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  1. espnW -- Hall of Fame a reality for Davenport

    Jane McManus

    Lindsay Davenport never thought the Hall of Fame was a reality. Funny how things work out.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2014
  2. espnW -- Serena Williams primed for true Grand Slam year starting...

    Jane McManus

    Steffi Graf has done it. So hasn't Margaret Court and Maureen Connolly. Serena Williams is primed to join their company as the winner of a true Grand Slam this year, but it all starts with getting past Victoria Azarenka in the Australian Open.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  3. espnW -- Further evidence of Venus and Serena Williams' influence...

    Jane McManus

    It's no secret Venus and Serena Williams have changed the game of tennis. But 2014 will show further evidence of their influence on the court, as an even more diverse group of American women hits the pros.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  4. espnW -- Serena Williams runs away with WTA year-end awards

    Jane McManus

    We can say it enough: What Serena Williams did in 2013 defied all odds -- even by her own standards.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2013
  5. espnW -- Serena Williams on top of her game, and our Impact 10 li...

    Jane McManus

    From her record earnings to her two Grand Slam titles, Serena Williams continued to dominate her sport at a time in her career when most athletes would be entering their swan songs.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2013
  6. espnW -- Recapping the 2013 women's Grand Slam season

    Jane McManus

    Sloane Stephens' breakthrough, Maria Sharapova's breakdown and Serena Williams' dominance highlighted the 2013 Grand Slam events.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2013
  7. 2013 US Open -- Victoria Azarenka good enough to reach final

    Jane McManus

    It's not always pretty for Victoria Azarenka, but this much we know: She has the mettle to win the title.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  8. 2013 US Open -- Women's tennis elite now older and wiser

    Jane McManus

    It used to be teen queens like Martina Hingis winning Grand Slams. Not anymore. Three of the four US Open women's semifinalists are over the age of 30 due in large part to more comprehensive fitness and nutritional plans

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  9. 2013 US Open -- Flavia Pennetta breaks through

    Jane McManus

    In an all-Italian matchup, unseeded Flavia Pennetta defeated former roommate and good friend Roberta Vinci at the US Open to reach her first Grand Slam semifinal.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  10. 2013 US Open -- Sluggish Victoria Azarenka into quarterfinals

    Jane McManus

    Second-seeded Victoria Azarenka claimed the final spot in the quarterfinals with a three-set win over Ana Ivanovic, but Azarenka again wasn't up to her usual standards.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  11. 2013 US Open -- American wildcard Alison Riske sees US Open run e...

    Jane McManus

    Alison Riske, ranked 81st coming into the Open, should approach the top 60 from these results. That will open the door to enter several tournaments without having to play qualifiers.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2013
  12. 2013 US Open -- Despite loss to Serena Williams, Sloane Stephens ...

    Jane McManus

    When asked what Sloane Stephens needs to work on to reach the next level, Serena Williams responded that Stephens already is there.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2013
  13. 2013 US Open -- No. 2 Victoria Azarenka drops a set, but wins aga...

    Jane McManus

    No. 2 seed Victoria Azarenka was somewhat rattled after dropping the first set to No. 26 Alize Cornet, but thrived under the pressure to take the match.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2013
  14. 2013 US Open -- Top-ranked Serena Williams, No. 15 Sloane Stephen...

    Jane McManus

    Sunday's fourth-round match will be the first meeting between the two Americans since Sloane Stephens upset her "mentor," Serena Williams, at the Australian Open.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2013
  15. 2013 US Open -- Handicapping the field of young American women st...

    Jane McManus

    There are many talented 23-and-under American women emerging this year. Some are rising fast through the ranks while others might already be fading. We handicap the field.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  16. 2013 US Open -- No. 4 seed Sara Errani lays psyche bare

    Jane McManus

    Sara Errani was frank in admitting that she couldn't handle the pressure of being the US Open's No. 4 seed during a second-round loss to Flavia Pennetta.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2013