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  1. Grigor Dimitrov could be tennis' next big superstar - ESPN The Ma...

    LZ Granderson

    In ESPN The Magazine, LZ Granderson writes that Grigor Dimitrov's "it" factor has people banking on the handsome Bulgarian as the sport's next megastar.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  2. 2014 French Open: The rise of Grigor Dimitrov

    LZ Granderson

    The giggles on the other end of the line were totally unexpected. Maria Sharapova -- known for fiery fist pumps, icy glares and relentless cries of "Come on!" that often sound more like a calculated irritant for her opponent than a positive affirmati...

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2014
  3. Granderson: Time for John Isner to play big

    LZ Granderson

    CHATHAM, N.J. -- Weird. The first time Madison McKinley met her boyfriend, she says she thought he was weird. And a bit awkward. And a little goofy. "It was like he hadn't hit on a girl in a really long time," she says, smiling, head slightly tilted,...

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2014
  4. Robin Soderling, Rafael Nadal's only French Open loss

    LZ Granderson

    Robin Soderling is the only player to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open. He reflects on being sidelined from tennis for two years.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2013
  5. Sloane Stephens learning from Serena Williams

    LZ Granderson

    For anyone who truly understands what it takes to be the best, this dustup between Sloane Stephens and Serena Williams is just business as usual.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2013
  6. Why's Donald Young on Olympic tennis team?

    LZ Granderson

    Last week in Atlanta, Donald Young lost to a guy who had never won an ATP-level match before, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Why is he on the Olympic tennis team?

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2012
  7. Jennifer Capriati still battling

    LZ Granderson

    Jennifer Capriati didn't just go away. She fought her addiction, she fought to get back into shape and she fought her demons. And in the process she scripted one of the most remarkable comeback stories in recent sports history.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2012
  8. Wimbledon -- Venus and Serena Williams would be unexpected final ...

    LZ Granderson

    Venus and Serena Williams have had great success at Wimbledon. If there is any tournament at which something unexpected like an all-Williams sisters final could happen, it would be at the All England Club.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2012
  9. In Grand Slams, women should play five-set matches

    LZ Granderson

    There are times in which more is actually more. Matches in the tennis majors would definitely fit in that category. The women should be playing best of five sets.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2012
  10. No pressure for Roger Federer, but that will change

    LZ Granderson

    Roger Federer has been playing well out of the favorite spotlight. Can he maintain that internal calm as his last shot at his Olympic dreams approaches or if he gets within striking distance of the No. 1 ranking?

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2012
  11. To compete internationally, U.S. needs to broaden appeal of tenni...

    LZ Granderson

    The U.S. doesn't have much hope of an Australian Open singles champion this year. That will be true for years to come unless more athletes are lured to the sport.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2012
  12. U.S. Open should be James Blake's last tournament

    LZ Granderson

    How do you tell James Blake, a man who went from wearing a full-length back brace for 18 hours a day, every day for five years to No. 4 player in the world, that his magical ride is over?

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2011
  13. Maria Sharapova is in Wimbledon final and relevant to Grand Slams...

    LZ Granderson

    It's been awhile since casual fans in the U.S. had a reason to watch any women's tennis player not named Serena or Venus. Maria Sharapova's play at Wimbledon changes that.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2011
  14. 2011 French Open Final could be Roger Federer's greatest match ev...

    LZ Granderson

    A win Sunday won't rewrite history, but it will go a long way in addressing that one nagging question dangling over his head: Can Roger Federer truly be the greatest ever, if his biggest rival owned him?

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2011
  15. Novak Djokovic's 2011 among greatest tennis years ever

    LZ Granderson

    This six-month stretch of tennis is already enough to put Djokovic's 2011 season in the conversation as the greatest season we've ever seen.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2011
  16. Venus and Serena Williams deserve farewell tour when they retire

    LZ Granderson

    When the Williams sisters retire, they deserve an ovation. They deserve a statue at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. They deserve to take a told-you-so curtsey before the naysayers.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2011