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  1. French Open: Who can foil the Rafael Nadal party?

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The French Open can be a veritable Who's Who of tennis. So who are these three jesters alongside King Rafa in the semifinals?

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2010
  2. Wayne Odesnik non-ruling fails to safeguard the greater good

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Tennis officials should have explored all avenues to punish Wayne Odesnik -- or at least keep him off the court -- during and immediately following his criminal case for transporting HGH. Instead, they did nothing -- and failed the sport.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2010
  3. Wayne Odesnik mum on guilty plea for HGH smuggling

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Wayne Odesnik, who pleaded guilty to transporting human growth hormone into Australia earlier this year, won his first match at the U.S. Clay Court Championships, then said he wouldn't make a formal statement about the case until Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2010
  4. Tennis: John Isner now among the feared

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Remember when John Isner was regarded as little more than a novelty act? Well, beware, fellow players, his fierce drive and mental fortitude are a lethal combination.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2010
  5. State of the Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The past couple of years have been a riveting, emotional tug-of-war between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. So what's in store for New York?

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2009
  6. Bonnie D. Ford: The story behind the man who took down Rafael Nad...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    If anyone had the gumption to stand in Rafael Nadal's face and mentally challenge him, it was the contentious Robin Soderling. And that's exactly what the Swede did.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2009
  7. Bonnie D. Ford: Q&A with Chris Evert

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Does Roger Federer need to hit the gym? And why is the WTA desperate for Maria Sharapova to return? Bonnie D. Ford sits down with Chris Evert to answer these queries.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2009
  8. Evert: Federer's desire has to be greater than ever to succeed

    Bonnie D. Ford

    From the re-emergence of Serena Williams to the much-maligned struggles of Roger Federer, 18-time Grand Slam winner Chris Evert -- in an exclusive interview -- shares her thoughts on the salient topics headlining this season.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2008
  9. Querrey's unexpected confidence on clay burgeoning

    Bonnie D. Ford

    An American ready to dig in and tackle the clay-court season? This can't be. It most certainly is, though, after Sam Querrey's startling win over Richard Gasquet in Monte Carlo to reach the quarterfinals.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2008
  10. Sign of progress for Americans in France

    Bonnie D. Ford

    It was likely to end at some point. After Robby Ginepri and the Bryan Brothers were ousted from the French Open, the Americans' stay in Paris officially ended. But after a dismal showing in 2007, there's much to look forward to.

    SpecialFeature | June 02, 2008
  11. Davis Cup competition brings out very best in Bryan brothers

    Bonnie D. Ford

    From the outset, the Bryan brothers have simply dominated Davis Cup competition. Whether on the road, home, clay or hard courts, the siblings have compiled win after win. And with one more against France, the Bryans will reach a new standard.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2008