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Dominic Thiem  serves to Alexander Zverev during the men’s singles final at the US Open in New York. Photo: Frank Franklin II/AP Photo

Dominic Thiem ended a six-year wait for a new name on a men’s Grand Slam trophy on Sunday with his US Open triumph but it was not just Alexander Zvere(...)

 Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands reacts as she receives medical attention  during her second-round match against  Viktoria Kuzmova, at the French Open  in Paris. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The women’s tournament lost one of its big favourites in unfortunate circumstances on Wednesday as fourth seed Kiki Bertens retired through illness in(...)

 Bianca Andreescu of Canada hugs the trophy after beating Angelique Kerber  of Germany in the final of the  BNP Paribas Open  at Indian Wells in  California. Photograph: Larry W Smith/EPA

As part of her morning routine, Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu finds a quiet place and visualises success, big success. “It’s crazy to think that(...)

 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(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia arrives on court with the the Daphne Akhurst Trophy during the 2018 Australian Open Official Draw at Melbourne Park. Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

If Johanna Konta wants to win her first grand slam title in the country where she was born – and she is among a slew of contenders hoping the absence (...)

Serena Williams after her Australian Open triumph in Melbourne in January 2017. Photograph:   Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Serena Williams has issued a stirring call for black women to demand equal pay using a personal essay to highlight the financial disparity they suffer(...)

Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates beating Croatia’s Marin Cilic in the men’s singles final at Wimbledon. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Roger Federer didn’t drop a set in the seven matches he won to capture the Wimbledon title on Sunday. Three weeks off his 36th birthday he is hitting (...)

Serena Williams en route to her 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open in January. Photograph: Getty Images

Serena Williams, the best women’s tennis player of this era and one of the world’s most prominent athletes, has confirmed that she is pregnant and ex(...)

Andy Murray holds his ankle after he fell over in his second round match against Andrey Rublev of Russia on day three of the 2017 Australian Open. Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Andy Murray sometimes struggles to hit a convincing rhythm early in grand slam tournaments but, after a hesitant start on Monday, he goes into the thi(...)

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action against Britain’s Andy Murray during the final of the Madrid Open. Photograph: EPA

World number one Novak Djokovic beat defending champion Andy Murray 6-2 3-6 6-3 in the Madrid Open final on Sunday to lift the trophy for the second t(...)

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