It's Different for Girls

Media Coverage for Women's Sport

Pressure mounts on BBC over ‘sexist’ gaffe by presenter

Belinda Goldsmith of Yahoo News reports: LONDON (Reuters) – The BBC faced mounting pressure on Sunday to take action against one its most high-profile sports presenters for criticizing the appearance … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Venus Williams continues the fight for equality in tennis even as her game fades from Centre Court

Filip Bondy of the New York Daily News reports: WIMBLEDON — Venus Williams insists she is not bored, not frustrated and definitely not finished with tennis. “I watch the matches … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

40-love: The day women tennis players smashed sexism

Owen Gibson of reports: Equal opportunity laws in the U.S. were still two years away when Billie Jean King barricaded 63 of her colleagues in a room at the … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Billie Jean King: Tennis star least of her important roles

Billie Jean King was an athlete first. Quickly, she became a champion, many times over. She had a remarkable tennis career. But that was not enough, not nearly enough, for … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Serena, Sharapova on collision course in Madrid

From the “Reigning champion Serena Williams went the distance in order to win her quarterfinal match, while Maria Sharapova had an easier time reaching the semifinals at the $4 … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Singapore to host WTA Championships

Singapore will be the last stop of the WTA tour from 2014 to 2018. The city beat off competition from Tianjin, China and Monterrey, Mexico. The tour will finish up … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

WTA serves up women’s tennis for 40 years

It’s forty years since Billie Jean King formed the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). Bill Wilson, business reporter with the BBC, looks at how the organisation has progressed since its formation … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · Leave a comment