Sport It is 14 years since Serena Williams won her first Grand Slam title but the 31-year-old is showing no signs of slowing down. Williams claimed the 17th Grand Slam title of her career and her fifth US Open trophy when she beat Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7, 6-1 here to underline her status as one of the greatest players in the history of the game

It is 14 years since Serena Williams won her first Grand Slam title but the 31-year-old is showing no signs of slowing down.

Pink lady: Serena Williams has not lost a set in the US Open and is the clear favourite to win today’s final

US Open: 'Just' Williams ready for next chapter

Serena dismisses comparisons with greatest players of all time as she bids for 17th Grand Slam title

World No 1’s power, touch and tenacity sees off defending champion and wraps up a 16th Grand Slam title,

French Open: Serena Williams takes game to a superior level

World No 1's power, touch and tenacity sees off defending champion and wraps up a 16th Grand Slam title

Serena Williams stretches to make a return during her first-round win in Brisbane

Serena William's new year resolution – a Grand Slam clean sweep in 2013

It was a big call, coming so soon after Serena Williams had recovered from surgery. But the former world No 1 believes she can complete a seasonal sweep of Grand Slams for the first time in her career.

August 1, 2012: Serena Williams of the US in action at Wimbledon

Tennis: Serena Williams remains on course for Olympic gold

Wimbledon champion Serena Williams cemented her status as the favourite for Olympic singles gold with a crushing 6-1 6-0 victory over Russia's Vera Zvonareva to reach the quarter-finals.

Murray came back from losing the opening set

Price of Wimbledon final tickets surge following Andy Murray progression

Tickets for the Wimbledon men's final are set to top £45,000 as Murray mania swamps the nation, an online ticket seller has said.

Radwanska celebrates after reaching the final

Agnieszka Radwanska through to Wimbledon final after beating Angelique Kerber

Agnieszka Radwanska ended Poland's 75-year wait for a Wimbledon singles finalist as she crushed Angelique Kerber's title hopes.

Key says: 'My five-year plan is to to write a film, snare a wife and learn how to cook'

My Secret Life: Tim Key, poet and comedian, 35

My parents are... Carol and Bill. They are both retired. Carol is flourishing, Bill is on a sharp descent towards Meldrewdom. He recently had a letter published in the local paper where he vented his spleen about the wording on signs for cyclists. They continue to be supportive and are delighted when I do any comedy without swearing.

How do the British deal with the rain? Pimm's, scones and stoicism

'It is the eternal national spirit,' Chris McGrath at a wet SW19 is told by a couple sheltering under two enormous plastic ponchos

James Lawton: Agonising outcome leaves Date-Krumm to ponder her lost years

She nearly turned back the clock in a scarcely believable fashion. It might have happened if she had put away an inviting smash in the deciding set

Harriet Walker: 'Seven-year-olds on iPads? Repugnant...'

It's a sad state of affairs when you realise that never again will children be more precocious than their whizzy gadgets. I heard a radio documentary about Mozart's early years recently and was hugely impressed by how the kid had managed to outwit and tame a piano before he was five. Nowadays you get the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world, who start writing code that even C-3PO wouldn't understand before they hit puberty.

Bounce, by Matthew Syed; Open, by Andre Agassi

Four of the six books on the shortlist for this year's William Hill Sports Book of the Year award, to be announced on 30 November, have already been reviewed here – Blood Knots, Beware of the Dog, Trautmann's Journey and A Last English Summer.

The name game: The new celebrity baby naming rules

As Sunday Rose Urban Kidman is born, John Walsh explains the new rules of celebrity monikers

Serene progress to fifth Miami title shows Williams is focused again

Serena Williams once fancied herself an actress or fashion designer and often seemed to be more focused on those aspirations than on her tennis. But after winning her fifth Sony Ericsson Open title with a 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 victory over Jelena Jankovic on Saturday, the world No 8 said that for the moment she is focusing on her sport.

My Mentor: Jane Moore on David Montgomery

'I am very thick-skinned and able to turn my hand to anything - thanks to Monty'

Agassi's grand slam for children

It was Andre Agassi's third wedding anniversary yesterday. While his wife, Steffi Graf, was taking care of their two children, Jaden and Jaz, the indefatigable 34-year-old from Las Vegas was battling for ranking points at the Madrid Masters here.

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