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  1. Tennis - Petra Kvitova could be first lefty No. 1 since 1996 - ES...

    Lindsay Berra

    Southpaw Petra Kvitova spent 2011 using her killer serve to become No. 2. In ESPN The Magazine, Lindsay Berra asks: Will her lefty edge be enough to one-up opponent down under?

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2011
  2. Andre Agassi's journey marked by triumphs over himself - Tennis

    Joel Drucker

    Has Andre Agassi always been wise enough to find what he needs or is he some sort of cult follower, attaching himself to the apron strings of his latest guru?

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2011
  3. Billie Jean King: Legend lives on at the 50-year mark of her firs...

    Joel Drucker

    Billie Jean King's legend lives on, especially now on the 50th anniversary of her first Wimbledon doubles victory.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2011
  4. Tennis: Trio of trends from Indian Wells

    Joel Drucker

    From Marion Bartoli's laser-like accuracy to the bazooka-like two-handers from the men, Indian Wells emerged as a big winner.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2011
  5. Tennis: Pursuit of happiness for Andy Roddick and James Blake

    Joel Drucker

    Andy Roddick and James Blake are both defined by their results. But despite any on-court shortcomings, they've both lived the American dream.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2011
  6. Tennis: The importance of Serena Williams

    Joel Drucker

    The Williams sisters' decision to boycott Indian Wells now dates back a full decade. But Serena's most recent health scare reminds us that there are far more pressing concerns.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2011
  7. Tennis: Pete Sampras spreading the wisdom

    Joel Drucker

    After years of commanding the tennis kingdom with his perfectly sculpted game, Pete Sampras is leaving behind a trail of words that we should all pay attention to.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2011
  8. U.S. Open: 2010 tournament is an occasion for anniversaries

    Joel Drucker

    It's the start of a new decade, which means we should be able to expect -- for reasons that no one can quite explain -- the inevitable triggering of another historic U.S. Open occasion.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2010
  9. There's nothing prettier in tennis than winning ugly

    Joel Drucker

    What is it about tennis that skews our expectations toward the elegant and causes us to overlook the importance of a good grind? After all, there's nothing more attractive than victory.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2010
  10. Meeting the International Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 2010

    Joel Drucker

    Doubles legends Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge -- "The Woodies" -- and Gigi Fernandez and Natasha Zvereva are among the 2010 inductees to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2010
  11. 2010 French Open: Nine Americans who will always have Paris

    Joel Drucker

    Americans aren't known for their facility on clay, but a handful of U.S. men and women left indelible marks in the Grand Slam record books and the soft courts of Roland Garros.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2010
  12. Cliff Richey's path to peace

    Joel Drucker

    Watching Cliff Richey's zealous demeanor on the tennis court, you would have never known of his dark, troubled life off of it. But he's no longer running from the truth.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2010
  13. Why Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi struggle to coexist

    Joel Drucker

    Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are as gracious toward each other as they are competitive. So why don't Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi share the same reverence?

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2010
  14. Five things we learned at Indian Wells

    Joel Drucker

    Indian Wells was dubbed a tournament up for grabs. But did we really believe Ivan Ljubicic and Jelena Jankovic would rise to the occasion?

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2010
  15. MaliVai Washington: a mentor and student

    Joel Drucker

    MaliVai Washington had his share of shining moments on the court. But today, years after a prosperous pro career, he's making an even bigger difference.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2010
  16. 2008 Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal leads...

    Joel Drucker

    Men's tennis has witnessed some remarkable matches in the past decade. And it starts with the crowning of the all-time Grand Slam champ.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2009