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Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic celebrates winning her semi-final match against Britain’s Johanna Konta at the French Open in Paris. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

No rain, no flowers, no regrets – that was the story of Johanna Konta’s exit from the French Open on Saturday, one step from the final and a slice of (...)

Serena Williams celebrates winning a point against Russia’s Vitalia Diatchenko during their women’s  first-round match at the French Open  in Paris. Photograph:  Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Serena Williams survived a briefly wretched opening to the French Open and, despite recovering well to trounce the world No 83, Vitalia Diatchenko 2-6(...)

 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 celebrates her victory over Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard. Photograph: David Gray/AFP/Getty

Serena Williams eased to victory over Eugenie Bouchard to reach the third round of the Australian Open while Simona Halep survived another scare to jo(...)

Roger Federer. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Double defending champion Roger Federer will start his bid for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles next week against unseeded Uzbek Denis Istomin, w(...)

Lauren Kern, the editor-in-chief of Apple News, at a story meeting at Apple’s old headquarters in Cupertino, California. Justin Kaneps/The New York Times

Many of Apple’s employees moved into a glistening new $5 billion (€4.4 billion) glass headquarters in Cupertino, California, this year. A mile west, a(...)

US vice president Mike Pence laid out allegations of Chinese election interference in a harshly worded speech on Thursday. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

The Trump administration stepped up its criticism of China on Thursday as vice president Mike Pence accused Beijing of meddling in US elections. Spea(...)

Former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick appears as a face of Nike Inc advertisement marking the 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” slogan. Photograph: Reuters

More than 20 months have passed since Colin Kaepernick played in an NFL game, but the most famous unemployed man in America continues to cast an outsi(...)

Venus Williams during her second round match against Camila Giorgi of Italy at the Louis Armstrong Stadium. Photograph: Karsten Moran/The New York Times

Serena and Venus Williams will go head-to-head for the 30th time on Friday after booking their spots in the third round of the US Open. A potential (...)

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland hits a return to Ugo Humbert of France during the third day of the US Open Tennis Championships in Flushing Meadows, New York. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Stan Wawrinka fought off punishing heat and a youthful challenge from French qualifier Ugo Humbert to earn a 7-6 (5) 4-6 6-3 7-5 win on Wednesday and (...)

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