Serena Williams   argues with umpire Carlos Ramos in the US Open women’s singles final against Naomi Osaka. Photograph:   Jaime Lawson/Getty Images

It is said that umpires and referees are doing a good job if fans don’t notice they are there. If that’s the case then Carlos Ramos’s performance duri(...)

Serena Williams argues with chair umpire Carlos Ramos while playing Naomi Osaka during their 2018 US Open women’s singles final match. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

Tennis players past and present have rallied behind Serena Williams after she claimed the sport was riddled by sexism following an extraordinary on-co(...)

  Martina Navratilova will commentate for the BBC at Wimbledon despite comments she made about gender pay differences among broadcasters at the event.  Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Martina Navratilova has said she will commentate on the Wimbledon tournament for the BBC this year after criticising how much more the broadcaster pa(...)

Laura Robson: “I would kind of lean towards renaming it. It’s a tough one because she obviously achieved so much . . .” Photograph: John Walton/PA

Laura Robson has come out in favour of renaming Margaret Court Arena, becoming the first current player at the Australian Open to advocate doing so. (...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia arrives on court with the the Daphne Akhurst Trophy during the 2018 Australian Open Official Draw at Melbourne Park. Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

If Johanna Konta wants to win her first grand slam title in the country where she was born – and she is among a slew of contenders hoping the absence (...)

Wonder ★★★★ Directed by Stephen Chbosky. Starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin, Daveed Diggs, Izabela Vidovic, Sonia Bra(...)

Andrea Riseborough: “She leaned in and said: ‘You just look so totally different.’ That’s my f**king job, mate. I wonder if she would say that to a man.” Photograph: Cindy Ord/SCAD/Getty Images

Andrea Riseborough is animated. She’s not exactly angry. But she has a point to make. “I was having a conversation with somebody today,” she says. “L(...)

Emma Stone as “Billie Jean King” and Steve Carell as “Bobby Riggs” in Battle of the Sexes. Photograph: Melinda Sue Gordon

There are dark themes of misogyny, gender inequality, homophobia, and discrimination underpinning the new film from the directors of Little Miss Sunsh(...)

Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks on the set of “The Post” which portrays   the “Washington Post”’s efforts to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971. Photograph: Niko Tavernis/Twentieth Century Fox

It is just over a year since Donald Trump blathered his way to an unlikely electoral triumph. It is, thus, surely too soon to assess the cinema of the(...)

Billie Jean King was ferried to the court on a throne fit for Cleopatra, carried by four shirtless hunks from Rice University. She defeated Riggs in three sets to claim the $100,000 winner-takes-all purse.

Billie Jean King was ferried to the court on a throne fit for Cleopatra, carried by four shirtless hunks from Rice University. Bobbie Riggs came in on(...)

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