During Martina Navratilova’s  heyday in the 1980s, the world did not have much appetite for an outspoken, openly gay woman.  Photograph: Pete Kiehart/New York Times

Martina Navratilova is sitting at a dockside restaurant in Florida, wearing worn-out jeans, a denim button-down shirt that hangs loosely at her waist (...)

 Venus Williams of the US receives medical attention during her Australian Open women’s singles match against Italy’s Sara Errani, in Melbourne. Photograph: William West/AFP via Getty Images

Venus Williams moved towards the net in pursuit of a short return, a little stiffly because of her liberally taped left knee. Altering her stride whe(...)

Serena Williams celebrates her victory over Sloane Stephen in the third round of the US Open. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty

Serena Williams admits she is still struggling to cope with having a target on her back as she kept alive her quest for a 24th grand slam singles titl(...)

Tennis champion and equality campaigner Billie Jean King: ‘You’ve got to have visibility.’ Photograph: Glyn Kirk / AFP

Women around the world will have to wait another two centuries for the global gender gap to fully close. That’s what the World Economic Forum predict(...)

Chris Evert celebrates after winning the Wimbledon title in 1981. Photograph: Steve Powell/Allsport

The 1971 US Open was the first time the world glimpsed the power of Christine Marie Evert. She was 16, a prodigy who struck her backhand with two hand(...)

Paul McGinley has suggested Rory McIlroy would be better off focusing on winning major golf tournaments rather than politics. Photograph: Getty Images

The former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley commented recently on Rory McIlroy’s criticism of US president Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus p(...)

World No 1 Novak Djokovic dealt a further blow to the hopes of the US Open going ahead after claiming it would be “impossible” to play under the “extreme” proposed safety protocols. Photograph: Tess Derry/PA Wire

The US Open will join Wimbledon on the 2020 tennis scrapheap unless key players and other stakeholders can be persuaded over the weekend that it will (...)

Andy Murray and Serena Williams during the mixed doubles competition at Wimbledon last summer. Photograph: Getty Images

Andy Murray has backed Roger Federer’s call to merge the men’s and women’s tours, saying that many top male players believe it will be a positive step(...)

 A federal judge dismissed the United States women’s soccer team’s bid for equal pay. Photograph: Getty Images

The US women’s soccer team’s claims for equal pay were dismissed by a court on Friday, handing a victory to the United States Soccer Federation. Jud(...)

Kely Nascimento-DeLuca with her father Pelé. Photograph: Courtesy of Kely Nascimento-DeLuca

“I love the American national team. I think what they’re doing is incredible. I went all over the world and not one day went by, no matter where I was(...)

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