Bianca Andreescu stuns Serena Williams to win US Open final

Bianca Andreescu has become Canadas first grand slam champion of the open era, beating Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 Serena Williams, so strong of limb and spirit, could not disguise her inner frailty when she stumbled at the tape in the US Open final, and tennis embraced another new teenage champion, Bianca Andreescu, who took an hour and 40 minutes to win 6-3, 7-5 on her grand slam final debut. It was a match of uneven quality but festooned in unalloyed drama and much history. It also crowned the best first appearance in the tournament decider since Venus Williams lost to Martina Hingis in the 1997 final. Serena has reached four of six slam finals (most recently meltdown when losing to …

US Open title defence ends as Djokovic departs to boos after retiring hurt

The Serbians title defence came to a halt when he retired from his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka due to a shoulder injury Novak Djokovic was cruelly booed off the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium after a sore left shoulder forced his stunning retirement from Sunday nights fourth-round match with Stan Wawrinka at the US Open. The top seed and defending champion was trailing 6-4, 7-5, 2-1 after being comprehensively outplayed by the 23rd-seeded Wawrinka when he informed his opponent then chair umpire Nico Helwerth he could no longer continue, prompting a cascade of jeers from the nearly full 23,771-seat arena and leaving the world No 1 to raise a thumbs-up to the gallery as he hauled his equipment bags …

Novak Djokovic beats Roberto Batista Agut to reach Wimbledon final

(CNN)Defending champion Novak Djokovic recovered from a second-set wobble against Roberto Batista Agut to set up a Wimbledon final against either Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal. Facing Djokovic was described as like playing against a “wall” by his quarterfinal opponent David Goffin, and Batista Agut quickly discovered what the Belgian was talking about. There has arguably never been a better returner of serve in the history of the game as Djokovic and few can match his speed, athleticism and flexibility on a tennis court. In the opening exchanges, Batista Agut seemed to be feeling the pressure of needing to hit two or three extra shots before finding a way through Djokovic’s defense. Four nervous errors on his forehand — his …