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Martina Navratilova spells it out for Arron Banks

The highlight of Wimbledon 2018 so far hasn’t been the glorious weather, the form of the young British players or the sight of Roger Federer, resplendent in his new Uniqlo outfits. No, the contest of the week has been 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 →

Sabine Lisicki Wows Wimbledon with a Smile

Three years ago during the French Open I wrote a blog about how unappealing women’s tennis had become. I stand by those comments. With their one-dimensional games, celebrity boyfriends and multi-octave shrieking, the likes of Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka… Continue Reading →

Twilight of the Teenage Tennis Queens

I saw Russian temptress Anna Kournikova play at Wimbledon once, and I’m pretty sure I was the only one focusing on the ball that day. Later today, 14-year-old golfer Andy Zhang will tee off in the 112th US Open at… 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 →

Fed Up with Wimbledon

Good news for EastEnders fans: Andy Murray’s 4th-round match against Richard Gasquet at Wimbledon is scheduled first on Centre Court today. So unless the 4th seed and his French opponent get involved in a contest of truly Isner-esque proportions they… Continue Reading →

A rage to whinge

Wimbledon is more than three weeks away, but already I can feel an attack of Murrayitis coming on. For non-sufferers, I can reveal that this is a chronic condition and one that can only be cured by a studious avoidance… Continue Reading →

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