Serena, Novak roll at US Open

Three-time defending champion Serena Williams launched her quest for a historic title Monday by overwhelming 86th-ranked Russian Vitalia Diatchenko and advancing to the second round of the US Open.

Sharapova withdraws from US Open

Russian third seed Maria Sharapova withdrew from the US Open on Sunday with a right leg injury, easing the path to a calendar-year Grand Slam for top-ranked Serena Williams.

Bolt wins 200m, SA bags bronze

Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt bagged his second title at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing when he won the 200m on Thursday.

Serena chases history at US Open

World number one Serena Williams feels the pressure of chasing history at the US Open, but she accepts the intensity as the price for dominating a generation of women's tennis.