Tennis

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Serena Williams Can't Force the Racism Out of Tennis

Saturday's US Open upset is a reminder that the sport is still not welcoming to women of color.
Jagger Blaec
9.11.18
Tennis

Nick Kyrgios Melts Down, Gets Pep Talk From Chair Umpire

Kyrgios is playing Pierre-Hugues Herbert at the U.S. Open, and decided to become a real baby-man about it.
Liam Daniel Pierce
8.30.18
Broadly

Serena Williams' Outfits Are Not the Issue for Tennis—It's Her Blackness

Serena Williams has spent her career dominating professional tennis, but also navigating the intrinsic racism of having a Black body in a traditionally white space.
Victoria Uwumarogie
8.29.18
Wimbledon

Wimbledon Housekeepers Say Their Pay Is So Low They Have to Eat Discarded Food

Some members of the catering staff make "well below" what is considered an acceptable living wage in London.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.16.18
Sports

How to Save the Most Money on Sports Tickets

Watching Serena Williams slam some triple-digit mph serves doesn’t have to empty your wallet.
Ryan Lynch
5.30.18
Fault Right

Tennys Sandgren Lashes Out at Media for Dragging Up His Twitter History

Sandgren has cozied up to some pretty reprehensible characters on Twitter, and tweeted some pretty reprehensible things himself.
Liam Daniel Pierce
1.24.18
16 project

What Life Is Like at 'Disneyland for Athletes'

Nico Mejia and Emiliana Arango takes us inside Florida's IMG Academy, where elite teenage athletes have access to high-class amenities and staffs dedicated to ensuring they're ready for a career in pro sports.
Aaron Gordon
10.9.17
Baby Announcement

Serena and Fiancé Filmed Incredibly Sweet Pregnancy Video Diary for New Baby

Serena Williams and Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian documented her pregnancy in a video for their daughter (whose name is Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr., btw). It's downright adorable.
Liam Daniel Pierce
9.13.17
The God Illusion

The Cult: Roger Federer

Our society has lost all perspective when it comes to the importance we place on athletes. But with Roger Federer and his godlike tennis, perhaps we're not far off.
Toby Sprigings
7.19.17
The Don of Wimble

Roger Federer Becomes First Man to Win Eight Wimbledon Titles

Not to mention the first man to reach 19 Grand Slam titles.
Liam Daniel Pierce
7.16.17
Backhanded

Venus on Playing at 37: "I'm Doing Exactly What I'm Supposed to Be Doing"

A reporter came at her with a question about how she's "not supposed to be here at 37." Venus Williams didn't take kindly to that.
Liam Daniel Pierce
7.15.17
Tennis

Here's Some Pretty Crazy Doubles Play From a Five-Hour Wimbledon Match

The match between Lukasz Kubot, Marcelo Melo and Oliver Marach, Mate Pavić has been going on for eternity.
Liam Daniel Pierce
7.15.17
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