Mikhail Youzhny of Russia lies on the court while suffering from heat exhaustion during his men’s singles first round match against Marcos Baghdatis on day two of the 2018 US Open. Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images

Oppressive weather conditions in New York continued to make excessive demands of players as day three of the US Open unfolded on Wednesday afternoon. (...)

Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki on her way to defeating Samantha Stosur of Australia. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Caroline Wozniacki, one of the fittest players in tennis, found unique inspiration to beat the extreme heat – and Sam Stosur – on day two of the 2018 (...)

Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams face each other in the fourth round of the French Open. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

It will be Serena Williams versus Maria Sharapova at a Grand Slam tournament, but don’t think that today’s meeting at Roland Garros will be business (...)

Serena Williams of the United States celebrates victory during the ladies singles third round match against Julia Georges of Germany at the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros. Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Serena Williams wasted little time ramping up her rivalry with Maria Sharapova after setting up a French Open fourth-round meeting with her old foe. (...)

 The German team is introduced to the crowd during the opening ceremony of the Fed Cup match against the United States  in  Maui, Hawaii. Photograph:   Bruce Ormori/EPA

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has apologised after a version of Germany’s historic national anthem associated with the Nazi regime was p(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal serves  to Argentina’s Facundo Bagnis during their  second round match at the Roland Garros. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

A dominant Rafael Nadal reached one career milestone on Wednesday but the nature of the Spaniard’s passage through the early rounds suggests his eyes(...)

Maria Sharapova on her way to a 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 win over Eugenie Bouchard of Romania at the French Open semi-final in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

At first, the patrons of a packed Court Philippe Chatrier were not sure which of the two ladies in pink might win their affection on this sunny day. (...)

 Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates victory during her women’s singles semi-final match against Eugenie Bouchard of Canada  at Roland Garros. Photograph:   Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Maria Sharapova booked her place in the French Open final for the third year in a row when she beat up-and-coming Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 4-6 7-5 6(...)

 Simona Halep  celebrates after beating Svetlana Kuznetsova  during their quarter final match  at Roland Garros yesterday. Photograph: Christophe Karaba/EPA.

Simona Halep, the wily Romanian fourth seed, outfoxed former French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-2 6-2 yesterday to reach her first g(...)

Simona Halep of Romania returns the ball to Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia during their quarter-final at the French Open  at the Roland Garros. Photograph: Stephane Mahe / Reuters

Romanian fourth seed Simona Halep outfoxed former French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-2 6-2 to reach her first grand slam semi-final(...)

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