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  1. Serena Williams Breaks Up WTA's Parity Party With US Open Win

    Melissa Isaacson

    The 18-time major champion isn't going anywhere, except maybe up. Here are six things to consider now that the 2014 Grand Slam season has come to a close.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  2. Why Another Wave Of Slams Could Be In Serena Williams' Future

    Melissa Isaacson

    After beating Caroline Wozniacki in the US Open final and matching Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 majors, Serena Williams is already dreaming of more.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2014
  3. 'Incredible Journey' For Martina Hingis Ends With Loss In Doubles...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Martina Hingis and Flavia Pennetta looked like they might run away with what would have been Hingis' 10th Grand Slam doubles titles and 16th major championship overall. But Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina rallied for the 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2014
  4. Legacies Are On The Line For Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki

    Melissa Isaacson

    For Serena Williams, a win in Sunday's US Open final would mean a place alongside legends Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 majors. For Caroline Wozniacki, a win would provide validation to her longtime reign as No. 1.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2014
  5. Why Officials Should Take Heat For Agonizing Ending For Peng Shua...

    Melissa Isaacson

    The situation was unfortunate for Peng Shuai, but the officials' reaction was unfair to Caroline Wozniacki. Somebody should have taken charge when a heat illness left Peng unable to finish her US Open semifinal.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  6. Number Of US Open Semifinalists Shivering Over Serena? Zero

    Melissa Isaacson

    The fear factor was once one of Serena Williams' biggest weapons, but Ekaterina Makarova has history, Caroline Wozniacki has familiarity, and Peng Shuai has -- simply -- a dream.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014
  7. US Open - Parents welcome USTA change after Patrick McEnroe resig...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Patrick McEnroe's tenure as head of player development for the USTA didn't come without its share of scrutiny, so perhaps a change will benefit all parties.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  8. Serena Williams Keeps Things Light, Advances to US Open Semis

    Melissa Isaacson

    It's no joke. A more relaxed Serena Williams is just two wins from her 18th major after rolling by Flavia Pennetta in the US Open quarterfinals.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  9. Ekaterina Makarova Enjoys Smashing Success in US Open Quarters

    Melissa Isaacson

    With an ailing and frustrated Victoria Azarenka on the other side of the net, the 17th-seeded Russian advances to her first Grand Slam semifinal.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  10. Confident Caroline Wozniacki Breezes Into US Open Semifinals

    Melissa Isaacson

    Playing a more aggressive style, former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki dropped just one game against Sara Errani, advanced to the US Open semifinals and took another step toward her first career Grand Slam title.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  11. The State of Women's Tennis Amid All These Upsets: Who Knows?

    Melissa Isaacson

    There will be eight different Grand Slam finalists this year, so women's tennis is as wide open as it's been in decades. History says someone will emerge to take over from Serena Williams, but who that will be isn't at all clear.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  12. Belinda Bencic Adopts Martina Hingis' Winning Formula At US Open

    Melissa Isaacson

    When 17-year-old Swiss star Belinda Bencic takes on Peng Shuai on Tuesday, she'll be the youngest US Open quarterfinalist since Martina Hingis in 1997. And did we mention she's coached by Hingis' mom?

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2014
  13. Serena Williams Blown Away By Her Third-Round US Open Win (Kiddin...

    Melissa Isaacson

    After a win in the wind over Varvara Lepchenko, two-time defending champion Serena Williams breaks out the sarcasm to describe her feelings about her US Open run.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2014
  14. Why Mirjana Lucic-Baroni Deserves 15 Years' Worth Of Cheers

    Melissa Isaacson

    Back in the Round of 16 at a major for the first time since 1999, the 32-year-old Mirjana Lucic-Baroni is appreciating tennis like never before as she heads into Sunday's US Open showdown against Sara Errani.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2014
  15. CiCi Bellis Has No Plans To Sit Still After US Open Loss

    Melissa Isaacson

    She became the talk of the tournament after her first-round upset, and now 15-year-old CiCi Bellis will go back to taking on players her own age in the juniors with more confidence and hunger than ever before.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2014
  16. No Doubles Trouble For Serena Williams, Comparatively Speaking

    Melissa Isaacson

    Serena Williams is "two" good as she breezes by Vania King in singles and then teams with Venus for the first time since the Wimbledon default and survives a three-set challenge.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2014