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  1. July 15, 2014

    Adam Smith can teach us a lot about succeeding in sports

    Adam Smith’s most profound insight was on the relationship between the division of labour and the extent of the market. The...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    January 17, 2014

    Serena Williams at the Australian Open

    Jason Reed/Reuters Serena Williams of the US serves to Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia during their women’s singles match at...

  1. FT Photo Diary

    January 2, 2014

    Serena Williams serves

    Jason Reed/Reuters Serena Williams of the US serves to Dominika Cibulková of Slovakia during their women’s singles match at...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    October 1, 2013

    Shielding from the sun at the China Open

    Andy Wong/AP Spectators hold umbrellas to shield from the sun as they watch a match between Serena Williams of the US and...

  3. October 3, 2012

    Wishful thinking on balancing luck and judgment

    The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World, by Frans Johansson (Portfolio/Penguin, $26.95/£14.99) When...

  4. August 4, 2012

    Historic day for Team GB

    In what was the greatest night in the past century of British athletics, there were gold medals for Mo Farah in the 10,000m,...

  5. July 7, 2012

    Williams wins her fifth Wimbledon crown

    LONDON, July 7 – American Serena Williams powered her way to a fifth Wimbledon title with an explosive start and a fighting...

  6. Material World

    June 13, 2012

    The special sartorial relationship and the Olympics

    Yesterday at L’Wren’s Scott’s resort collection (her first), I saw what is possibly the best ever sartorial uniform for any...

  7. November 15, 2011

    43. Mindy Grossman

    Company: HSN Last year’s position: 43 Age: 54 Nationality: American Sector: General retailing Location: US When Barry...

  8. Material World

    September 13, 2011

    What Madeleine Albright did next

    Madeleine Albright. Image by Vanessa Friedman. Maybe, by watching the world’s most fashionable First Ladies, we’ve all been...

  9. June 16, 2011

    20 questions: Stacey Allaster

    Starting out over 30 years ago as a ball girl in a tennis club in her native Canada, Stacey Allaster went on to become a...

  10. June 10, 2011

    New ballgowns please

    From Björn Borg’s headbands to Roger Federer’s monogrammed cardigans, fashion is as integral to Wimbledon as Murray Mount,...

  11. FT Alphaville

    February 10, 2011

    ARM(ed) and dangerous

    Chip designer ARM Holdings is under pressure on Thursday morning. And that’s a little surprising given the overnight news...

  12. September 25, 2010

    Fashion check

    Marc Bolland couldn’t find a window in his diary for the Burberry show but another notable absence was his departing...

  13. July 4, 2010

    A gent serves up a classic event

    World number one Rafael Nadal (right) of Spain cruised to his second Wimbledon men’s singles title, with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4...

  14. June 18, 2010

    Venus Williams, fashion designer

    Underwear and sport have a long and fruitful association: think David Beckham and those Armani briefs, or Didier Drogba and...

  15. March 8, 2010

    Return stroke: Sony Ericsson deal

    Sony Ericsson will today announce a two-year extension of its sponsorship of women's tennis, although it is scaling back its...

  16. February 17, 2010

    Head of Related ready to pounce

    As wind-whipped snow obscured the view from his 19th floor office in the Time Warner Center, Steve Ross, billionaire...

  17. February 17, 2010

    Head of Related ready to pounce

    As wind-whipped snow obscured the view from his 19th floor office in the Time Warner Center, Steve Ross, billionaire...

  18. February 16, 2010

    Head of Related ready to pounce

    Sitting pretty: Steve Ross saw trouble brewing in the property markets in 2007 and moved to raise a war chest for...

  19. January 18, 2010

    World Diary

    TODAY Energy future analysed The World Future Energy Summit begins in Abu Dhabi (until January 21). This international...

  20. September 12, 2009

    Love, set, match for Rupert

    Rupert Murdoch and wife Wendi were at Flushing Meadows midweek to watch Serena Williams beat Italy's Flavia Pennetta 6-4,...

  21. August 31, 2009

    World Diary

    TODAY Business summit opens The International Co-operation Summit begins in Changchun City, China. For four days business...

  22. May 23, 2009

    Sporting life

    How to win that elusive French title: Federer's tip sheet How can Roger Federer finally win the French Open? It is the last...

  23. May 22, 2009

    How to win that elusive French title: Federer’s tip sheet

    How can Roger Federer finally win the French Open? It is the last unsolved mystery of men’s tennis. The Swiss has won every...

  24. May 9, 2009

    There's more to life than tennis, says Serena Williams

    Serena Williams is curled up on a chair in Paris, wearing a scarf indoors. She has a cold. No wonder, because she's been...

  25. May 8, 2009

    There’s more to life than tennis, says Serena Williams

    Serena Williams is curled up on a chair in Paris, wearing a scarf indoors. She has a cold. No wonder, because she’s been...

  26. January 31, 2009

    Round-up

    TENNIS Rafael Nadal will face Roger Federer in the Australian Open men's final tomorrow after winning a record-breaking...

  27. June 27, 2008

    Ivanovic blown away

    The sensational news is that the number one seed was knocked out of Wimbledon on Friday. The bad news for thrill-seekers is...

  28. June 14, 2008

    John Barrett*s highlights: animal athleticism to the Becker boogie

    WIMBLEDON GREATS Remember the Becker boogie, that footstamping, fistpumping dance of delight performed by the 17yearold...

  29. May 31, 2008

    Round-up

    TENNIS Andy Murray's French Open challenge ended in the third round yesterday when he lost to clay-court specialist Nicolas...

  30. March 29, 2008

    Round-up

    CRICKET Virender Sehwag has set his sights on surpassing former West Indies captain Brian Lara's Test record high score of...

  31. October 13, 2007

    Round-up

    TENNIS Serena Williams and Svetlana Kuznetsova won yesterday and will face each other in the Kremlin Cup semi-finals....

  32. October 13, 2007

    Round-up

    TENNIS Serena Williams and Svetlana Kuznetsova won yesterday and will face each other in the Kremlin Cup semi-finals....

  33. July 7, 2007

    French fireworks foil Henin and Roddick

    Like a banished smoker desperately trying to get a light in a downpour, Wimbledon 2007 has been struggling to find any kind...

  34. June 30, 2007

    Serbians stir crowd from its stupor

    You are a typical British tennis fan - i.e. you have no interest in the sport whatever for 50 weeks a year, and are...

  35. June 22, 2007

    A star rises over Israel

    Small is beautiful again in women’s tennis. And not just because the diminutive Justine Henin of petite Belgium this month...

  36. May 19, 2007

    Round-up

    RUGBY UNION Leicester have recalled centre Daryl Gibson for tomorrow's Heineken Cup final against Wasps at Twickenham after...

  37. April 28, 2007

    The dilletante who fashioned a triumphant return

    Spectacular sporting achievements have come thick and fast in 2007 - and, somewhat bizarrely, most of them have taken place...

  38. January 20, 2007

    ROUND-UP

    *TENNIS In a match worthy of a final, fifth-seeded Andy Roddick beat Marat Safin 7-6 2-6 6-4 7-6 in the battle of the big...

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