Serena Williams of the US  poses with the championship trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark to win the women’s final match of the 2014 US Open Tennis Championship at Flushing Meadows, New York, USA, yesterday. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

They did the cool thing, the classy thing, by bringing Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert out to embellish, or even to authenticate, the occasion of(...)

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(...)

Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki celebrates defeating Italy’s Sara Errani to earn a semi-final meeting with China’s Peng Shuai at the US Open in New York. Photograph:  Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

On May 21st this year Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki announced the end of their engagement. On May 25th McIlroy played magnificent golf to win th(...)

James McGee during qualifying for the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in January thisyear. He will play the 108-ranked Alexander Nedovyesov at Flushing Meadows in New York today. (Photograph:  Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Win or lose in his appearance at the US Open today, Irish tennis player James McGee is set to jump up the world rankings.McGee, who qualified for the (...)

 Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic celebrates her victory over Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in the women’s singles final at Wimbledon. Photograph:  Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Petra Kvitova became the women’s Wimbledon champion for the second time in her career after a straight sets win over Canadian hopeful Eugenie Bouchard(...)

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates defeating Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in their men’s singles semi-final tennis match at  Wimbledon. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/Pool/Reuters

Novak Djokovic, who had to work harder than the other three semi-finalists to reach the closing weekend of Wimbledon, went into the trenches again on (...)

Canada’s Milos Raonic will be hoping to derail Roger Federer’s bid for a record eighth Wimbledon crown today.

It’s not unusual for there to be a bitter sweet flavour to the changing of the guard. It’s a process that the players appear to understand and respec(...)

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard in action during her semi-final win over Simona Halep. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Wimbledon continued to enjoy the rise and rise of Canadian Eugenie Bouchard. On the hottest day so far and with a new face to contest the final agains(...)

 Eugenie Bouchard of Canada after winning her Ladies’ Singles semi-final match against Simona Halep of Romania. Photograph:  Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Eugenie Bouchard continued her relentless march to the top of the women’s game by defeating Simona Halep to reach her first grand slam final at Wimbl(...)

Angelique Kerber  hits a return during her women’s singles quarter-final against Eugenie Bouchard. Photograph:  Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

The new golden girl of tennis, Eugenie Bouchard, reached the Wimbledon semi-finals this afternoon with a 6-3 6-4 defeat of Angelique Kerber. The 20-ye(...)