Tag : tennis

Prejudices Resurface in Williams Controversy

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Image Credit: [Chris Trotman/Getty Images North] More controversy over cartoon depicting Williams’ dispute with the Umpire in the US Open Final. Black History Month is a time of celebration and recognition for important black figures. Yet, even in the 21st Century, people of colour are still being depicted differently to … Read More

We Should All Walk a Mile in Her Nikes

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Tennis is a game of binaries, things are very much ‘in or out’. The discourse that has sprung from the final of the US Open was not quite as clear-cut and has proven that the ball still falls very much on either side of the net. In short, Serena Williams accused … Read More

Edmund’s loss to Čilić brings to an end his fantastic run in the Australian Open

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Yesterday, Yorkshireman Kyle Edmund’s incredible journey in the Australian Open finally ended. His defeat came at the hands of Marin Čilić in a three set semi-final match that ended 6-2, 7-6, 6-2. Čilić dominated for the majority of the match with his serve winning easy points and his powerful forehands … Read More

Britain tennis continues ascent with Fed Cup win

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Britain’s Fed Cup tennis team qualified for the World Group II play-off stage of the competition for the first time in four years last weekend, as Anne Keothavong’s women saw off the Croatian team 2-1 in a close-run deciding set. With British number two Heather Watson seeing off Donna Vekic … Read More

Melbourne magic from old rivals

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Celtic and Rangers. England and Australia. Ali and Frazier. Sport has had more than its fair share of quality rivalries down the years, and on Sunday night in Melbourne, one of the greatest we have ever known was rekindled in truly dramatic style. For a long time many of us … Read More

Tennis 2017: The changing of the guard?

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Here we go again then. After an off-season that feels shorter than the Football League, and with no shortage of intrigue within the sport while there’s been no competitive play, the tennis season has begun. This week, tournaments around the world including two in Brisbane and the annual Hopman Cup … Read More

British tennis is on the up

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As sport fans in Britain we are used to disappointment. It’s an expectation so engrained in us from a young age that there’s a certain sense of inevitability whenever we lose a penalty shoot-out, or participate in any Rugby World Cup that isn’t 2003. For the last few decades no … Read More

Djokovic dethroned by Murray

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For the first time since the ATP tour rankings was established in 1973, a male British tennis player sits as the world number one: he could not be more deserving of this monumental achievement. Andy Murray, in overtaking his great friend and rival Novak Djokovic, has truly cemented himself as … Read More

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?

3 years ago / 0 comments

ON the face of it, a Russian sports star failing a drugs test shouldn’t really be headline news. But all the assembled sporting media were shocked by the admission from Maria Sharapova that at this year’s Australian Open, she had failed a drugs test for meldonium, a drug she had been … Read More

Murray keen to right wrongs in Melbourne

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THE semi-finals of the first Grand Slam of the year are now upon us, with British No.1 Andy Murray still in the hunt for a maiden Australian Open title, having fallen at the final hurdle on four previous occasions. However, if the Scot wants to exorcise his demons, he will … Read More