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Umpire suspended for giving US Open pep talk to Kyrgios

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 11:57am

The ATP suspends Swedish chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani for a fortnight without pay over a bizarre incident at the US Open in which Lahyani gave a pep-talk to encourage Nick Kyrgios.

Alex de Minaur earns praise despite Davis Cup loss in Austria

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 9:46am

Austrian Davis Cup hero Dominic Thiem praises Alex de Minaur after battling past the young Australian to seal victory for his nation in Graz.

Lleyton Hewitt comes out of retirement to give Australia Davis Cup hope

Sun, 16/09/2018 - 8:41am

Lleyton Hewitt has come out of retirement, again, to help keep Australia in their Davis Cup tie against Austria, winning the doubles rubber alongside John Peers ahead of Sunday's deciding singles matches.

'Give us a twirl': The conversation about women in sport is long overdue

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 11:31am

Sexism in sport plays out on and off the field. Differences in marketable qualities for endorsement deals as well reactions to male versus female athletes behaving badly are evidence of this, write Marilyn Giroux and Jessica Vredenburg.

Herald Sun remains defiant over Williams cartoon as media storm rages

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 10:19am

A Melbourne newspaper doubles down on a cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams that has prompted international outrage, attacking its "PC" critics and foreshadowing a future where satire is outlawed.

Calling the Serena cartoon 'sambo-like' was being kind

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 11:31am

So I saw this cartoon of Serena Williams, and the Hottentot Venus vibe, complete with all the "othering" contained within it, and I thought of that time they drew Michelle Obama with a penis, writes Denise Clay. But pity Naomi Osaka, whose blackness was basically erased.

'People are making stuff up': Mark Knight defends 'racist' Serena Williams cartoon

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 10:26am

Veteran cartoonist Mark Knight rejects suggestions his depiction of Serena Williams is "racist" and says those condemning him are "making stuff up".

'A real bummer': Alcott forced to play US Open final on indoor practice court

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 10:09am

Grand Slam winner Dylan Alcott lashes US Open organisers after winning his sixth major title at an indoor practice court when rain forces the final to be moved from Flushing Meadows.

Was Serena Williams treated unfairly in the US Open final?

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 5:06am

Serena Williams broke the rules at the US Open and suffered the consequences. But the point she argued is that the same rules are broken at every tournament without those same consequences being meted out, writes Tracey Holmes.

Serena Williams was treated unfairly in the US Open final

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 5:06am

Serena Williams broke the rules at the US Open and suffered the consequences. But the point she argued is that the same rules are broken at every tournament without those same consequences being meted out, writes Tracey Holmes.

Serena's US Open outburst even has fellow pros polarised

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 11:12am

Serena Williams's run-in with umpire Carlos Ramos in the US Open final sparks claims of sexism and misconduct from the chair, but many — like Australian Casey Dellacqua — disagree with that assessment.

Djokovic overcomes del Potro and crowd to win US Open final

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 9:41am

A 20-minute, 22-point epic game in the second set sees Novak Djokovic break the spirit of Juan Martin del Potro, paving the way for the Serb to equal Pete Sampras with 14 grand slam titles.

Barty wins maiden grand slam title, claiming doubles crown at US Open

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 6:16am

Ashleigh Barty claims the women's US Open doubles title alongside American CoCo Vandeweghe.

Serena Williams says chair umpire treated her more harshly because she's a woman

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 4:37pm

The 23-time Grand Slam winner says male tennis players have called umpires worse things than "thief" and that she felt Carlos Ramos was being "sexist" by taking a game off her, adding "because they are men, that doesn't happen."

'Let's not boo anymore': Osaka's moment overshadowed by idol's outburst

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 2:08pm

The 20-year-old Japanese player hides her tears as an angry crowd boos and takes out their frustration over the controversy surrounding her opponent Serena Williams's court violations.

'Let's not boo anymore': Osaka's moment overshadowed by idol's outburst

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 2:08pm

The 20-year-old hides her tears as an angry crowd boos and takes out their frustration over the controversy surrounding her opponent Serena Williams's court violations.

When is a tennis coach not allowed to coach?

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 12:30pm

Serena Williams was given a warning in the US Open final for receiving communication from her coach Patrick Mouratoglou, sparking a dramatic meltdown, writes Simon Smale. But why was she penalised?

Breaking down the Serena Williams breakdown

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 12:30pm

Serena Williams's display in the US Open final was a spectacular sight, but it all started so tamely. Jon Healy explains how it got from a warning for coaching to a rant that overshadowed another woman's moment in the sun.

'You're a thief': Controversy reigns as Osaka beats Williams in US Open final

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 7:47am

Japan's Naomi Osaka beats Serena Williams in a controversial women's singles final, in which Williams was penalised a game for a third code violation after accusing the chair umpire of "stealing a point" from her.

'Loud and proud': Baker Boy teaches hip hop dance at National Indigenous Tennis Carnival

Sat, 08/09/2018 - 9:38am

Yolngu rapper Baker Boy helps kids nail the dance to his award-winning single Marryuna during a break in the inaugural National Indigenous Tennis Carnival in Darwin.