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 (...)

Serena Williams of United States, hits a ball during a practice session prior to the US Open. Photograph: Chris Trotman/Getty Images

We’re not here to argue about whether women should play five sets of tennis like the men. (You makes the rules, you takes the breaks, boys.) We are(...)

Serena Willimas ahead of the start of the US Open which begins on Monday. Photograph: EPA

Should Serena Williams complete a calendar Grand Slam in the US Open, which begins today, consideration as the greatest player in the history of women(...)

Serena Williams leaves court with the Venus Rosewater Dish after her victory in the women’s singles against Garbine Muguruza. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images.

Almost before she had finished her centre court twirl and well practiced wave, Serena Williams was moving on. Before she had left the All England Club(...)

Serena Williams  leaves court with the Venus Rosewater Dish after her victory over Garbine Muguruza in the Wimbledon singles final. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Serena Williams kept her calendar year Grand Slam alive on Centre Court with a straight sets 6-4, 6-4 win over Spain’s Garbine Muguruza for her sixth (...)