World number one Serena Williams will play in January`s mixed teams Hopman Cup in Australia, joining defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, tournament organisers said Wednesday.

Bagel blitz as Agnieszka Radwanska down Chanelle Scheepers in Seoul
Bagel blitz as Agnieszka Radwanska down Chanelle Scheepers in Seoul

Top seed and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska handed out a humiliating 6-0, 6-0 beating to Chanelle Scheepers on Wednesday to reach the WTA Korea Open quarter-finals.

South Korea's Kim Hyo-joo snatches Evian Championship title
South Korea's Kim Hyo-joo snatches Evian Championship title

South Korea`s Kim Hyo-joo claimed her first major title and denied Australia`s Karrie Webb a career cleansweep of major victories by winning the Evian Championship in France on Sunday.

Serena Williams qualifies for WTA Finals in Singapore
Serena Williams qualifies for WTA Finals in Singapore

Four-time and defending champion Serena Williams is the first player to qualify for the year-ending WTA Finals to be held in Singapore Oct 17-26, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced Saturday.

Serena Williams crushes Flavia Pennetta to reach US Open semi-finals
Serena Williams crushes Flavia Pennetta to reach US Open semi-finals

Two-times defending champion Serena Williams, in her black and white leopard dress, started quietly before roaring past 11th seed Flavia Pennetta 6-3 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Wednesday.

Champion Froome out of Tour de France after crash

Chris Froome`s attempt to win a second successive Tour de France ended in bitter disappointment after less than a week of the race on Wednesday when he crashed out on stage five.

Froome crashes on Tour de France, sustains bruises

Defending champion Chris Froome crashed during the fourth stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday, sustaining bruises on his left hip, shoulder, knee and elbow.

Wimbledon`s fabled "Hill" saw Murray defeat coming

It`s not been a good year for British sport. First England exited the World Cup in unseemly haste, and now defending champion Andy Murray has left Wimbledon almost as fast.

Defending champion Murray into Wimbledon last 16

Defending champion Andy Murray reached the Wimbledon last 16 on Friday with a 6-2, 6-3 6-2 win over Spanish 27th seed Roberto Bautista Agut.

Murray defends Mauresmo from criticism ahead of Wimbledon defence

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has been forced to defend his new coach Amelie Mauresmo from criticism by British tennis legend Virginia Wade.

Champ Murray can cope with great expectations

Andy Murray warmed up for the start of his Wimbledon title defence by swatting away suggestions he could crack under the pressure of carrying Britain`s sporting hopes on his shoulders.

FIFA World Cup:`Consequences` for Spain after exit - Del Bosque

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said there would be "consequences", including potentially for himself, after the holders` shock elimination from the World Cup on Wednesday, but that he needed time to reflect.

Federer into Halle last four without striking a ball

Defending champion Roger Federer reached the semi-finals of the Halle grasscourt championships on Friday without appearing on court as quarter-final opponent Lu Yen-Huen of Taiwan withdrew through injury.

Nadal meets unseeded Lajovic at French Open

World number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal continues his charmed march through the French Open when he plays unseeded Serbian Dusan Lajovic for a place in the quarter-finals on Monday.