Elise Mertens

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 Naomi Osaka of Japan in action during the quarter-final of the Gippsland Trophy. Photograph: EPA

Naomi Osaka and Victoria Azarenka joined Serena Williams as high-profile withdrawals from the Australian Open warm-up events. Williams pulled out on (...)

Romania’s Simona Halepfocuses on the  ball as she returns it to Amanda Anisimova during the third-round match at the French Open. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images

Revenge was super sweet for Simona Halep as she swept aside Amanda Anisimova to reach the fourth round of the French Open. American teenager Anisimov(...)

Japan’s  Naomi Osaka  wearing a mask with the name of George Floyd on it during an interview following her  quarter-final  win against Shelby Rogers of the United States at the US Open. Photograph:   Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has always sold itself as a state-of-the-art organisation, woke to the modern world. Carefully cultivated, i(...)

Serena Williams celebrates her victory over Sloane Stephen in the third round of the US Open. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty

Serena Williams admits she is still struggling to cope with having a target on her back as she kept alive her quest for a 24th grand slam singles titl(...)

Coco Gauff during her win against Romania’s Sorana Cirstea at the Australian Open. Photograph: AP

Coco Gauff will have another shot at defending champion Naomi Osaka after battling past Sorana Cirstea and into the third round of the Australian Open(...)

 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(...)

Serena Williams hits a return against Dayana Yastremska during their women’s singles match on day six of the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 19, 2019. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Serena Williams continued to steamroller her way through the Australian Open draw but Naomi Osaka and Elina Svitolina both survived serious scares to (...)

Serena Williams is through to the quarter-finals of the US Open. Photograph: Karsten Moran/The New York Times

Serena Williams took another step towards tennis history by battling past Kaia Kanepi to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open. After winning the o(...)

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