Queen's Birthday Honours: Judy Murray and Heather Stanning become OBEs

Judy Murray and two-time Olympic gold medallist Heather Stanning have been appointed OBEs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Murray, who has worked to grow tennis across Great Britain, has been recognised for services to tennis, women in sport and charity. Stanning, who retired in 2016, is recognised for services to rowing. Ireland rugby union…

Fed Cup: GB beaten in Romania as Johanna Konta and Heather Watson lose

Media playback is not supported on this device Great Britain have lost their Fed Cup World Cup Group II play-off in Romania, consigning them back to the Europe/Africa Zone. It was 1-1 after Saturday’s play, when host captain Ilie Nastase was banned for swearing at the umpire, Johanna Konta and her captain Anne Keothavong. On…

Fed Cup: GB beaten in Romania as Johanna Konta and Heather Watson lose

Media playback is not supported on this device Great Britain have lost their Fed Cup World Cup Group II play-off in Romania, consigning them back to the Europe/Africa Zone. It was 1-1 after Saturday’s play, when host captain Ilie Nastase was banned for swearing at the umpire, Johanna Konta and her captain Anne Keothavong. On…

Monterrey Open: Heather Watson beaten by Angelique Kerber

Heather Watson’s Monterrey Open title defence ended in the quarter-finals as she lost 6-4 6-4 to world number one Angelique Kerber. The 24-year-old British world 125 could not convert any of her eight break points and lost in one hour 23 minutes. Kerber seized upon her only break point of the first set to lead…

Monterrey Open: Heather Watson begins title defence with win over Nina Stojanovic

Defending champion Heather Watson beat Serbia’s Nina Stojanovic in three sets to reach the second round of the Monterrey Open in Mexico. Watson, 24, fought for two hours and 52 minutes to register a 6-2 6-7 (7-9) 6-4 victory over the world number 126. The British number three smashed her racquet in frustration after squandering…

Miami Open: Kyle Edmund, Dan Evans & Heather Watson lose, Bedene retires

Britons Kyle Edmund, Dan Evans and Heather Watson lost to qualifiers in the Miami Open first round, while Aljaz Bedene retired in his match. Edmund was ahead before losing 2-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 to American Jared Donaldson. World number 43 Evans was given a point penalty for swearing midway through the final set of his…