Intimidation is far secondary to the efficiency and power of Serena Williams' game. They are the reason she's so intimidating.
Serena Williams already has a career Grand Slam. Another French Open title would be a nice addition to her resume, but it's not necessary for her legacy.
Novak Djokovic can't seem to find any consistency on clay courts. And with the French Open less than 10 days away, he will enter Roland Garros on the back of two early defeats.
Two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn before her Italian Open quarterfinal match against seventh-seeded Sara Errani because of illness.
Rafael Nadal began his bid for a seventh Rome title by cruising past local hope Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-1, 6-3 in just 61 minutes, and two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova eased past Spanish qualifier Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-2.
The thing about the Serena Williams-Maria Sharapova rivalry? It's not really a rivalry.
Serena Williams is still No. 1, and has No. 50 to go along with it.
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will play for the No. 1 ranking and the Madrid Open title after winning semifinals in straight sets Saturday.
Roger Federer was ousted by Kei Nishikori of Japan with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 loss Thursday in the third round of the Madrid Open.
Grigor Dimitrov stunned Novak Djokovic in the second round of the Madrid Open on Tuesday, beating the top-ranked Serb 7-6 (6), 6-7 (8), 6-3 for the biggest win of his career.
Maria Sharapova rallied from a break down in the first set to beat Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 7-5, 6-2 Monday and reach the second round of the Madrid Open.
Dealing with clay is the only way. The top players don't like the dirt, but that doesn't mean they don't win on it.
Maria Sharapova beat Li Na 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday to successfully defend her WTA Porsche Grand Prix title in a final between the last two French Open champions.
Defending champion Maria Sharapova will face Li Na in the final of the Porsche Grand Prix on Sunday in a matchup of the last two French Open winners.
Top-seeded Maria Sharapova got through another tough test in outlasting Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Porsche Grand Prix.