Flavia Pennetta of Italy kisses the US Open trophy after defeating fellow Italian Roberta Vinci in their US Open 2015 women’s single final match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Center. Photograph: Getty Images

Flavia Pennetta won her first grand slam singles title over Roberta Vinci in an improbable all-Italian US Open final on Saturday then added one more s(...)

Flavia Pennetta of Italy celebrates after defeating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in their US Open quarter-final match at Flushing Meadows in New York. Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

Petra Kvitova could not hold off the disciplined quarter-final challenge of Flavia Pennetta in the most demanding conditions at the US Open in Flushin(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after winning her match against Coco Vandeweghe of the U.S.A. at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Photo: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Thoroughbred Russian grit outclassed all-American pedigree as Maria Sharapova fended off Coco Vandeweghe to set up a probable Wimbledon semi-final wit(...)

Defending champions Petra Kvitova is out of Wimbledon after losing to Jelena Jankovic in three sets. Photograph: Afp

Petra Kvitova fears she will be haunted for weeks by her stunning Wimbledon exit as a title defence that looked to be running smoothly came dramatical(...)

 Caroline Wozniacki celebrates a point against  Denisa Allertova  during their second round match at Wimbledon. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

On one side of court 12 where Caroline Wozniacki faced Denisa Allertova there was just a ribbon of seats two deep separating the players from the p(...)

Novak Djokovic of Serbia during a pratice session prior to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

The Wimbledon winners this this year will get €2,650,820.96 each. Being equal opportunity employers, the prize money awarded to the men’s and women(...)

Andy Murray is the number three seed for Wimbledon 2015. Photograph Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

The Wimbledon seeding system is peculiar to the All England Club but few will be surprised to see Rafa Nadal placed at 10th when the tournament gets u(...)

Serena Williams is through to the semi-finals of the French Open after a straight sets win over Sara Errani. Photograph: Afp

For a while on Wednesday, Serena Williams seemed ageless – and almost unfairly too powerful for her opponent, as she beat the Italian Sara Errani 6-1,(...)

Germany’s Julia Görges serves against Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki during the women’s second round match at the French  Open at  Roland Garros in Paris. Photo:  Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

The pre-tournament shortlist of favourites for the French Open women’s crown continues to shrink and for a while it looked as though the name of top s(...)

Novak Djokovic serves the ball during the Italian Open. Photo: Claudio Onorati/EPA

  When Roger Federer said on the eve of his 39th match against Novak Djokovic, “He’s not Rafa Nadal”, he must have suspected his hubris wo(...)