In Defense of Novak Djokovic

September 08, 2020

The disqualification of Novak Djokovic from the US Open on September 6 is one of the most talked-about events in tennis. However, the framing and conversation around it have at times been inaccurate, confusing and hypocritical. In part, this is due to the speed at which the developments unfolded,...

Rafael Nadal’s Expensive Source of Positive Energy

August 20, 2020

Rafael Nadal, the “king of clay,” is a phenomenal tennis champion. His already lengthy career has showered him with fame and wealth. Who knows how many grand slams he would have won beyond the impressive 19 he already possesses had he not played in the same era as Roger Federer (20 grand...

Serena Williams: The Empress Has No Clothes

September 19, 2018

The oft-consecrated champion decided to clothe herself in the time-worn mantle of the poor oppressed woman and young mother suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous male sexism. The title of this article is meant to be provocative, but obviously not to be taken literally. When a man writes...

Serena Williams Hits Out at Sexism in Tennis

September 10, 2018

To challenge the sexism steeped in the game of tennis, the ugliness had to take center stage. The 2018 US Open women's final was supposed to be a match between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka. Instead, it became a sexist, petty power play between the chair umpire Carlos Ramos and Williams. Ramos...