Sporting Life

Barty an unfussy hero in an age of excess

Ladies in boots are the fashion in France and the US women's football shirt is setting sales records for any gender. History is getting a lovely kicking. Old men at Muirfield golf club have bent to common sense and women have finally been invited to become members after a wait of a mere 275 years.

It's a month of heroes, from a pink-haired Megan Rapinoe who fights for equal pay to a 15-year-old ball-whacking Cori Gauff whose Instagram account has the hashtag #prayforsudan.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2019, with the headline 'Barty an unfussy hero in an age of excess'. Print Edition | Subscribe