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  1. 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
  2. French Open - Revenge fuels Serena Williams

    Greg Garber

    A year ago, Serena Williams played the most disappointing major of her career -- one that she's hell bent on avenging.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  3. French Open - Rafael Nadal scare a wake-up call?

    Greg Garber

    Hard to imagine, but Rafael Nadal looked quite mortal in his first-round French Open match.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2013
  4. French Open - Andy Murray is back and better

    Greg Garber

    We didn't think Andy Murray was going to survive the first round, never mind reach the quarterfinals.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2012
  5. Serena Williams slowly coming around - Wimbledon

    Greg Garber

    It was a struggle, but Serena Williams' championship beast finally resurfaced.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2011
  6. U.S.Open: Novk Djokovic conquers the heavy conditions -- barely

    Greg Garber

    We know Novak Djokovic fares poorly in the heat. Somehow, he summoned the strength to survive in five.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2010
  7. 2010 Wimbledon: John Isner's run ends, but legend still grows

    Greg Garber

    After his historic performance, John Isner's body, and ultimately his serve, broke down in a spiritless Round 2 drubbing.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2010
  8. 2010 French Open: How many matches will the Americans win in Pari...

    Greg Garber

    We asked you how many total matches the Americans would win in Paris. Your answers? Let's just say they were as vast as the ocean.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2010
  9. Safina impossibly comes through again

    Greg Garber

    If you're looking for dramatics, look no further than Dinara Safina, who staved off match points in each of her last two matches. The 13th-seeded Russian will clash with compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova in the French Open semifinals on Thursday.

    SpecialFeature | June 04, 2008
  10. Is there a right time to turn pro?

    Greg Garber

    American John Isner and Donald Young both won their first career Grand Slam matches in the first round of the U.S. Open. But they took very different paths to get here, writes Greg Garber.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2007
  11. Venus, like Serena, wins after sluggish start

    Greg Garber

    Richard Williams said his daughter Venus might very well win Wimbledon this year. On Tuesday, the three-time champion almost exited London after the first round.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2007
  12. Ancic: the last man to beat Federer

    Greg Garber

    Mario Ancic is the last player to beat Roger Federer on grass. On Wednesday, the Croatian hopes that history will repeat itself.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2006
  13. Roddick just needs to play like Roddick

    Greg Garber

    Andy Roddick had a tough first-round match, but won in four sets. The top-seeded American can succeed by playing the game that once took him to the top of tennis, Greg Garber writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2006
  14. Grass is always greener for Roddick

    Greg Garber

    Early exits and an injury highlighted the first half of Andy Roddick's 2006 season. However, this is the time of year the American looks forward to the most -- and he has the results to prove it, writes Greg Garber.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2006
  15. Quest for the 'Roger Slam' begins

    Greg Garber

    Rafael Nadal is the overwhelming favorite to win the French Open, but Greg Garber writes about the history that will be made if Roger Federer walks away with the title.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2006
  16. Mojo this: Muller upset ranks right up there

    Greg Garber

    Andy Roddick has been money in the U.S. Open. Not any more. Not after Gilles Muller's upset victory Tuesday night.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2005