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BFI London Film Festival 2017: Battle of the Sexes

I was looking forward to the BFI London Film Festival screening of Battle of the Sexes, the movie about the 1973 tennis showdown between feminist heroine Billie Jean King and chauvinist jackass Bobby Riggs. I love tennis, I love the… Continue Reading →

No Love Lost between Wimbledon’s Ladies

In honour of its 40th anniversary, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has come up with a great slogan “40 Love”. It’s a shame that in those “Forty years of breaking barriers”, some of the game’s top players haven’t mastered the… Continue Reading →

The Abominable Margaret Court

Margaret Court is rapidly turning into the tennis equivalent of Lars von Trier. While the Danish director’s comment about “being a Nazi” caused a ruckus on the French Riviera last spring, at least he was joking. Court, the Australian tennis… Continue Reading →

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