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  1. Blake part of smallest U.S. contingent to reach second round

    Bonnie DeSimone

    James Blake is ranked in the top 10, but has never advanced beyond the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam. Whether that breakthrough happens at Wimbledon remains to be seen, writes Bonnie DeSimone.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2007
  2. Ascent of Novak Djokovic has only just begun

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Novak Djokovic admits he can't picture himself winning a Grand Slam. That's too bad because he might be the next Grand Slam winner not named Federer or Nadal, writes Bonnie DeSimone.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2007
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. The return of the Williams sisters?

    Bonnie DeSimone

    It wasn't a Grand Slam title like Serena won, but Venus Williams joined her younger sister in the winner's circle. Now, as Bonnie DeSimone writes, Serena and Venus Williams are the highest-ranked players on tour.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2007
  8. A plus-sized heart

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Almost an afterthought from the start, Serena Williams wasn't supposed to be much of a threat at the Australian Open. Bonnie DeSimone writes how, in spite of the so-called pundits, Williams proved she was more than fit enough to win her eighth career Grand Slam.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2007
  9. Djokovic big obstacle for Federer

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Top-seeded Roger Federer, looking for his 10th career Grand Slam, will have plenty of obstacles to overcome in order to repeat as Australian Open champion.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2007
  10. Sharapova wins, wails, whines in year in review

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Maria Sharapova did it all in 2006: she won, she wailed, she was pretty. But she was not ESPN.com's Player of the Year. Bonnie DeSimone recaps the season.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2006
  11. For Davenport, pregnancy starts new chapter in life

    Bonnie DeSimone

    There were rumors Lindsay Davenport might retire after 2006. Now with news that she is pregnant, Davenport likely has played her final match, writes Bonnie DeSimone.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2006
  12. Federer's year was one for the ages

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Few people dominated their sport the way Roger Federer did in men's tennis. But there were other highs worth mentioning, writes Bonnie DeSimone.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2006
  13. Optimism for American tennis in 2007

    Bonnie DeSimone

    For American tennis, 2006 was considered a down year. Bonnie DeSimone looks ahead and explains why 2007 will be better for the United States.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2006
  14. Pierce wants to return despite horrific injury

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Mary Pierce suffered a horrific knee injury in Austria. However, Bonnie DeSimone writes the injury might not mean the end for the two-time Grand Slam champ.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2006
  15. Sharapova reaches second career Grand Slam final

    Bonnie DeSimone

    It will be style versus guile in the women's U.S. Open final. Bonnie DeSimone previews the final between two of the game's more enigmatic personalities.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2006
  16. Davenport ready to end drought

    Bonnie DeSimone

    Lindsay Davenport has lost six straight matches against Justine Henin-Hardenne. However, there's more to their quarterfinal match than a losing streak.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2006