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 Serena Williams argues with umpire Carlos Ramos during her defeat to Naomi Osaka in the women’s singles finals at the US Open.  Photograph:   Jaime Lawson/Getty Images

The venerable boxing trainer Cus D’Amato used to say that emotion, particularly fear, is like fire. If you make it work for you, then it can cook your(...)

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 (...)

Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki on her way to defeating Samantha Stosur of Australia. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Caroline Wozniacki, one of the fittest players in tennis, found unique inspiration to beat the extreme heat – and Sam Stosur – on day two of the 2018 (...)

Serena Williams celebrates after beating Kristina Mladenovic 7-5, 7-6 in their women’s singles third round match on the fifth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships. Photo: Glyn Kirk/Getty Images

If anyone doubted Serena Williams was worth consideration as a winner of this tournament for an eighth time – let alone the 25th seeding that has caus(...)

Romania’s Simona Halep celebrates by lifting the trophy after winning the final of the French Open  against Sloane Stephens of the United States at Roland Garros in Paris. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Already number one in the world, Simona Halep proved she could be a Grand Slam champion, too. After losing her first three major finals, Halep defeate(...)

 Serena Williams during her win over Australia’s Ashleigh Barty in the second round of the French Open. Photograph: Getty Images

Waiting for sport to catch up with modern life can be like watching paint dry. You know it’s going to happen eventually but the rate of progress is pa(...)

John McEnroe: the fiery American was known during his outstanding career for his confrontations with umpires over contentious line calls . Photograph:  Mike Maloney, Monte Fresco/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

In tennis, few things arouse the crowd more than confrontations, especially those involving players, umpires and line judges. Who can forget Ilie Na(...)

Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki celebrates winning her Australian Open quarter-final against  Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. Photograph:  Thomas Peter/Reuters

Caroline Wozniacki’s career is as hard to read as the unconventional game of Su-Wei Hsieh, and the Dane’s seeming return to consistency lurched sidewa(...)

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 (...)

Tennis player Serena Williams and fiance Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian have welcomed a baby girl. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Serena Williams has given birth to a baby girl, the first child for the former world number one tennis player, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou said on T(...)

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