Tag: wimbledon

Martina Navratilova gets paid a tenth of John McEnroe’s salary for tennis commentating

Martina Navratilova (left) and John McEnroe (right).Image: Getty Images / mashable composite Tennis star Martina Navratilova has claimed she gets paid a mere tenth of John McEnroe’s salary for her work as a commentator at Wimbledon.  Speaking on BBC Panorama, the Czech tennis champion—who’s considered among the best female tennis players of all time— revealed […]

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Match-fixing in tennis: ATP Tour rejects cover up claim

Melbourne (CNN)Results and the scorching heat weren’t what most people were talking about on the first day of the Australian Open. Instead, the murky world of match fixing was the center of discussion. Tennis’ governing bodies rejected claims they covered up or ignored evidence related to match fixing in the wake of an investigation that […]

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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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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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Watch Wimbledon for great tennis with a side serving of sexism | Hannah Wilks

The tournament consistently gives mens matches better locations and more airtime. But the excuse that audiences expect it looks increasingly flimsy Hannah Wilks is chief tennis editor at livetennis.com A new Carl Bialik of FiveThirtyEight found that the Australian, French and US Opens had basically equal numbers of mens and womens matches on their two […]

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Tennis fans queuing all night for Wimbledon tickets have serious dedication

Today marks the start of the Wimbledon 2017 Championships and these tennis fans really don’t mess around. SEE ALSO: This symmetrical supercut of the London Underground is dizzyingly beautiful Spectators began arriving at the stadium the day before. Some waited for over twelve hours for a chance to snag a ticket. They lined up in […]

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