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Venus Williams Returns to Indian Wells: An Exercise in Hope and Forgiveness

It’s March and that means it’s Women’s History Month – 31 days to celebrate and reflect on all the accomplishments women have achieved, but to also look to the future with a vision of equality for all – men and women, black and white, gay and straight. One particular history-maker is Venus Williams.

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Katrina Adams Named Chairman, CEO and President of the United States Tennis Association

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has announced today the appointment of Katrina Adams as its Chairman of the Board and President. Adams, who has served as the USTA’s First Vice President since 2013, becomes the first African-American and the first former professional tennis player to lead the organization.

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The "Original 9"

In the 1970 Italian Open, WSF Founder Billie Jean King was the women's singles champion; she received $600 in prize money. That may be considered a generous amount in 1970, but the men's singles champion Ilie Nastase received $3,500--almost six times the amount of prize money King earned. Fair? We think not.

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“Boys Will be Boys,” an Excuse No Longer? Part 2

Is it fair to expect women athletes to display superior morals and ethics? Are women penalized to a greater extent when they violate the code of conduct? How do these double standards affect women in sports?

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“Boys Will be Boys,” an Excuse No Longer? Part 1

Is it fair to expect women athletes to display superior morals and ethics? Are women penalized to a greater extent when they violate the code of conduct? How do these double standards affect women in sports?

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