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  1. 'Creating a competitive pit' goal of Evert academy

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Development and playing time, and not necessarily results, at the junior level are imperative in order to have success on the professional tours. But are today's junior players more concerned with wins and rankings?

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2007
  2. With three-peat complete, Nadal readies for Wimbledon

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Federer and Nadal have combined to win the last nine Grand Slams. Is history going to continue to repeat itself in years to come, or is Nadal's game evolving to the point where he will be even more dangerous at the other majors?

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2007
  3. Rafa getting stronger as French reaches final

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Rafa and Roger will meet for the second straight year in the French Open final; however, while Federer battled for three hours on Friday, Nadal got better as his match went longer.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2007
  4. Ivanovic working on the complete package

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Nineteen-year-old Ana Ivanovic is a self-possessed woman who represents more than just a hungry, new nation on the tennis scene.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2007
  5. Sharapova never got gloves on in semifinal loss

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Maria Sharapova is often called one of the best fighters in the women's game. But against Ana Ivanovic, she never got the gloves on, writes Bonnie DeSimone.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2007
  6. Nadal venturing into new waters

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Barely into adulthood, Rafael Nadal has been pigeonholed as the best clay-court player in the world. Now he's two wins away from a third consecutive French Open crown.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2007
  7. Henin makes quick work of Serena in straight sets

    Bonnie DeSimone

    The much-anticipated quarterfinal match between Justine Henin and Serena Williams was a lopsided affair. Now Henin, the two-time defending champion, has a semifinal date with possibly the hottest player on tour.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2007
  8. Ranking returns slowly for Russian Andreev

    Bonnie DeSimone

    The fact that Igor Andreev is the only unseeded player in the men's quarterfinals should not come as a surprise to anyone. Just ask Andy Roddick.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2007
  9. Canas will run all day on (and off) the court

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Guillermo Canas won't ever yield a point on the tennis court. And, as Bonnie DeSimone writes, the 29-year-old Argentine has no plans of giving up in a different court in an attempt to "clean" his name.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2007
  10. Americans who enjoy getting down and dirty

    Bonnie DeSimone

    While American men annually struggle on the red clay at Roland Garros in the singles draw, the Bryan brothers manage to prosper on the terre battue.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2007
  11. Jankovic wears down Venus in another Grand Slam

    Bonnie DeSimone

    One of the most intriguing questions this season is whether Venus Williams is intent on measuring up to her former stature. Her enigmatic third-round loss to Jelena Jankovic at the French Open didn't provide much of an answer.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2007
  12. Trio of Serbian stars leading the charge

    Bonnie DeSimone

    It's a country that has endured more than a decade of war and economic turmoil. But suddenly, Serbia is germinating some of the best tennis players in the world.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2007
  13. Slow start for Serena nothing new

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Serena Williams has never lost in the first round of a Grand Slam event. And, as Bonnie DeSimone writes, Williams wasn't about to exit early at the French Open despite a very sluggish start.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2007
  14. Chris Evert owned Roland Garros like no other

    Bonnie DeSimone

    On the eve of the year's second Grand Slam, seven-time French Open champ Chris Evert discusses Federer's quest for history, the state of the women's game, and looks back on her own clay-court dominance during the 1970s.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2007
  15. Women's Q&A heading into Roland Garros

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Will Justine Henin win her fourth crown at Roland Garros? Is this the year France's own Amelie Mauresmo breaks through on the terre battue? Bonnie DeSimone answers those questions in her preview of the women's French Open.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2007
  16. Sporting Paris: French Open to All Fans

    Bonnie DeSimone

    French Open to fans of many major sporting events in 2007

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2007