Jennifer Brady of the United States returns the ball during her women’s singles quarter-final match against Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan at the US Open. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

Jennifer Brady cruised into her first Grand Slam semi-final at the US Open with a comfortable straight-sets win over Yulia Putintseva. The 28th-seede(...)

Naomi Osaka returns a shot during her match against Marta Kostyuk. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

Former champion Naomi Osaka survived a third-round scare before grinding out a 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 victory over Ukrainian teenager Marta Kostyuk to reach th(...)

Karolina Pliskova during her defeat to Caroline Garcia during the second round of the US Open. Photograph: Ap

Top seed Karolina Pliskova became the biggest casualty of this year’s US Open so far as she was dumped out at the second-round stage by Caroline Garci(...)

 Novak Djokovic  hits a return to Kyle Edmund during the second-round match at the US Open in New York. Photograph: Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

Kyle Edmund gave world number one Novak Djokovic a mild scare but bowed out of the US Open in the second round. The British number two took the openi(...)

Naomi Osaka wears a facemask with Breonna Taylor’s name on it ahead of her US Open first round match. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

Naomi Osaka vowed to continue highlighting issues of racial injustice after reaching the second round of the US Open with a hard-fought win over Japan(...)

Heavy rain falls during an Australian Open practice session at Melbourne Park. Photograph: Scott Barbour/EPA

Like farmers in a drought peering into an unforgiving sky, tennis turned to the heavens – and Roger Federer – to break the iron grip of heat and smoke(...)

Naomi Osaka has had the good fortune to come to prominence right as the Olympic cycle warms up for Tokyo 2020. Photograph: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Is the money getting better for women in elite sport? Yes. Is there still only one woman (Serena Williams) in the list of the 100 highest-paid sportsp(...)

Simona Halep celebrates winning the women’s singles final following victory over Serena Williams. Photograph: PA

Simona Halep became the first Romanian woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon beating Serena Williams in straight sets on Saturday on Centre Cour(...)

Serena Williams needed three sets to see off Kaja Juvan at Wimbledon. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

Smitten by the 15-year-old American prodigy Coco Gauff in the opening burst of Wimbledon week and the misery of the older Williams sister Venus gettin(...)

Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic celebrates winning her semi-final match against Britain’s Johanna Konta at the French Open in Paris. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

No rain, no flowers, no regrets – that was the story of Johanna Konta’s exit from the French Open on Saturday, one step from the final and a slice of (...)

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