Ash Barty claims Nature Valley Open
Johanna Konta hit out at umpires after she fell to defeat against Australia's Ashleigh Barty in the final of the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham Sunday.
Swifts not fans of netball bonus points
NSW Swifts coach Briony Akle believes Super Netball's bonus-point system - introduced this season - is a distraction for her team.
Giants netballers given 'licence to play'
The Giants have been given the go ahead to improvise on court in an effort to stand out in a ever-tighter Super Netball competition.
Fast starting Swifts hold off Lightning
Despite pushing to a ten-goal lead after just one quarter, the NSW Swifts only just held on to score a 59-56 Super Netball win over Sunshine Coast Lightning.
Remember when the U.S. women's hockey team posed in the Body Issue? See photos from years past
Explore nine years of iconic images, all dedicated to the power of the athletic form.
Women's basketball legend Anne Donovan dies at 56
Anne Donovan, who won an Olympic gold medal as a player in 1984 and 1988 and also guided the WNBA's Seattle Storm to a title as a coach in 2004, died of heart failure Wednesday. She was 56.
Donovan played essential role in growth of women's basketball
At 6-foot-8, Anne Donovan never wanted to stand out. But as a player and coach, she bridged the AIAW and NCAA and helped grow the U.S. national team.
Simona Halep always expected to be a Grand Slam champ, and now she is
You know what they say about the longer you wait, the more it means. Simona Halep found that out by winning the French Open, her first major title.
Sloane Stephens was not happy with the some of the media after her French Open final defeat to Simona Halep. “Can I just state for the record that all of you guys [the media] in here were tweeting that I had a losing record anywhere except for the United States,” she said in press. “So I think I have done very well to make the finals of the French Open … because you seem to only want to say ‘She's 0 and 8 in the other countries, and blah, blah, blah.’” When asked if that was the reason she thanked everyone but the media in her on-court speech, Stephens smiled and said: “Exactly. You guys are my biggest haters.”
Rousey to be first woman in UFC Hall of Fame
UFC's first-ever female champion Ronda Rousey will be the first woman inducted into the sport's Hall of Fame, UFC announced Saturday.
Australia wins Womens Sevens World Series title
Australia reclaim the World Sevens Series title after losing it last year to New Zealand
Dockers appoint Cooper as new AFLW coach
Fremantle's new AFLW coach Trent Cooper will attempt to end the club's finals drought next season after being appointed on a two-year deal.
Megan Anderson ready for long-anticipated Octagon debut against Holly Holm at UFC 225
After a year away from MMA, and a missed opportunity at a title shot against Cris "Cyborg" Justino, former Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson makes her UFC debut in Chicago at UFC 225 against Holly Holm with the hope of a future title shot.
Golfer Brittany Lincicome's playlist
Brittany Lincicome's legendary drives might be fueled, in part, by this Kesha- and Taylor Swift-inspired list of songs.
Taurasi makes WNBA history, reaches 8K points
Veteran guard Diana Taurasi, in her 14th season with the Mercury, became the first WNBA player to reach the 8,000-point milestone.
Dallas Wings sign Australian Cayla George
Dallas Wings have signed Australian and ex-Phoenix Mercury centre Cayla George in the WNBA.
Christina Truesdale: Army, life, balance
Truesdale was medically retired by the Army with debilitating back pain and a benign spinal tumor. A happenstance glance at a TV in a sushi bar set her on a course to the Warrior Games.
Magpies stun Firebirds in Launceston
Collingwood have upset the Queensland Firebirds 67-62 in Launceston with Magpies goal shooters Caitlin Thwaites and Erin Bell on target in attack.
Swifts score tight win over Thunderbirds
The NSW Swifts have fended off the Adelaide Thunderbirds 51-49 in Sydney to keep the visitors without a Super Netball win this season.
Fever stay clear, Giants miss opportunity
West Coast Fever have taken down the Giants in a thrilling 63-61 game following on from a loss to the Firebirds, and are top of the Super Netball table.
Webb rested, ready to play in U.S. Women's Open
Despite the bad weather leading up to her 23rd consecutive U.S. Women's Open appearance, Karrie Webb is in good humor these days, enjoying a respite from a full tour schedule.
Rain-soaked U.S. Women's Open course leaves many questions
Can Sung Hyun Park successfully defend her U.S. Women's Open title at a waterlogged Shoal Creek, or will another golfer claim her first major title?
Serena Williams and the mother of all comebacks
It was a solid win and a superhero statement. Should we have expected anything less from Serena Williams at the French Open?
Barty: Serena has done amazing to get back
Following her comfortable round first round win over Natalia Vikhlyantseva, Australia's Ashleigh Barty looks ahead to her next match versus Serena Williams.
ICYMI at French Open: Maria Sharapova's first-round win was by a clay smidgen
It has been a long time since we've seen Maria Sharapova at the French Open and she was this close to falling out. But she didn't.
Cambage soars with Wings in WNBA
Australian centre Liz Cambage has scored a season-high 28 points for the Dallas Wings against New York in the WNBA.
Women deliver as Aussie men hit French Open low
Only twice in the past seven decades have no Australian men progressed to the second round of the French Open.
Trail runner's tips to get you running
We chatted with Australian trail runner Lucy Bartholomew to get some tips and tricks to get you pulling on your joggers and taking to the pavement.
