Heather Watson of Great Britain returns a shot against Sorana Cirstea of Romania during their women’s singles first round match on Day Two of the US Open. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Heather Watson was blown away by Romania’s Sorana Cirstea in the first round of the US Open. Nothing went right for the British number one, who won ju(...)

James McGee of Ireland returns a shot against Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan in their  first round at the 2014 US Open. Photograph:  Elsa/Getty Images

Ireland’s James McGee bowed out of the US Open in the first round on Monday night, beaten by 6-4, 2-6, 1-6, 6-7 (3/7) by Kazakhstan’s Aleksandr Nedovy(...)

James McGee of Ireland will face  Kazakhstan’s Alexander Nedovyesov in the first round of the US Open. Photograph:  Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

Ireland’s James McGee has been drawn against Kazakhstan’s Alexander Nedovyesov in the first round of the US Open. McGee, who qualified for the main d(...)

Andy Murray is set to continue his ground-breaking partnership with French coach Amelie Mauresmo. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire.

Andy Murray is set to continue his ground-breaking partnership with coach Amelie Mauresmo. The pair initially teamed up just for the grass-court seaso(...)

Victoria Beckham and Samuel L Jackson: Wimbledon buddies. Photograph:  Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Just when you reckoned there was no sporting life outside the World Cup, along comes Serbia v Switzerland at Wimbledon where, apparently, a tennis tou(...)

Brian O’Driscoll and his wife Amy Huberman (left) in the Royal Box during day 12 of the Wimbledon championships yesterday: Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Pool/PA Wire.

By Johnny WattersonNeither being a father nor Father Time had any say on Centre Court. Roger Federer, one step closer to becoming the first man in his(...)

Brian O’Driscoll and his wife Amy Huberman (left) in the Royal Box during men’s semi-finals day on Centre Court  at Wimbledon, with Prince Andrew pictured front right. Photograph:    Anthony Devlin/Pool/PA

Brian O’Driscoll is a guest in the Royal Box at Wimbledon today. The former Leinster, Ireland and Lions captain, accompanied by his wife Amy Huberman (...)

 Andy Murray’s exit from Wimbledon has influenced ticket sales.   Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga

Andy Murray’s Wimbledon defeat has led to a rush of fans trying to re-sell their men’s final tickets.Online firm Viagogo saw a 23% increase in ticket(...)

Andy Murray has lost at the quarter-final stage at Wimbledon for  the first time since 2008 after failing to get to grips with Grigor Dimitrov. Photograph: Getty Images)

By the day, almost by the hour, the cracks in the edifice of modern tennis are widening. Andy Murray, playing his worst match at Wimbledon in several(...)

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in action during his victory over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in straight sets at Wimbledon. Phogo: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

One of the misunderstandings about sport is that opponents always compete under equal conditions. That understanding is housed in one of the great cli(...)