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  1. US Open Won't Keep Us Waiting For Drama

    Susie Arth

    It doesn't get much better than first-round matches between Serena Williams and Taylor Townsend, Maria Sharapova and Maria Kirilenko, and Venus Williams and Kimiko Date-Krumm.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2014
  2. 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
  3. With gritted teeth, Victoria Azarenka advances to second round

    Jane McManus

    Nothing has been easy this year for two-time US Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka. Her first-round match at the US Open was no different.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2014
  4. Why Simona Halep And Other Top Seeds Are In Tight Spot At US Open...

    Jane McManus

    Second-seeded Simona Halep needed three sets to win her first-round match at the US Open. Ditto for Angelique Kerber, Venus Williams and Andrea Petkovic. Sometimes the early pressure is the most intense pressure.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014
  5. Match For The Aged: Venus Williams Tops Kimiko Date-Krumm At Open...

    Melissa Isaacson

    The 34-year-old Venus Williams beat the 43-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm in the first round at the US Open, in a match for the aged.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014
  6. espnW -- Venus Williams content with losing serving record to Sab...

    Jim Caple

    Sabine Lisicki broke Venus Williams' record for fastest recorded serve, but the American is focused on playing smarter -- not bigger, writes Jim Caple.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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