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  1. Ain't gonna happen at the French Open

    Peter Bodo

    Grand Slam events never go as expected; we all know that. Your odds of predicting all the brackets might be slightly better than those you faced filling in your NCAA basketball tournament bracket with a trembling hand (it was visions of Warren Buffet...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  2. Questions aplenty for Rafa and cohorts

    Peter Bodo

    The way things are shaping up in Rome, a lot of quality pros will spend less time during this next, quiet week kicking back and enjoying Paris than obsessing about whether to make those reservations for the Tour d'Argent on the early or late side. ...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  3. Serena-Sharapova clash on hold

    Peter Bodo

    For a while there, it looked as if the Madrid combined event was destined to produce the WTA final most fans want to see: top-ranked Serena Williams clashing with No. 8 Maria Sharapova. Sharapova has been thigh-deep in blood (her own, as well as t...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  4. Clay intrigue for women, not for men

    Peter Bodo

    The clay-court swing is officially underway, the first blow struck by Andrea Petkovic of Germany, who won on the green clay of Charleston last Sunday. There are WTA events underway this week in Katowice, Poland, and Bogota, Colombia, where top se...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  5. Indian Wells crowns up for grabs

    Peter Bodo

    The most refreshing thing about the Indian Wells tournament that is taking place in the California desert is that both titles appear to be up for grabs in a way they haven't been for a long time, particularly on the ATP side of the pro fence. Now ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  6. Serena vs. Sharapova: A great nonrivalry

    Peter Bodo

    Serena Williams rang in the new year and Maria Sharapova got her bell rung in the Brisbane semifinals, a match that may have been a preview of Grand Slam matches to come in 2014 -- starting with a potential rematch as early as the end of this month a...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  7. Is Becker the answer for Djokovic?

    Peter Bodo

    Some coaching relationships are made in heaven (Justine Henin and Carlos Rodriguez), some are made in hell (Maria Sharapova and Jimmy Connors), but the latest one appears to have been made in the tennis Hall of Fame. Six-time Grand Slam champion ...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  8. Fall tennis gets the Heisman -- again

    Peter Bodo

    One of the more persistent criticisms of tennis is that the game has no real offseason, but the lengthy calendar doesn't really stop tennis from going over a cliff in the fall -- loaded ATP and WTA schedule or not. In just the past few days, WTA N...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  9. Looking beyond Rafa at Roland Garros

    Peter Bodo

    Rafael Nadal's proficiency on clay has been so persuasive, so overwhelming, so inarguable, that asking if he has a shot at winning a mind-boggling eighth French Open (in nine attempts) can hardly be called a storyline heading into the tournament. So ...

    Blog | May 25, 2013
  10. The rivalry that never happened

    Peter Bodo

    Maria Sharapova is looking at a scenario that even Roger Federer, in the darkest moments of his rivalry with Rafael Nadal, hasn't had to contemplate. Her legacy may be dominated by the fact she can't compete with Serena Williams. At least ...

    Blog | May 12, 2013
  11. Tennis - Maria Sharapova just can't compete with Serena Williams ...

    Peter Bodo

    The thing about the Serena Williams-Maria Sharapova rivalry? It's not really a rivalry.

    Blog | Conversation | May 12, 2013
  12. The race for the top in the WTA - tennis

    Peter Bodo

    While the tennis world has been obsessing over Rafael Nadal's knee, the WTA has a pretty good race for No. 1 going in Qatar this weekend, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2013
  13. Australian Open - Novak Djokovic and cohorts going nowhere

    Peter Bodo

    Some things never change, or so it seems. With the top four men's seeds reaching the Aussie semis, it's going to be a long year for the contenders.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2013
  14. Li Na returns to where it all began

    Peter Bodo

    Li Na recorded a resounding upset of the seemingly invincible Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open, and it put her in the final opposite Victoria Azarenka. The match represented not only a great continuing run by Li but also the closing of a circle...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  15. Australian Open - Li Na returns to where it all began against Vic...

    Peter Bodo

    Li Na finally looks like she has overcome the burden of skyrocketing to fame. But she'll need her A-game to stop Victoria Azarenka.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2013
  16. An upset for the years

    Peter Bodo

    Upsets happen. They happen in all sports. But there are upsets and then there are UPSETS, which is why Rafael Nadal's second-round loss at Wimbledon in July ranks right up there with Maria Sharapova's career Grand Slam and Andy Murray&#0...

    Blog | December 20, 2012