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  1. Turning point in Nadal's win came in two-game stretch

    Whit Sheppard

    Two games and 10 minutes turned out to be the turning point in the final of the French Open. Whit Sheppard explains.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2006
  2. 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
  3. Federer found a way to beat Nalbandian

    Whit Sheppard

    Roger Federer had just dropped the first set and was down a break in the second. But, as Whit Sheppard writes, the No. 1 player in the world found a way to come back against David Nalbandian.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2006
  4. Kuznetsova's experience trumps Vaidisova's big strokes

    Whit Sheppard

    Nicole Vaidisova was just two points away from going to first-ever career Grand Slam final, but as Whit Sheppard explains, the teenager couldn't overcome her nerves.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2006
  5. An energy-efficient Federer advances

    Whit Sheppard

    Roger Federer seems to be getting stronger as the French Open goes on. Whit Sheppard writes Federer's ability to stay off the court could make the difference in him winning his first French Open title.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2006
  6. Pressure nothing new for Israeli's Peer

    Whit Sheppard

    Upon her return to tennis, Martina Hingis would have been happy just to win a match at the Australian Open. Five months later, Hingis would have been disappointed if she didn't reach the quarterfinals of the French Open, writes Whit Sheppard.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2006
  7. With Mauresmo out, Venus looks to make move

    Whit Sheppard

    Venus Williams advanced to the quarterfinals of the French Open Sunday. Whit Sheppard writes that the five-time Grand Slam champion may have one more major title in her.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2006
  8. Banana can't slow Nadal on his birthday

    Whit Sheppard

    Rafael Nadal extended his record winning streak on clay to 56 matches. Whit Sheppard writes on what might be the most memorable win to date during Nadal's streak.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2006
  9. Clijsters content, but is she committed?

    Whit Sheppard

    After spending time as the world's No. 1 ranked player this season, Kim Clijsters says she is content to be the No. 2 ranked player on the WTA Tour. Whit Sheppard explains.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2006
  10. A new day for James Blake

    Whit Sheppard

    After losing the first set Thursday before darkness fell, James Blake came back Friday and beat Nicolas Almagro. Whit Sheppard writes about the lone American left in the men's draw.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2006
  11. Molik's comeback an inspiration

    Whit Sheppard

    Alicia Molik's tennis career was put on hold after a vertigo-like condition. The scary part is that she does not know where it stems from, but her comeback has been an inspiration.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2006
  12. Hingis toys with Raymond, then media

    Whit Sheppard

    Martina Hingis seemed to have more fun with the media then her first-round opponent Tuesday at the French Open, Whit Sheppard writes.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2006
  13. Sharapova plays through pain

    Whit Sheppard

    Maria Sharapova was nearly upset in the first round. Whit Sheppard explains the Russian might not be 100 percent, but don't question her mental toughness.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2006
  14. Compelling match-ups in women's draw

    Whit Sheppard

    A win for Amelie Mauresmo at the French Open might be the only trophy missing from her fabulous resume. However, as Whit Sheppard writes, it would not be a surprise if her drought at Roland Garros continues.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2006
  15. Draw fares well for both Federer, Nadal

    Whit Sheppard

    Whit Sheppard writes that the men's French Open draw sets up nicely for the final everyone wants to see: Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2006