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Kate Smart

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Writer and blogger. @katesmart12 www.sportmediatheory.com or www.theshankingsoigneur.com

Member Since:
 
June 2012
Based In:
 
Melbourne
Favourite Sports:
Cycling,

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The problem with how the WTA has handled Maria Sharapova’s return

The problem with how the WTA has handled Maria Sharapova's return

16 Mar 2017

The hype surrounding Maria Sharapova’s comeback demonstrates tennis’ problem with performance-enhancing drugs.

Is Bernard Tomic a contender or journeyman?

Is Bernard Tomic a contender or journeyman?

8 Mar 2017

Australia is renowned for building up the hopes of young talent only to sit back and gleefully watch those hopes race down the gurgler. But when do hope and the promise of great things transform into wasted talent?

Mixing sport and entertainment at the Australian Open

Mixing sport and entertainment at the Australian Open

22 Feb 2017

The lines between sport and entertainment are becoming increasingly blurred, but is this necessarily a bad thing?

Roger Federer shows that the cult of youth is over. Long lives its demise

Roger Federer shows that the cult of youth is over. Long lives its demise

30 Jan 2017

The 2017 edition of the Australian Open was a celebration of why champions choose their time to retire, not tennis fans or the media.

Sisterly love prevails at the Australian Open ladies final

Sisterly love prevails at the Australian Open ladies final

29 Jan 2017

Angst. That’s the only way to describe watching Serena and Venus Williams play each other in tennis.

Venus rising in southern skies

Venus rising in southern skies

25 Jan 2017

This year’s Open has been about major upsets, particularly on the men’s side of the draw, and of former greats turning back the clock and marching toward the final weekend. On the women’s side, this is betst highlighted by Venus Williams.