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The Case for Noble Wombat Arena | Racquet

It’s not clear why winning 24 major titles—in an era where as few as 43 competitors entered the Australian Open draw, and many top players didn’t bother to schlep down under—should guarantee naming rights in perpetuity. Steffi Graf’s 22 seemed to be the real marker that Serena Williams chased, and passed. While Serena would “tie” Court with one more, somehow I doubt that tie will be taken too seriously by a sane observer.

— Read on racquetmag.com/2020/01/17/the-case-for-noble-wombat-arena/

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The Australian Open Is the Tip of a Melting Iceberg | The Nation

I’m normally excited by the first tennis Grand Slam of the year, but Australia is literally on fire and climate change is a significant factor.
— Read on www.thenation.com/article/australian-open-fires-climate-change/

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Good Husband Alexis Ohanian Trolls Maria Sharapova With D.A.R.E. Shirt After Serena Williams’s 6-1, 6-1 Win

Alexis Ohanian is the hero we need but do not deserve.

Source: Good Husband Alexis Ohanian Trolls Maria Sharapova With D.A.R.E. Shirt After Serena Williams’s 6-1, 6-1 Win

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Serena Williams Responds to 2018 US Open Match Controversy

This incident—though excruciating for us to endure—exemplified how thousands of women in every area of the workforce are treated every day. We are not allowed to have emotions, we are not allowed to be passionate. We are told to sit down and be quiet, which frankly is just not something I’m okay with. It’s shameful that our society penalizes women just for being themselves.

— Read on www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a28209579/serena-williams-us-open-2018-essay/

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Listen To The Wimbledon Radio Channel For The Best Tennis Experience

I always prefer the radio feed for sporting events over the play-by-play on the television. Tennis is no exception. If you’re a fan like I am, check out the Wimbledon Radio Channel via TuneIn. There are actually three radio feeds: An overall feed which covers the tournament in general and then two feeds dedicated to Centre Court and Number 1 Court.

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Why is Keys so solid at slams? – Roland-Garros – The 2019 Roland-Garros Tournament official site

This is an excellent article on how a player like Madison Keys has adapted both her game and her mindset to perform well at Grand Slam events.

— Read on www.rolandgarros.com/en-us/article/madison-keys-grand-slam-consistency-davenport

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Remember Justin Gimelstob? – Tennis Connected

Mind you, this incident is different than when he insulted Anna Kournikova in 2008, or when he was sexist as hell also in 2008, or when he tried choking an opponent at a 2017 paddle tournament, or when he made asinine comments about Barack Obama, or even when his ex-wife filed a restraining order against him, nor is it the same as the time he’s alleged to have made a video recording of his ex-wife having sex with another man.

— Read on tennisconnected.com/home/2019/04/29/remember-justin-gimelstob/

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Roger Federer Makes History In Dubai, Wins 100th Title | ATP Tour | Tennis

Congratulations to Roger Federer on his 100th career ATP tour title! He is the GOAT of men’s tennis by far.

Roger Federer made history on Saturday at the Dubai Duty Free Championships, defeating reigning Next Gen ATP Finals Champion Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 to win his 100th tour-level title. The 37-year-old is just the second man to accomplish the feat, joining Jimmy Connors, who triumphed 109 times.

— Read on www.atptour.com/en/news/federer-beats-tsitsipas-in-dubai-2019-to-win-his-100th-title

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LGBT group severs links with Navratilova over transgender comments – BBC News

In its statement, Athlete Ally said Navratilova’s comments were “transphobic, based on a false understanding of science and data, and perpetuate dangerous myths that lead to the ongoing targeting of trans people through discriminatory laws, hateful stereotypes and disproportionate violence”.

It added: “This is not the first time we have approached Martina on this topic. In late December, she made deeply troubling comments across her social media channels about the ability for trans athletes to compete in sport. We reached out directly offering to be a resource as she sought further education, and we never heard back.”
— Read on www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47301007

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Murray Undergoes Hip Surgery In London

1. Cue the Six Million Dollar Man theme.
2. I hope Mr. Murray no longer has hip pain.
3. Will he be able to return to the court?

Andy Murray has confirmed that he underwent right hip surgery in London on Monday.

The former World No. 1 posted a message on his Instagram account, including an X-ray photo, stating, “I underwent a hip resurfacing surgery in London yesterday morning…feeling a bit battered and bruised just now but hopefully that will be the end of my hip pain. I now have a metal hip.”

https://www.atptour.com/en/news/murray-undergoes-hip-surgery-28-january-2019