Gentleman Amateur

Mourning the days when tennis players had urbanity and looked like professors, Howard Jacobson, first time Wimbledon-watcher turns to the past for solace: “Bored with it, I take a turn around the museum and spend a long time admiring a sepia photograph of New Zealander Anthony Wilding (champion 1910-1913), dressed in flannels and what looks like an on-court smoking jacket.”


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Black Ferns Star Ruby Tui Wins Again

Black Ferns Star Ruby Tui Wins Again

Black Ferns wing Ruby Tui can now celebrate her World Cup victory with a new winner’s medal after she was recently named World Rugby breakthrough 15s player of the year at the…