Tennis

The US organisation Athlete Ally, which aims to support the rights of LGBT sportspeople, has cut ties with tennis champion Martina Navratilova, saying comments she made in a British newspaper were transphobic. Navratilova — an 18-time Grand Slam winner — argued it was “cheating” to allow transgender women to compete in female competition because they
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RIO DE JANEIRO — Top seeds Dominic Thiem of Austria, and Italy’s Fabio Fognini and Marco Cecchinato were ousted in the first round of the Rio Open clay-court tournament on Tuesday. In his hometown final, Diego Schwartzman will face Marco Cecchinato of Italy. Both will play for their third career titles. No. 1-seeded Thiem lost
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