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  1. espnW -- Petra Kvitova delivers punisher to Eugenie Bouchard in W...

    Melissa Isaacson

    In an absolute pasting, Petra Kvitova dumbfounded tournament darling Eugenie Bouchard with her brilliantly varied play to win her second Wimbledon title.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2014
  2. espnW -- Petra Kvitova, set to face Eugenie Bouchard in Wimbledon...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Winning the 2011 Wimbledon title brought more fame and pressure than Petra Kvitova was prepared for. But the grass has always brought out the best in Kvitova, and she's hoping that's the case in Saturday's final against rising star Eugenie Bouchard.

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2014
  3. espnW -- Sloane Stephens continues to bring it in Grand Slams as ...

    Jim Caple

    Sloane Stephens doesn't know why she routinely goes further in Grand Slams than in lesser tournaments. But reaching the fourth round in the past six majors means the media won't stop pestering her about it.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2014
  4. Djokovic continues to bury foes

    Ravi Ubha

    PARIS -- Novak Djokovic continues to eliminate opponents as he chases his fourth consecutive major. On Friday, it was Frenchman Nicolas Devilder's turn. Three years ago, an ankle injury struck the diminutive lefty when his career was surging to...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  5. French Open - Roland Garros a special place for Juan Carlos Ferre...

    Greg Garber

    Once upon a time, the elegant Juan Carlos Ferrero was invincible on this burnt red clay in Paris. And, you know what, he's still pretty good.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2012
  6. Unseeded Jesse Levine beat Steve Darcis in the final of the yp Ch...

    Unseeded Jesse Levine beat Steve Darcis in the singles final of the yp Challenger of Dallas.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2012
  7. Jesse Levine and Steve Darcis reach final at Challenger of Dallas...

    American lefty Jesse Levine, trying to work his way back into the top 100 of the ATP Tour rankings, will play No. 2 seed Steve Darcis of Belgium on Saturday for the yp Challenger of Dallas singles title.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2012
  8. Carsten Ball's run ends with quarterfinals loss at Challenger of ...

    Carsten Ball's run of five straight wins at the Challenger of Dallas ended with a quarterfinal loss to fellow lefty Jesse Levine.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2012
  9. 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
  10. Wimbledon: Much more to come from Petra Kvitova

    Ravi Ubha

    Can't deny the comparisons to Martina Navratilova. That's how impressive Petra Kvitova's game is.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2011
  11. Does lefty Kvitova have the right stuff?

    Peter Bodo

    WIMBLEDON, England -- Petra Kvitova is a woman of big serves and few words, so when she was asked the other day what advantage she might hold, stroke-wise, over Maria Sharapova in the Wimbledon final on Saturday, her reply was simple: "Left-handed, I...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  12. In the blink of an eye, the real Fed returned

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    MELBOURNE, Australia -- Three years ago at the French Open, Patty Schnyder lost a heartbreaker to Maria Sharapova. Schnyder, a tricky Swiss lefty who never really lived up to potential, failed to capitalize on two match points in the final set and fe...

    Blog | January 27, 2010
  13. In the blink of an eye, the real Roger Federer returned in the Au...

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Perhaps Roger Federer got lucky in the semifinals versus Nikolay Davydenko, but this was a classic case of big champ versus little champ.

    Blog | Conversation | January 27, 2010
  14. Richard Gasquet happy to be back in the fold

    Bonnie D. Ford

    After enduring a summer of torment, Richard Gasquet says he'd have to be a masochist to want to play Rafael Nadal in the first round of the U.S. Open. But he has no choice.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2009
  15. Southpaw Nadal a rarity among his tennis brethren

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Would Rafael Nadal be another losing quarterfinalist if not for his distinct left-handed advantage? Top southpaws among today's upper-echelon players have become increasingly rare.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 28, 2008
  16. Federer's year of living defensively

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Trying vehemently to get back to his apex, Roger Federer has responded with great focus and confidence at the U.S. Open.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2008