Remembering the ‘Original 9’ on International Women’s Day

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Each year, on March 8th, the world celebrates women–International Women’s Day. It is one day when women visibly get their due around the world–in terms of acknowledgement and their contribution to society at large. The world of sports, too, has had women who have been pioneers not just in the sporting arena but also outside […] READ MORE


Melbourne Epics Should End Calls For Men To Play Three-Setters At Majors

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The 2021 Australian Open Men’s Singles event has produced more epics than an old-time Hollywood studio. In at least four classic five-set encounters, the best male tennis players in the world – including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem and Nick Kyrgios (who may not be ranked as highly as the others but […] READ MORE


Greatest Female Tennis Player of All-Time? Martina Navratilova

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Martina Navratilova Career: 1975-1994 Total Singles Major Titles: 18 Wimbledon: 9 US Open: 4 French Open: 2 Australian Open: 3 Doubles Major Titles: 41 (31 women’s, 10 mixed) Career Singles Titles: 167 #1 in the World: 5 years (1982-1986), 332 weeks This is one in a series looking at the greatest female tennis players of […] READ MORE


Greatest of All-Time: Maureen Connolly?

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This is the fourth in a series of examining the greatest female tennis players of all time, this is the third, you may read about Helen Wills, Margaret Court and Billie Jean King‘s arguments for greatest of all time. Maureen Connolly Career: 1949-1954 Total Singles Major Titles: 9 Wimbledon: 3 US Open: 3 French Open: […] READ MORE


Billie Jean King: Greatest of All-Time?

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Billie Jean King Professional career: 1959-1983 (25 years) Total Singles Major Titles: 12 Wimbledon: 6 U.S. Open: 4 French Open: 1 Australian Open: 1 Doubles Major Titles: 27 (16 women’s and 11 mixed) Career Titles:  183 #1 in the World: 1967-68, 1971-72, 1974 Billie Jean Moffitt was going to be great at a sport, it […] READ MORE


Billie Jean King is Wrong: Five-Setters are the Essence of Tennis

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Billie Jean King’s recent statement that in the future men should play three-set matches rather than five-set matches at Grand Slams is one of the rare instances when BJK, one of the finest analysts of tennis as well as one of its finest players, has got it wrong. Five-setters are the essence of tennis, or […] READ MORE