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  1. espnW -- Should we expect more from Maria Sharapova?

    Jim Caple

    Maria Sharapova has accomplished more than most players could ever dream, but 10 years into her career, has she underachieved?

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2014
  2. French Open - Mike and Bob Bryan closing in on 100 career titles

    Greg Garber

    Bob and Mike Bryan, the most prolific doubles team in history, have taken tennis to a level few could fathom.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2014
  3. espnW -- Arantxa Sánchez Vicario honored to be named eighth-most ...

    Gonzalo Aguirregomezcorta

    Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, voted the eighth-most influential Hispanic female athlete of all time, showed she'd be a force in tennis by beating Steffi Graf to win the French Open at 17.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2013
  4. Saluting a pair of pioneers

    espnW

    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
  5. Birthday flashback: Steffi Graf

    Lizzie Haldane

    Only one person has ever won the Golden Slam in a single calendar year -- and that is birthday girl Steffi Graf. Today, she celebrates her 44th, but 25 years ago, in 1988, she was busy hoisting up trophies at the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbled...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  6. French Open - Haas' fortunes turn for the better

    Greg Garber

    At age 35, Tommy Haas' run into the French Open quarterfinals has been the feel-good story at Roland Garros, just don't tell that to Mikhail Youzny, Greg Garber writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2013
  7. French Open - Beating Rafael Nadal on clay the hardest thing to d...

    Matt Wilansky

    The panic across tennis circles every time Rafael Nadal drops a set at the French Open only validates his untouchable accomplishments.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  8. Rafael Nadal drops out of Cincinnati with bad knee

    Rafael Nadal dropped out of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday because of a knee problem that also forced him to miss the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  9. Olympics 2012 -- Sania Mirza blasts Indian tennis officials over ...

    India's top female tennis player, Sania Mirza, blasted the national federation for using her to resolve a dispute over team selection for the Olympics

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2012
  10. 2012 Olympics -- Rafael Nadal to lead Spain's tennis team at Lond...

    Reigning Olympic gold medalist Rafael Nadal will lead Spain's tennis team at the London Games.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2012
  11. 2012 French Open -- Varvara Lepchenko falls but likely gains Olym...

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    Varvara Lepchenko, the last American woman standing, is ousted on a chilly day in Paris but likely attains her Olympic dream.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2012
  12. French Open - Last call to make U.S. women's Olympic team

    Kamakshi Tandon

    Venus? Lepchenko? Stephens? Yep, the American women's battle for the Olympics is reaching its climax.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2012
  13. 2012 French Open -- Unlikely American trio in French Open third r...

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    Going into the third round, a trio of young American women remains standing at Roland Garros. But they may not be who you would expect.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2012
  14. Azarenka's coach pleased with Round 2

    Ravi Ubha

    PARIS -- Tennis coach Sam Sumyk's Wednesday at the French Open was a lot less stressful than his Monday. His pupil, world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, sailed past German Dinah Pfizenmaier 6-1, 6-1 in less than an hour to land in the third round. In...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  15. 2012 French Open -- Williams sisters' aura has dimmed

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    Age and health problems have knocked Venus and Serena Williams from the top of the tennis world. Let's appreciate their final years.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2012
  16. French Open -- Venus Williams' daily battle

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    Venus Williams has learned to live with Sjogren's syndrome. And now she's slowly learning how to win with it.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2012