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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. espnW -- Andy Murray breaks the mold by hiring Amelie Mauresmo as...

    Jim Caple

    Men have been coaching prominent women's sports for decades. So why was it so gasp worthy when Andy Murray hired former top-ranked player Ameile Mauresmo as his coach? Because it's precedent setting. And frankly it's about time.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2014
  3. espnW -- French Open serves up delectable final between Maria Sha...

    Jim Caple

    Like a fine cognac that gets better with age, so did the French Open as the women's matches played out concluding with a piece de resistance final between Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep with the more seasoned of the two emerging victorious.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2014
  4. espnW -- Simona Halep starring in sensational story at 2014 Frenc...

    Jim Caple

    As she prepares to face Maria Sharapova in the French Open final, it's time to forget about Simona Halep's breast reduction surgery from five years ago and focus on this: At 22, she's become one of the best players in the world.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2014
  5. French Open -- Maria Sharapova rallies for three-set win over Eug...

    Jim Caple

    Maria Sharapova fought back after dropping the first set for the third straight match and defeated Eugenie Bouchard to reach her third consecutive French Open final, where she'll face Simona Halep.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2014
  6. espnW -- Andrea Petkovic continues comeback story with win over S...

    Jim Caple

    After injuries caused her to consider a career in politics or even journalism, Andrea Petkovic is writing a comeback story that has landed her in the semifinals of the French Open with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Sara Errani.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  7. espnW -- Eugenie Bouchard keeping her composure heading into semi...

    Jim Caple

    Eugenie Bouchard posed for photos with Maria Sharapova as a child, but the now 20-year-old is hardly dazzled as she prepares to face the four-time Grand Slam champion in Thursday's French Open semifinal.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  8. French Open -- The sobering reality of tennis costs

    Jim Caple

    On the surface, tennis seems like a lucrative sport. But for the non-elite, costs can become exorbitant, to the extent that some players have to make some tough choices, writes Jim Caple.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  9. espnW -- Maria Sharapova ends amazing, youthful run of Garbine Mu...

    Jim Caple

    Maria Sharapova held off another upset bid from upstart Garbine Muguruza in a three-set battle to set up a semifinal meeting with 20-year-old Eugenie Bouchard at the French Open.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2014
  10. espnW -- More mature Simona Halep ousts Sloane Stephens in round ...

    Jim Caple

    The U.S. is done at the French Open as Sloane Stephens was unable to match Simona Halep's experience and focus in a 6-4, 6-3 fourth-round loss.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2014
  11. espnW -- Sloane Stephens continues to bring it in Grand Slams as ...

    Jim Caple

    Sloane Stephens doesn't know why she routinely goes further in Grand Slams than in lesser tournaments. But reaching the fourth round in the past six majors means the media won't stop pestering her about it.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2014
  12. espnW -- Jim Caple: In Grand Slam tennis news conferences, anythi...

    Jim Caple

    Tennis news conference questions aren't limited to the competition that just transpired. Novak Djokovic's questions after French Open victories this week included floods in the Balkans, the World Cup, where he does his laundry and his gluten-free diet.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2014
  13. espnW -- Taylor Townsend falls in third round of French Open, hop...

    Jim Caple

    After her head-turning run at the French Open ended in the third round, 18-year-old American Taylor Townsend is hoping to put some of the lessons she learned into play on the grass courts at Wimbledon.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2014
  14. espnW -- Taylor Townsend impressing Andy Murray, Chris Evert, Zin...

    Jim Caple

    Taylor Townsend has impressed even the likes of Andy Murray during her run to the third round at the French Open. Up next for the young American is Carla Suarez Navarro.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  15. espnW -- Sloane Stephens showing her typical Slam form at French ...

    Jim Caple

    Sloane Stephens, the top American remaining at the French Open, has settled in for a businesslike stay at Roland Garros, Jim Caple writes.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  16. espnW -- Taylor Townsend advances to third round at French Open

    Jim Caple

    Playing in her first main draw at a Grand Slam against the No. 1 French player in front of a loud French Open crowd, 18-year-old American Taylor Townsend finds a way to advance to the third round.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2014