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  1. Tournament of Champions is losing credibility

    Peter Bodo

    By handing a wild card entry to a player who hasn't won a tournament this year based only on her hometown appeal, the WTA is shooting the year-end Tournament of Champions' credibility in the foot, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | October 12, 2012
  2. Why it's Li Na's time to win it all

    Peter Bodo

    PARIS -- This French Open has been a tournament full of surprises on the WTA side of the fence, perhaps none more so than the successful return of 30-year-old defending champion Francesca Schiavone to the trophy presentation round, as either winner o...

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  3. Don't count on these things at the U.S. Open

    Peter Bodo

    Any chump can make predictions in tennis with a reasonable chance of success. I mean, take the way I called a Francesca Schiavone versus Slammin' Sammy Stosur final in the French Open, with Schiavone going on to win her first Grand Slam title on...

    Blog | August 27, 2010
  4. Why won't any women step in to fill void?

    Peter Bodo

    The lives of Francesca Schiavone and Flavia Pennetta, the twin anchors of the overachieving Italian Fed Cup squad, have suddenly gotten a lot more complicated. Venus and Serena Williams have "made themselves available" for the final of the premier wo...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  5. At Wimbledon, what to do for an encore?

    Peter Bodo

    As we hurtle toward Wimbledon so soon after the French Open, you have to wonder: What could Wimbledon do for an encore, after those exceptional performances in Paris by Francesca Schiavone and Rafael Nadal? A rematch of the epic Battle of the Centur...

    Blog | June 11, 2010
  6. 2010 Wimbledon: In the wake of the French Open, what can tennis d...

    Peter Bodo

    As we hurtle toward Wimbledon so soon after the French Open, you have to wonder: What could Wimbledon do for an encore, after those exceptional performances in Paris by Francesca Schiavone and Rafael Nadal? A rematch of the epic Battle of the Centur...

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2010
  7. Forget Fed Cup? Careful who you tell it to

    Peter Bodo

    The first round of Fed Cup starts Saturday, and you can almost hear the collective groan going up in some places. Who cares about Fed Cup, right? Well, obviously Venus and Serena Williams don't care much about the event -- at least not any more. But...

    Blog | Conversation | February 05, 2010