Tag: Sport

Roger Federer touches tennis perfection after lightening load of expectation | Andrew Anthony

Few expected the 35-year-old to win the Australian Open after his injuries but he has been on stunning form since and a more relaxed attitude has helped Two comeback kids met in Miami and played a very fine match of tennis this week. One was Juan Martn del Potro, the lanky, lugubrious Argentinian who has […]

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Hamou, Nastase and Court will tennis ever escape the dark ages? | Kevin Mitchell

Tennis players whether past or present need to realise that while everybody is entitled to an opinion these arguments are not about morality but tolerance It is encouraging and correct that tennis players are prepared to comment on issues from homosexuality to sexual harassment, and occasionally politics. Sport doesnt have to exist in a vacuum. […]

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Yes, Margaret Court, lesbians can rise to the top in tennis. Other sports, too | Kate O’Halloran

It goes without saying that women who play male-dominated sports at an elite level have defied a whole range of stereotypes Margaret Court is right, Margaret Court: ‘Tennis is full of lesbians’ audio This is why transgender kids are targeted for her ire, as is Casey Dellacqua, an Australian tennis player with a female partner […]

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Amazon outbids Sky to win exclusive ATP tour tennis rights

Amazon Prime streaming service will now show nearly all elite mens tennis events except the four grand slams Tennis fans wanting to watch Andy Murray and Roger Federer on a regular basis through the season will have to pick up an Amazon subscription, after the US digital giant nabbed the UK rights to the ATP […]

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Margaret Court says ‘tennis is full of lesbians’ as row escalates

Former tennis great says the push to have her name removed from a show court at Melbourne Park is disappointing The former tennis champion Margaret Court has claimed tennis is full of lesbians following a row over remarks she made previously about gay marriage. She added that transgender children were the work of the devil. […]

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Hungover Roger Federer tells tenniss next generation to attack old order

After partying until 5am to celebrate his eighth Wimbledon title, Roger Federer called on young players to serve and volley more often to dislodge tenniss Big Four Roger Federer, hungover after partying until 5am to celebrate his eighth Wimbledon title, had enough lucidity on Monday morning to throw down a challenge to the next generation […]

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Andy Murray admits to not playing good tennis after Italian Open exit

Andy Murray admitted to not playing good tennis after suffering a shock defeat to the Italian Fabio Fognini at the Italian Open Andy Murray, the defending Italian Open champion, suffered another worrying defeat when he failed to tame the inspired hitting of Fabio Fognini, who rose to the raucous urgings of his Italian fans in […]

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Tennis believes it has moved on from the Battle of the Sexes. But has it?

A film of Billie Jean Kings historic gender challenge match in 1973 is set for release. But scheduling rows at Wimbledon and worries over casual sexism suggest the fight is still not won Days before Wimbledon, the trailer for a tennis film came out: Battle of the Sexes. It is based on a true story, […]

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Why golf should follow tennis and adopt equal pay for US Open

Male and female players get equal prize money at tennis majors and the world hasnt imploded. Doing the same in golf would help the game Equal pay for equal play. The phrase has been made popular thanks to the US womens soccer teams the winner Brooks Koepka taking home $2.16m. The womans purse is set […]

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Venus Williams car crash: police say tennis star legally entered intersection

Fatal collision occurred when Williams was cut off partway through intersection by another driver, stopped to avoid crash, then continued, but was hit by another car as lights changed Venus Williams drove her vehicle into an intersection legally moments before she was involved in a fatal car crash, police have said. Detectives in Florida said […]

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