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  1. Australian Open - Reversal of fortune for Rafael Nadal

    Sandra Harwitt

    You win some; you lose some. No one knows that better than Rafael Nadal, who now has been on both sides of unforgettable major marathons.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2012
  2. Australian Open - Novak Djokovic guts out five-set thriller versu...

    Sandra Harwitt

    You never know when an unforgettable moment might strike. It did in Novak Djokovic's spectacular five-set win over Andy Murray in the Australian Open semifinals.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2012
  3. Sandra Harwitt: Will Rafael Nadal end up with the record?

    Sandra Harwitt

    Rafael Nadal could have surrendered, but he didn't. After an amazing display Down Under, perhaps it's this physical freak who will wind up with the Grand Slam record.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2009
  4. Sandra Harwitt: Seething temperatures wreaking havoc

    Sandra Harwitt

    Melbourne Park, with seething temperatures not felt in a century, is like walking into a thermostatic buzz saw. And without the proper physical and metal preparation, consider yourself baked.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2009
  5. Sandra Harwitt: Serena closes door on Kuznetsova

    Sandra Harwitt

    Serena Williams was wilting away under the stifling heat, and it was the critical decision to close the roof on Rod Laver Arena that changed her fortunes and propelled her into the Australian Open semifinals.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2009
  6. Williams sisters have eyes set on doubles title

    Sandra Harwitt

    The friendly logistical confines of the Australian Open bode well for the Williams sisters. Along with her singles title pursuit, Serena is tag-teaming with Venus in quest of yet another doubles championship.

    SpecialFeature | January 27, 2009
  7. Sandra Harwitt: Women's quarterfinal preview

    Sandra Harwitt

    Serena Williams is the ostensible favorite to win the Australian Open after a bevy of upsets to the top seeds. But if her current form is any indication, an upset could be brewing.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2009
  8. Sandra Harwitt: Jelena Jankovic jettisoned at Aussie Open

    Sandra Harwitt

    Jelena Jankovic was overmatched Sunday in Australia by Marion Bartoli. The Serb failed to achieve her first Grand Slam title and might lose her No. 1 ranking, to boot.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2009
  9. Sandra Harwitt: Game on for Serena Williams Down Under

    Sandra Harwitt

    Moonlighting in the Hollywood scene often detracts from success in professional athletics. But Serena Williams understands exactly what her priorities are.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2009
  10. Don't bet against Rafa on hard courts

    Sandra Harwitt

    What's left for Rafael Nadal to conquer after a miraculous 2008 season? The steely Spaniard is still devoid of a hard-court major title, but don't bet against him Down Under.

    SpecialFeature | January 23, 2009
  11. Venus fails to go for the jugular in second-round loss

    Sandra Harwitt

    Venus Williams was far too passive on the court, leading to her stunning loss in Australia. But it was her palpable indifference afterward that might be the most disappointing.

    SpecialFeature | January 22, 2009
  12. Obvious challenges waiting in the wings for Helfant

    Sandra Harwitt

    There are obvious challenges waiting for new ATP executive chairman and president Adam Helfant. Sandra Harwitt outlines five salient issues he must tackle to help tennis reach its potential.

    SpecialFeature | January 21, 2009
  13. Serena ecstatic about inauguration day

    Sandra Harwitt

    Serena Williams took the focus off her racket to recognize the historic importance that Barack Obama's inauguration has on all cultures.

    SpecialFeature | January 20, 2009
  14. Serbia stands proud and powerful

    Sandra Harwitt

    With little Serbian tennis tradition before them, Novak Djokovic, Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic are shaping the tours' paradigm.

    SpecialFeature | January 19, 2009
  15. Safina leading the Russian charge on the WTA Tour

    Sandra Harwitt

    In the topsy-turvy world of women's tennis, the emergence of Dinara Safina has been welcomed with open arms. But she's just one piece of a stalwart Russian regime which has quietly dominated the tour all season long.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 23, 2008