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

The Brit heads into the tournament this summer as defending champion

Defending champions Serena Williams and Andy Murray pose ahead of next week’s US Open

US Open 2013: Andy Murray the celebrity in need of star performance

Draw relatively kind for Scot but he must handle the pressures of being defending champion

Andy Murray won the US Open having lost his previous four finals

US Open 2013: Andy Murray drawn in same half as Novak Djokovic meaning pair could meet in semi-final clash

Murray begins his championship defence against Michael Llodra while Roger Federer could face Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals

Maria Sharapova visited the Sugarpova stand during day five of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament

US Open 2013: Withdrawing 'not an easy decision' says third seed Maria Sharapova

The Russian pulls out with shoulder complaint

Andy Murray is poised to be knocked off his perch as No 2 in the world after Rafael Nadal continued his amazing recovery from injury to win the Cincinnati Masters

Cincinnati Masters: Andy Murray loses world No 2 ranking to Rafael Nadal after Spaniard beats John Isner in final

Victoria Azarenka took the women's title in the US Open warm-up event

Roger Federer recovered from a slow start to beat Tommy Haas

Cincinnati Masters: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to resume rivalry in quarter-final

The pair will be vying for a place in the semi-final

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

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.

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In a time of rich pickings for comics, feminists get the best laughs

The Sport Matrix: Friday 9 August 2013

Furyk revels in calm before the storm

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

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 8 August 2013

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Andy Murray hits a return during Wednesday’s win

Flying Scot Andy Murray digs deep to blow Marcel Granollers away at Montreal Masters

World No2 returns to court in Canada after SW19 triumph to record 13th straight victory

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.

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