The liberation of the Williams sisters.
“Richard Williams raised her to go to war with the world. Post-tennis, she plans to live in it.”
The best women’s tennis player of all-time opens up.
On the joys of watching the winningest tennis player of all time play live at Wimbledon.
On September 20, 1973, 50 million Americans watched Bobby Riggs lose to Billie Jean King in a tennis match dubbed “The Battle of the Sexes.” This spring, a man named Hal Shaw came forward with a secret he’d held for 40 years: Riggs, in debt to the mafia, had lost on purpose.
When the greatest players in the world go head-to-head, things can get downright angsty.
A profile of Jimmy Connors on the eve of the 1978 U.S. Open. Connors’ legendary confidence, honed by his mother since childhood, was in freefall. (He would go on to win the final in straight sets.)