Underneath its spiky exterior, the fruit is smooth, juicy and beautifully sweet. The spikes of the lychee fruit -- also known as litchi -- may be a deterrent for some animals, but for humans willing to break it away, it's an exotic and tasty treat. And often, just one is not enough.
Maria Sharapova has returned to professional tennis in a centre court training session, after serving a 15-month ban for doping. The session comes ahead of her match against Roberta Vinci in the opening round of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, where she has been handed a controversial wild card.