Elizabeth Wilson

is an author and critic who writes on feminism and popular culture. Her novels include The Girl in Berlin (2012) and War Damage (2010), both published by Serpent’s Tail.


A form of play

Or, the devotion of the tennis fan

British imperialists may have invented the modern idea of organized sport, associating valour on the field with virtues such as ‘fair play’, being a ‘good loser’ and, above all, nationalism. But, writes Elizabeth Wilson, the devotion of the tennis fan is of an altogether different quality.

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