Tennis champion removed as LGBTQ ambassador for transphobic comments

Martina Navratilova, 18-times grand slam champion, has been removed as an ambassador from a US-based LGBTQ advocacy group, Athlete Ally, for transphobic comments published in the Sunday Times. She claimed that female transgender athletes were cheating because of their biological athletic superiority. She said in a tweet: “You can’t just proclaim yourself a female and […]

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David Lloyd is wrong – Murray is an inspirational force

Today, about 220 miles away, in Ghent, Andy Murray will step out onto the clay Belgian court and hopefully get Britain’s 2015 Davis Cup victory party started. On paper, Britain are the favourites, not least because of the world number 2, with many predicting a 3-1 victory (i.e. Murray wins, someone else loses, Murray wins […]

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Seven things we’ve learnt from Wimbledon

Novak is back   When the emotional Novak Djokovic lifted the trophy last Sunday, the relief he was feeling was evident for all to see. Describing it has his ‘most special victory’ there were questions beginning to be asked about the player’s mental toughness at crucial points in big games, having lost his last three […]

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London Calling

Mao Isobe looks forward to tennis’ season finale at the O2 Arena The best 8 players in the world battle it out for 8 days, in the atmospheric O2. But with the UK hosting other tennis tournaments throughout the year, most notably Wimbledon, what is it about the ATP World Tour Finals that makes it so special? The primary reason has to be […]

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