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.

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Davenport inflicts rare defeat on Graf

Lindsay Davenport gave the joint world No 1, Steffi Graf, her first defeat in the US since 1994 as she reached the final of the Acura Classic at Manhattan beach, California, yesterday.

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Hingis keeps on the straight and narrow

Martina Hingis is approaching the big fork in the road. One option will take the 15-year-old to the promised land of tennis celebrity, the route charted from teenager to successful adult by Steffi Graf. The other offers a less scenic pathway, a road that is bordered by the premature retirement home in which Tracy Austin and Andrea Jaeger inhabit the dormitory and one from which Jennifer Capriati seems to have crashed. On yesterday's evidence, Hingis seems to have got her bearings right.

Navratilova stays with form book

Martina Navratilova is staying with the form book and tipping the top seeds, Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf, to win the singles titles at Wimbledon.

Seles the latest to succumb to injury

Injury has raised doubts about the prospects of Monica Seles at the French Open, which starts on Monday, and the recurrence of her shoulder problem may also jeopardise her chances of making a successful return to Wimbledon in a month's time, writes John Roberts.

Graf secures clay triumph

Steffi Graf overcame a hesitant start to beat Slovakia's Karina Habsudova 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the final of the German Open clay-court tournament yesterday.

Victory sweet for Date as Japan prosper

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Steffi Graf has entered the Direct Line tournament at Eastbourne

Steffi Graf has entered the Direct Line tournament at Eastbourne, from 18 to 22 June, for the first time as a senior player. Mary Pierce has also agreed to make her debut in the main draw.

Father of Steffi Graf to be tried for tax evasion

Stuttgart (Reuter) - German prosecutors have filed charges of tax evasion against the father of the tennis star Steffi Graf and one of his financial advisers, Mannheim prosecutor Peter Wechsung said yesterday.

Peter Graf on pounds 8.6m tax evasion charge

Peter Graf, the father of Steffi Graf, the joint world No 1 women's player, was charged yesterday day with evading pounds 8.6m in taxes by failing to report up to pounds 18.6m of his daughter's income.

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