American Alison Riske, who lost to Angelique Kerber on Friday, has made the third round or better in three consecutive Grand Slam events and is sure to break the top 50 in the new WTA rankings.
Lyndsey Fry was lost after the death of her friend Liz Turgeon, but with Liz's jersey in her hands and memories in her heart, she's trying to fulfill an Olympic hockey dream for both of them.
Serena Williams finally lost a few games -- in the second set -- but was hardly threatened in her straight-sets semifinal victory against Li Na.
Despite Serena Williams' disappointing fortnight, all was not lost for American women's tennis at Wimbledon. Sloane Stephens continued to shine and other young stars left lasting impressions.
West Texas A&M infielders Mercedes Garcia and Alyssa Lemos, who both lost their mothers to cancer, lean on each other while inspiring others.
Chicago sports writer Bill Jauss, who died recently at 81, was a proud, tireless and loving champion of women's sports for decades.
Bradie James lost his mother to breast cancer and had spent countless hours and dollars since to ensure access to mammograms and resources for the less fortunate -- something that might have saved his mom.