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Danielle Rossingh

Freelance journalist. Forbes & CNN.com contributor

Dorset, United Kingdom

Danielle Rossingh

I'm a multi-media sports & business writer, journalist and digital content creator, who has worked for the world's biggest media companies, including the Daily Telegraph, the BBC, De Telegraaf and Bloomberg News. My freelance work has appeared in the New York Times, CNN, Forbes, Reuters and ESPN while I also create corporate content. My work was short-listed for The Drum online media awards 2017 (Best Freelance Writer) and the 2018 SJA Awards (Investigative Sports Reporter).

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The Late ’70s Ushered In a New Women’s Tennis Rivalry: Chrissie vs. Martina

Five years after the Women’s Tennis Association was founded in a London hotel room by Billie Jean King and more than 60 players, 1978 marked the beginning of a rivalry that would define the women’s game for years to come: Chrissie vs. Over the course of 16 years, Florida’s Chris Evert, and Prague-born Martina Navratilova would play each other 80 times — 60 of them in finals.
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Wimbledon Is On The Hunt For Its First Chinese Champion

China’s top junior tennis players line up nervously as Li Na enters the Beijing National Tennis Centre. Li, China’s first major singles champion and one of the country’s most recognizable faces, is working with 24 budding tennis stars as part of her involvement with the Road to Wimbledon China, held in March.
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Naomi Osaka, an icon of the new Japan

(CNN)Naomi Osaka is greeted by a cascade of clicking cameras as she enters a packed interview room after losing in the third round of the French Open. For the next 20 minutes, Japan's first grand slam singles champion opens up about dealing with pressure, the weight of expectation and her desire to win the calendar Grand Slam of all four tennis majors in the same year.
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How Brexit could derail $7 billion horse racing industry

(CNN)If you want an idea of the challenges Brexit negotiators on both sides of the table face ahead of the summit in Brussels later this month, look no further than the world of horse racing. Known as the "Sport of Kings" for its centuries-long connection with royalty, a so-called "hard Brexit" could have serious consequences for both the British and Irish horse racing industries.
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How Johan Cruyff Put An Entire Country On The Map

Ajax, Holland, FC Barcelona and that turn.
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$62,000 to train like Rafa, but are tennis academies worth it?

LONDON (Reuters) - Want to train like Serena Williams or Rafa Nadal? You now can, but it will come at a cost. The Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy, which opened last autumn on the Spanish island of Mallorca, is charging kids 56,000 euros ($62,000) a year for tennis lessons and school. Patrick Mouratoglou’s new academy on the French Riviera, where his protege Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic have trained, will set you back close to 40,000 euros a year, while the IMG Academy in Florida costs $78,250.
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England Women Soccer Stars Trade Laundry Jobs for TV Time

When defender Casey Stoney joined the Arsenal women’s soccer team from Chelsea in 2000, she had to take a part-time job to support herself. Working in the club’s laundry, she washed the uniforms of the men’s team, whose players included Dutch star Dennis Bergkamp. “Thankfully, now I don’t have to do anything like that,” says Stoney, 31, who captained the unified Great Britain women’s team in the London Olympics last year and now plays for the semipro Lincoln squad.
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The Only Thing Serena Williams Struggles to Win Is Endorsements

Serena Williams is on the cusp of making sports history, yet she’s still not No. 1 with marketers. That could change with a victory at the U.S. Open, which would secure tennis’s first calendar-year sweep of the four majors since Steffi Graf did it in 1988. Williams is the first No. 1 player to have twice as many ranking points as the No. 2, while her 21 major singles championships equal the rest of the women’s field combined.
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Rafael Nadal's net profits

Cover story Bloomberg Markets Magazine on how Nadal is beating Roger Federer at the bank.
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Rugby Is Having an NFL Moment as Concussions Hit Home

Print story and video package for Businessweek on rugby's last taboo: concussion.
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Ex-Goldman Olympics Boss Tackles Terror to Toilets

An in-depth profile in Bloomberg's flagship monthly magazine of former Goldman Sachs banker Paul Deighton, who successfully steered the London 2012 Olympics through recession and austerity.
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Qatar plays the ponies - in a big way

Success in thoroughbred racing is reflective of kingdom's rise in wealth and stature.
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About

Danielle Rossingh

My print, online and digital work has appeared in media outlets across the globe, from the New York Times to the BBC. I'm fluent in Dutch and English, speak passable German and rusty French. I'm available for freelance writing, copy editing and producing digital content.

I got my lucky break into journalism in 1996, when I did an internship at CNN International in London, I started out as an economics reporter at the biggest Dutch daily, De Telegraaf, in Amsterdam in 1997. In 2002, I moved to London to join the BBC, where I worked on BBC Radio Five Live's Wake Up to Money and Financial World Tonight programmes and BBC News Online.

I moved to the Daily Telegraph's business desk in 2003, where I covered mining, support services and leisure and also did a stint editing the paper's City Diary. I joined Bloomberg News in 2005, covering commodity and financial markets, including the gold, platinum and diamond sectors for the first three years, followed by Olympic sports and sports business. I was Bloomberg's chief tennis writer from 2008 until September 2015.

When I'm not working, I love spending time with my toddler on the beach. I'm also a tennis, horse-riding and skiing fanatic, and have competed in five London Triathlons.

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Skills

  • Online journalism
  • Social media
  • Business journalism
  • Writing
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Copy editing
  • Storytelling
  • Sports writing
  • Web content production
  • Interviewing
  • Translation