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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. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario rises to the top -espnW

    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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Flashback: Golden Graf

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    On this day in 1988, the Summer Olympics opened in Seoul, South Korea, and, for the first time since 1924, tennis would be played at the Games. A 19-year-old Steffi Graf stole the show. The West German, who already had won the Australian Open, French...

    Blog | September 17, 2013