She doesn't seem to fit the part, but somehow Maria Sharapova has made herself into the best women's clay-court player in the world, Greg Garber writes.
Despite hiccup in Charleston, world No. 1 Serena Williams is hoping to cruise through the clay season again, writes Greg Garber.
Rafael Nadal has mastered the dirt season for close to a decade, but it's his main rival, Novak Djokovic, who heads into Monte Carlo en fuego, writes Greg Garber.
What on earth allows Jack Sock to survive on a surface so many of his U.S. compatriots dislike so much?
See that photo of an exultant Rafael Nadal? If he's that good on hard courts, what's to stop him on clay?
Fresh off her Sony Open title, Serena Williams earned a little time on the beach. But that's not the kind of dirt she'll have to contend with in the next couple of months.
Put a little dirt on a tennis court and Rafael Nadal is an entirely different cat -- as he is proving for the umpteenth consecutive year.
Francesca Schiavone and Li Na aren't exactly kids anymore. But their youthful enthusiasm is a joy to watch.
The 124 pretenders have left the building, and we're down to the top four seeds. How fitting.
Roger Federer is who we thought he was. Sadly, so was Gael Monfils.
Congratulations are in order for Fabio Fognini, who not only reached his maiden major quarterfinal, but also earned a lifetime achievement award in drama.
Caroline Wozniacki is the latest of the legitimate contenders ousted in a span of 24 hours. Seriously, what's going on here?
Form and length go a long way in today's game. That lethal combination makes Petra Kvitova a daunting sight.
Francesca Schiavone engineered a season beyond her wildest dreams last year. And she insists there's more to come.
She's certainly not the most polarizing figure on tour, but Dominika Cibulkova won't soon be forgotten after dusting Maria Sharapova on the red dirt of Roland Garros.
Serena Williams emphatically advanced to the French Open quarterfinals. But don't bet your house on the 10-time Grand Slam winner's cruising to a title.