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  1. espnW -- 10 questions for Serena Williams following Wimbledon dou...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Ball's in your court, Serena Williams. Before the world No. 1 takes the court next week for the first time since her bizarre withdrawal from a Wimbledon doubles match, we have 10 questions we need answered.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  2. espnW -- Tornado Black shows off remarkable game to go with memor...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Tornado Black has a memorable name to go with her remarkable game. And that's just how Gayal Black, the mom of the up-and-coming tennis player, wanted it.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2013
  3. 2013 US Open -- Serena Williams battles wind, Victoria Azarenka f...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Top-ranked Serena Williams is the US Open champion again because she finally prevailed over No. 2 Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7(6), 6-1 in the longest women's championship (2 hours, 45 minutes) since 1980.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2013
  4. 2013 US Open -- Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka have a mutu...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Top-seeded Serena Williams and No. 2 Victoria Azarenka have been the last ones in the locker room after reaching the finals in tournament after tournament this year. Something funny happened along the way. These fierce competitors became friends.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2013
  5. 2013 US Open -- It's Not Serena Williams Fault She's So Good

    Melissa Isaacson

    Is Serena Williams just so much better than the field that it's become a detriment to fans? Women's tennis needs Victoria Azarenka to bring her A-game on Sunday and make this final competitive.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2013
  6. 2013 US Open -- Serena Williams defeats Li Na, earns US Open fina...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Serena Williams finally lost a few games -- in the second set -- but was hardly threatened in her straight-sets semifinal victory against Li Na.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  7. 2013 US Open -- Final berth not a given for top seeds Serena Will...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Things look to be setting up nicely for No. 1 seed Serena Williams to battle No. 2 seed Victoria Azarenka for the US Open title. Not so fast. They'll have to get through two highly motivated opponents in Li Na and Flavia Pennetta first.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2013
  8. 2013 US Open -- From the players'mouths to your eyes

    Melissa Isaacson

    Meet the women with the fastest fingers in the world. We're talking about the tennis stenographers, of course, and boy do they have a tough job.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  9. 2013 US Open -- Victoria Azarenka giddy after advancing to the US...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Maybe it has something to do with her LMFAO musician boyfriend Redfoo, but second-seeded Victoria Azarenka was quite literally dancing on the court after sailing past Daniela Hantuchova 6-2, 6-3 to reach the US Open semifinal.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  10. 2013 US Open -- In professional tennis, playing in pain is just p...

    Melissa Isaacson

    In professional tennis, paychecks are dependent on playing matches, injured or not.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  11. 2013 US Open -- Serena Williams blows away Carla Suarez Navarro, ...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Serena Williams didn't drop a game in blowing away Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in Tuesday night's quarterfinal.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  12. 2013 US Open -- Alison Riske's future now looking bright

    Melissa Isaacson

    There were plenty of unsettling moments in Alison Riske's development. But now, it's finally coming together.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2013
  13. 2013 US Open -- Focused Serena Williams beats Sloane Stephens in ...

    Melissa Isaacson

    When the opportunities to close were there, Serena Williams was like the proverbial blood-sniffing shark, swallowing up Sloane Stephens in a 6-4, 6-1 victory.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2013
  14. 2013 US Open -- Young Americans Alison Riske and Christina McHale...

    Melissa Isaacson

    One advanced. The other fell. But young American bright spots Alison Riske and Christina McHale both proved their ability in their third-round matches Saturday and provided hope for the future of U.S. women's tennis.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2013
  15. 2013 US Open -- Sloane Stephens beats Jamie Hampton in battle of ...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Sloane Stephens reached the third round in the 2011 and 2012 US Open, the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2012, the Australian Open semifinals in January, the fourth round at the French Open and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon last month.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  16. espnW -- Remebering Arthur Ashe, a great athlete and a great man

    Melissa Isaacson

    It's been 20 years since the great Arthur Ashe passed away, but time cannot dull memories of a great athlete and, more importantly, a great man.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2013