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  1. 40 greatest female athletes: Martina Navratilova


    ESPN is marking the 40th anniversary of Title IX by unveiling the top 40 female athletes of the past 40 years. Martina Navratilova arrived on the tennis stage as a 16-year-old in the 1973 French Open, where she made it to the quarterfinals as an ...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  2. 40 greatest female athletes: Chris Evert


    ESPN is marking the 40th anniversary of Title IX by unveiling the top 40 female athletes of the past 40 years. Chris Evert was just 15 in 1970 when she beat the world's No. 1 player, Margaret Court, at a tiny tournament in North Carolina. A ye...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  3. 40 greatest female athletes: Steffi Graf


    ESPN is marking the 40th anniversary of Title IX by unveiling the top 40 female athletes of the past 40 years. When she was 18, Steffi Graf took down a legend in the finals of the French Open. A year later, Graf won the "Golden Slam," claiming all...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  4. French Open draws interesting crowd

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    PARIS -- The tennis fans who come to watch the French Open are a passionate group. The cheering sections tend to break down by national lines -- with the majority of fans being French -- and they go wild for their home country players. There have als...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  5. Wimbledon: Noisy Azarenka ready for breakthrough

    Ravi Ubha

    How loud can you scream, Victoria Azarenka? Reaching unparalleled decibel levels, the Wimbledon finale could be one loud encounter.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2011
  6. French Open: Just keeps getting easier for Novak Djokovic

    Ravi Ubha

    A rejuvenated Frenchman playing on his home turf: You would have thought tough circumstances might blunt Novak Djokovic -- just a little.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2011
  7. Verbal volleys: Quotes of the year in tennis

    Kamakshi Tandon

    For some players, the serve-and-volley game spills from the court into the media room. salutes the tours' top talkers, zingers and passing shots of 2010.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2010
  8. About Last Night: Pictures From Friday, June 4th

    AP Photo/Tony Dejak Until he tastes victory again, Tiger has decided to settle for the taste of golf gloves. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images The Williams sisters were all excited about their really big cup until they realized they...

    Blog | June 05, 2010
  9. In Case You Missed It: The Day In Sports

    AP Photo/Mel Evans Flyers Beat Blackhawks 4-3 in OT Sixty minutes weren't enough to decide Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Flyers RW Claude Giroux scored the winning goal six minutes into OT to give the Flyers the dramatic win. The Blackhawks st...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  10. The strange and wacky pratfalls

    Ravi Ubha,

    Nightmare misadventures. Bar-room brawls. Head-butting. Yes, even the most graceful of players are victims of bizarre mishaps.

    Blog | Conversation | October 07, 2009
  11. Monday, June 1

    Today's Preview The WCWS enters the Championship phase, French Open tennis, soccer, and baseball. Andy Roddick has made it to the fourth round of the French Open for the first time in his career. On Monday he faces Gael Monfils, who will surel...

    Blog | Conversation | May 31, 2009
  12. Kamakshi Tandon: Spain-Serbia set for Davis Cup showdown

    Kamakshi Tandon

    Spain begins its Davis Cup defense with one slight addition: Rafael Nadal. But a formidable Novak Djokovic-led Serbian team promises to be a stark challenger.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2009
  13. Nadal, Murray advance to round of 16 at Wimbledon

    Second-ranked Rafael Nadal has advanced to the fourth round with a 7-6 (3), 6-2, 6-3 win over Nicolas Kiefer in fading light at Wimbledon.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2008
  14. 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
  15. Nadal among the great teenage athletes

    Whit Sheppard

    Everyone has been caught up in the accomplishments of what Rafael Nadal achieved before his 20th birthday. Everyone except Nadal.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2006
  16. Players excited about start of World Cup

    The TV in players' lounge was locked down on the World Cup in Germany -- and the first game was still six hours away.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2006