Speaking about Williams’ storied career, the young star shared, “I don’t think of Venus as old – she’s still killing the game right now. It’s crazy to show her longevity — that’s how I look at it. I hope I’m still playing and doing well at 39.” … [Read more...] about 15-Year-Old Wimbledon Qualifier from Florida Defeats Her Idol Venus Williams in Shocking Debut
When the nasty giants endanger the human realm, young heroine Sophie - a character named after Dahl's first granddaughter - enlists the aid of Her Majester the Queenie (Penelope Wilton), leading to a visit by the BFG to Buckingham Palace that is the film's stand-out comic set-piece. … [Read more...] about Cannes Film Festival 2016: Reporter’s diary
The tennis superstar said: 'How do you leave behind the only life you've ever known? How do you walk away from the courts you've trained on since you were a little girl, the game that you love — one which brought you untold tears and unspeakable joys—a sport where you found a family, along with fans who rallied behind you for more than 28 years? … [Read more...] about Maria Sharapova enjoys her retirement as she cradles tiny dog on hike with pals in LA… a week after ending five-time Grand Slam tennis championship career
"The businesses I've worked with that are committed to addressing gender bias are ahead of sport in understanding that change won't come about just because they desire it to. Aggressive measures have to be taken. These businesses have come to the point where they're not as concerned about the source of the problem as they are about the solutions: here's a way we're going to fix it. Just telling someone to be less stereotyped isn't effective because we're not particularly self-aware. What's needed is intervention at the point where the behaviors translate into biased outcomes, such as the allocation of rewards. And it's about making sure the standards we use to evaluate men are the same as the standards we use to evaluate women." … [Read more...] about Do Women Stand A Sporting Chance of Closing the Gender Pay Gap?
Kenin is at her best on hard courts but had not been past the fourth round in a major tournament before. In Melbourne, she defeated the fastest-rising young talent in the game, 15-year-old Coco Gauff. She then beat Barty, who was seeded No. 1 and had huge Australian crowd support. In the final, Kenin faced down the more powerful and aggressive Garbiñe Muguruza, a former French Open and Wimbledon champion. … [Read more...] about Australian Open 2020 Takeaway: Men’s and women’s tennis are in very different places