For all sportsmen and women, time remains the unconquerable obstacle. They play at its mercy and pray their bodies withstand its ravages. They live knowing with absolute certainty that it will, eventually, conquer them.

On Wednesday, Ashleigh Barty swept the rug out from under the anchored feet of time. In a shock move, she retired from professional tennis at age 25 – just when she had the world at her feet. Her list of achievements would take more than a single article to cover. Read More