SHORT & SWEET
JAMES: Better than Bradman (Jessica Halloran: “The greatest of them all”, 1/8)? His record average runs have never been at risk of being equalled even with modern technology and training. It’s a silly game to play, calling anyone the GOAT. You can’t compare because they all faced different opponents under different circumstances. JOHN: What does Heather McKay have to do to be ranked the greatest sportsperson ever? Heather was unbeaten — she did not lose a match for 19 years. She came out of retirement in 1979 at the age of 38, and again won the world title. A professional squash player I have known for years said Heather could effectively compete in the state men’s squash competition. There is no female equivalent in tennis. MEG: I think Serena Williams lost a lot of supporters with her rant at a recent tennis match. If you want respect, show respect. She didn’t. SUSAN: Angela Mollard, this sort of behaviour isn’t confined to women, by the way (“Stress is no excuse for Entitled Middle-Class Woman Syndrome”, 1/9). It does explain the behaviour of the current crop of children, though. JACINTA: Manners have gone downhill with the general population, not just women.