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Serena Williams

 

Serena Williams was expecting to take "baby steps" on her return to tennis as a mum but after reaching the Wimbledon final wants to make giant strides.

The former world number one will be seeking a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title when she faces Angelique Kerber in Saturday's showpiece.

Despite being only four tournaments into her return, she has been many people's favourite for an eighth title.

"This is not inevitable for me," said Williams, who gave birth in September.

Chelsea refusing to comment on reports that Conte is no longer in charge

Antonio Conte is no longer Chelsea head coach, according to Sky in Italy.

Conte now appears to have left Stamford Bridge after two years at the club, although Chelsea are refusing to comment on reports he is no longer in charge.

Croatia grew into the game in the second half and equalised through Perisic

England’s bid to reach a first World Cup final since 1966 came to an end in the last four as they lost in extra time to Croatia in Moscow.

Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute, slotting in from Ivan Perisic’s flick-on into the area.

Djokovic leads head-to-head 26-25; Previous two Wimbledon contests shared

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will renew one of tennis’ standout rivalries when the pair meet in the Wimbledon semi-finals on Friday.

Centre Court will witness the 52nd meeting of the two greats of the game - the most prolific match-up - and their newest showdown holds the ingredients to surpass their previous memorable encounters.

Kyle Walker and Harry Kane embrace after the 2-1 loss to Croatia

England's performances at the World Cup have lifted English football, insists Gary Neville.

Gareth Southgate's side were knocked out in agonising fashion on Wednesday night, going down 2-1 in extra-time to Croatia in the semi-final in Moscow.

Xherdan Shaqiri has been linked with a move to Liverpool

Liverpool are targeting a forward with Premier League pedigree as we round up the latest transfer rumours on Wednesday, July 11.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Liverpool have opened talks with Stoke over a deal for Xherdan Shaqiri.

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