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  1. Everybody Suffers: A Pair of Painful Triumphs at the French Open

    Louisa Thomas

    The rivalry between Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic is the best in tennis right now, but sometimes a little part of me wants to wave the white flag and cry, "STOP!" The best of their matches have produced the most exquisite pleasure and pain:...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  2. The Crusader

    Louisa Thomas

    It has been easy to forget that Novak Djokovic is the best tennis player in the world. He finished 2013 on a 24-0 run. His record this year is 24-3; his winning percentage is the highest among players on the tour. He has won three titles this year...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  3. Match Striker: The Increasingly Unclassifiable, Increasingly Unst...

    Louisa Thomas

    Simona Halep used to walk onto the court and tell herself to win. Then she would try not to lose, with the predictable result that she often did. She was not totally unsuccessful. She had too much talent - she had won the French Open girls&...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  4. An American in Paris: Serena Williams's Dominance of Maria Sharap...

    Louisa Thomas

    Up a set in the women's final at Roland Garros, at 0-1 in the second, Serena Williams hit a hard serve down the T. Maria Sharapova whaled a backhand deep into the corner, the kind of return that only one of the best returners in the game can hit, the...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  5. Wimbledon's Golden Girl: Shvedova's Perfect Set

    Louisa Thomas

    Of all the strange events that took place during the first week of Wimbledon - right down to the theft of Rufus the hawk - the most unbelievable was Yaroslava Shvedova's flawless set against Sara Errani, the French Open finalist, on Saturday. The so-...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  6. Rediscovering Maria Sharapova at this year's French Open

    Louisa Thomas

    Rediscovering Sharapova all over again.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2012