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Poland’s Iga Swiatek  reacts after  beating Argentina’s  Nadia Podoroska in their women’s semi-final match at the  French Open. Photograph: Julien de Rosa/EPA

Polish teenager Iga Swiatek became the youngest player to reach the French Open women’s final in 19 years, continuing her bulldozing run at Roland Ga(...)

 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, (...)

Jimmy Connors reacts during his US Open match against Aaron Krickstein in 1991.

1. Jimmy Connors, 1991 US Open The eight-time Grand Slam winner had already caused a stir at Flushing Meadows before his fourth-round match with the (...)

The BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells will not take place due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty

The BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells will not take place due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, organisers have said. Rafael Nadal, Novak Dj(...)

Kim Clijsters   returns the ball to Garbine Muguruza    during the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Monday. Photograph:  Karim Sahib/AFP via Getty Images

Comeback queen Kim Clijsters lost 6-2 7-6(6) to Spain’s Garbine Muguruza on her return to the professional circuit after nearly eight years in an engr(...)

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-(...)

 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(...)

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