Germany’s Angelique Kerber kisses the trophy after winning her final match against Serena Williams  at the Australian Open  in Melbourne. Photograph:  Jason Reed/Reuters

Angelique Kerber upset world number one Serena Williams 6-4 3-6 6-4 to clinch the Australian Open on Saturday and become the first German to win a Gr(...)

Serena Williams trounced Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets to reach the Australian Open final. Photograph: Epa

Serena Williams’ break from tennis at the end of last year to “just chill” appeared to have done her a world of good as the rejuvenated American bull(...)

In this photograph taken with a slow shutter speed Serena Williams of the US plays a backhand return during her women’s singles match against Russia’s Daria Kasatkina. Photograph: Getty Images

The defending and six-time champion Serena Williams is into the fourth round at the Australian Open after a 6-1, 6-1 win in 45 minutes over the 18-yea(...)

Todd Marinovich bonded with his father Marv after he swapped Ameircan Football for art. Photograph: Getty

1) Marv Marinovich There are many stories of pushy, obsessive, overbearing sports parents who manipulate their child’s athletic lives and then there (...)

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(...)

A tarp covers the court on Arthur Ashe Stadium as rain falls on Day Eleven of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Photograph: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images

Serena Williams’ bid to reach the US Open final was put on hold as the women’s semi-finals were rescheduled due to rain. The forecast predicted rain a(...)

The Williams sisters embrace after Serena’s three set win over Venus in the US Open quarter-finals. Photograph: Reuters

The woman policing the gangway that leads down to the media seats on Arthur Ashe glanced at a stadium TV screen, and whispered, “I like Venus.” It was(...)

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(...)

Serena Williams of the U.S. hits a return to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands during their second round match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York. Adrees Latif/Reuters

If this were a fight, it might have been called off before a blow had been landed. But Kiki Bertens, a smiling, 23-year-old Dutch qualifier who looked(...)

Serena Williams of the U.S. and Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia talk after Diatchenko retired from their match during the U.S. Open tennis tournament at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. Diatchenko appeared severely hobbled from the start, unable to move well, and retired in the second set. Photo: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Serena Williams, as befits the grand dame of tennis, began the pursuit of a calendar grand slam with a regal swat on the first evening of the 2015 US (...)