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 Naomi Osaka hits a return to Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine during their quarter-final match. Photograph: PA

Naomi Osaka means business as she attempts to win her first grand slam title at the US Open. The 20-year-old powered past Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko, (...)

 Serena Williams during her match against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic. Photograph: PA

Painful recent memories will ensure Serena Williams does not get ahead of herself despite now being the hot favourite to triumph in New York for a rec(...)

Maria Sharapova is out of the US Open after she was beaten in straight sets by Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty

Maria Sharapova’s long-unbeaten record in night session matches at Flushing Meadows was ended in the fourth round by Carla Suarez Navarro. Sharapova(...)

Lesia Tsurenko (L) beat Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty

The women’s tournament is without its top two seeds heading into the third round after Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki joined Simona Halep(...)

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 (...)

Garbine Muguruza in action on her way to defeat against Belgian Alison van Uytvanck at Wimbledon. Photograph: PA Photo

The defending women’s champion Garbiñe Muguruza lost in the second round at Wimbledon, after being beaten 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 by the unseeded Belgian Alison(...)

 Serena Williams poses with the winner’s trophy at  the 2016 Wimbledon Championships. Photograph:  Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Serena Williams, who is rebuilding her career the hard way at 36 after the difficult birth of her first child last September, will almost certainly b(...)

Serena Williams: “A lot of people see me on the court, and they only judge and see that side of me, and there’s so much more to my life and to me. So I thought it would be interesting if I just took all the curtains away, and I was just myself.” Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

On a grey, gloomy Wednesday in Manhattan, Serena Williams is swaddled in bath towels to stay warm in an air-conditioned corner suite on the 41st floor(...)

Maria Sharapova: bowed out to Naomi Osaka of Japan in the first  round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, California. Photograph: John G Mabanglo/EPA

Naomi Osaka beat five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova in straight sets in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open. In a first meeting betwe(...)

 Venus Williams returns against Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko during their women’s singles quarter-final. Photograph: Getty Images

At about 1.10pm on June 9th, Venus Williams drove her 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV at 5mph into an intersection, when a Hyundai Accent, driven by 68-year-o(...)

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