At 19, Sloane Stephens is the last teenager standing in Melbourne. In the quarters, she'll meet Serena Williams, who at 19 was a Grand Slam champion and is in no mood to be a mentor just yet, writes Kamakshi Tandon.
With Week 1 of the Australian Open in the books, Serena Williams still looks like the player to beat. But don't rule out Victoria Azarenka or Maria Sharapova, eitiher. Or how about a first-time Grand Slam winner?
There have been some years in which Serena Williams was a walking question mark coming into the Australian Open. This isn't one of them. Bonnie D. Ford talks to the experts on what to expect from the star in 2013.
Ana Ivanovic hadn't made it past the fourth round in a Grand Slam since winning the French Open and becoming No. 1 in 2008. She'll face Serena Williams, whom she never has beaten, in the quarterfinals.
A recent study suggests that attractive athletes have more incentive to excel at their sport than others because of the endorsements that await them. Does that theory apply to Maria Sharapova and others on the WTA Tour?
Much has changed in the past year for Agnieszka Radwanska since she decided to replace her father with a new coach. A world No. 2 ranking. A win in a high-profile WTA event. A Slam final appearance. Is a U.S. Open win next?