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  1. Madison Keys Aiming For A Rare Williams-Williams Double

    Jim Caple

    After overcoming a thigh injury and rallying to beat Venus Williams in an Australian Open quarterfinal, American Madison Keys has a chance to become the eighth woman to beat both Williams sisters in a tournament, when she plays Serena in the semis.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2015
  2. All Is Well For Victoria Azarenka At The Australian Open

    Jim Caple

    After a brutal and injury-filled 2014, unseeded but two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka looked like her old self in a second-round clash with Caroline Wozniacki.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2015
  3. Why Victoria Azarenka Is The Australian Open's Most Fascinating W...

    Melissa Isaacson

    She's won two of the last three Australian Open titles, but after an injury-filled year it seems that Victoria Azarenka's career is at a crossroads. It doesn't help matters that a tricky draw awaits in Melbourne.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2015
  4. Tennis - Serena Williams thriving under doubt and drama

    Greg Garber

    Serena Williams is no stranger to doubt and drama, but the good news is that she wouldn't have it any other way.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2014
  5. Why Officials Should Take Heat For Agonizing Ending For Peng Shua...

    Melissa Isaacson

    The situation was unfortunate for Peng Shuai, but the officials' reaction was unfair to Caroline Wozniacki. Somebody should have taken charge when a heat illness left Peng unable to finish her US Open semifinal.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Will the real Serena Williams please stand up?

    Johnette Howard

    Surly or sweet? An intimidating world-beater or an insecure self-loather? At this point, after walking the tightrope atop the women's game for more than a decade, the only surprise is when Serena Williams doesn't surprise.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  8. Will Victoria Azarenka wake up from her nightmare at the US Open?...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Since falling to Serena Williams in last year's US Open final, former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka has battled injuries and uneven play. No wonder she's a little ornery.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  9. espnW -- Five perplexing moments in Serena Williams' legendary ca...

    Along with her 17 major titles, Serena Williams also has had some major drama. Here's a look at five of the strange twists in her career.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2014
  10. espnW -- Andrea Petkovic continues comeback story with win over S...

    Jim Caple

    After injuries caused her to consider a career in politics or even journalism, Andrea Petkovic is writing a comeback story that has landed her in the semifinals of the French Open with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Sara Errani.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  11. espnw -- Maria Sharapova overcomes struggles against Alize Cornet...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Although she won in straight sets against Alize Cornet to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open, Maria Sharapova is far from playing her best tennis after missing the second half of 2013 with a shoulder injury.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  12. espnW -- Is it time for Venus Williams to hang up her racket?

    In this week's W Debate, Jane McManus and Melissa Isaacson discuss why Venus Williams should not retire from tennis despite her recent struggles.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2013
  13. 2013 Wimbledon -- Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka down and out...

    Melissa Isaacson

    No. 3 Maria Sharapova fell to the 131st-ranked player and No. 2 Victoria Azarenka withdrew citing injury as top seeds continued to disappear at Wimbledon.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2013
  14. 2013 French Open -- Venus Williams ousted by Urszula Radwanska in...

    Jim Caple

    Venus Williams lost a marathon first-round match to Poland's Urszula Radwanska at the French Open, leaving questions about her ongoing back injury and her future in her wake.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2013
  15. espnW -- Injured ankle is no problem as Serena Williams marches o...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Serena Williams showed no ill effects of the ankle injury she had suffered two days earlier. In fact, she appeared increasingly mobile as the match progressed, despite the stifling heat.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2013
  16. espnW -- Serena Williams' comeback story of WTA season

    Jane McManus

    The Williams sisters seemed down and out, but 2012 proved to be a career year for Serena Williams. Her comeback was the biggest story of the year, but not the only one.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2012