Two transgender athletes fight to compete in the sports they love
In the face of fear and anger, two young transgender athletes fight to compete in the sports they love.
WNBA guard Renee Montgomery's gluten-free turkey meal
Renee Montgomery's time to cook is so limited that this season she hired a chef. One of her favorite dishes so far: this hearty turkey dinner.
No Slam, no sweat: Simona Halep not feeling pressure to win French Open
No, Simona Halep has never won a major, but that pressure does not appear to be bothering her heading into the French Open.
ICYMI at French Open: Serena Williams the center of attention
Serena Williams was not at media day Friday at the French Open, but that didn't stop reporters from asking anyone they could what it means to have her back.
W2W4 at French Open: Venus Williams hoping not to stumble in tough opener
It's the opening day of the French Open, and everyone is in the right frame of mind. But that won't be the case for long. Here are our matches to watch Sunday.
Impressive Giants sweep past Vixens
A free-flowing Giants dominated the centre of the court as they defeated Melbourne Vixens 58-51.
Lightning get full points in netball win
After a slow start to the season, defending premiers Sunshine Coast Lightning have made it two wins in a row in the Super Netball.
Swifts bounce back to thump Magpies
A second-quarter blitz from the NSW Swifts have powered them to a 20-point Super Netball win over Collingwood.
Has WWE put Ronda Rousey on the wrong path?
Ronda Rousey is getting a title shot at Money in the Bank, but has the WWE rushed its new star, who is still working on her in-ring ability?
A (short, rainy) walk in Danica's trailblazing shoes
As the sun sets on her legendary career, one has to wonder what it has been like for Danica Patrick. We have a little insight.
Petra Kvitova's remarkable recovery, in her own words
Less than 18 months after a violent attack almost ended her career, the two-time Wimbledon champ opens up about her injury, the recovery and how she plans to confront the clay at Roland Garros.
Federer calls Serena the best ever
Agreed, Rog. Agreed.
French Open tournament schedule, scores and coverage
Get the 2018 French Open tennis tournament's dates, TV schedule, news coverage, live scores and results on ESPN.
Belinda Clark, Kyle Coetzer and Mike Hesson appointed to ICC committee
Their first assignment will be the ICC's annual meeting in Mumbai later this month, to discuss the playing conditions for the Test Championship in 2019 and the scrapping of the toss, among other topics
Ingles signs with Super Netball's Vixens
Former Australian netball star Renae Ingles is on the verge of making a comeback to the court after signing with the Melbourne Vixens.
Bikram yoga's moral dilemma
Relive the top 10 plays of the week in women's sports around the world.
Monaco GP to feature 'grid girls' despite F1 ban
The Monaco Grand Prix will feature 'grid girls' ahead of the race despite Formula One's decision to end the practice ahead of the 2018 season.
Who are the 25 most famous women athletes in the world?
We leveraged the power of ESPN's World Fame 100 to find the 25 most famous women athletes on the planet. Some you know, and some might surprise you.
World Fame 100's Most-Famous Women Athletes
ESPN researched the 100 most famous athletes on the planet. espnW wants you to meet the top 10 women athletes who had the social following and endorsements to make the cut.
Why reaching No. 1 wasn't enough for Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki says she's never chased fame, only tennis excellence. But her search for fulfillment? That's been a longer, tougher journey.
Trail runner's nutrient-rich green smoothie bowl
Australian trail runner Lucy Bartholomew spends plenty of time in the mountains, but when she's not on the trails she can be found in the kitchen fuelling up for her next big event with a nutrient-rich green smoothie bowl.
Svitolina, Rafa in top form, but not all French Open contenders can say the same
We're getting close to the start of the French Open, and some players should be feeling good about their chances. As for others (ahem, Muguruza), there's work to be done.
Serena will be unseeded in French Open return
Serena Williams, who was ranked No. 1 when she left to give birth, is currently ranked No. 453 and won't be seeded when she returns to Grand Slam tennis at the French Open.
Barty, Gavrilova win through in Strasbourg
Australian duo and top seeds Ashleigh Barty and Daria Gavrilova are safely through to the second round at the Strasbourg International.
Foudy's Finds: Lacrosse teammates show grit after life-altering accident
After UMass Lowell lacrosse player Noelle Lambert lost her leg in a moped accident, her best friend and teammate Kelly Moran stayed by her side.
Jade Howson, 15, is a phenom in stand-up paddleboarding
After a surprise bronze medal in the 2017 world championships, Jade Howson could be the next big star in SUP.
Fever stay unbeaten in Super Netball
West Coast have cruised to a 63-54 win over the NSW Swifts in Perth to remain the only undefeated team after four Super Netball rounds.
Vixens extend T'birds Super Netball misery
The Melbourne Vixens have claimed their third Super Netball win from four rounds, beating Adelaide Thunderbirds 72-50.
Lightning off the mark in Super Netball
The Sunshine Coast Lightning have scored their first win of the Super Netball season with a two-point victory over Collingwood in round four.
At a time when the AFL and the NRL are each closing on their biggest events of the year, the Matildas' matches against Brazil stood out and provided a different story for young fans across Australia.
Twenty years since Adelaide's back-to-back success, the Crows are searching for a different kind of double triumph - lifting the cup in the same year the women's team won the inaugural AFLW title.
As the floodlights faded and the ticker tape that had coronated New Zealand a few hours before lay in a neat pile, ready to be swept away forever, there was a sense of 'what now?'
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