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King Richard: Will Smith stars as Richard Williams, Venus and Serena’s father.  Photograph: Warner Bros

The story of Venus and Serena Williams’s rise to greatness, two renowned tennis careers propelled by the foresight of their father, has often been lik(...)

Richard Wiliams with Serena and Venus Williams after Serena’s 2021 Wimbledon victory. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty/AFP

The story of Venus and Serena Williams’ rise to greatness, two legendary tennis careers propelled by the foresight of their father, has often been lik(...)

Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of USA at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Jared C Tilton/Getty Images

Max Verstappen blew Lewis Hamilton away to take pole position for the United States Grand Prix. The championship leader set a blistering pace to fini(...)

Louise Quinn (second from right) celebrates with her Ireland team-mates after scoring her side’s third goal in the friendly international against Australia at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

At the end of a typically insightful sitting with Louise Quinn, the topic of 30-something female athletes is broached. The narrative around Liverpool(...)

Daniil Medvedev greets  Novak Djokovic at the net after winning during the US Open at Flushing Meadows. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

As Novak Djokovic sat silently in his chair after being thoroughly outplayed by Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final on Sunday, a match he had suggest(...)

Emma Raducanu of Britain reacts after defeating Maria Sakkari of Greece during their US Open semi-final at Flushing Meadows, New York. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Over the past 20 years, as memories of Venus Williams, Serena Williams and Martina Hingis battling for glory in the final rounds of Grand Slam tournam(...)

Jenson Brooksby, of the United States, against Novak Djokovic during their fourth round US Open match. Photograph: John Minchillo/AP

As world number one Novak Djokovic slammed the door shut on American wildcard Jenson Brooksby on Monday, it also left the host nation without a player(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton celebrates kicking a drop-goal to win the 2018 Six Nations match against France at the Stade de France. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There is a reckoning that takes place in every player’s head when the clock moves on. The realisation that they are playing in the twilight of their c(...)

Serena Williams has pulled out of the US Open. Photograph: Getty

Six-time champion Serena Williams has been forced to pull out of the upcoming US Open. The 39-year-old withdrew from her first-round match at Wimbled(...)

Ahead of her fifth Olympic games, 35-year-old Allyson Felix is helping other Olympic moms pay for child care. File photograph: Steph Chambers/Getty Images

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics kicks off tomorrow, just 364 days after it was initially supposed to have got underway. This Olympics promises to be the Olymp(...)

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