If you can't go any bigger than that, Ernests Gulbis, it's time to go home. The Latvian's remarks about professional tennis players and motherhood were insensitive, but not even Maria Sharapova could take them seriously.
It used to be teen queens like Martina Hingis winning Grand Slams. Not anymore. Three of the four US Open women's semifinalists are over the age of 30 due in large part to more comprehensive fitness and nutritional plans
A recent study suggests that attractive athletes have more incentive to excel at their sport than others because of the endorsements that await them. Does that theory apply to Maria Sharapova and others on the WTA Tour?
Augusta National Golf Club could ignore the protests of women outside the gates and the quiet urging of sponsors to move into the modern era. But now, the most potent threat to its hierarchy has come from within.
It's no secret that Maya Moore is among the best women's basketball players in the country, perhaps in the history of the sport. But what might be a surprise to many of them is how much personality she shows off the court.