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  1. 2013 Wimbledon -- Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova hold court

    Melissa Isaacson

    Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka won their first-round matches in dramatic, straight sets, but the real action was in their news conferences afterward.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  2. Why I always eat pancakes prematch

    Sloane Stephens

    It was an interesting first day of the U.S. Open, to say the least. I had a nice practice with my South African friend Chanelle Scheepers, then had a fun autograph session at the American Express Experience. As first-round matches got under way and I...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  3. Wimbledon - Venus will retire on her own terms

    Greg Garber

    It's performances like the one she had Wednesday that prove Venus Williams is very much a viable player, writes Greg Garber.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2014
  4. espnW -- Venus Williams wins first-round match at Wimbledon; five...

    Melissa Isaacson

    After battling to a three-set win in the first round at Wimbledon, five-time champion Venus Williams insisted she's not looking for any sympathy.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  5. French Open -- The sobering reality of tennis costs

    Jim Caple

    On the surface, tennis seems like a lucrative sport. But for the non-elite, costs can become exorbitant, to the extent that some players have to make some tough choices, writes Jim Caple.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  6. espnW -- Taylor Townsend falls in third round of French Open, hop...

    Jim Caple

    After her head-turning run at the French Open ended in the third round, 18-year-old American Taylor Townsend is hoping to put some of the lessons she learned into play on the grass courts at Wimbledon.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2014
  7. espnW -- Sloane Stephens wins first-round match at French Open, h...

    Jim Caple

    Coach Paul Annacone is hoping to have the supremely talented but inconsistent Sloane Stephens dialed in for a long French Open run.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  8. espnW -- Li Na simply deserved to win Australian Open

    Melissa Isaacson

    Li Na almost gave up tennis six months ago. Good thing she decided to stick it out.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 2013 French Open -- Victoria Azarenka playing in shadows in Paris...

    Jim Caple

    The talks of the town in Paris are Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, but the lack of spotlight doesn't bother Victoria Azarenka.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2013
  11. Not an easy win, but a win

    Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

    I've had one match so far at the French Open, and to be honest, it was a tough first round on Sunday. My opponent, Andrea Hlavackova, played aggressively from the very first point, and I give her a lot of credit for that. I didn't really expect that....

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  12. 2013 French Open -- Venus Williams ousted by Urszula Radwanska in...

    Jim Caple

    Venus Williams lost a marathon first-round match to Poland's Urszula Radwanska at the French Open, leaving questions about her ongoing back injury and her future in her wake.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2013
  13. 2012 French Open -- Better get your swagger back, Victoria Azaren...

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    Victoria Azarenka did not play or act like a world No. 1 in Paris. And that's going to be a problem moving forward.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2012
  14. 2012 French Open -- Victoria Azarenka finds fight to win, advance...

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    Victoria Azarenka didn't play her best match by a long shot, but she still found a way to collect herself and play her way into the second round despite 60 unforced errors on the day.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2012
  15. Sony Ericsson Open -- Alisa Kleybanova wins in first match back f...

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    Alisa Kleybanova pulled out a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Johanna Larson.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2012
  16. U.S. Open --Wozniacki breezes in first-round match

    Viv Bernstein

    The world No. 1 had no trouble on court, but did not want to discuss the identity of her now coach.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2011