Sport Andy Murray holds the Wimbledon trophy after winning the tournament last summer

The Brit heads into the tournament this summer as defending champion

Laura Robson took too long to find her rhythm against Li Na

US Open: Li Na punishes Laura Robson's slow start to prevent repeat shock

The weather at the US Open is often unpredictable but to Laura Robson's regret lightning did not strike twice here today.

Roger Federer won his match against Grega Zemlja

US Open 2013: Roger Federer impresses with victory over Carlos Berlocq

The five-time champion is seeded only seventh

Laura Robson during her victory over France's Caroline Garcia

US Open 2013: Laura Robson to face Li Na in third round after straight sets victory over Caroline Garcia

China's 2011 French Open winner will be out to avenge last year's defeat at the same stage

Heather Watson during her first round defeat to Simona Halep

US Open 2013: Heather Watson puts up a good fight before succumbing to Simona Halep

21-year-old Briton falls at the first hurdle after Romanian battles back

Roger Federer won his match against Grega Zemlja

US Open 2013: Roger Federer eases into second round with straight-sets victory over Grega Zemlja

Swiss through, but the tournament lost two of tennis' rising stars in the first round as Grigor Dimitrov and Jerzy Janowicz were sent packing

Dan Evans celebrates beating world No 12 Kei Nishikori

US Open 2013: How Davis Cup triumph turned 'lazy' Dan Evans into Britain's latest rising star

The 23-year-old always had the talent. Now he has kicked the partying...

US Open 2013: Briton Daniel Evans pulls off shock win against world number 12

The British number three beat the world number 12

US Open 2013: Dan Evans plays match of his life to stun world No 12 Kei Nishikori

Nishikori left bewildered and outfoxed by Briton’s attacking play

Tim Henman: Former British No 1 says tennis must compete with other sports for youngsters

LTA must cash in on Murray mania at lower level, says Tim Henman

Tim Henman believes the Lawn Tennis Association needs to invest more heavily in grass-roots tennis if the governing body is to capitalise more effectively on Andy Murray’s success.

Marion Bartoli announces her retirement

Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli hints a possible U-turn over retirement

The Frenchwoman stunned the tennis world with her announcement earlier this month

Laura Robson is seeded No 30 at the US Open

US Open 2013: Andy Murray must wait to begin defence - but Brits Robson and Evans in action on opening day

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will also play today

Dan Evans has never played a Grand Slam outside of Wimbledon

US Open 2013: New work ethic is paying off for Dan Evans

Andy Murray had played in two Grand Slam finals, won 15 titles on the main tour and reached No 2 in the world rankings by the time he was Dan Evans’ age, but if the British No 3’s career has been a slow-burner it is at last showing signs of catching fire.

Andy Murray defends his US Open title next week fuelled by a balanced diet with energy drinks and workouts

It’s meat and drink for Andy Murray who dismisses use of Novak Djokovic Diet

US Open champion tried world No 1’s gluten-free regime but found it made him feel weak

Britain's No 1 will battle to retain his US Open title next week

Oh I say! Andy Murray serves up a nationwide tennis bounce as children flock to courts

Wimbledon triumph has inspired a generation to try the game

Maria Sharapova is taking time off for treatment on her shoulder

US Open 2013: Sour twist for Maria Sharapova as injury forces her out

Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the US Open because of a shoulder injury. The world No 3, who was said to be planning a temporary change of name to publicise her Sugarpova confectionery business during the tournament, said that withdrawing from the year's final Grand Slam event, which begins on Monday, had been "a really tough decision".

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