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  1. Tennis - Sloane Stephens is an example of what winning too early ...

    Sandra Harwitt

    Winning at a young age draws a lot of attention, but, as Sloane Stephens has found out, it comes at a price.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  2. Australian Open - Rafael Nadal feeling healthy and fresh early in...

    Sandra Harwitt

    A scaled-back offseason that included knee treatments has Rafael Nadal feeling healthy and fresh as the Australian Open gets underway, writes Sandra Harwitt.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2014
  3. Australian Open - How will big-name coaches mesh with current sta...

    Sandra Harwitt

    It's fair to wonder whether the newest big-name coaches on tour will bring their charges the same success Ivan Lendl brought for Andy Murray, writes Sandra Harwitt.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  4. Australian Open - All eyes are on Andy Murray's surgically repair...

    Sandra Harwitt

    How Andy Murray fares as the 2014 season begins is all about how his surgically repaired back holds up, writes Sandra Harwitt.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  5. Tennis - Andy Roddick in search of normalcy

    Sandra Harwitt

    For the first time in 15 years, Andy Roddick isn't spending Christmas getting ready for the Australian Open, and he kind of likes it that way, Sandra Harwitt writes.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2012
  6. Jessica Korda comes up aces on LPGA Tour

    Sandra Harwitt

    Jessica Korda was born to be a tennis player. Her dad, Petr Korda, a spiky-haired Czech nicknamed "Woodstock" after the Peanuts character, was the 1998 Australian Open champion and was ranked as high as No. 2 in the world. Her mom, Regina Rajc...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  7. Taylor Townsend has high hopes for Paris

    Sandra Harwitt

    PARIS -- When Taylor Townsend started the year, she was a fresh-faced 15-year-old ranked No. 25 in the ITF's world junior rankings. Less than five months later, Townsend is still fresh-faced, but now 16. And as the No. 1 junior girl in the world, ...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  8. Confidence keys Victoria Azarenka's 17-match win streak

    Sandra Harwitt

    Victoria Azarenka is coming off of three straight tournament victories this year, and five consecutive final appearances with four titles dating back to last season.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2012
  9. Tennis: How will Victoria Azarenka handle being No. 1?

    Sandra Harwitt

    The real challenge ahead in keeping the top ranking will be how well Victoria Azarenka defends upcoming tournament points from last year in the next few months.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2012
  10. Tennis - What awaits American tennis?

    Sandra Harwitt

    You've probably heard by now, but the Yanks were shut out from the second week of the Australian Open. So what can they do to regroup?

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Taylor Townsend takes two Aussie trophies

    Sandra Harwitt

    MELBOURNE, Australia -- American teen Taylor Townsend found that Australia is her kind of place. Except, that is, for one aspect of life that the newly minted Australian Open champion hasn't found quite palatable. "It's nasty," she said, of Vegem...

    Blog | January 28, 2012
  13. Taylor Townsend rolls into Aussie final

    Sandra Harwitt

    MELBOURNE, Australia -- Taylor Townsend had a busy day at the Australian Open on Friday. The first assignment for the 15-year-old was competing in the junior girls' semifinals, where she defeated fellow American Krista Hardebeck 7-6 (3), 6-4 to mo...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  14. 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
  15. Taylor Townsend rising up the rankings

    Sandra Harwitt

    When she was 14, Taylor Townsend's life wasn't really all that different from that of any other high school freshman. With a mix of anxiety and excitement, she was just settling in at Charles Drew (Riverdale, Ga.), where her father, Gary, is the prin...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  16. Wimbledon -- All in the Williams family

    Sandra Harwitt

    Venus and Serena are finally healthy enough to take to the court again, and as usual, Mom, Dad and sis are right there with them.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2011