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  1. Happy Birthday, Sloane Stephens!

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    Happy 21st birthday, Sloane Stephens! Ranked No. 16 in the world, Stephens turned pro in 2009 and rose to mainstream prominence when she beat fellow American Serena Williams in the quarterfinals at the 2013 Australian Open. Since her breakthrough mom...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  2. Happy 25th, Agnieszka Radwanska

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    Happy Birthday, Agnieszka Radwanska! The No. 3 women's tennis player, known for her creative shot-making, turns 25 today. Born and raised in Poland, Radwanska played in her first WTA event in 2006 and has since won 13 WTA singles titles and two doubl...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  3. Happy Birthday, Li Na!

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    Happy birthday, Li Na! The reigning Australian Open champion turns 32 today. Ranked No. 2 in the world, Li joined the professional ranks in 1999 and became the first Chinese player to win a WTA title in 2004. She has won a total of nine WTA titles, i...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  4. Having a ball at Aussie Open

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    During your sleepless nights watching the Australian Open this week, you've probably noticed Wilson is the official ball supplier of the tournament. But did you know the Chicago-based company provides more than 48,000 balls to the tournament each yea...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  5. The Curse of Brisbane?

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    The 2014 tennis season is officially underway as the Brisbane International opened yesterday in Australia. The hard-court tournament is used by many of the WTA and ATP's top players as a warm-up for January's Australian Open. Serena Williams and Andy...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  6. Around the world in 80 days

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    We'll be going around the world in 80 days when the 2014 Australian Open begins on Jan. 13 in Melbourne. A year ago, the tournament went by the book when the top seeds took home the trophy in the men's singles and doubles and women's singles and doub...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  7. Flashback: Golden Graf

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    On this day in 1988, the Summer Olympics opened in Seoul, South Korea, and, for the first time since 1924, tennis would be played at the Games. A 19-year-old Steffi Graf stole the show. The West German, who already had won the Australian Open, French...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  8. Victoria Azarenka going for rare double

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    Victoria Azarenka is looking to join a short list of women who have won the Australian Open and the French Open in the same year. In the Open Era, only four women have accomplished the feat, most recently in 2001 when Jennifer Capriati went back-to-b...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  9. espnW -- Jane McManus and Melissa Isaacson debate who will win t...

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    Serena Williams is on a hot streak. Victoria Azarenka owns the year's only major title. Will either of them come up victorious in France? Our writers debate.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  10. W roundtable: Picking a champion for 2013 Australian Open

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    With Week 1 of the Australian Open in the books, Serena Williams still looks like the player to beat. But don't rule out Victoria Azarenka or Maria Sharapova, eitiher. Or how about a first-time Grand Slam winner?

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2013
  11. W roundtable: Serena Williams' out, so who's in?

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    Serena's loss opens up the Australian Open for the rest of the field. Sharapova? Wozniacki? Clijsters? Our columnists disagree on who will take advantage.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2012