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(...)

Serena Williams  defeated Flavia Pennetta  to reach the US Open semi-final. Photograph:  Barton Silverman/The New York Times

Two-time defending champion Serena Williams, in her black and white leopard dress, started quietly before roaring past 11th seed Flavia Pennetta 6-3 6(...)

Ekaterina Makarova of Russia serves to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their US Open quarter-final match  in New York. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova reached the first Grand Slam singles semi-final of her career with victory over two-time US Open runner-up Victoria Azaren(...)

Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot against Vania King of the United States during their women’s singles second round match on Day Four of the 2014 US Open. Photograph:  Elsa/Getty Images

Serena Williams won 10 games in a row to defeat countrywoman Vania King and reach the third round of the US Open. The world number one, who is bidding(...)

Catherine Bellis of the United States reacts after defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their women’s singles first round match on Day Two of the 2014 US Open. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Fifteen-year-old American wild card Cici Bellis stunned Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova in the biggest upset of the US Open so far. Bellis(...)

Petra Kvitova serves to Mona Barthel of Germany in their second round match at Wimbledon yesterday. Photograph: EPA

On the big screen on Henman Hill – Murray got the trophy, Henman keeps the hill – they showed old footage of Petra Kvitova beating Maria Sharapova in(...)

Venus Williams hits a return to Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor of Spain during their women’s singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London. Photograph: Reuters

Venus Williams and Victoria Azarenka in life may be worlds apart. Ten years in age separates the two with Azarenka 24-years-old and Williams now a 34(...)

Li Na of China celebrates after defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia to win the  Australian Open  in Melbourne.

In the immediate aftermath of most Grand Slam championships, the winners spout the usual clichés, shed a few tears and thank everyone they ever met an(...)

 Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia celebrates after winning her semi final match against Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) at the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne. Photograph: MAST IRHAM/EPA

Li Na will hope to keep her head in check and feet on the ground during her third Australian Open final after her coach Carlos Rodriguez helped calm (...)

Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) makes a backhand return to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their quarter-final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.

The Australian Open was left without a defending champion in the semi-finals for the first time in the professional era when Victoria Azarenka follow(...)