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  1. Flashback: Steffi Graf's shutout

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    On this day in 1988, Steffi Graf won her second French Open title with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Natasha Zvereva. The match, which lasted all of 32 minutes, set the record for shortest women's singles title match at a Grand Slam in the Open Era. It also ma...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  2. Chris Evert's heyday on clay

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    On this day in 1979, Chris Evert's 125-match winning streak on clay was broken with a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (4) loss to Tracy Austin in the semifinals of the Italian Open. Her remarkable run began in August of 1973 and included two French Open titles during ...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  3. Happy Big 4-0, Monica Seles!

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    Happy birthday, Monica Seles! The nine-time Grand Slam singles champion turns 40 today. In 1990, when she was just 16, Seles became the youngest French Open winner, and she went on to win another seven major titles before her 20th birthday. She reach...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  4. Happy birthday, Ana Ivanovic!

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    Happy birthday to Ana Ivanovic, who turns 26 today. The 2008 French Open champion and former world No. 1 has been a staple on the WTA Tour since turning pro in 2003. The Serbian-born star has won 11 singles titles and has earned more than $10.7 milli...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  5. Salute to Italy's stars

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    To celebrate Columbus Day, we salute some of the great female athletes from Italy. We start with Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, who in 2012 became the first Italian duo to win a Grand Slam doubles title when they won the French Open. The No. 1 team i...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  6. Russia's major statement

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    On this day in 2004, 19-year-old Svetlana Kuznetsova won the US Open and became the third straight Russian woman to win a Grand Slam title. Earlier that year, Anastasia Myskina won the French Open and Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon. Kuznetsova, in fac...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  7. Triple trophies at Wimbledon

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    On this day in 1920, French tennis star Suzanne Lenglen became the first player to win three titles at Wimbledon in one year. She won the women's singles title by beating Dorothea Lambert-Chambers (a seven-time champion at Wimbledon) 6-3, 6-0 in the ...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  8. Saluting a pair of pioneers

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    Althea Gibson and Wilma Rudolph were part the first class elected into the Black Sports Hall of Fame when it was formed on this day in 1973. Gibson became the first black woman to win a Grand Slam singles tournament at the French Open in 1956, and sh...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  9. Only 15 days until Wimbledon

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    We close the book on the French Open today, but there is some good news. We're only 15 days from the start of Wimbledon, and we've got Americans defending their titles all over the All England Club. Serena Williams, who just won her 16th major at the...

    Blog | June 09, 2013
  10. Birthday boy and king of clay

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    What better place for Rafael Nadal to celebrate his 27th birthday than in Paris? Nadal, who is seeded third at Roland Garros this year, has won a record seven titles at the French Open. Even more impressive, Nadal is 55-1 on the red clay of Paris. Th...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  11. Victoria Azarenka going for rare double

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    Victoria Azarenka is looking to join a short list of women who have won the Australian Open and the French Open in the same year. In the Open Era, only four women have accomplished the feat, most recently in 2001 when Jennifer Capriati went back-to-b...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  12. espnW -- Jane McManus and Melissa Isaacson debate who will win t...

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    Serena Williams is on a hot streak. Victoria Azarenka owns the year's only major title. Will either of them come up victorious in France? Our writers debate.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  13. A month away from France's red clay

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    One month from today, on May 26, the French Open opens at Roland Garros. The tournament dates back to 1891, and the first women's singles champion was crowned in 1897 when Adine Masson won the trophy. In the Open Era, Chris Evert has won the most tit...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  14. W roundtable: From NCAA tournament, to French Open, to Indianapol...

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    The Super Bowl closed the book on the football season, so our writers weigh in on the sporting events they're most looking forward to this spring. From March Madness to big-time tennis, there's plenty of entertainment to be had.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2013
  15. W roundtable: Tiger's comeback win most surprising story this wee...

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    From Victoria Azarenka's upset to Tiger Woods' comeback and Cal's elimination at the WCWS, our writers weigh in with their picks for the biggest surprise of the weekend past.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2012
  16. W roundtable: Which big sporting event are you eyeing this week?

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    With the Stanley Cup finals, French Open and Women's College World Series taking to the air this week, we asked our writers to weigh in on what they'll be watching most closely.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2012