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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(...)

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(...)

Tennis player Serena Williams and fiance Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian have welcomed a baby girl. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Serena Williams has given birth to a baby girl, the first child for the former world number one tennis player, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou said on T(...)

Martina Navratilova gets a hug from Chris Evert  after beating her in the final of the ladies’ singles at Wimbledon in 1978. Photograph: Rob Taggart/Central Press/Getty Images

For decades, women’s tennis was blessed with first-name-basis rivalries that remain etched in the public’s consciousness. But as tennis fans salivate (...)

Helen Shields, president of Fitzwilliam Tennis Club. She is the first female president of the club in its long history. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Just inside the lobby of Fitzwilliam Tennis Club is a striking and slightly confounding image. It is a photograph of Lena Rice, the Tipperary woman wh(...)

Roger Federer lifts his eighth Wimbledon title. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty

Ask Marin Cilic how lonely tennis can be on court, when injury has undermined every aspect of his game. Roger Federer has come out the other end of no(...)

Serena Williams has asked John McEnroe to respect her privacy. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

John McEnroe has refused to apologise for his comments about Serena Williams and believes men should play against women to settle the argument. The f(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory over Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka in the final of the French Open in Paris. Photograph:  Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Rafael Nadal won the French Open for the 10th time, shrugging off the weight of history and the best but weakened efforts of Stan Wawrinka over three (...)

Serena Williams en route to her 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open in January. Photograph: Getty Images

Serena Williams, the best women’s tennis player of this era and one of the world’s most prominent athletes, has confirmed that she is pregnant and ex(...)

Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club: began accepting women members 20 years ago. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club in Dublin, one of the world’s oldest tennis clubs, has elected its first woman president in almost 140 years. Helen(...)

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