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  1. espnW -- Adjusting to Wimbledon grass not as challenging as it on...

    Melissa Isaacson

    The era of specialists is over, and now tennis players must master all three surfaces to thrive on tour. Some, though, still have a lot to learn when it comes to the grass courts of Wimbledon.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2014
  2. espnW -- Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova could meet in Wimbledon...

    Jane McManus

    Can you say ouch? Five-time champion Serena Williams shares a quarterfinal bracket with French Open winner Maria Sharapova and French Open semifinalists Andrea Petkovic and Eugenie Bouchard.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2014
  3. espnW -- Can Serena Williams rebound at 2014 Wimbledon

    Melissa Isaacson

    As Serena Williams tries to bounce back at Wimbledon following two straight subpar major tournaments, could it be that the best player of her generation is finally starting to slip a little?

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2014
  4. espnW -- Taylor Townsend impressing Andy Murray, Chris Evert, Zin...

    Jim Caple

    Taylor Townsend has impressed even the likes of Andy Murray during her run to the third round at the French Open. Up next for the young American is Carla Suarez Navarro.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  5. espnW -- Ana Ivanovic, 2008 French Open champion, recaptures magi...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Ana Ivanovic put too much pressure on herself after winning the 2008 French Open, but she's aiming for the top 10 again with a new coaching team and a fresh approach.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2014
  6. Chris Evert's heyday on clay

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    On this day in 1979, Chris Evert's 125-match winning streak on clay was broken with a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (4) loss to Tracy Austin in the semifinals of the Italian Open. Her remarkable run began in August of 1973 and included two French Open titles during ...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  7. espnW -- Ahead of UConn and Notre Dame's hotly anticipated meetin...

    As we await the clash of unbeatens when UConn and Notre Dame take the court in the NCAA national championship game Tuesday, we look back at some of the most anticipated women's sporting events in history.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  8. espnW -- Influential women and moments in sports history

    In honor of Women's History Month, we highlight some of the most influential women and moments in sports history.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | February 28, 2014
  9. espnW -- Legendary Rivalries in Women's Sports History

    The plot only thickened after the latest chapter in the USA-Canada women's hockey rivalry, a 3-2 overtime win for Canada in the gold-medal game of the Sochi Olympics. In honor of their showdown, we look at some great rivalries in women's sports history.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  10. espnW -- Gigi Fernandez reflects on trailblazing career after bei...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Gigi Fernandez was a little girl on a small island with big dreams of playing tennis at a time when she had no Hispanic female athletes to look up to. Voted the 10th-most influential Hispanic sportswoman, Fernandez reflects on her trailblazing career.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  11. espnW -- Sports personalities recall where they were for 'Battle ...

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    From Chris Evert to Delia Ephron to Bud Collins, here are first-person accounts of "where they were" during the historic "Battle of the Sexes" match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  12. Last hurrah for Chris Evert

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    On this day in 1989, Chris Evert won her 101st and final singles match at the US Open, beating Monica Seles 6-0, 6-2 in the fourth round. Evert would fall to Zina Garrison, 7-6 (1), 6-2, in the quarterfinal, ending one of the best US Open careers in ...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  13. espnW -- Expect more from an ageless Serena Williams

    Jim Caple

    At 31, Serena Williams has elevated her game to a new level, vanquishing all comers on all surfaces. And her journey isn't over.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2013
  14. Tracing roots of world's most famous arena

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    "The world's most famous arena" received its official name on this date in 1879, when owner William Kissam Vanderbilt dubbed his roofless building Madison Square Garden. At the time, the property, which hosted dog shows and boxing matches, was locate...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  15. A month away from France's red clay

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    One month from today, on May 26, the French Open opens at Roland Garros. The tournament dates back to 1891, and the first women's singles champion was crowned in 1897 when Adine Masson won the trophy. In the Open Era, Chris Evert has won the most tit...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  16. Martina Navratilova's titles title quite safe

    Lizzie Haldane

    On Jan. 14, 1985, Martina Navratilova won her 100th tournament, becoming the second woman -- after Chris Evert -- to accomplish the feat. Navratilova concluded her record-breaking career with 167 singles titles; Evert piled up 157 trophies. The only ...

    Blog | January 14, 2013