US women’s national soccer team coach Jill Ellis threw her support behind her players on Saturday after all 28 members of the reigning World Cup champion’s squad filed a suit against US soccer for gender discrimination.
Serena Williams and other prominent American tennis players past and present on Friday expressed support for a lawsuit filed by the American women’s national soccer team against their federation that alleges gender discrimination in wages and conditions.
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer loom over Melbourne Park for the year’s opening Grand Slam as favorites for the Australian Open as questions remain as to whether one of Generation Next could finally end their stranglehold.
Serena Williams will resume her quest for a record-equaling 24th grand slam title at the Australian Open in January after organizers on Wednesday confirmed her entry to the tournament she won for a seventh time on her last appearance in 2017.
Naomi Osaka became Japan’s first Grand Slam singles champion after she thumped Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 in a controversial US Open final on Saturday, with the American suffering a mesmerizing meltdown after being handed a code violation.
Serena Williams swept past Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-0 on Thursday and into the final of the US Open to sit one win away from a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title to continue her remarkable return to the top levels of the game after she almost died while having a baby last year.