The footage shows not a player who was intentionally tanking a match, but one who was consistently and masterfully outplayed by a superior opponent, which Riggs admitted at the time and maintained right up until his death in 1995. The unsupported ESPN allegations have no place in sporting history. Continue Reading Susan Ware: The Ongoing Battle of the Sexes
Historian Susan Ware drafts a plaque that honors Billie Jean King for the US Open tennis tournament at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York, NY Continue Reading Susan Ware: A Plaque for Billie Jean
Guest post from author Susan Ware on Billie Jean King’s ties to Wimbledon, the oldest and most prestigious grand slam tennis tournament. Continue Reading Susan Ware: There Will Always Be a Wimbledon
In celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, we welcome a guest post from Susan Ware, author of Game, Set, Match: Billie Jean King and the Revolution in Women’s Sports. Ware explains King’s importance in gender equality both within and beyond the world of sports, even before Title IX. Here, she recalls her… Continue Reading Susan Ware: Happy National Girls and Women in Sports Day!
For the amateur athlete, there are countless resources that explain how to improve on the mechanics of any given sport. Yet, very little has been said about the mental preparation needed to perform at the highest level, an aspect that is of equal importance to the physical side. Filling that void, Jennifer L. Etnier’s Bring… Continue Reading ‘Bring Your “A” Game’ Now in Blog Form