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  1. Heat Cripples Peng Shuai As Caroline Wozniacki Advances

    Jane McManus

    After arguably long medical breaks due to heat illness, Peng Shuai was allowed to attempt to get back in the match before being taken off in a wheelchair against a sympathetic Caroline Wozniacki, who moves on to her first Grand Slam final since 2009.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  2. Playing All the Angles, Peng Shuai Keeps Her US Open Dream Alive

    Jane McManus

    Everything seems to be clicking at the US Open for a healthy Peng Shuai. After dismissing 17-year-old Belinda Bencic in the quarterfinals, the two-time Grand Slam doubles champion is within striking distance of her first singles title of any kind.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  3. Heat, Pressure, Ekaterina Makarova Do In Eugenie Bouchard

    Jane McManus

    Another day, another upset. The US Open loses the women's No. 7 seed and one of its most visible stars after Eugenie Bouchard is ousted by Ekaterina Makarova.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2014
  4. Focused Caroline Wozniacki Back In The Running At US Open

    Jane McManus

    Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the US Open quarterfinals after her good defense beat good offense from Maria Sharapova.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2014
  5. Too Much, Too Soon (And Too Late) For Venus Williams

    Jane McManus

    She showed flashes of her old brilliance, but the 34-year-old Venus Williams, who has been busy with doubles, dug a hole and couldn't quite escape in a third-round loss to Sara Errani at the US Open.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2014
  6. Why Simona Halep And Other Top Seeds Are In Tight Spot At US Open...

    Jane McManus

    Second-seeded Simona Halep needed three sets to win her first-round match at the US Open. Ditto for Angelique Kerber, Venus Williams and Andrea Petkovic. Sometimes the early pressure is the most intense pressure.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014
  7. espnW -- Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova could meet in Wimbledon...

    Jane McManus

    Can you say ouch? Five-time champion Serena Williams shares a quarterfinal bracket with French Open winner Maria Sharapova and French Open semifinalists Andrea Petkovic and Eugenie Bouchard.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2014
  8. espnW -- For 2014 French Open runner-up Simona Halep, less is mor...

    Jane McManus

    Simona Halep is here to stay as one of the world's elite tennis players -- and so are the questions about the complex relationship between a woman and her breasts, Jane McManus writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2014
  9. espnW -- Venus Williams remains an inspiration on tennis court, e...

    Jane McManus

    Her best days are behind her, but Venus Williams remains a true inspiration every time she steps onto the court.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  10. espnW -- Serena Williams primed for true Grand Slam year starting...

    Jane McManus

    Steffi Graf has done it. So hasn't Margaret Court and Maureen Connolly. Serena Williams is primed to join their company as the winner of a true Grand Slam this year, but it all starts with getting past Victoria Azarenka in the Australian Open.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  11. Impact 10 list: No. 1 Serena Williams -espnW

    Jane McManus

    From her record earnings to her two Grand Slam titles, Serena Williams continued to dominate her sport at a time in her career when most athletes would be entering their swan songs.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2013
  12. espnW -- Recapping the 2013 women's Grand Slam season

    Jane McManus

    Sloane Stephens' breakthrough, Maria Sharapova's breakdown and Serena Williams' dominance highlighted the 2013 Grand Slam events.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2013
  13. 2013 US Open -- Flavia Pennetta breaks through

    Jane McManus

    In an all-Italian matchup, unseeded Flavia Pennetta defeated former roommate and good friend Roberta Vinci at the US Open to reach her first Grand Slam semifinal.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  14. 2013 US Open -- Serena Williams on course for another face off wi...

    Jane McManus

    Good news for tennis fans: Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka seem destined for another battle of the wills, this time in the US Open finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2013
  15. 2012 U.S. Open -- Serena Williams chasing history, Grand Slam tit...

    Jane McManus

    A healthy Serena Williams took the U.S. Open by storm as she chases history and Grand Slam titles. And retirement isn't in her game plan.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2012
  16. 2012 U.S. Open -- Victoria Azarenka again prevails under pressure...

    Jane McManus

    Victoria Azarenka was pushed to three sets. The crowd was pulling for defending champ Sam Stosur. But the top seed proved playing under pressure is one of the things she does best.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2012