Serena Williams is bidding for a 24th Grand Slam title. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

The US Open starts today. For the next fortnight what is normally a heaving mass of humanity in Flushing Meadows in New York will be a historic behind(...)

Sofia Kenin of the US speaks after winning the 2020 Australian Open, at Melbourne Park. Photograph: Kelly Defina/Getty Images

Watching Naomi Osaka and Bianca Andreescu win grand slam titles persuaded Sofia Kenin that she did not need to wait for her big breakthrough. The 21-(...)

Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin and runner-up Garbine Muguruza. Photograph:  Cameron Spencer/Getty

Tennis celebrated another brilliant young female star in Melbourne as 21-year-old Sofia Kenin defeated Garbine Muguruza to win the Australian Open tit(...)

Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Daniil Medvedev at the US Open Tennis Championships in Flushing Meadows, New York. Photograph: Brian Hirschfeld/EPA

Rafa Nadal has never taken his talent for granted. Of the three players who have defined his era, he is the most humble. So, as he stands on the verge(...)

 Bianca Andreescu of Canada reacts after winning her quarter-final at the US Open. Photograph: Getty Images

Teenager Bianca Andreescu’s remarkable rise continued as she came from a set down to sink Elise Mertens and reach the last four of the US Open. The 1(...)

 Belinda Bencic of Switzerland celebrates after winning her  quarter-final match against Donna Vekic of Croatia at the US Open. Photograph:  Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

Belinda Bencic reached her first-ever Grand Slam semi-final on Wednesday, fending off Donna Vekic to win 7-6 (5) 6-3 in their US Open quarter-final c(...)

Rafael Nadal after winning his match against Marin Cilic in the fourth round of the US Open in New York. Photograph: AP

Rafael Nadal came through his first stern examination at the US Open to move a step closer to a maiden Flushing Meadows meeting with Roger Federer. T(...)

 Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands reacts as she receives medical attention  during her second-round match against  Viktoria Kuzmova, at the French Open  in Paris. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The women’s tournament lost one of its big favourites in unfortunate circumstances on Wednesday as fourth seed Kiki Bertens retired through illness in(...)

 Bianca Andreescu of Canada hugs the trophy after beating Angelique Kerber  of Germany in the final of the  BNP Paribas Open  at Indian Wells in  California. Photograph: Larry W Smith/EPA

As part of her morning routine, Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu finds a quiet place and visualises success, big success. “It’s crazy to think that(...)