Flavia Pennetta  kisses the US Open trophy after beating fellow Italian Roberta Vinci  in the US Open 2015 women’s single final. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

Storm clouds were gathering overhead and the wind was kicking up as Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci walked off the court together, having played the(...)

Roger Federer shakes hands with Novak Djokovic after defeating him in two sets to win the mens singles final at the Western & Southern Open at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic slid from outright favourite for the US Open to worryingly vulnerable contender in an hour and a half here on Sunday as Roger Federer c(...)

Novak Djokovic in action against Kevin Anderson during their resumed fourth round match at Wimbledon: the Serb was relieved to win. Photograph: Seán Dempsey/EPA

Not one for small gestures, Novak Djokovic hunkered down and with his fingers planted a kiss on the damp grass of number one court. He knew it, Kevin(...)

Roger Federer is through to the fourth round at Wimbledon after beating Australia’s Sam Groth in four sets. Photograph: Afp

Pomp and circumstance launched Wimbledon’s sporting Saturday with a host of stars announced to adoring crowds, before Centre Court’s real king Roger F(...)

 Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos walks off the field after losing 24-13 to the Indianapolis Colts in a the AFC Divisional Playoff game   in Denver, Colorado. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty

Peyton Manning slumped off the field towards an uncertain future following Denver’s divisional playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, with (...)

 Kei Nishikori of Japan returns a shot against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men’s singles semi-final  at the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center,  New York City. Photograph: Mike Stobe/Getty Images

There is no obvious tennis reason for Michael Chang to be advising Kei Nishikori, apart from their sharing winged feet, but helping him to the US Open(...)

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Wimbledon. The name is derived from the Old English “Wunemannedune”, dating from about the 10th century and thought to mean Wynnman’s Hill. The final (...)

 Roger Federer has beaten Paolo Lorenzi of Italy during their first round match at Wimbledon. Photograph: Valdran Xhemaj

Roger Federer began his latest quest for a record eighth Wimbledon title in style by brushing aside Paolo Lorenzi in straight sets.The Swiss grass-co(...)

Belgium’s David Goffin returns to Andy Murray during their first-round match at Wimbledon. Photograph:  Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

On his first and hopefully not last visit to Centre Court at Wimbledon, the young Belgian David Goffin (real age 23) provided Andy Murray with the sor(...)

Rafael Nadal of Spain poses with his trophy  near the Eiffel Tower, a day after winning the men’s singles final.   Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes

Rafael Nadal’s incredible records at the French Open can be matched because he is “not special”, according to his coach and uncle Toni. Nadal fought(...)