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Johanna Konta set to revel in weight of pressure at SW19

Johanna Konta is happy to shoulder the burden of a level of expectation higher than ever before at SW19 after her ascent into the top 10.

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Laura Robson serves during the Aegon Ilkley Tennis championship (Photo: Karen Ross)

Laura Robson crashes out of Aegon Ilkley Trophy as Brit Jay Clarke collects biggest win of career

Former British No. 1 Laura Robson suffered a setback to her Wimbledon preparations as she crashed out of the Aegon Ilkley Trophy at the last 16 stage.

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Great Britain's Andy Murray.

Andy Murray suffers shock Queen’s exit

Andy Murray’s Wimbledon warm-up could hardly have gone worse as the British number one crashed out of the Aegon Championships first round to lucky loser Jordan Thompson.

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Jurgen Melzer.

Challenger Tour: Star attractions drawn in as Ikley continues to dream ‘big’

Ilkley Lawn Tennis Club will welcome some of the world’s best players as it continues its emergence as one of Britain’s top tennis venues this week.

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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his 10th French Open title, defeating Stan Wawrinka in three sets at Roland Garros on Sunday. Picture: AP /Christophe Ena

French Open: Masterful Rafael Nadal sweeps Stan Wawrinka aside for record title win

Rafael Nadal dispatched all before him to sweep to his own La Decima at the French Open and he is not intending to stop there.

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal played each other in the final of the Australian Open (Photo: PA)

Predicted tennis top 10 in 2022: Kyle Edmund and others that will replace Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have shown that tennis is not yet ready to welcome a new golden generation although a new crop of stars are emerging from the pack ready to carve out their own history.

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Britain's Andy Murray plays a shot against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka.

Highlights - Andy Murray stays positive despite semi-final defeat at French Open

ANDY MURRAY was proud of his French Open efforts despite falling just short against Stan Wawrinka in a brutal semi-final.

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Stan Wawrinka, left, consoles Andy Murray after beating him in their French Open semi-final in paris on Friday afternoon. Picture: AP Photo/David Vincent

WATCH - French Open: End of the line for Andy Murray as Stan Wawrinka gains revenge

STAN WAWRINKA exacted brutal revenge on Andy Murray to reach his second French Open final.

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Britain's Andy Murray clenches his fist as he defeats Japan's Kei Nishikori during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

French Open: Ill-health allowed Andy Murray’s rivals to catch up - Ivan Lendl

Andy Murray is reaping the benefits of being healthy, according to coach Ivan Lendl.

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Russia's Evgeniya Rodina won the competition in 2016

Ilkley Trophy: Former French Open semi-finalist Andrea Petkovic joins defending champion in women's draw

Former French Open semi-finalist Andrea Petkovic has confirmed her place in the draw at the grass-court Aegon Ilkley Trophy later this month.
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Time out: Andy Murray questions being given a time violation in his quarter-final match with Kei Nishikori at Roland Garros. (Picture: AP)

French Open: Slowly does it as Andy Murray battles past Kei Nishikori

Andy Murray admits to feeling like the odd man out after arriving at the French Open playing “garbage” but that did not stop him reaching a fourth consecutive semi-final at Roland Garros.

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Andy Murray in action at Roland Garros (Picture: AP)

French Open: Andy Murray’s desire is fuelled by New York memories

Unlike Kei Nishikori, Andy Murray has not forgotten their US Open quarter-final and is looking to make amends for one that got away.

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Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko.

Wozniacki in shock Paris exit to teenager Ostapenko

Unseeded Latvian teenager Jelena Ostapenko fought through the rain delays to battle past former world No 1 Caroline Wozniacki and secure a place in the semi-finals of the French Open at Roland Garros, where there was disappointment for home favourite Kristina Mladenovic.

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Britain's Andy Murray plays a shot against Russia's Karen Khachanov.

John McEnroe backs Andy Murray to reach French Open final

JOHN McENROE believes Andy Murray is on course for another run to the French Open final after the world No 1 eased his way into the last eight in Paris.

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Britain's Andy Murray celebrates winning his fourth round win against Russia Karen Khachanov in three sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, at the French Open. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

French Open: Andy Murray pays tribute to terror victims after Roland Garros victory

Andy Murray eased into his 29th grand slam quarter-final with a straight-sets win over Karen Khachanov in Paris.

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Beverley's Kyle Edmund.

Yorkshire rookie Kyle Edmund endures French lesson in Paris

Kyle Edmund chalked up another lesson in his tennis education as he was edged out by Kevin Anderson in the third round of the French Open.

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At full stretch: Kyle Edmund in third round action against South Africa's Kevin Anderson.
Picture: AP Photo/Petr David Josek

French Open: Plenty of positives in defeat for Yorkshire’s Kyle Edmund

Kyle Edmund chalked up another lesson in his tennis education as he was edged out by Kevin Anderson in the third round of the French Open.

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Kyle Edmund was playing in the French Open third round for a first time (Photo: PA)

French Open: Kyle Edmund loses five-set thriller to Kevin Anderson in third round

Kyle Edmund was edged out in a five-set battle against Kevin Anderson in the third round of the French Open.

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Great game: Andy Murray, right, and Juan Martin Del Potro congratulate each other after their epic Olympic final in Rio last summer. They meet again in the third round of the French Open at Rolland Garros today. (Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA)

French Open: Respect is mutual as old foes Murray and Del Potro go toe-to-toe once more

One of the most compelling rivalries of 2016 will be renewed in the third round of the French Open when Andy Murray takes on Juan Martin Del Potro.

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Kyle Edmund plays in the third round of the French Open on Saturday. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

French Open: Yorkshire’s Kyle Edmund ready to justify his Grand Slam credentials in Paris

Yorkshire’s highly-rated tennis star Kyle Edmund can break new ground in his burgeoning career at Roland Garros today.

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