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  1. Why Women Can Serve A Tennis Ball Faster Than Ever Before

    Johnette Howard

    Think it's racket technology or faster playing surfaces? The actual answer, many experts believe, comes from within the players themselves.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2014
  2. Australian Open: Top 5 cell phone slips

    Kamakshi Tandon

    Text messaging has saturated the tennis world. Just ask Kim Clijsters and Andre Agassi.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2011
  3. Italians pose daunting challenge to young Americans

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Yes, the American Fed Cup squad is raw, but they play with inspiration. Is that enough, though, to vanquish a dogged Italian team in the final?

    Blog | Conversation | November 04, 2009
  4. China Open continues with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murr...

    Five-time winner Novak Djokovic pushed his all-time mark at the China Open to 20-0 after making quick work of Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  5. Next American star in women's tennis? Take your pick

    Jane McManus

    There are a number of candidates who will be competing long after Venus and Serena Williams hang up their tennis shoes, as evidenced by the number of American women making it past the US Open first round.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2014
  6. 2014 US Open women's play

    Second-seeded Simona Halep rallied from a set down to beat a young American making her Grand Slam debut in the first round of the US Open.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014
  7. Naughty or nice? Santa's gifts to the players

    Peter Bodo

    Santa is making his rounds again in this space, with gifts for ATP and WTA pros great and small. So let's take a sneak peek into that overloaded sleigh: Rafael Nadal: A pair of tennis shoes that are actually the right size. You've all heard or rea...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  8. Sabine Lisicki, Kimiko Date-Krumm advance at Japan Open

    Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki of Germany beat Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 7-5, 7-6 (1) to reach the second round of the Japan Open on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2013
  9. John Isner, Lleyton Hewitt reach quarterfinals in Newport

    John Isner is glad he gave Newport's grass courts another chance. Now he can look back and joke about how he disliked playing on them.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2013
  10. Flavia Pennetta earns win at Sony Open

    Third-seeded Maria Sharapova is hoping she can keep her winning ways intact from the BNP Paribas Open last week to the Sony Open this week.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2013
  11. Rafael Nadal advances to second round of Mexican Open

    Rafael Nadal needed just over an hour to beat Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-2, 6-2 on Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Mexican Open.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2013
  12. Tommy Haas upsets top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at BMW Open

    Veteran Tommy Haas defeated top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 6-4 Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the BMW Open.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2012
  13. 2011 U.S. Open -- Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan upset in first round

    The top-ranked Bryan brothers lost a first-round doubles match at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2001, making an early exit from the U.S. Open.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2011
  14. Why Wickmayer will break through

    Ed McGrogan

    With just three rounds of competition and a format ensuring that one player can't completely carry a team to victory, the Fed Cup has a way of making second-tier players into national heroes. The recent Italian dynasty owes much of its existence...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  15. Wimbledon: Venus Williams, Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters advance

    Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters and Venus Williams all advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon Friday.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2010
  16. Wimbledon: Roger Federer's first-round scare an omen?

    Kamakshi Tandon, ESPN.com

    We were all quick to pass judgment when a clearly disheveled Roger Federer struggled in the first round. But perhaps we're making too much of it.

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2010