Wimbledon 2017: Marcus Willis beats Andrej Martin in first round of qualifying

Wimbledon qualifying Venue: Bank of England Sports Centre, Roehampton Date: 26-29 June Coverage: 11:00-17:00 BST on BBC Red Button and 11:00-19:00 BST on Connected TV and online Britain’s Marcus Willis produced an impressive display to beat Andrej Martin of Slovakia in the first round of Wimbledon qualifying. Willis, 26, won 7-5 7-5 against Martin, a…

Aegon Classic: Petra Kvitova wins first title since stabbing by beating Ashleigh Barty

Petra Kvitova capped her remarkable comeback from a career-threatening hand injury by winning the Aegon Classic. The Czech, playing in only her second tournament since she was stabbed by an intruder at her home in December, beat 21-year-old Australian Ashleigh Barty 4-6 6-3 6-3 in Birmingham. Kvitova, 27, returned to action at the French Open…

Kvitova reaches first final since stabbing

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached her first final since returning from a career-threatening hand injury after Lucie Safarova retired from their match in Birmingham. Kvitova, 27, was leading 6-1 1-0 in the Aegon Classic semi-final when her fellow Czech quit with a leg injury. Kvitova is playing in only her second tournament since she…

Broad doubtful for first Test with heel problem

England are monitoring Stuart Broad’s fitness before the first Test against South Africa after a recurrence of the paceman’s long-standing heel injury. Broad left the field on Wednesday after bowling one over for Nottinghamshire in their win against Leicestershire. The 30-year-old is reported to have had a scan on his left heel after the game….

Monisha Kaltenborn: F1's first female team boss leaves Sauber

Sauber have parted company with team principal Monisha Kaltenborn. Kaltenborn became the boss of the Swiss team in 2012, when she was appointed by founder Peter Sauber. The 46-year-old, F1’s first and only female team boss, was in disagreement with owners Longbow Finance over the running of Sauber. “By mutual consent and due to diverging…

England thrash South Africa in first T20

Media playback is not supported on this device First Twenty20 international, Southampton: South Africa 142-3 (20 overs): De Villiers 65*, Behardien 64* England 143-1 (14.3 overs): Bairstow 60*, Hales 47* England won by nine wickets Scorecard England responded to their Champions Trophy disappointment with a nine-wicket win against South Africa in the first of three…