Serena Williams recovered from a set down to beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the third round of the US Open. Photograph: Reuters

Serena Williams and Marin Cilic both survived third round scares on Friday to keep their U.S. Open title defences on track but there was no escape for(...)

Roger Federer serves during his match  against Bosnia’s  Damir Dzumhur  at the  French Open. Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Roger Federer continued his smooth progress at the French Open on Friday with a straightforward 6-4 6-3 6-2 defeat of Bosnian Damir Dzumhur to reach t(...)

Serena Williams is through to the Australian Open final, where she will play Maria Sharapova, after a straight sets win over Madison Keys(Photograph: William West/Getty Images)

Serena Williams overcame a spirited challenge from fellow American Madison Keys to become the oldest Australian Open finalist in the open era on Thurs(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after defeating Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open. Photograph: Rob Griffith/AP

Maria Sharapova showcased all of her canny experience and brutal efficiency as she gave Eugenie Bouchard a 78-minute tennis lesson to advance to the A(...)

Shuai Peng: “I said, ‘No, no, no, I don’t want to give up’. I want to try one more time. And then I come back. I know I’m not going to stay maybe too long, but I just want to try, you know. I just wanted to challenge her one more time.” Photograph: Chris Trotman/Getty Images

For Caroline Wozniacki, watching her opponent being carried from the court in a wheelchair was not how she wanted to celebrate reaching the US Open fi(...)

Serena Williams  defeated Flavia Pennetta  to reach the US Open semi-final. Photograph:  Barton Silverman/The New York Times

Two-time defending champion Serena Williams, in her black and white leopard dress, started quietly before roaring past 11th seed Flavia Pennetta 6-3 6(...)

Ekaterina Makarova of Russia serves to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their US Open quarter-final match  in New York. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova reached the first Grand Slam singles semi-final of her career with victory over two-time US Open runner-up Victoria Azaren(...)

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia  on her way to an upset victory over world number one Serena Williams of the USA in round four of the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

Ana Ivanovic ‘broke a spell’ to post a magical win over Serena Williams in the fourth round of the Australian Open. Ivanovic had never won a set again(...)

Victoria Azarenka in action against Yvonne Meusburger during their third round match.

Victoria Azarenka and Sloane Stephens will do their talking on the court as they prepare to meet for the first time since last year’s infamous Austral(...)

 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic  plays a forehand in his first-round match against Lukas Lacko of Slovakia during day one of the  Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic showed some early season rustiness but Serena Williams roared into the second round as the tournament favourites took centre stage on t(...)