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In this sports gender gap, men fall short

Male athletes are denied the recognition of a full life off the playing field

Will Leitch | NYT 

The electric talent Sloane Stephens, a player just now coming into her own after having her career nearly wrecked by injuries, won the US Open women’s tournament last week. But let’s not kid ourselves: The real winner of this year’s tournament was Serena Williams. More specifically, Williams’ Instagram. From the shots of her baby shower to her glorious pregnant belly and finally an adorable shot of mother and child dozing together, Williams owned the Open. The only tennis story bigger this entire year was a seven-months-pregnant Williams smashing backhands in ...

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First Published: Sun, September 17 2017. 23:03 IST