Falling short: why women should play five-set tennis
Alice Lovatt

Falling short: why women should play five-set tennis

Wimbledon is the oldest-reaching slam. Its first tournament ran during 1877: a tournament open strictly to men, as one considered women too weak to grind five-sets out. So when the women’s competition was opened seven years later, it seemed logical to establish it with a different, three-set design. Today, as Djokovic, Murray and Federer continually … Continue reading

“Have I dreamt about having a model contract? No. I’m sorry. But have I dreamed about winning Wimbledon? Absolutely, yes”:  Sexism in contemporary tennis: Game, set, no match?
Lizzie Scourfield

“Have I dreamt about having a model contract? No. I’m sorry. But have I dreamed about winning Wimbledon? Absolutely, yes”: Sexism in contemporary tennis: Game, set, no match?

From the very beginning it was apparent the 2013 Wimbledon tournament was to be full of surprises, as early round exits came from some of the world’s highest ranking players such as Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova.  The excitement persisted through record breaking length Men’s Semi-Final matches, and British no. 1 Andy Murray … Continue reading