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  1. Petra Kvitova continues to kick tail

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka entered the year-end championships as two of the hottest players on tour. They're still on course to meet in Sunday's final. But before then in Istanbul, they'll have to get past a Grand Slam winner...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  2. Bestowing the 2011 Grand Slam awards

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    This year's Grand Slams are in the books, and talk about eventful. For the fifth time since 2004, a men's player won three majors in a campaign -- but it wasn't Rafa or Roger. The women produced three first-time winners, none of whom w...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  3. Major upset authors still lurk, if not in finals

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    The days of unexpected Grand Slam winners are over. Roger and Rafa can take credit for that, depriving the likes of Marcos Baghdatis and Mariano Puerta in recent years. Novak Djokovic fended off Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the 2008 Australian Open, too. O...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  4. Roddick running out of time in London

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    LONDON -- Andy Roddick, a popular face in England given his success at Queen's and Wimbledon, wasn't entirely the crowd favorite Monday. That was understandable, since he faced world No. 1 and nine-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal. ...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  5. Assessing the forecast of these WTA stars

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    For the second time in three seasons, the women's year-end No. 1 goes to a player who has never won a major. Caroline Wozniacki earned the, uh, distinction, duplicating Jelena Jankovic in 2008. Wozniacki reached only one Grand Slam semifinal in ...

    Blog | November 02, 2010
  6. Tennis: Assessing forecast of these WTA stars

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Venus Williams. Jelena Jankovic. Dinara Safina. Plagued by afflictions aplenty this season, the forecast for these stars is looking a tad murky.

    Blog | Conversation | November 02, 2010
  7. Where does Rafael Nadal's season rank?

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    When Rafael Nadal downed Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final Monday, he did something rarely accomplished -- win three straight majors in a calendar year. Nadal, at age 24, became the youngest man in the Open era to complete his Grand Slam set. Af...

    Blog | September 12, 2010
  8. U.S. Open: Where does Rafael Nadal's season rank among the best?

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    In becoming the youngest Open era player to complete the career Grand Slam, Rafael Nadal won his third Slam of the year. Where does his season rank among the best?

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2010
  9. U.S. Open: Who has the best chance to win?

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    The road to Grand Slam glory takes more than hard work and dedication. The luck of the draw and even a fortuitous bounce here and there play roles. We assess the final eight men's chances.

    Blog | Conversation | September 07, 2010
  10. Sharapova ready for Grand Slam glory?

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Editor's note: Beginning Aug. 16, Ravi Ubha unveils the top 10 U.S. Open questions. Check back each weekday until Aug. 27 as we count down to No. 1. 6. Which dark horse will deliver? So which players outside the top 10 have any chance of winn...

    Blog | August 19, 2010
  11. 2010 Wimbledon: ESPN.com hands out our Wimbledon hardware

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Serena Williams didn't drop a set at the All England Club before literally being delivered her 13th Grand Slam title on a silver platter. But here's the real payoff: An ESPN.com Wimbledon award!

    Blog | Conversation | July 06, 2010
  12. Masterful Rafa earns high marks

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Rafael Nadal's much-hyped match against Andy Murray at Wimbledon didn't disappoint. Unless, that is, you live in Great Britain. The wait for a men's Grand Slam champion for the country was extended after Nadal advanced 6-4, 7-6 (6), 6-...

    Blog | July 02, 2010
  13. Wimbledon: Masterful Rafael Nadal earns high marks for semifinal ...

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    How many of you were off the Rafael Nadal bandwagon after his Week 1 struggles? Well, the world No. 1 showed us, didn't he?

    Blog | Conversation | July 02, 2010
  14. 2010 French Open: Seven things we learned at Roland Garros

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    What can we glean from the just-wrapped 2010 French Open? Among other things: When she bowed out of the semifinals because of injury, Elena Dementieva saw her Grand Slam ship sail.

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2010
  15. Djoker properly fortified for French grind?

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    7. Is Novak a legit contender? Novak Djokovic is almost there. A retirement at the U.S. Open and he completes his Grand Slam collection. One for the record books. He came close two years ago at Flushing Meadows, prompting Andy Roddick's barbs...

    Blog | May 12, 2010
  16. French Open: Is Novak Djokovic a contender?

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Is it more likely that Novak Djokovic will retire from a match at the French Open or win the event? Ravi Ubha has an inkling.

    Blog | Conversation | May 12, 2010