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  1. Melissa Isaacson

    Melissa Isaacson



    ESPN Chicago | espnW

    Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.

  2. The State Of Women's Tennis Amid All These Upsets: Who Knows?

    Melissa Isaacson

    There will be eight different Grand Slam finalists this year, so women's tennis is as wide open as it's been in decades. History says someone will emerge to take over from Serena Williams, but who that will be isn't at all clear.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  3. Belinda Bencic Adopts Martina Hingis' Winning Formula At US Open

    Melissa Isaacson

    When 17-year-old Swiss star Belinda Bencic takes on Peng Shuai on Tuesday, she'll be the youngest US Open quarterfinalist since Martina Hingis in 1997. And did we mention she's coached by Hingis' mom?

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2014
  4. Serena Williams Blown Away By Her Third-Round US Open Win (Kiddin...

    Melissa Isaacson

    After a win in the wind over Varvara Lepchenko, two-time defending champion Serena Williams breaks out the sarcasm to describe her feelings about her US Open run.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2014
  5. Why Mirjana Lucic-Baroni Deserves 15 Years' Worth Of Cheers

    Melissa Isaacson

    Back in the Round of 16 at a major for the first time since 1999, the 32-year-old Mirjana Lucic-Baroni is appreciating tennis like never before as she heads into Sunday's US Open showdown against Sara Errani.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2014
  6. CiCi Bellis Has No Plans To Sit Still After US Open Loss

    Melissa Isaacson

    She became the talk of the tournament after her first-round upset, and now 15-year-old CiCi Bellis will go back to taking on players her own age in the juniors with more confidence and hunger than ever before.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2014
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  8. No Doubles Trouble For Serena Williams, Comparatively Speaking

    Melissa Isaacson

    Serena Williams is "two" good as she breezes by Vania King in singles and then teams with Venus for the first time since the Wimbledon default and survives a three-set challenge.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2014
  9. Venus Williams Enthused To 'Live To Fight Another Day'

    Melissa Isaacson

    Venus Williams is serving heat at more than 110 mph and is into the third round of the US Open for the first time since 2010. Is she posed to make a run? Absolutely. Just don't tell her she has to give up her doubles game to do it.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2014
  10. A Word of Advice For CiCi Bellis, From Someone Who Has Been There...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Mary Joe Fernandez, the youngest player to ever win a US Open match, says tuning out the outside world is the key to turning one big-time win into more.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2014
  11. No Fun And No Run For Sloane Stephens At US Open

    Melissa Isaacson

    The slump for promising American Sloane Stephens continues in New York with a second-round loss to Johanna Larsson.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2014
  12. Meet CiCi Bellis, the teen who pulled off US Open's first stunner...

    Melissa Isaacson

    First things first, she was born in 1999 and is 15. Beyond that, the Californian likes Urban Outfitters and rowdy fans, and according to her coach, she has an abnormal presence on the court.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2014
  13. Match For The Aged: Venus Williams Tops Kimiko Date-Krumm At Open...

    Melissa Isaacson

    The 34-year-old Venus Williams beat the 43-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm in the first round at the US Open, in a match for the aged.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014
  14. Tornado Black Has Been Up, Down, All Around Since Open Breakthrou...

    Melissa Isaacson

    A year after reaching the US Open juniors final, 16-year-old Tornado Black is back in New York as a more worldly player after a coaching dispute and financial struggles.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  15. 'Focused' Jackie Robinson West one win from playing for Little Le...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Chicago's team gets chance to avenge loss to Las Vegas in Saturday's U.S. final.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2014
  16. Mo'ne Davis' Impact Reverberates Far Past Williamsport

    Melissa Isaacson

    Mo'ne Davis' teammates described her as "the mother" of the team, but she'll be remembered for being fierce. For being a leader. And for showing legions of young girls everywhere that they can do anything the boys can do. Only better.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2014
  17. The Reason Mo'ne Davis Is Everywhere? Softball, Believe It Or Not...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Whether they like it or hate it, girls are often rerouted from baseball to softball at a young age. Now, with Mo'ne Davis' success at the Little League World Series, many female baseball pioneers are hoping it's finally time to play hardball.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2014
  18. Las Vegas Comes Up Aces In 8-1 Win Against Mo'ne Davis And Taney

    Melissa Isaacson

    While Mo'ne Davis and her Taney baseball team have been the most compelling club, their Las Vegas opponents Wednesday night have been the most feared, with bloated numbers on offense and an ace pitcher of their own.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014