The News Matrix: Tuesday 27 August 2013

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Laura Robson will be seeded at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time

US Open 2013: British number one Laura Robson seeded

Laura Robson will be seeded at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time when the US Open starts on Monday.

Andy Murray

US Open 2013: Defending champion Andy Murray seeded third

Seeds based on last world rankings

Roger Federer recovered from a slow start to beat Tommy Haas

Cincinnati Masters: Roger Federer survives early scare to defeat Tommy Haas

Roger Federer has often come good at the Cincinnati Masters and the former world No 1 remained on course to win the title for the sixth time, beating Tommy Haas 1-6, 7-5, 6-3.

A tearful Marion Bartoli informs the media of her retirement

Marion Bartoli calls time on her career after admitting 'my body is falling apart'

Persistent injuries force reigning Wimbledon champion to announce her early retirement

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 15 August 2013

Dream debut for Lambert as England scrape past Scots

Andy Murray

Cincinnati Masters: Andy Murray back in the groove for US Open with Mikhail Youzhny win

British number one is warming up for US Open

Andy Murray and Colin Fleming lost in the final in Montreal

Andy Murray misses out on historic doubles title with Colin Fleming

Andy Murray and Colin Fleming have failed in their attempt to become the first Britons to win a Masters Series doubles title, but the Scots could still take pride in a remarkable week's work in Montreal. For both men it has been excellent preparation for the US Open, which begins in a fortnight's time.

A disappointed Andy Murray leaves the court after his defeat

Andy Murray's run brought to a halt by Ernests Gulbis at Montreal Masters

Wimbledon champion loses on return but will benefit from tough test as the US Open looms

Serena Williams will be satisfied only if she wins every tournament she enters

Serena Williams hungry as ever to perform title role

Serena Williams is the first player to qualify for the season-ending Women's Tennis Association Championships and has already won seven titles this year, but the 31-year-old is still hungry for success. As she prepared to make her first appearance of the North American hard-court season in Toronto, Williams said she would be satisfied only if she won every big tournament that she enters.

Andy Murray

Winning Grand Slams more important to Andy Murray than becoming world No 1

The Scot will defend his US Open later this month

People have looked for the reason behind Rory McIlroy’s struggles

‘Distractions’ are not spoiling Rory McIlroy – the ball is just not dropping

Apparently the desire to be with the girl he loves is bad for his golf

Graeme McDowell has missed the cut or won in last eight events

The Open 2013: Graeme McDowell makes cut (which means that he’s going to win)

Ladies and gentlemen, we now know your winner of the 2013 Open Championship. Peter Dawson, the chief executive of the Royal and Ancient, can already fill in the blank in his speech at the awards ceremony tomorrow night. Spoiler alert. The champion golfer of the year is… Graeme McDowell.

Andy Murray leaving Number 10 Downing Street

Wimbledon 2013: Champion Andy Murray is the world's real No 1, says coach Ivan Lendl

Briton is the only player to have won more than one Grand Slam in last year

Andy Murray sits beside Fred Perry's SW19 statue

Wimbledon 2013L 'Ivan Lendl thinks I could have won more and training will be hard', says Wimbledon champion Andy Murray

Wimbledon champ Murray says coach Lendl will keep him focused on success

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