Serena Williams’s investment in a Nigerian digital company shows why the country’s technology sector is attractive.
She blazed a trail for Black women athletes – despite the challenges they face in sport and society.
There is no understating the impact Williams has had on the game itself. But her role in helping sports journalists reimagine the scope of their work is a key part of her enduring legacy.
Better knowledge of the right training strategies is one reason more athletes are continuing to compete longer than they used to.
More women should feel they have a choice to continue playing after becoming a mother – which is why the right kind of support is important.
Both Spacs and bitcoin went rocketing up in price only to come crashing back down. And that’s not all they have in common.
Athletes no longer need the press to communicate with fans. They can do that directly through social channels – and unless sports reporters do a better job asking questions, they may become obsolete.
Since there is no typical transgender athlete, broad rules don’t seem appropriate. But that’s exactly what legislation seeks to do.
Baseliners are too dominant. A true golden era would see more clashes between different playing styles.
Research shows that when professional players rise to No. 1 in the world rankings, it often coincides with the broader development of tennis talent in their home countries.
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.
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.
Sexism in sport plays out on and off the field. Differences in marketable qualities for endorsement deals as well reactions to male versus female athletes behaving badly are evidence of this.
No one is saying the tennis star wasn’t angry. But it’s worth asking whether you thought she was more angry because she is a woman.
The Herald Sun claims its cartoon of Serena Williams isn’t racist, but it draws on 200 years of caricaturing of African women.
Cartoonists have to compress their images, so they often use stereotypes. This objectifies the subject and is thus, inevitably, an othering process.
We need to consider changing the rules of tennis, to make them more consistent across tournaments and players.
On the front lines were female tennis players who refused to adhere to the club dress codes that banned them.
By using her public profile to suggest bias in drug-testing, Williams is calling into question the integrity of those tasked with the role of monitoring ‘clean sport’.
Having a baby could provide even more motivation.