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Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios was sentenced to six months of probation following several controversial events and an ‘aggravated pattern of behaviours’. EPA/Jason Szenes

Nick Kyrgios on probation: can controversial athletes sell a sport or are they bad for the business?

As Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios begins his probationary period this week for a pattern of bad behaviour and foul language, his value to sponsors and the sport of tennis remains high.
Bianca Andreescu serves to Serena Williams during the women’s singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships, on her way to making Canadian history. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Andreescu’s meteoric rise shows what happens when we value women’s sport

Bianca Andreescu's success provides an example of how to cover women’s sport and promote the athletic achievement of female athletes with hype and enthusiasm.
Early starts are key to developing children’s talents, experts say. Eugene Partyzan from www.shutterstock.com

5 ways to develop children’s talents

For a child to excel in a particular field, specific conditions are essential. A scholar of educational psychology explains what those conditions are.
To serve at your best, you have to throw your racket in a way that projects the ball at a high speed – but add some spin. It’s simple physics. from www.shutterstock.com

Fast serves don’t make sense – unless you factor in physics

The speeds at which top players deliver tennis serves are theoretically impossible. So how do they do it? The answer involves Isaac Newton, ping pong and a little bit of 'cheating'.
Serena Williams looks at her box during the women’s final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament against Naomi Osaka, of Japan on Sept. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

That racist caricature of Serena Williams makes me so angry

Serena Williams challenged decades of stereotypes when she revealed her anger after she disagreed with a U.S. Open umpire. A racist caricature and calls to boycott her playing by umpires followed.

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