Samantha Stosur is ready for her next challenge in tennis

Samantha Stosur’s retirement isn’t keeping her from tennis. She speaks to Kasey Symons about new media opportunities and being named Australian Billie Jean King Cup Captain. Former Australian tennis star Samantha Stosur’s preparation for the 2024 Australian Open looked a little bit different this year. After announcing her retirement on home soil at the 2023 …

Book Review: Naomi Osaka — her journey to finding her power and her voice by Ben Rothenberg

Kasey Symons reviews Ben Rothernberg’s new book “Naomi Osaka: Her Journey to Finding Her Power and Her Voice”. I wouldn’t class myself as a “tennis fan”. It’s one of those sports I have a fleeting interest in when the Australian Open rolls around (hence this issue of the Siren Sport newsletter!) and the other Grand …

Where are all the women coaches in tennis?

Tennis may boast prizemoney parity but few women sit in the coach’s box. Linda Pearce looks at the challenges facing women at the elite level. Back in 2014, when Andy Murray took what was then regarded as the extraordinary step of hiring Frenchwoman and former world No.1 Amelie Mauresmo to head his coaching team, the …

More than a tennis story: Sunshine Super Girl is challenging inequities and enabling inclusive possibilities

Sunshine Super Girl, a performance piece by Andrea James about Evonne Goolagong Cawley, is important. Michelle O’Shea, Megan Stronach and Hazel Maxwell share why. Last month as part of the Yarruwala Wiradjuri Cultural Festival, in the regional town of Griffith, Sunshine Super Girl, the story of Evonne Goolagong Cawley’s life, made its world premiere.  Goolagong …