Each year, tennis courts across the country experience a surge in bookings as a result of the warmer weather and 'Wimbledon fever'. But whilst it's great that more people are inspired to pick up their racquets, they must also be wary of the injury risks the additional strain is placing on them.
Perception is everything. First of all, don't jump on me for not using the word 'heroine' in the title. I know some will, but playing the politically correct game of appeasement by referencing Serena's gender is missing the point. An argument pitting men and women against each other in a battle for equality and respect is not what this is about.
Tennis star Maria Sharapova has been suspended from tennis after revealing she failed a drug test at the Australian Open
Every time Wimbledon comes around, one question that's always raised is why do women play 3 set matches while the men play
Here's a question. You're going to an interview, or perhaps having to address some very important people with your ideas and views; what colour do you wear? What colour of clothing will subconsciously command more respect for you? Well, it's probably going to be blue.
Perhaps the biggest 'secret' sits unassumingly below ground level tucked away behind the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum with nothing more than a discreet sign engraved upon its glass doors.
Men play faster, they play for longer, they are the better tennis players. But is that what we are compensating? Prize money is a reward, not a salary... Travel, coaching and equipment all cost the same regardless of gender, hotel rooms and plane tickets are no cheaper for women.
Petra Kvitova is queen of Wimbledon after beating tennis darling Eugenie Bouchard, who was being watched by her royal namesake
According to social media, the tournament's female stars are "either very ugly or very attractive". Honestly, when will the tennis world start catering for those who like to masturbate over the mediocre? No one seems to have noticed that female players, apart from putting in a few more hours in the gym, are just like the rest of the sisterhood - in tennis, as in life, there are normal women, and then there are women like Maria Sharapova.
Heather Watson will have to go through a trial she thought she had left behind her in Melbourne this week. For the first