The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Germany's Angelique Kerber lost in three gruelling sets as Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova reached the quarter-finals for a third time.
Angelique Kerber's preparations for the opening Grand Slam of the year were dealt a blow when she was forced to retire from the Adelaide International with back pain.
Former world No 1 Angelique Kerber knows the pressure of starting a new season, but she is confident Ashleigh Barty can meet the challenge.
Angelique Kerber has split with her coach Rainer Schuttler two weeks after her shock early exit at Wimbledon.
Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer overcame a first set scare to reach the second round, beating South African debutant Lloyd Harris
There are seven Grand Slam winners in defending champion Angelique Kerber's quarter of the draw at Wimbledon including Serena Williams.
Angelique Kerber continued her fine grass court form ahead of the defence of her Wimbledon title by getting the better of Simona Halep at Eastbourne.
Angelique Kerber eased into round three of the Eastbourne International as Kiki Bertens, Johanna Konta, Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep also reached the last 16.
Maria Sharapova's return from injury at the Mallorca Open came to an abrupt end as she was convincingly beaten by Angelique Kerber.
German fifth seed Angelique Kerber was knocked out of Roland Garros in the first round by Russian world No 81 Anastasia Potapova.
Three-time Grand Slam winner Angelique Kerber survived a scare from 102-ranked Italian Camila Giorgi to reach the Australian Open last 16 on Saturday.
American Danielle Collins thrashed fourth seed and former champion Elina Svitolina in the first round of the Brisbane International.
Angelique Kerber added to her recent dismal run as she lost in three sets to lower-ranked Alison Riske at the Zhengzhou Open in China.
Angelique Kerber's defence of her singles title came to an early end at Wimbledon being knocked out in the second round by lucky loser Lauren Davis.
Defending champion Angelique Kerber reached the Wimbledon second round with a win over fellow German Tatjana Maria.
World No 3 Karolina Pliskova eased past Kiki Bertens to reach the Eastbourne WTA final where she will face Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber.
Angelique Kerber is feeling confident ahead of the defence of her title after easing into the quarter-final of the Eastbourne International.
Angelique Kerber stayed on course to capture her first title of 2019 with a win over Caroline Garcia to reach the Mallorca semi-finals.
Russian teenager Anastasia Potapova said she was left "speechless" after knocking out her "idol" Angelique Kerber in the first round of the French Open.
Angelique Kerber will face compatriot Andrea Petkovic in the second round of this week's WTA tournament in Stuttgart.
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