Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka won their first-round matches in dramatic, straight sets, but the real action was in their news conferences afterward.
It's performances like the one she had Wednesday that prove Venus Williams is very much a viable player, writes Greg Garber.
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.
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.
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.
Coach Paul Annacone is hoping to have the supremely talented but inconsistent Sloane Stephens dialed in for a long French Open run.
Li Na almost gave up tennis six months ago. Good thing she decided to stick it out.
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.
The talks of the town in Paris are Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, but the lack of spotlight doesn't bother Victoria Azarenka.
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.
Victoria Azarenka did not play or act like a world No. 1 in Paris. And that's going to be a problem moving forward.
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.
Alisa Kleybanova pulled out a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Johanna Larson.
The world No. 1 had no trouble on court, but did not want to discuss the identity of her now coach.
Serena Williams, who cruised through her first-round match Tuesday night, is a more sympathetic figure since returning from her long layoff.
Christina McHale outlasted Aleksandra Wozniak in 2 1/2 hours Monday night to advance at the U.S. Open. Here's McHale's take on the match.