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Forbes rich list shows sport fails to respect women – let alone pay them properly | Kate O’Halloran

Until women are respected in the same way men are, such lists and the gender pay gap will not shiftOn Wednesday, Forbes released its list of top 100 paid athletes in the world with one glaring omission: not a single woman made the list. This is the fir…

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No women in Forbes’ top 100 athletes list as Mayweather reclaims top spot

• First time since 2010 no women have featured in earnings list• Cristiano Ronaldo drops behind Lionel Messi into thirdThe retired boxer Floyd Mayweather has reclaimed first place from Cristiano Ronaldo in Forbes’ 2018 list of the world’s 100 highest-p…

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‘I’m beyond disappointed’: Serena Williams pulls out of French Open – video

Serena Williams has withdrawn from the French Open shortly before she was due on court to face Maria Sharapova in the fourth round. Williams revealed that she has suffered a pectoral muscle injury and was also non-committal on her Wimbledon prospectsWi…

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Serena Williams withdraws from French Open clash with Maria Sharapova

• Williams ‘beyond disappointed’ after suffering pectoral injury• Decision announced shortly before players were due on courtSerena Williams has withdrawn from the French Open shortly before she was due on Philippe Chatrier Court to face Maria Sharapov…

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French Open 2018 day nine: Wozniacki in action, Halep wins – live!

Updates on the latest action at Roland GarrosKevin Mitchell: Sharapova has steel to upset Serena WilliamsAnd feel free to email or tweet @simon_burnton to get in touch 12.18pm BST While the match on Lenglen was hogging my attention, Max Marterer went a…

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Maria Sharapova tipped to win but Serena Williams will want final say | Kevin Mitchell

The rivalry other sports crave will step up another notch at the French Open with the Russian determined to end her run of 18 defeats and the American motivated by Sharapova’s inflammatory bookThunder and lightning are expected to light up Court Philip…

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Serena Williams hits back at Maria Sharapova over autobiography ‘hearsay’ – video

Serena Williams has described comments in Maria Sharapova’s autobiography relating to her as ‘100% hearsay’ and ‘a little disappointing’. In the book, the Russian suggested that the reason Williams has dominated her in 19 of their 21 matches stems from…

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French Open 2018: Fabio Fognini v Kyle Edmund – live!

Updates from the third-round match at Roland GarrosSerena Williams shines even as she strugglesAnd feel free to email or tweet Ben to get in touch 10.55am BST First set: Fognini 5-3 Edmund* (*denotes server): A brilliant replay-worthy backhand by Fogni…

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Serena Williams shines even as she struggles at French Open

American happy to reach first weekend in Paris after recovering from a poor start against Australia’s Ashleigh BartyIn a sea of filtered magic Serena Williams still shines, even as she struggles a little on court, even as others rage about her seeding,…

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Serena forcing sport to adjust but mothers still face uphill battle | Anna Kessel

If motherhood is a career killer, it is no surprise women remain so under-represented in sport, a sector that has been surprisingly slow to embrace the benefits of equalityWaiting for sport to catch up with modern life can be like watching paint dry. Y…

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Serena Williams cranks up game to beat Ashleigh Barty in three sets at French Open

Former world No1 beats Australian 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in second roundWilliams could face old rival Maria Sharapova in last 16Eventually, this looked a little bit like one of those Serena Williams comebacks of old, filled with brilliant strokes and full-throa…

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Serena Williams cranks up game to beat Ashleigh Barty in three sets at French Open

Former world No1 beats Australian 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in second roundWilliams could face old rival Maria Sharapova in last 16Eventually, this looked a little bit like one of those Serena Williams comebacks of old, filled with brilliant strokes and full-throa…

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Serena Williams cranks up game to beat Ashleigh Barty in three sets at French Open

Former world No1 beats Australian 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in second roundWilliams could face old rival Maria Sharapova in last 16Eventually, this looked a little bit like one of those Serena Williams comebacks of old, filled with brilliant strokes and full-throa…

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French Open 2018: Heather Watson, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal in action – live!

Live updates from day five at Roland GarrosNadal and Osaka expose surface tensions in ParisSend Katy an email | Tweet @KatyMurrells 10.46am BST Anything Stosur can do … Marin Cilic has just taken the first set by the same score on Philippe Chatrier …

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Serena Williams jokes about ‘Wakanda-inspired’ catsuit at French Open – video

Serena Williams has said her new playing attire makes her feel like a superhero on her return to Grand Slam tennis. Following her first win since becoming a mother, the American said: “I call it, like, my Wakanda-inspired catsuit,” referring to th…

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Serena Williams on her ‘Black Panther’ catsuit: ‘It’s my way of being a superhero’

Champion wears garment for medical reasons at French Open and wins first grand slam match since having a babySerena Williams considers the black bodysuit she wore at the French Open much more than a fashion statement.The full-length, skintight outfit i…

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Serena Williams beats Kristyna Pliskova in triumphant return to French Open

Former world No1 playing in first major since maternity leaveAmerican beats Czech opponent 7-6, 6-4 in first roundSerena Williams made an eye-catching return to the grand slam scene with victory over Kristyna Pliskova in the first round of the French O…

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Serena Williams spells danger on eve of inspirational French Open return

Johanna Konta is in awe of the 23-times grand slam champion’s strength to come back after having a baby but is undecided on whether the American should be seeded at Roland GarrosSerena Williams, the grande dame of tennis, returns to her job at the high…

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No, Serena Williams isn’t being punished for having a baby

The hyperbolic reaction to the FFT’s decision to not seed Serena at Roland Garros is a prime example of selective outrageSometimes we Americans can go a little overboard when it comes to our star athletes, particularly in sports where our collective in…

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World No 84 Nicolas Kicker found guilty of match fixing ‘and other offences’

• Tennis Integrity Unit sanctions 25-year-old for 2015 matches• Edmund draws De Minaur in French Open first-round matchArgentina’s Nicolas Kicker has been found guilty of match-fixing and “other offences”, the Tennis Integrity Unit has announced.Kicker…