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(...)

 Jimmy Connors said he was incensed by Arthur Ashe’s pointed choice of warm-up outfit on the day, his USA-emblazoned Davis Cup jacket. Ashe had  accused Connors of not being patriotic due to his disdain for the Davis Cup national team tournament, and in response Connors’ manager Bill Riordan had decided to sue Ashe for libel. Photograph: Focus on Sport/Getty Images

Arthur Ashe was the “Virginia gentleman” whose father taught him never to lose his cool if he wanted to thrive among the white tennis elite – for b(...)

A fan reacts as Marin Cilic  plays against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their men’s singles final match at the US Open. Photo: Jaime L Mikle/Getty Images

After the worry and the wait; after other years’ nerves and last year’s bitterness, it suddenly looked easy for Marin Cilic. Tomas Berdych in the US (...)

Shuai Peng: “I said, ‘No, no, no, I don’t want to give up’. I want to try one more time. And then I come back. I know I’m not going to stay maybe too long, but I just want to try, you know. I just wanted to challenge her one more time.” Photograph: Chris Trotman/Getty Images

For Caroline Wozniacki, watching her opponent being carried from the court in a wheelchair was not how she wanted to celebrate reaching the US Open fi(...)

 Roger Federer shakes hands with Gael Monfils after their quarter-final match at the US Open. Federer defeated Monfils in five sets 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Roger Federer pulled off a great escape by fighting off two match points to beat Frenchman Gael Monfils and reach the semi-finals of the US Open last (...)

 Novak Djokovic  celebrates after defeating Andy Murray  in their men’s singles quarter-final  at t Flushing Meadow. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Andy Murray blasted forehands as he had perhaps never blasted forehands before. He played with fire and conviction, but there has rarely been a tennis(...)

Novak Djokovic  chases down a shot during a second round match in the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Barton Silverman/The New York Times

World number one Novak Djokovic barely worked up a good sweat on another sizzling day at the US Open as he strolled past Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-1 6-3 6(...)

 Serena Williams   celebrates winning her women’s singles final match against Victoria Azarenka    at Flushing Meadows. Photograph:   Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Victoria Azarenka walked off court with her head held high after a gallant loss to Serena Williams in the US Open final yesterday, and while satisfied(...)

Rafael Nadal congratulates Novak Djokovic after Djokovic won the epic 2011 final. Tonight’s match will be their third here in four years. Photograph: Getty Images

Before a roof is put on the Arthur Ashe Stadium there will surely be a few memories left to cherish in the night-time breeze in the magnificent deep s(...)

 Andy Murray Britain shakes hands at the net with Denis Istomin after their fourth round match. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Defending champion Andy Murray ground his way past Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin with a 6-7, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory in the early hours of this morning to (...)

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