Serena Williams in action during the 2019 Australian Open. Photograph:   Michael Dodge/Getty Images

You could build Serena Williams’s pedestal from her records. Pile up the 23 Grand Slam singles titles, more than anyone else has won in the Open era, (...)

Mary Pierce celebrates her French Open victory in 2000. Photograph: Jack Guez/Getty

Twenty years ago, Mary Pierce was being dragged across the court. As she chased Monica Seles’s blows from side-to-side during their 2000 French Open q(...)

Cori Gauff: tennis’s age eligibility regulation is a rare piece of altruism in the world of professional sport.   Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP/Gettty

Coco Gauff is one of the most enthralling figures in sport right now. The 15-year-old is certainly a branding godsend for tennis. Charismatic, brill(...)

 Cori Gauff during her women’s singles fourth round match against Simona Halep. Photograph: Getty Images

In the end it was a desultory shrug from Coco Gauff. A dreamlike run, a whirlwind at Wimbledon for the 15-year-old that hadn’t touched land for a week(...)

Cori Gauff celebrates her victory over Slovenia’s Polona Hercog. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

Already a storied life, 15-year-old Coco Gauff saved two match points to continue her extraordinary journey through the first Wimbledon week, now fest(...)

Japan’s Naomi Osaka celebrates her victory over Karolina Pliskova. Photograph: David Gray/AFP/Getty

Naomi Osaka kept her hopes of winning back-to-back grand slam titles alive by dispatching Serena Williams’ conqueror Karolina Pliskova to reach the Au(...)

Serena Williams’ broken racket  after she slammed it on the court during the  US Open final against  Naomi Osaka of Japan. Photograph: AP Photo/Julio Cortez

Serena Williams was penalised a game in her US Open final defeat by Naomi Osaka after a number of run-ins with umpire Carlos Ramos. Initially unhappy (...)

Sloane Stephens poses with the  trophy after the women’s final. Photograph:  Elsa/Getty Images

Ranked 957th just last month, Sloane Stephens won the US Open on Saturday, completing one of the most remarkable comebacks in a sport where comebacks (...)

Venus Williams congratulates Sloane Stephens after their US Open semi-final clash. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens will meet in the first all-American women’s final at the US Open in a decade and a half after winning their semi-fina(...)

Martina Navratilova gets a hug from Chris Evert  after beating her in the final of the ladies’ singles at Wimbledon in 1978. Photograph: Rob Taggart/Central Press/Getty Images

For decades, women’s tennis was blessed with first-name-basis rivalries that remain etched in the public’s consciousness. But as tennis fans salivate (...)

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