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.

STEFFI GRAF TO MISS AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Tennis

Courts of Babylon as Graf deals with glory and grief

John Roberts on a new book on the women's world No 1 and other intriguing fare served up in the world of tennis

Tennis: Peter Graf's personal appeal

Peter Graf, the father of the world No 1 Steffi Graf, has asked to appear personally before a judge to make his appeal for release from custody in a tax evasion case.

Graf's father to talk on tax

Tennis

Steffi Graf begins challenge

Steffi Graf, the joint world No 1 with Monica Seles, began her challenge in the WTA Tour Championships with a 6-2, 6-2 first-round win over Amanda Coetzer in New York yesterday.

Wood loses her grip

Tennis

Wood's win puts her in 200 club

More British resolve was shown than we have come to expect on the opening day of the women's international tournament here. Clare Wood advanced to the second round in impressive style, and Sam Smith's performance was more encouraging than the result achieved.

Majoli has more title joy

Tennis

Tennis: Home truths for a tournament too far

Simon O'Hagan laments loss of an event that lacked local heroines

Graf's 'special tax deal' to be probed

Graf's 'special tax deal' to be probed

Double fault in the Graf empire

Steffi Graf, the model sportswoman, has been sucked into a tax investigation that has already engulfed her father. Could the unthinkable be true? By Steve Crawshaw

How can a millionaire not know what she's worth?

James Baldwin, the American writer, once said that money was exactly like sex: you thought of little else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did. The comment, made before the era of sports multi-millionaires and rock 'n' roll hyperstars, appears particularly apt in the current performance arena. Today the best top-spin forehand has to be allied to a top "client financial services professional"; as the case of Sting's missing millions suggests, the best pop composer needs to be familiar with rhythm 'n' royalties, rock 'n' recession-proof investments.

Arias accuses French umpire of bias

Tennis

STEFFI GRAF PULLS OUT OF WTA TOURNAMENT

Steffi Graf, who added the US Open title to her Grand Slam collection at the weekend, has pulled out of the WTA tournament in Leipzig which starts on 25 September, citing injury. Details were not given of the injury, but she has suffered back problems for most of the year.

Seles sees seeds drop out

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