tennis

Ons Jabeur: a trailblazer

The oldest and most prestigious Grand Slam tennis tournament is the All-England Tennis Championships, located at Wimbledon in a suburb…

July 12, 2022

Naomi Osaka’s treatment raises question
Are pro athletes exploited workers?

In the Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels describe the degrading character of work under capitalism, whereby workers “are…

June 8, 2021

In solidarity with Naomi Osaka – Statement from Disability Justice and Rights Caucus of Workers World Party 

The Disability Justice and Rights Caucus of Workers World Party expresses its unwavering solidarity with tennis player Naomi Osaka. Once…

June 3, 2021

Black Lives Matter holds court in sports

Two months before George Floyd was publicly lynched May 25 by a Minneapolis police officer pressing a knee on his…

September 8, 2020

Serena Williams and Megan Rapinoe are fighters for racial and gender equality

Powerful women athletes are using their popularity and influence to speak out against various forms of social injustice. Two of…

July 17, 2019

Serena Williams fights back against sexist attacks

The 2018 U.S. Open will be most remembered for how the 23-time Grand Slam tennis champion Serena Williams challenged the…

September 12, 2018

Racism and Black tennis players

The Public Broadcasting Service recently aired an “American Masters” documentary on Althea Gibson, the first African-American tennis star to break the…

September 15, 2015